Regain Your Youthful Look
BOTOX® Cosmetic / XEOMIN® Houston
Signs of aging, such as facial and neck lines and wrinkles, can cause individuals to lose confidence in their appearance. At The Skin Renewal Center, we utilize two types of neuro-modulators to help patients regain a natural-looking, youthful appearance. These are BOTOX® Cosmetic and XEOMIN®. These injectable medications virtually erase wrinkles by relaxing the muscles underlying the skin. XEOMIN® is the newest drug in this class, and The Skin Renewal Center in Houston is excited to be able to offer it to our patients.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable treatment that is used to minimize signs of aging by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic works by impeding the nerve cell's ability to release neurotransmitter. As a result, the nerve cell can no longer communicate with the muscle, and the muscle subsequently relaxes. At The Skin Renewal Center in Houston, Dr. McNamara uses a concentrated formula of BOTOX® Cosmetic to allow for precise placement of the product, with a decreased likelihood of affecting untargeted muscles. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a versatile treatment that can be used to lift the eyebrows and reduce or eliminate frown lines, crows' feet, and forehead wrinkles. It has also been indicated for use in eliminating excessive sweating. The cosmetic effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic usually last 3-4 months, but recent studies have shown that regular use for two years may lengthen the duration of results.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is chemically described as onabotulinumtoxin A. The “A” refers to one of seven variations of the botulinum protein. The “ona” prefix refers to the type of proteins that are attached to the botulinum protein. These additional proteins determine how quickly and deeply the product is dispersed within the tissue. When placed with precision and an understanding of the underlying anatomy, BOTOX® Cosmetic is an excellent tool to smooth wrinkles and improve appearance.
BOTOX® for Sweating
In Houston, sweating is inevitable. BOTOX® has been approved for the treatment of excessive sweating. Although most commonly used in the armpits, BOTOX® can alleviate sweating of the hands, neck, and other areas. This treatment is usually effective for up to six months.
What is XEOMIN®?
XEOMIN® was approved by the FDA for the treatment of frown lines in October 2011. XEOMIN® has been used extensively in Europe with excellent cosmetic outcomes. It was also approved here in the U.S. for the treatment of excessive muscle tightness of the neck and for the spasm of the muscle around the eye. At The Skin Renewal Center, Dr. McNamara has been using XEOMIN® since November 2011 with excellent results. Patients have been very satisfied with the natural-looking improvement in their appearance and ease of administration.
XEOMIN® contains the active ingredient Botulinum Toxin A, and no additional non-active proteins, such as those found in BOTOX® and DYSPORT®. The dosing, cost of treatment, and longevity of cosmetic results are very similar for XEOMIN® and BOTOX® Cosmetic. XEOMIN® may be an excellent option for individuals who have not had optimal outcomes, or diminishing results with BOTOX® injections.
The Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic and XEOMIN®
Both BOTOX® Cosmetic and XEOMIN® have excellent safety records, predictability and level of patient satisfaction. Dr. McNamara uses BOTOX® Cosmetic and XEOMIN® in a number of areas to alleviate the signs of aging. In addition to reducing wrinkles and fine lines, some other benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic and XEOMIN® include:
- Treatment takes less than 30 minutes
- Long-lasting results
- No need for anesthesia
- Minimally invasive
- No recovery time needed
BOTOX® Cosmetic and XEOMIN® are ideal for patients who wish to enhance their appearance but are not quite ready for a drastic measure such as a full face lift. Aesthetic improvement with these products is very satisfying and generally lasts about four months. BOTOX® Cosmetic and XEOMIN® are not recommended for use during pregnancy, for those with neuromuscular disorders, or those who have had an allergic-type reaction to Botulinum product.
Schedule Your BOTOX® Cosmetic or XEOMIN® Appointment
BOTOX® Cosmetic and XEOMIN® have proven to be safe and effective methods for reducing signs of aging so that you can look as young as you feel. Dr. McNamara is an expert in administering facial fillers, BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, and XEOMIN®, and he takes pride in the results he has achieved for patients throughout Houston. Contact The Skin Renewal Center today to find out if BOTOX® Cosmetic or XEOMIN® is right for you.