The best answer is to schedule an appointment with a doctor that offers these services. He or she can help determine what would be best for you.
However, you can learn about these products and be better educated before consulting a physician. These products use botulinum toxins to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and achieve a more youthful look.
They can be used interchangeably as they all use the same application process and consist of very similar ingredients. Each treatment blocks the nerve impulses of the injected muscles to temporarily paralyze muscle movements that cause wrinkles.
Since they limit contraction-induced wrinkles, they also prevent the formation of deeper lines in the future, making these treatments attractive anti-aging strategies.
Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are most commonly applied to three areas of the face. Each product requires different dosages and numbers of treatments to address these areas. That’s another reason it is essential that you choose a qualified expert.
The three most common areas are the glabella area, which is located between the eyebrows; the area above the eyebrows where horizontal forehead lines develop from raising the eyebrows in expression; and the outer corners of the eyes, where lines and wrinkles show when you smile, also known as crows’ feet.
Your doctor will determine where the injection is going to be most effective, and then apply it in a very short session. Side effects are minimal, and the process is non-invasive. Sessions typically take less than a half hour and do not require inpatient care. You may require multiple injections to achieve your desired result.
Insurance doesn’t usually cover these types of cosmetic injections, so it’s important to be aware of the total cost before you get them. The industry average for 20 units of Botox is $400, while Dysport tends to be slightly less expensive. At Naples Vision of Beauty, we always offer affordable prices. Our price for 20 units of Botox is $240 and $200 for 50 units of Dysport, which is significantly lower than the industry average.
If you are unsure of the most effective procedure for you, you should discuss with your doctor. At Naples Vision of Beauty, Dr. Freeley will discuss your options and help you make the right choice for the results you desire and your budget. Call (239) 777-6435 to schedule an appointment.
By Natalia Lazar