Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport® and Xeomin
Botox Cosmetic is a simple, non-surgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet around the eyes. Botox can even be used to lift the eyebrows! Results are technique-dependent, and Dr. Bunin’s advanced techniques and skill will give patients a natural, refreshed, and relaxed look rather than a paralyzed or plasticized look. Many patients come to her after being unhappy with how Botox® Cosmetic was administered elsewhere.
Botox® Cosmetic Patient
Before and after Botox® Cosmetic between the brows and on the forehead; trying to “scrunch” after Botox® Cosmetic injections.
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Innovation in Removing Forehead Lines and Crow’s Feet
No one knows eyelid and eye anatomy better than an ophthalmologist. Ophthalmologists have a unique understanding of the eyelids, brows, and orbit that most other physicians using Botox® Cosmetic do not have.
Ophthalmologists and oculoplastic specialists have been using Botox® Cosmetic for involuntary spasms of the eyelids, known as blepharospasm, for many years. However, because Dr. Bunin was personally involved in medical studies of the injectable in 1985, she and other leading physicians noted that lines around the eyes such as crow’s feet and forehead lines were lessened following Botox® Cosmetic treatments for spasms.
This discovery led to further research, which confirmed the effectiveness and safety of Botox® Cosmetic for use in improving wrinkles due to overactive muscles of the face. While other doctors did not offer Botox® Cosmetic until 2003, Dr. Bunin was the first physician in the Lehigh Valley to use Botox® Cosmetic medically, using the injectable routinely since 1988. She was also the first doctor to offer Botox® for cosmetic reasons beginning in 1991.
Using the best: Botox® Cosmetic by Allergan
Dr. Bunin only uses purified, FDA-approved Botox® Cosmetic manufactured by Allergan, which has been used to treat over a million people. She is also a recommended physician on Allergan’s Botox® Cosmetic website. With over twenty years of experience, Dr. Bunin is the most experienced Botox® Cosmetic injector in the Lehigh Valley and Tri-State Area.
Patients should beware of discount fees for Botox® Cosmetic treatments. Other physicians may actually be giving patients fewer units of Botox® Cosmetic, resulting in a less effective treatment and shorter lasting results for diminishing wrinkles on your brow or eye areas.
Xeomin is an injectable filler used to treat frown lines. It incorporates the same active ingredient as Botox, botulinum toxin type A, except Xeomin is a slightly purer form of the toxin which is believed to be beneficial to long-term patients in particular.
Xeomin has a variety of aesthetic and medical applications. It can be used to improve the look of:
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
- Laugh lines
- Frown lines
During treatment in Allentown, PA, Dr. Bunin will use a very thin needle to inject Xeomin into the desired area. You may feel a slight pinch, but the procedure typically isn’t considered to be painful. A topical anesthetic may be applied prior to treatment to alleviate discomfort.
Results are not immediately visible following the procedure. Optimal results from Xeomin should be seen within approximately seven days after treatment, and the full effects roughly one month later.
Dysport® and Botox® Cosmetic are both made up from onabotulinumtoxinA, drug that temporarily treats forehead lines, and frown lines between the eyes. Botox® Cosmetic came out in 2002 and then competitor Dysport® in 2009. Both are FDA approved for the same use.
Both drugs have also been approved for other cosmetic and medical uses, such as treating wrinkles around the outer corner of the eye commonly referred to as crow’s feet.
Which one works best? Many studies have been done to determine if either one does a better job. As of yet, there is no compelling evidence that one outperforms over the other.