Botox & Xeomin Treatment St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra
Botox is a purified protein that can be used in small dosages to treat a variety of issues. Based on your personal goals, it can be combined with other procedures such as microdermabrasion and dermal fillers. The neurotoxin safely works beneath the skin’s surface by blocking nerve impulses to relax overactive muscles responsible for signs of facial aging such as:
- Facial Wrinkles*
- Crow’s Feet
- Scowl Lines
- Neck Bands*
- Forehead Creases*
- Vertical Wrinkles*
- Chin Dimples*
- Glabellar Lines
Injectable neurotoxins create a desirable cosmetic effect by temporarily weakening treated facial muscles. The non-surgical procedure takes about 15 minutes, uses a tiny needle to inject the neurotoxin, and does not require anesthesia or sedation. Most patients report a minimal sensation and discomfort similar to bug bite. There is no downtime which allows you to resume normal activities without delay.
Xeomin Versus Botox
Like other neurotoxins in this category, Xeomin works by blocking the signals from the nerves to targeted facial muscles so they cannot contract. Botox and Xeomin have a much in common, but some important differences exist. Unlike Botox and other predecessors, Xeomin does not need to be refrigerated. In addition, there are no additives – just botulinum toxin type A. This may lessen your likelihood of developing antibodies that could reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. With either drug, the treated area will gradually revert to a pre-treatment appearance in about 3 to 4 months.
Neurotoxins provide some of the best cosmetic options at affordable prices for our St. Augustine patients. At your consultation, you can discuss the pros and cons of each particular product with Dr. DePasquale. Call us at 904.461.6797 to schedule an appointment and let the experienced staff at Avanti Medical Spa help you decide on the best procedure for you.
*OFF LABEL USE:
Most dermal fillers and injectables are FDA approved for one and in some cases several specified treatment area(s). However, physicians can use dermal filler/injectable products to treat conditions in non-FDA approved areas. This common standard of care is referred to as “Off Label” use. Using a product in an Off Label area is under the Physician’s discretion, and the physician has full jurisdiction to decide where to use a dermal filler/injectable for treatment in any Off Label location.