Turning Back the Clock on Aging with BOTOX and More

What Exactly Does Botox Do?

One of the first and most noticeable signs of aging occur on the face and neck. Wrinkles, sunspots, fine lines, and more are often a source of discomfort for many people and a major hit to their self-esteem. Fortunately, there are several solutions available to turn back the clock on aging and restore a more youthful and glowing appearance. There are a few options for facial fillers and injections available.

Types of Injections

 Injectable neuromodulators are a popular option of non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Injectable neuromodulators such as BOTOX and XEOMIN minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They are injected into the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles on the forehead, around the mouth, between the eyes, and other treatment areas.

For a long time, BOTOX was the only option available for this kind of treatment. But over the years, new products have come on the market, leaving many patients to wonder what differences between the products are and which is the best choice for them.

Injectable neuromodulators, including BOTOX and XEOMIN, are both FDA-approved neurotoxins and work mostly in the same way. They relax the muscles where they are injected by blocking the nerve impulses temporarily. When the muscles do not receive the nerve signals, they no longer contract, and this prevents dynamic wrinkles from forming. These products all work well to treat frown lines on the forehead and lines between the brows in addition to crow’s feet and other fine lines and wrinkles.

XEOMIN and BOTOX are manufactured differently. XEOMIN has a purified active ingredient and is separated from unnecessary preservative proteins. BOTOX, on the other hand, is encased in proteins, and this can have an effect on the formation of antibodies. Because BOTOX has a higher number of proteins than XEOMIN, it may trigger the formation of antibodies while XEOMIN does not. These antibodies can potentially block the intended benefits of BOTOX, and so patients may develop a resistance to BOTOX.

What About Facial Fillers?

Dermal fillers are the second option in addition to injectables that can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines. Revanesse Versa is an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid and dermal filler that treats moderate to several wrinkles and skin folds. Unlike neuromodulators like BOTOX and XEOMIN, Versa has no paralyzing effect. Instead, it fills the tissues under the skin to replace hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin lost during the natural aging process.

Wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin are a natural part of aging though they can lead some to feel uncomfortable in their own skin and impact self-esteem. If you want to restore plump and youthful-looking skin, consider talking to your doctor about neuromodulators such as BOTOX or XEOMIN or fillers such as Versa.

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