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NEUROTOXINS

Because a brow should never furrow…

Are you beginning to notice the early signs of aging on your face? Do you see “frown lines” between your eyebrows, horizontal forehead creases, or perhaps “crow’s feet” radiating from the corners of your eyes? If the thought of plastic surgery sounds extreme, it’s easy to refresh the look of your face with “just a little something,” BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport® or XEOMIN®  treatments in New York City. For your individualized assessment and treatment plan contact us to schedule your complementary consultation at Soignez-Vous today. 

Botox® Cosmetic – utilizes a natural, purified protein that is administered at very low doses to reduce the contractions of wrinkle-causing muscles. Most typically these are the muscles on your forehead, between your eyebrows and around your eyes. These muscles get in the habit of staying contracted and are the ones that can cause you to look perpetually worried or angry. Advanced Botox® can also be used to soften the appearance of the "marionette" lines, "bunny" lines, "smokers" lines and the platysmal bands that lead to "turkey" neck. Botox® can also be used for excess sweating in the armpits and hands known as hyperhydrosis.

Dysport ®– is a wrinkle relaxer producing very similar effects as Botox to smooth wrinkles. The differences are in the molecular size and thusly dosing units. Dysport unit number requirements are higher, though this does not mean the product is less effective. It is simply the way the product is diluted and delivered. Your treatment with Dysport will use an equivalent amount of the neuroprotein. As with Botox, individual requirements will vary with men generally requiring more units for full effect than the units required by women. The spread of the product, time to effectiveness and longevity of treatment may also be different from person to person.
For those who have developed antibodies to Botox which makes it no longer effective or less effective, Dysport is a welcome addition to the wrinkle-fighting arsenal.

Just like with BOTOX, our specialists will determine where to administer the injections based on the lines formed by certain facial muscles. The location, size, and use of the muscles that create wrinkles are markedly among individuals.

Xeomin® – yet another wrinkle reducer in our toolbox, Xeomin is different in that it does not carry the proteins that are typical of the other products. The manufacturing process removes the proteins so that Xeomin is referred to as the “naked” botulinum product. This is a potential advantage as it may lessen the likelihood of antibodies being formed to the proteins which – for a very limited number of patients – can render the product ineffective.