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Botox is just one of several botulinum toxin type A injectables available to help in reducing wrinkles and fine lines on the upper area of the face. Everyone has access to these neurotoxins and can use them to restore their youthful appearance in just one injection session.
Botox, Xeomin and Dysport all use the same primary ingredient, a medication called botulinum toxin type A which reduces muscle contractions where injected. This is why many board certified dermatologists such as Dr. Burgess of the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery suggests patients consider this treatment for wrinkles caused by the muscles around the eyes and forehead. By injecting this medication into the muscles, nerve impulses are blocked and the muscle relaxes. This reduces the depth and appearance of folds and wrinkles around the eyes (also known as crow’s feet), on the forehead and between the eyebrows (glabellar lines).
Dr. Burgess is excited to offer wrinkle reduction with neurotoxins, but also supplies patients with other options in her state-of-the-art dermatologic practice. Patients can also use injectables called dermal fillers, which are made of hyaluronic acid and directly fill and volumize fine lines and wrinkles around the face. Patients can also use Sculptra, an injectable that provides long-term results by stimulating natural collagen production to add volume to trouble areas. All of these are perfect non-invasive solutions for patients who do not want to undergo expensive plastic surgeries for minor correction of fine lines and wrinkles. Many of these other injectables can be used in conjunction with botulinum toxin type A for an overall face lift.
Patients must be proper candidates for this medication. Most patients are of good overall health and have realistic expectations of what these injectables can achieve. Patients can consult with Dr. Burgess during an initial examination and speak with her regarding their skin concerns and budget.