Dr. Oser's treatment with neurotoxins is quick, disrupting the wrinkling process for a period of three to six months. Among its many medical uses, neurotoxins can treat crow's feet, frown lines and eliminate furrows in the forehead.
Botox and Xeomin are neurotoxins frequently used at Oser Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, that disable the muscle contractions that cause wrinkles. By essentially paralyzing these muscles, the contractions are stopped, giving you a smoother youthful appearance. They can also be used for hyperhidrosis, a common condition caused by over activity in the sweat glands in the armpits.
Anti-aging neurotoxins can be used to:
- Treat crow’s feet
- Erase frown lines
- Eliminate forehead furrows
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating armpits)
Botox, one of the most popular injectable treatments is the number one cosmetic procedure in the United States, with more than 3.2 million treatments in 2006. Botox was introduced in the late 1980s by ophthalmologists for treating optic muscle disorders. Approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in 2002, it has helped millions of patients get rid of nagging facial lines and wrinkles.
Botox™ is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc.
XEOMIN® is an FDA approved and used to smooth and minimize facial lines including frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles.
Worldwide, more than 84,000 people have been treated with Xeomin injections. The U.S. is the 20th country to approve this new drug.
Antiwrinkle Neurotoxins (Botox, Xeomin)
Antiwrinkle neurotoxins are injectable solutions that interfere with the nerve impulse to relax the muscle that is causing a specific wrinkle. The two most popular options are Botox and Xeomin.
You will meet with Dr. Oser, an associate or one of our practitioners to discuss your goals and whether an antiwrinkle neurotoxin like Botox or Xeomin would be the right choice for you. You will learn about the (very low) risks and potential benefits of the procedure. They will also review your health history to make sure that you don’t have any conditions that could potentially interact with the treatment.
Candidates for Botox or Xeomin may have:
- Good general health
- Realistic expectations
- Deep lines and wrinkles
- Dimpled chin
- Fine lines around mouth
Preparation Before the Procedure
Prior to Botox or Xeomin injections, you may need to stop the use of ibuprofen and aspirin products. Check with our team about any other medications that could interact with treatment. Also avoid alcohol for two days before your procedure.
A Botox or Xeomin injection is actually a very simple procedure. A very fine needle is used to inject a few drops of a high concentration of Botox or Xeomin into the area. You may notice very minor discomfort lasting around five seconds. Sedation and even local anesthetics aren’t necessary for this procedure.
There is virtually no recovery time for Botox and Xeomin injections. Some patients my experience a very small bruise at the injection site, which can be temporarily covered with makeup until it fades. You are encouraged to exercise the muscle that was injected for a couple of hours after your treatment, which will ensure that the treatment reaches its maximum potential. Avoid rubbing or massaging the injection site for two hours to avoid spreading the Botox or Xeomin into other muscles. For the same reason, you may need to avoid laying down for a few hours as well.