Botox TM/Dysport TM/Xeomin TM
Botulinum Toxin Type A treatment for frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet.
Prominent forehead creases, brow furrows or eye lines (crow’s feet) produced by specific facial expression muscles repeatedly creasing the skin may be effectively treated by reducing the function of specific facial muscles. The Neurotoxins ( Botox™, Dysport™ and Xeomin™) are sterile, purified proteins produced from the bacteria, Clostridium botulinum, in the laboratory. Neurotoxins injected in small amounts into facial muscles bind to the nerve endings supplying the muscle and prevent nerve impulses from traveling to the muscle. When injected into a muscle, it weakens or paralyzes the muscle around the area injected for a typical period of several months. The resultant weakening or paralyzing effect on the facial muscle temporarily reduces or eliminates previous skin creasing and new skin creasing is avoided. Botox may take several days to have its effect, and the effect typically lasts 3-6 months, in most individuals, before full muscle movement returns. At that point the treatment may be repeated as desired.* *information obtained from the AAFPRS website
- BOTOX Cosmetic TM.
This is the first treatment used in Canada for treating Frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet. Botox Cosmetics TM, targets what are known as dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by repeated muscular contractions, such as frowning and squinting. It is an injectable treatment derived from a purified protein and works by relaxing the muscles that cause these dynamic wrinkles, giving your face a more relaxed and refreshed appearance. In addition, treatment is so quick and easy that you can often have it done over lunch. The results from a BOTOX COSMETIC tm treatment are natural looking and will give you a refreshed appearance. Botox Cosmetic has been clinically proven to last up to four months. Actual treatment result may vary.
Botox Cosmetics can be combined with Juvederm facial fillers to treat volume loss and folds in the mid to lower face creating the SoftLift.*
*Information from Allergan brochure FA-BTX-BROCHPAT-01-13-E
2. DYSPORT – A New Treatment for Frown Lines Botulinim toxin Type A.
Frown lines are a natural part of aging, but for many people this can distract from their overall appearance and cause them to look older than they are or feel. Dysport TM is a prescription treatment to improve the appearance of frown lines in adults. Dysport is a prescription drug administered by injection used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe glabella (frown) lines in adult patients less than 65 years or age. Dysport blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscle, ultimately resulting in reductions of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction soft the muscles that cause frown lines. Treatment with Dysport generally takes just 10 to 20 minutes. Results may vary from patient to patient.
* Information form Dysport Canada brochure DSPCA13-018 Division of Valeant.
3. Xeomin Cosmetic TM – Clostridium Botulinim Neurotoxin Type A (150KD), free from complexing proteins.
A new Generation of Wrinkle Relaxer Xeomin Cosmetic can relax your muscles, giving you a more refreshed appearance. Xeomin Cosmetic is the first New Generation wrinkle relaxer, injectable medication, approved by Health Canada to temporarily improve the appearance of the frown lines. Xeomin Cosmetic contains botulinum toxin type A derived from microbes, akin to how penicillin is developed from mold. Designed with the latest technology and research in Europe. It’s the first not to need refrigeration or special packaging so you can feel just as good as using the greener choice as you do about your beautiful results.*
*Information from Zeomin Cosmetic TM brochures MA_XC_patbro_Nov12_E, MERZ Aesthetics TM