DR. FILIPPOS PAPATHEODORAKIS
AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY
Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®, Jeuveau®
The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin is a popular injectable that temporarily reduces or eliminates facial fine lines and wrinkles. The most commonly treated areas are frown lines, forehead creases, crow's feet near the eyes. Several other areas have been treated such as thick bands in the neck, thick jaw muscles, lip lines and gummy smiles.
Botulinum toxin is a purified substance that's derived from bacteria. Injections of botulinum toxin block the nerve signals to the muscle in which it was injected. Without a signal, the muscle is not able to contract. The end result is diminished unwanted facial wrinkles or appearance. Commonly known types of botulinum toxin type A injections include Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin® and Jeuveau®.
BOTOX can be used to
• Smooth crow's feet, forehead furrows, frown lines, lip lines and bunny lines
• Diminish neck bands
• Improve the appearance of skin dimpling of the chin
• Lift the corners of the mouth
• Soften a square jawline
• Correct a gummy smile
These applications have provided sufficient experience to know the product well. It is perfectly safe so long as it is used properly. The aesthetic effects of botulinum toxin were discovered over a decade ago. Since then it has also been successfully used for this purpose.
There are several brands of botulinum toxin available* including BOTOX®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®.
Like BOTOX, Dysport is a form of botulinum toxin type A, which when injected, will paralyze the miniscule muscles responsible for facial wrinkles, delivering smooth, youthful skin in their place. While similar, Dysport can treat slightly broader areas than BOTOX, and may be effective for those patients who don’t find the relief they seek with BOTOX.