Spoiler alert, they are all great options! Wrinkles may be a natural sign of aging, but you don’t need to show the world a thing. Did you know that there are preventative skincare measures you can take in San Francisco that will keep you looking as young as you feel well into the future? Injectables like Botox are a great way to tighten skin and reduce the appearance and onset of wrinkles. And, unlike the Botox of the past, many of these options not only prevent the appearance of wrinkles, but they allow you to keep your facial expressions.
If you are contemplating adding injections into your skincare routine in Millbrae you have quite a few choices, including Botox. Injectables are mainly separated into two categories, dermal fillers and neuromodulators (or wrinkle relaxers).
Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, and Jeuveau are all wrinkle relaxers. They work by injecting you with a neurotoxin that temporarily blocks nerve signals at the injection site, relaxing the muscles that cause the lines and working to prevent them from forming in the first place.
The original anti-wrinkle injection – the very first on the market. It’s FDA approved to treat moderate to severe lines and wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes. Proteins attached to the toxin require that Botox be refrigerated at all times, and it is possible for antibodies to form against these proteins that can lead to possible treatment resistance. Results can be seen in about 10-14 days after treatments and can last between 2-4 months.
Xeomin is FDA-approved to treat the lines between the eyebrows. It lacks the proteins present in other injections and therefore does not need to be refrigerated before use, and you are less likely to develop resistance to it. The end result is similar to Botox and typically lasts between two to four months.
Dysport is FDA-approved to treat the lines on your forehead, or “frown lines”. It is recommended for those with moderate to severe frown lines. Like Botox, it has proteins attached to the toxin, but the toxin itself is a smaller molecule that allows it to diffuse more effectively, and produce
results faster. It requires refrigeration and resistance may develop. Results can be seen as soon as two days after treatment and can last up to 2-4 months.
Jeuveau is the newest option to hit the market and is structurally similar to Botox, proteins and all, so it must be refrigerated and may be subject to eventual resistance. It’s FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe frown lines. Typically used on the loose skin around your eyes, or “crows feet” some people have reported that they see results faster than with Botox. While Botox was developed to treat a wide range of medical conditions, like migraines, Jeuveau was developed strictly for cosmetic use.
Which injection is right for you will depend on your target areas, when you want to see the results, and how long you expect the results to last for. The team at Reviv Med Spa can help you decide which option is right for you in Millbrae. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.