Botox® in Mt. Pleasant, SC

Neuromodulators

What is Botox?

Botox is a type of cosmetic injectable called a neuromodulator. It is well-known and widely used to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and restore a more youthful look. It is FDA-approved and considered safe and effective.

Botox is injected into facial muscles to prevent muscle contraction. This improves the appearance of frown lines, crow’s feet, and other wrinkles caused by facial expressions. Although the results from these treatments are temporary, patients can wait 3-6 months between treatments.

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What are the target areas for Botox, Xeomin and Daxxify?

Neuromodulators can treat a wide variety of areas, but they are most commonly used to treat the following conditions:

  • Forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Glabella
  • Bunny lines
  • Lips (Specifically the lip-flip treatment)

In addition to cosmetic Botox, therapeutic Botox is used in other ways to treat conditions such as Axillary Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) or migraines. As with any procedure, it’s best to discuss your goals with your practitioner during your consultation.

What is recovery like and are there any side effects?

One of the reasons patients love cosmetic injections is because there is virtually no recovery period. Some patients experience minor bruising or swelling at the injection site, but this reaction is only temporary. As with any procedure, your practitioner will discuss all the possible risks and side effects before undergoing any treatments. We always want you to feel safe and comfortable during your appointment.

How many treatments should I get?

When considering facial injections, it’s common to wonder how many treatments will help you achieve your goals. The number of treatments and the frequency of those treatments will depend on your skincare goals, skin quality, the extent of aging, and your anatomy and budget.

During your consultation, your practitioner will discuss these factors and help you design an optimal treatment regimen. It’s important to remember that all cosmetic injectables are temporary solutions that require ongoing maintenance. For example, most patients schedule Botox and Xeomin injections every 3-4 months.

How do neuromodulators work?

The word neuromodulator sounds intimidating. But the concept is simple: muscle contractions occur in the face and neck as we talk, eat, and move. Over time, as those muscles continue to contract because of repeated motions, lines and wrinkles can begin to appear on the face. When a neuromodulator is injected (like Botox Xeomin or Daxxify), it temporarily prevents the muscle from contracting. As a result, the appearance of lines and wrinkles is reduced. This simple procedure takes only minutes to perform, and results are visible after several days, and the full effect is visible after two weeks. The results from these treatments last up to 3 months.

 

What are Xeomin and Daxxify?

Similar to Botox, Xeomin, and Daxxify are injectables containing botulinum toxin type A. Xeomin is used in both medical and cosmetic applications to temporarily relax targeted muscles. In cosmetic use, it helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles. While Daxxify and Botox Cosmetic are made from the same toxin, Daxxify differs by containing a unique protein that helps it adhere to nerve cells near the injection site for longer, allowing patients to benefit from its results for up to 9 months. 

If you would like to learn more about neuromodulators and which of the many available treatments would be best suited for your needs, contact us today. At Contour Aesthetics + Wellness, we’ve been serving the Mt. Pleasant and Charleston, SC areas, and we’d love to show you the difference we can make for you.

 

Am I a good candidate for Botox, Xeomin or Daxxify?

Good candidates for Botox, Xeomin or Daxxify have mild to moderate facial wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, neck, or mouth and desire a more youthful appearance. In addition, the best candidates are in good overall health and have reasonable expectations about what’s possible with these treatments. Botox, Xeomin and Daxxify are not recommended if you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding. In addition, neuromodulators should not be used if you now have an infection in the area you’d like treated or a known allergy to any of the ingredients in the formulations. Also, patients who have neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, or Lamber-Eaton syndrome should avoid this treatment.

 

What are the benefits of Botox, Xeomin and Daxxify?

Botox, Xeomin and Daxxify are some of the most popular injectables today. They are commonly used to restore a more rested and refreshed look. In addition, neuromodulators like Xeomin, Botox and Daxxify require little to no downtime and produce noticeable results. Call us today to see for yourself!

Why choose Contour Aesthetics + Wellness?

Contour Aesthetics + Wellness has earned its reputation for excellence by providing its patients with the most advanced medical technologies on the market. Contour holds themselves to the highest standard of aesthetic care and offers their patients the most innovative combination therapies. It’s our distinct concierge experience that sets us apart from the competition. When you book an appointment with Contour, we work on your schedule; contact us today to book your services!

Other Frequently Asked Questions

The injection feels like a quick small pinch. We can apply ice and a vibration anesthesia device to help reduce any discomfort. Most patients wouldn’t describe it as painful.

The treatment itself will take under 10 minutes. You will start to notice the effects of the treatment within a few days, with full effect noticed at 2 weeks.

The effects will typically last 3-4 months.

This will depend on the quality of the skin and the number of areas treated. We will discuss this and make recommendations to you during your consultation.

Redness, swelling, and bruising are the most common side effects, and are typically short lived. We will discuss all potential side effects with you during your consultation to make sure that you make the right decision for yourself.

Neuromodulators (Botox, Xeomin) should not be used if you have an active infection at the site to be treated, or if you have a known allergy to an ingredient in the formulations. Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not have the treatment. Patients with neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome also should not have the treatment. We will make sure that it’s safe to proceed with the treatment during your consultation.

Aftercare is simple and we will discuss this with you during the consultation, and will give you an aftercare sheet. Essentially you want to avoid anything that makes you red – tanning, exercise, alcohol. These activities increase blood flow to the face, and in theory could wash the product out before it has a chance to work.

Other questions? Give us a call and we’d be happy to talk over any concerns!

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