If you’d like to diminish signs of aging like facial lines and creases, you may benefit from an injectable treatment with Dysport or XEOMIN. These alternatives to BOTOX® Cosmetic have become more popular over the years and can help smooth unwanted wrinkles for a more vibrant, youthful appearance. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Mary Herte, and Nurse Practitioner, Hollie Tyler, utilize advanced injection techniques to achieve natural-looking results that don’t look “frozen” or overdone. With Dysport and XEOMIN, they can help you achieve your aesthetic goals in a quick procedure with little to no downtime.
What Is Dysport?
Dysport, composed of abobotulinumtoxinA, is a neurotoxin injectable designed to minimize the appearance of frown lines between the eyebrows, also known as glabellar lines, frown lines, or 11s. Similar to BOTOX injections, Dysport works by temporarily preventing the contraction of facial muscles in the targeted areas. It is this muscle contraction that contributes to the development of wrinkles in expressive facial regions.
What Is XEOMIN?
XEOMIN, known as incobotulinumtoxinA, is a prescription injectable that is FDA approved to soften frown lines. The formula is ideal for those 18 years or older wanting to temporarily minimize vertical lines between the brows. Similar to Dysport and BOTOX Cosmetic, XEOMIN prevents the targeted muscles from contracting, helping to diminish dynamic facial wrinkles for a younger appearance.
Both Dysport and XEOMIN can be helpful for those wanting to diminish signs of aging. In addition, they can be used as a preventive treatment — similar to “Preventative BOTOX” — for patients who would like to slow the development of facial lines and wrinkles.
Am I a Candidate for Dysport or XEOMIN?
Ideal candidates for Dysport and XEOMIN are those in good overall health who are free from any neuromuscular diseases. Women who are pregnant or nursing do not qualify as candidates. During your initial consultation, Dr. Herte or Hollie will evaluate your needs and goals to determine whether Dysport or XEOMIN is the best option. If you are not a good candidate, they can talk with you about other possible options that may help you attain your goals, such as a dermal filler like JUVÉDERM, RADIESSE®, or Restylane®.
What Do the Dysport & XEOMIN Treatments Involve?
The treatments for Dysport and XEOMIN can typically be completed in about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the extent of your needs. Dr. Herte or Hollie will carefully administer your injections into the targeted facial areas using a very small needle. To minimize discomfort during your treatment, a topical numbing solution can be placed in the area of injection. As another option, you can choose to utilize our PRO-NOX™ nitrous oxide system, which allows you to administer your own laughing gas during treatment to feel more relaxed. Some patients may opt to combine their Dysport or XEOMIN treatment with another injectable in what’s known as a “Liquid Facelift” for more dramatic results.
What Can I Expect After My Dysport or XEOMIN Treatment?
One of the major advantages of Dysport and XEOMIN is the minimal downtime typically needed, making them true “lunchtime” treatments. Many patients are able to get back to their normal daily activities immediately following their Dysport or XEOMIN procedure. While some mild redness and swelling can be expected in the areas of injection, these effects usually fade quickly and can often be concealed with makeup.
How Long Do Dysport & XEOMIN Last?
Results from Dysport typically begin to show after two to three days and can last five months or more. XEOMIN results may appear after about three to four days, and patients tend to enjoy their results for up to three or four months.
How Much Do Dysport & XEOMIN Cost?
Once your treatment plan is developed during the initial consultation, a member of our team will go over all of the fees involved and calculate a total price estimate. If you are interested in the possibility of financing, we work with reputable healthcare and plastic surgery financing companies, which offer an array of monthly payment plans to applicants who qualify.