Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought after Plastic Surgeons in Palm Beach for patients interested in Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin. These products are well known for treating wrinkles by causing muscles to relax. They have been proven to be a very safe, effective non-surgical treatment, and have been used in millions of patients. Wrinkles can cause someone to look older, less youthful, and less confident. Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin help reduce these wrinkles to achieve a younger, smoother, and healthier appearance. Dr. Rueda is well known for his unique and novel technique for injection that minimizes bruising; he performs these injections guided by a special machine that helps the needle avoid any veins in the face and thereby greatly reduce the chance of bleeding or bruising. If you are located in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Wellington, Palm Springs or any other surrounding cities, contact us today to learn more.
HOW DOES BOTOX, XEOMIN, AND DYSPORT WORK?
In order to make muscles contract the nerves must give a signal to the muscle by releasing a substance called “acetylcholine”. Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin work by preventing this substance from being released by the nerves thereby decreasing muscle movement (relaxing the muscle). The wrinkles formed by movement of the muscle are called “dynamic wrinkles”, and are best treated with these products. Wrinkles that are present without movement of the face are called “static wrinkles”, and are best treated with methods like fillers, lasers, peels, and surgery. The FDA has approved the use of Botox for use in eleven lines (also known as “glabellar lines”) as well as for crow’s feet. Its effect can last anywhere from 3-6 months, although may last longer in some individuals.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BOTOX, DYSPORT, AND XEOMIN?
Although they have different names (Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin) these products are all substances derived from the same chemicals. Their individual characteristics have been compared in multiple scientific articles, but more similarities than differences were found. Botox was the first product in the market and is therefore the most widely used. There is some scientific evidence to suggest that Dysport may work faster than Botox or Xeomin, however, all of them seem to have the same duration of action. Xeomin has less ingredients in its formula and therefore has become popular for patients who want a more natural alternative.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Good candidates for Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin have dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle movement. Those with wrinkles present at rest are not good candidates, however, these products may prevent worsening of those wrinkles present at rest.
There is no specific age that is required to receive cosmetic benefits of Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin. Most patients seeking treatment are ages 25-75 years old. Young adults may avoid the development of wrinkles at rest if these products are used early.
Yes! These should not be given to woman who are pregnant or nursing. History of poor reaction or allergy to its components are also contraindications. The products should not be administered in patients taking certain medications.
Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are office procedures and take about 15-30 minutes to perform. There is no down time or recovery period. Dr. Rueda likes his patients to avoid exercise for 24 hours to avoid migration of the product to other areas.