Dysport® and Xeomin®
Injections for Relaxing Wrinkles in Newton and the Boston Area
There’s more than one way to smooth out facial wrinkles and fine lines. One strategy with a particularly strong track record is relaxing the muscles that pull skin on the forehead into folds or cause crow’s feet to crinkle next to the eyes. Even this method has multiple options, including the prescription Dysport® and Xeomin®. Newton’s Dr. Holly Happe uses these injectable cosmetic treatments at Happe Medical Aesthetics. Known as neuromodulators, they can give women and men a more youthful look without incisions or sutures.
What are Dysport® and Xeomin®?
Like the related BOTOX®, both Dysport® and Xeomin® have botulinum toxin as their active ingredient. This chemical is made by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. When purified and carefully injected, it relaxes muscles for months at a time. The temporary effect reduces the appearance of certain wrinkles.
Though all wrinkle relaxers have the same basic formula, they also each have unique properties. One takes effect sooner than the others. Another is better suited for treating a larger area. The right neuromodulator for you will depend on your individual needs.
What Conditions Can Dysport® and Xeomin® Treat?
Facial lines that form due to repetitive muscle activity are known as “dynamic wrinkles.” Both Dysport® and Xeomin® are designed to address these lines. Dynamic wrinkles can form on the forehead, beside the eyes, and near the mouth. Talk to Dr. Happe to determine whether any particularly problematic signs of aging could be treated with a carefully chosen neuromodulator.
What is the Newton Dysport® or Xeomin® Experience?
Dr. Holly Happe helps each patient to get the best results possible by starting with a personalized consultation. This visit will include her taking a complete medical history and performing a facial examination. The treatment plan will be based on her observations and an honest discussion about cosmetic goals.
Since Dr. Happe is a board-certified anesthesiologist, pain minimization is a key part of every treatment she administers. This includes Dysport® and Xeomin® injections. She will work to make sure the experience is as comfortable for you as it can be.
The session itself typically lasts less than a lunch break. Dr. Happe’s preferred approach is to make modest adjustments to the face. These allow for a more natural look. The changes can also be made more dramatic after a two-week follow-up visit, if desired.
There will be some slight discomfort in the treated areas following the injections. This sensation, along with any bruising, will fade naturally. The exact timing of visible results depends on the patient, as well as on whether Dysport® and Xeomin® is used. Generally, a smoother look will start to be apparent anywhere from one to 14 days (although generally within about a week). Results can last for months. A new round of Dysport® and Xeomin® injections can be made to preserve the look.
Do Dysport® and Xeomin® Have Side Effects?
Dr. Holly Happe will provide a list of potential side effects possible after Dysport® and Xeomin® treatments. The most common side effects patients may notice, if any, are temporary redness, tenderness, slight swelling, and similar effects typical to injections.
What Complements a Dysport® or Xeomin® Treatment?
Since customization is important, Dr. Holly Happe offers numerous other treatments that work well in conjunction with Dysport® and Xeomin®. Dermal fillers are ideal for creating youthful contours and texture by adding volume to the skin. Microneedling and chemical peels stimulate collagen production to rejuvenate the skin. Kybella® reduces submental fullness. Find out how these can be combined to give you a revitalized look!