Botox Injections

Wrinkle Relaxers

30 min, $12/unit (Xeomin®), $4/unit (Dysport®)

The injection of wrinkle relaxers, has become very popular for reducing wrinkles and rejuvenating the aging face. These were first granted U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to treat frown lines in 2002, and they remain one of the most popular cosmetic procedures on the market, and its popularity continues to rise. Multiple formulations of botulinum toxin exist, including Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin®.

Most physically healthy, non-smokers are good candidates for wrinkle relaxers.

Contraindications to these wrinkle relaxers include the following conditions:
 

  • Lou Gehrig’s Disease;

  • Disorder of the peripheral nerves that cause movement;

  • Myasthenia gravis;

  • Progressive muscle weakness with carcinoma;

  • Condition where one object appears as two or more objects;

  • Double vision;

  • Blurred vision;

  • Food poisoning;

  • Drooping of the upper eyelid;

  • Infection of lung from inhaling stomach contents;

  • Decreased lung function;

  • Voice disorder;

  • Hoarseness;

  • Difficulty speaking;

  • Trouble breathing;

  • Difficulty swallowing; and/or

  • Problems with bladder control.

Typically lasts about 3-4 months for most people.

Do not rub or massage the treated areas after the procedure, because it can cause migrate to another area.