Botox / Dysport / Xeomin Cosmetics
BOTOX® Cosmetic is commonly used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of facial wrinkles. It is injected under the skin into areas surrounding the eyes, forehead and mouth to smooth lines and wrinkles. Made from a purified protein, BOTOX® injections relax the muscles responsible for wrinkles to give the face a rejuvenated look.
Laub Dermatology is recognized as a national training center for BOTOX®. Dr. Laub has been named the #1 provider of BOTOX® in Marin County by Allergan. Dr. Laub is among the most experienced physicians when it comes to BOTOX® treatments and has helped pioneer these techniques over the past 20 years.
Indications for BOTOX® include:
- Frown Lines
- Crow’s Feet
- Forehead Furrows
- Raise The eyebrows
- Turn up corners of the mouth
- Perioral lines
- Neck bands
- Excessive sweating (Hyperhydrosis)
Dysport is an FDA-approved injection treatment used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing facial muscles in the forehead. Similar to BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport is injected directly into the site of wrinkles to prevent the underlying muscles from contracting. Dysport injections are made from the bacterium Clostridum botulinum, the same protein used in Botox® injections.
Dysport was developed in Europe during the early 1990s, and has been used there successfully for several years. In April 2009, Dysport was approved by the FDA for use in the US. It an extremely popular cosmetic procedure with its convenience and long-lasting results.
XEOMIN® is made through a unique precision manufacturing process that isolates the therapeutic component of the molecule and removes the “accessory proteins” that don’t play an active role in treatment. XEOMIN® is a highly purified neurotoxin.
Frown lines form when facial expressions are made as the muscle under the skin contracts. Over time, as your skin ages, these repeated expressions cause lasting frown lines. Neurotoxins, such as XEOMIN®, are prescription medications that block the release of chemicals that cause these muscle contractions. So frown lines are softened.