Botox® Cosmetic & Xeomin® in McAllen & Brownsville
Every time you make a facial expression like laughing, smiling, or frowning, the muscles of your face contract, creating lines of expression. In youth, such lines of expression, like squinching your nose, can be cute; but over time, these lines of expression become permanently etched wrinkles in the skin: especially around the eyes, your forehead, and between the eyebrows (frown lines). These wrinkles can make you appear older, tired, angry and sad. BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomin® treatments target the muscles of facial expression to soften existing wrinkles and lines and also prevent the progression and deepening of these lines, leaving you appearing younger and revitalized. In addition, studies have shown that patients treated with BOTOX® actually feel happier since they are unable to frown unconsciously, thereby stopping the feedback of feeling upset.
Patients sometimes ask when is the right time to start using BOTOX®, and a good way of approaching this is to ask yourself if the lines of expression on your face are becoming permanent wrinkles – this is independent of how old you are, and depends more on your skin type and history of sun exposure. If patients already have wrinkles, then the question becomes: do they want their wrinkles to progress?
Patients are sometimes afraid of BOTOX® because they think it can be harmful or permanent, or they’ve had friends who have had BOTOX® treatments at other practices whose results look unnatural. The truth is that BOTOX® is one of the safest drugs ever released in history, with minimal risks or adverse effects when injected properly by trained clinicians. BOTOX® is only a tool, and your results are only as good as the person injecting you.
The good news is that BOTOX® treatments are not permanent. BOTOX® and Xeomin® treatments tend to last an average of 3 months but can last up to 4 – 6 months, and the results last longer as patients continue their treatments.
You might have discovered that there are different brands of “Botox” or neuromodulators. The most famous, and first to market, is BOTOX® Cosmetic from Allergan. Newer, similar neuromodulators that work like BOTOX® include Dysport® from Galderma, and Xeomin® from Mertz. Dr. Rodriguez and our certified nurse practitioner, Stephanie Brown, have years of experience with all of these products, and we offer our patients both BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomin®, depending on their specific needs and our expertise. BOTOX® is the most popular anti-wrinkle injectable because it was the first to market and remains the most heavily advertised. Xeomin® is a newer agent that works similar to BOTOX®, and can be used as an alternative with similar results.
We, at RGV Cosmetic Surgery and Vein Care, are consistently recognized as Allergan’s Platinum level status or higher. What does this mean to you? Dr. Filiberto Rodriguez and our Certified Nurse Practitioner, Stephanie Brown are advanced injectors who inject with an artistic eye for optimal facial symmetry. We also inject high volumes of BOTOX® Cosmetic on a regular basis to maintain this elite status.
Our office also participates with the Brilliant Distinction™ Reward Program by Allergan, which allows for exclusive savings on Botox, Juvederm and Voluma injectable.
Botox injections also offer other additional health benefits . For example, Botox is also FDA approved as a treatment for excessive underarm sweating, or “axillary hyperhidrosis”. Botox can also be used as an alternative treatment for temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) tension and pain. Botox® injected into these affected facial muscles can relieve soreness, discomfort, pain and even tension headaches associated with teeth grinding at night.
Botox treatments are nearly painless, take less than 15 minutes, and there is minimal down time. If for some reason you don’t love your treatment results, which is extremely rare, it is 100% reversible as the Botox wears off over 3 months. It is important for patients to remember that although Botox can be used as a stand-alone treatments, often combining Botox treatments with other combination therapies offered in our Medspa, such as laser skin rejuvenation, chemical peels and dermal fillers, results in higher patient satisfaction with more powerful results.
For more information about BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomin®, please call us schedule your private consultation at 956-350-6561 in Brownsville and 956-687-8346 in Edinburg.
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