At Tarola Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of neurotoxin injectables, including BOTOX® and XEOMIN®. By listening to your specific concerns, we will evaluate your aesthetic needs and develop a customized treatment plan that is unique to you and will enhance your natural beauty.
BOTOX®, at times labeled “a facelift in a bottle,” is a simple, non-surgical treatment that smoothes out frown lines between the brows, horizontal forehead lines, and crow’s feet making the skin appear more smooth, refreshed, and youthful. In addition, heavy outer brows can be lifted. Within days, you will notice improvements. Your face can still show expression but without the creases and wrinkles that tell your age.
The administration of BOTOX® is a 10-15 minute procedure during which a very fine needle is inserted into the muscles at target areas of the face. The procedure causes minimal discomfort and no sedation or local anesthetic is required.
There is no downtime after the procedure and those treated can resume normal activity, as long as exercise, heavy lifting, and irritation of the treated areas are avoided for 24 hours following the treatment.
Your BOTOX® treatment will ideally last for 4-6 months. Gradually, as the muscle activity returns, you can see the wrinkle start to appear again, however, if BOTOX® is administered regularly, the lines and wrinkles have a tendency to appear less obvious over time.
As other neurotoxins used at Tarola Plastic Surgery, XEOMIN® blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing temporary reduction in muscle activity and, therefore, reducing the appearance of wrinkles of movement such as frown lines between the eyebrows, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet. The results can begin to be seen within days of the treatment and are expected to last 4-6 months.
Xeomin was created containing fewer protein molecules than other neurotoxins that are available. That can translate into less risk of a patient developing antibodies to XEOMIN®. Therefore, XEOMIN® can be a potential alternative for those patients who have found they are having a decreased response to previous neurotoxins injected.
With minimal discomfort, XEOMIN® is injected using a very small needle into the treatment areas. The treatment process generally takes about 10-15 minutes. There is no downtime with only simple restrictions of no exercise or heavy lifting for 24 hours and no manipulation of the treatment areas for 4 hours after the injections.