BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomin injections provide a non-surgical way of reversing some of the visible signs of aging. Following years of repetitive muscle usage in the face, wrinkles in the overlying skin will be produced. The injections are a natural purified protein that is typically used in the forehead, and the lines around the outer eye regions to decrease the activity of the wrinkle-producing facial muscles. Crow’s feet, frown lines between the eyebrows and forehead furrows are caused by the contractions of underlying facial muscles. These can lead to creases and wrinkles that are present when you are not expressing emotion.
We are proud to be Plymouth, Michigan’s premier location for Botox and other neuro-modulator injections. All of our injections are performed by our expert aesthetic practitioner and injectionist, and board-certified nurse practitioner Kyle Farr, DNP, NP C.
The injections are used to temporarily relax the facial muscles responsible for these repetitive contractions. Injections reduce the activity in the muscles, which prevents the skin from wrinkling and creasing. The result of injecting is therefore a soothing effect. Injections, when administered correctly, do not paralyze the facial muscles or keep patients from expressing themselves. The therapy simply softens and rebalances facial movements that have become habitual and repetitive over the years. This results in a more youthful, relaxed, and vibrant appearance. As well as being very effective at reversing the signs of aging, injections can also be used as a preventative measure. BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomin have all been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for cosmetic use.
- Forehead lines
- Between the eyebrows (glabella)
- “Crows feet” of the eyes
- Frown lines below the mouth
- Fine lines/wrinkles above the lip
- “Gummy” smile
- Chin creases
- “Bunny lines” on the nose
- Lateral eyebrow (Browlift)
- Hyperhidrosis (under the arms for excessive sweating)
Visible results from the injections are typically seen in 5-10 days after injection. Patients should allow 2 weeks for an injection to take full effect before evaluating its results. The duration of effect of BOTOX® Cosmetic, Xeomin, or Dysport is typically 3-4 months; but variation can occur with patients.