Whether you’re in your early 20s and want to prevent wrinkles, you’re in your 60s or beyond and need to turn back the clock, or you’re anywhere in between, Botox® is a noninvasive solution you’ll love. At Monarch Aesthetics in Estero and Fort Myers, Florida, experienced treatment providers inject Botox and other neuromodulators like Xeomin® and Dysport® to prevent and smooth out wrinkles for months at a time. There’s no downtime, and treatment is virtually painless, so book your appointment online or by phone today.
What is Botox?
Botox, an injectable botulinum type A treatment for lines and wrinkles, was FDA-approved in 2002. Botox is a neuromodulator that works by reducing nerve impulses to the muscles that form wrinkles. It essentially prevents you from contracting the wrinkle-creating muscles as forcefully and frequently as you did before.
Botox, Xeomin and Dysport all contain botulinum type A, however there are some slight differences. The products all work effectively to reduce lines and wrinkles due to the alteration of nerve impulses of each targeted muscle. Each brand contains bacterium Clostridium Botulinum, or Botulinum Toxin A and differs from one another in formation however they all work in the same way, by restricting the muscle movements. In many cases, choosing one is a matter of preference. If you need assistance, one of our specialists would be happy to help you make the best decision.
What kind of wrinkles does Botox work for?
Botox can work quite well for wrinkles in three main areas, including:
- Forehead lines
- “11” lines between your eyebrows
- Crow’s feet lines at the edges of your eyes
Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin can be great solutions for lines caused by muscle movement. But, for deep lines or facial folds that developed because of volume loss, our PDO threads and dermal fillers are a better choice for deeper lines and wrinkles.
Is Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin right for me?
Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are extremely similar products, but there can be some minor differences that may make one better than another in your specific situation.
- Additives: Xeomin contains only botulinum type A, while Botox and Dysport contain protein additives.
- Spreading: Dysport may spread after injection more than the others, while Xeomin tends to move the least.
- Taking effect: Dysport may take effect a few days before Botox does
- Product resistance: If you develop resistance to the additives in Botox or Dysport, you could switch to Xeomin.
Your Monarch Aesthetics care provider can help you select the best neuromodulator for your goals and needs.
How long does Botox last?
It can vary by patient, but most men and women get up to four months of wrinkle correction from neuromodulator treatment. If you have future treatments before the product has completely worn off, you can maintain the results long-term. This could mean around three to four quick treatments each year for a much younger appearance!
If you want to look younger without going through invasive treatments, Botox or another neuromodulator can be a great choice. Call the location of Monarch Aesthetics closest to you, or use the online booking tool to make your appointment today.