Botox®/Xeomin® & Dysport® are three of the most popular non-invasive plastic surgery procedures today. Made of botulinum toxin, the three similar products are injected into the skin to temporarily freeze the muscles underneath the skin. This, in turn, causes the overlying wrinkles and lines to smooth out for a younger-looking appearance.
Avoid Rubbing the Treatment Area and Lying Flat for Four Hours
There is no downtime with Botox®/Xeomin®/Dysport® but there will be a few post-op guidelines you will need to follow to ensure your results are successful. For instance, you will need to avoid rubbing the treatment area or lying flat for four hours after injection. This will help the treated facial muscles absorb the product as intended. Massaging the treatment area too soon or lying flat could possibly cause the product to migrate to other areas of the face. This side effect is rare but can lead to subpar results.
Increase your zinc and vitamin C intake
Zinc has been known to help your treatment work better and hold longer. You need to take vitamin C to activate the zinc. Zinc also has some other great properties, propping up your immune system to fight off colds and flu.
Schedule Repeat Treatments
Results with Botox®/Xeomin®/Dysport® are temporary and typically wear off three to four months after injection. The best way to prolong your rejuvenating results is by scheduling repeat treatments. The more you stimulate your muscles the faster the treatment wears off, therefore if you schedule regular treatments, you get out of the habit of making those movements and your treatment begins to last longer and longer. If you only have random treatments you will still soften your muscles but you won’t find the lines as soft as with regular sessions.
Why doesn’t my Botox/Dysport/Xeomin last as long as it used to?
Apart from possibly being low in zinc, some patients choose to have more Botox injected as soon as their results begin to fade while others wait until the body has completely metabolized the product. If you have it too frequently it will not work as well as you can develop immunity to botulinum toxins with too frequent use. Too frequent use also means only part of the treatment takes effect and you may be left finding your treatment never properly works. Your provider can advise you on a treatment schedule.
Pick an Experienced Provider
The most important factor in obtaining successful results from Botox®/Xeomin®/Dysport® is to choose an experienced provider. There are many clinicians who offer Botox®Xeomin®/Dysport® but some lack the appropriate training to provide safe and beautiful results. In addition, an experienced provider is skilled and knowledgeable on the latest techniques that can prolong your results. An experienced provider also knows that no two patients are alike, and takes each patient’s unique specifications into consideration to create natural-looking results.
To learn more about Botox®/Xeomin® or Dysport, please schedule a consultation with Stacey at Beautiphi. Contact us by sending an email or calling 0223837968 today.
Dysport® is a prescription medicine containing Clostridium Botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of frown lines and excessive sweating. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Cautions: people with defective neuro-muscular transmission disorders, infection at the site of injection, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning or redness at the injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids, lack of feeling or nausea or compensatory sweating in other skin areas. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure. A charge applies. Dysport® treatment lasts about four months and after this time further courses of treatment may be necessary. Speak to your specialist about your own situation.
BOTOX is a prescription medicine containing 100 units of Clostridium Botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of severe frown lines and associated ‘crow’s feet’ around the eyes. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialists about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: people with neuro-muscular transmission disorders, presence of infection at the site of injection, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning sensation or redness at the injection site, temporary local muscle weakness including eyelid droop, decreased sensation and nausea. If you have side effects or concerns, talk to your doctor. A charge applies. Allergan Pharmaceutical, Auckland.
Xeomin® is a Prescription Medicine containing 50, 100 LD50 Units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of frown lines on the forehead in adults. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Xeomin treatment lasts about four months and further courses of treatment may be necessary. Cautions: Generalised disorders of muscle activity; Infection or inflammation at the proposed injection sites, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects: headache, pain, swelling or infection at the injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids, lack of feeling & nausea. You will need to pay for this medicine. Discuss with your specialist if Xeomin is right for you. For more information or for a copy of CMI please contact the NZ distributor: NZMS Ltd: 2a Fisher Crescent, Mt Wellington, Auckland, Ph 09 259 4062.TAPS NA7621.