Wrinkle Relaxing

botox

botox

Botox is a muscle relaxer which is manufactured by Allergan. When injected into facial muscles in very small quantities, it reduces movement-related wrinkling of the skin. It can be used in lots of locations on the face and neck.  The most commonly treated location is the creases between the eyebrows.  Other commonly treated areas include horizontal forhead wrinkles, and crow’s feet. Sometimes Botox can be used on lower facial muscles to improve wrinkles around the mouth and chin.

 

Botox takes a few days to a couple of weeks to work and the results generally last 3-4 months:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Botox injections are $11/unit. It is not necessary to join a "club" to get this price. Sometimes I am asked why I do not price "by the location."  This is because I think patients should only pay for the amount they recieve.   The amount needed varies by patient and location, but pricing "by the unit" usually creates a price advantage for the patient.  Typical values used in my office are as shown:

Botox effect over time

Injections can sting so we offer use of a topical anesthetic at no additional charge.  Be sure to check our specials for new patient pricing.

 

Comprehensive additional information about Botox is available from Allergan.

Dysport

 

Xeomin

 

Dysport is similiar to Botox.

 

 The mechanism of action is the same, but the biologic activity per unit and concentration differ.

 

There is no significant difference in complication rates or patient satisfaction, but occassionally a patient who doesn't have an adequate response to Botox will respond well to Dysport.

 

Comprehensive additional information about Dysport is available from Medicis.

 

Xeomin is similiar to Botox.

 

 The mechanism of action is the same, but the biologic activity per unit and concentration differ.

 

There is no significant difference in complication rates or patient satisfaction, but occasionally a patient who doesn't have an adequate response to Botox will respond well to Xeomin.

 

Comprehensive additional information about Xeomin is available from Merz.

Laurie McCall, M.D.

1280 S. Victoria Ave #201

Ventura, CA  93003