Botox® & Xeomin® (Botulinum Toxin)
Frown lines treatment with Xeomin after 14days. Individual results may vary.
Botox, Xeomin, Dysport - what is it?
Botox®, Xeomin® and Dysport® are the trade names for Botulinum Toxin which is a naturally occurring protein from a bacteria called clostridium botulinum. It has been used for over 20 years for medical applications. Small precise doses can be used to relax muscles. It does this by preventing the release of acetylcholine which makes muscles contract. By relaxing these muscles you can reduce wrinkles.
Xeomin® is the only purified anti-wrinkle treatment botulinum toxin-A available today and is free from complexing proteins. https://www.xeominaesthetic.com/
Where is it used? How long does it last?
The areas typically treated with Botox® & Xeomin® for wrinkles are the forehead, frown lines (glabellar region), and around the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet). The effects last on average about three to four months, at which time the patient will require retreatment.
Is it safe?
Most cases have minimal side effects. Possible side effects include pain, burning sensation, bruising, and swelling at the site of injection. Local muscle weakness including drooping of the eyelids or eyebrows can occur, however, these effects should go away within 2 weeks. Other side effects can include headache nausea and flu-like symptoms but pretty rare.
Who should avoid Botulinum Toxin?
People with myasthenia gravis, motor neuron disease, Lambert-Eaton syndrome, infection at the site of injection, glaucoma, pregnancy, and breastfeeding mothers SHOULD NOT receive Botox® or Xeomin®.
If you have a pimple or a cold sore in the area, you can receive treatment but should delay your treatment date until this has healed. Please let us know if you have bleeding disorders, receiving anticoagulant therapy, suffer from peripheral neuromuscular dysfunction and altered anatomy due to surgical procedures
Who can carry out the treatment?
Botox® & Xeomin® may only be administered by healthcare professionals with suitable qualifications. Dr. Yu Ishikawa has completed a certificate in botulinum toxin by Dr. Susan Church.
Price: Botox® $17 per unit, Xeomin® $15 per unit
Consultation: $150 (This is FREE if you receive treatments)
Payment is to be made by payment plan, in advance or on the day.
Xeomin is a purified botulinum toxin type A free from complexing proteins. It is used to improve the look of upper facial lines including frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines), wrinkles at the side of eyes (crows feet) and horizontal forehead lines. Xeomin ® (Incobotulinumtoxin A) 50, 100 Units is a Prescription Medicine. Indications: In adults, for the treatment of cervical dystonia; blepharospasm; spasticity of the upper limb; upper facial lines: glabellar frown lines, lateral periorbital lines (crow’s feet), horizontal forehead lines. Xeomin has both risks and benefits, consult your doctor if Xeomin is right for you. Further information on the risks and benefits of Xeomin can be found in the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) available from www.medsafe.govt.nz or by calling 0800 822 310. Use strictly as directed. If symptoms continue or you have side effects, see your doctor, pharmacist or health care professional. Common side effects include: Headaches; nausea; tenderness, swelling, redness, numbness or bruising of the skin; dry eye; heavy feeling of eyelid/eyebrow/forehead; face/brow not symmetrical, dropping eyelids/eyebrows. Serious Side effects are rare and include allergic reactions. Xeomin is an unfunded medicine, prescription charge will apply. Normal doctor charges will still apply.
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