We offer various FDA approved injectable treatments that can be used to rejuvenate your appearance, without the need for surgery. These safe, effective treatments can take as little as 10 minutes and results can be seen in just a few days. Regardless of your age or gender, injectable treatments can be used to make you look and feel like the best possible version of yourself.
Botox & Xeomin
Anti-wrinkle Injectable(s) such as Botox & Xeomin are also known as a form of Botulinum Toxin. Both products work similarly by temporarily interrupting certain chemical signals that cause facial muscle movement. As a result of temporary muscle relaxation, these products can help address the many various medical & cosmetic concerns.
Botox and Xeomin injections are the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States. The beauty of Botox and Xeomin is that treatment can be tailored to your goals, whether you just want a subtle reduction of frown lines, or a complete relaxation of the muscles that make wrinkles.
Horizontal Forehead Lines
To address the horizonal lines, botulinum toxin is injected into the Frontalis muscle. It is important not to overtreat the Frontalis muscle or it could lead to flattening of the eyebrow arch, or even sagging of the eyebrows. Our providers usually use about 10 to 15 units of product to target this location site.
To address the vertical 11’s lines, botulinum toxin is injected into the procerus & corrugator muscles.
Our providers usually use about 15 to 25 units to target this location site.
To address the radial lines that arise from the corner of the eye(s) upon squinting and smiling, Xeomin is injected into the lateral portion of the orbicularis muscle. As a benefit, the lateral portion of the eyebrows will also lift slightly (known as a chemical eyebrow lift). Our providers usually use about 15 to 20 units total to target both sides of the face.
To address the appearance of a downturned smile, Xeomin is injected into the muscles at the corner of the mouth known as the depressor anguli oris (DAOs). By injecting the DAO muscle on both sides of the mouth, the shape is improved by lifting the corners to create a smiling expression instead of a frown. Our providers usually use about 10 units total to target both corners of the mouth.
To address the appearance of a dimpling chin, botulinum toxin is injected into the mentalis muscle.
Our providers usually use about 5 to 8 units to target this location site.
To address the appearance of a gummy smile, botulinum toxin is delicately injected into the levator labii superioris. Our providers usually use about 5 units to target this location site.
Thin Upper Lip
To address the appearance of a thin upper lip, botulinum toxin is delicately injected into the top lip border. Our providers usually use about 2 to 4 units to target the muscle that causes the top lip to curl inward as a response to smiling, talking, etc.
To address the appearance of an aging neck, botulinum toxin is injected into the platysmal bands.
Our providers usually use about 40 to 70 units to target this location site.
To address Migraine headaches, Botox is injected to the forehead and around the eyes, as well as the temples and back of the skull. Our providers usually use about 150 units total to target the entire head & neck area.
Temporomandibular Joint Pain
To address TMJ, Botox is injected to the masseter muscle(s). Our providers usually use about 100 units total to target each side of the face. Botox can be helpful for patients with excessive jaw clenching and tooth grinding, relieving the pain caused by excessive muscle activity.
To address excessive underarm sweating, Botox is injected to muscle(s) in both arm pits. Our providers usually use about 50 units total to target each arm.
Risks of Antiwrinkle Injectables
Pain during the injection process
Bruising is common especially around the eyes
Infection is rare, however, always a possibility.
Bleeding and bruising are expected with most invasive procedures. It is important to discontinue blood thinners as directed by physician.
Numbness, tingling or altered sensation is expected in the region of any skin incision.
Drooping Eyelids or Double Vision is a possibility when treating areas around the eyes. These side effects are infrequent and temporary, but may last 3 weeks to 3 months.
Mouth Muscle Distortion is a possibility when treating areas around the mouth. These side effects are infrequent and temporary, but may last 3 weeks to 3 months.
Botulism is a rare complication. If you have any difficulty speaking, swallowing, or breathing at any time (hours to weeks) after injection, seek medical care immediately
Disappointment is a common complication of all forms of cosmetic procedures. It is impossible to correct every visible imperfection or asymmetry. It is important that you have realistic expectations going into the procedure. Do not hesitate to talk with your provider about your beauty goals and any questions or concerns before your scheduled appointment date.
Frequently Asked Questions
At our practice, the fee per unit of Botox or Xeomin is $12.
There is a common misconception that botulinum toxin is only for older women; however, the product can produce positive benefits for anyone, regardless of age or gender.
You should not get Botox or Xeomin injections if you have an infection near the injection site, are pregnant, allergic to any botulinum toxin product(s), or have certain neurologic diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease), myasthenia gravis or Eaton-Lambert syndrome.
Some people notice results in as little as 3 to 5 days. However, it can take up to 2 weeks for some people to see the full benefit of the treatment.
Results usually last about 3 months
After Your Treatment
It is normal to some minor burning as the 30G needles penetrate your skin & while the product is being injected. In addition, bruising can be expected, especially around the eyes. The mild pain will only last during the injection portion of the treatment & the bruises should disappear within a couple of weeks.
A few hours after your treatment.
Four hours after your treatment.