Are wrinkles and lines making you feel less like yourself or look older than you are? Then you may be interested in injectables like Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, and Jueveau. These incredible cosmetic treatments reduce signs of aging by targeting the muscles underneath the skin rather than the skin itself, giving you gorgeous soft skin in one simple session! All these methods of wrinkle reduction are offered here at Trouvaille Med Spa in Bourbonnais, IL. To learn which treatment will work best for you, read on.
How Can Injectables Give Me Younger-Looking Skin?
Injectables like those mentioned above are all “neuromodulators”. They temporarily weaken muscles by blocking the neurotransmitters that tell them to contract. Now, no matter how much you move your face, the muscles will be relaxed leaving the overlying skin smooth and therefore, younger-looking. This can be used not only to reduce wrinkles but to prevent new ones from forming. Each product works slightly differently to provide you with unique results.
Botulinum toxin type A, more commonly known as Botox, is not only the most-used neuromodulator in the USA – it’s the most-used cosmetic treatment! With FDA approval since 1989, this treatment is incredibly popular thanks to its flexibility and longevity. It can be used to treat almost any dynamic wrinkle on the face, and does so with incredible precision, leaving surrounding areas completely unaffected, so your face will still move as normal. Gorgeous results last for up to six months, after which time treatment can be repeated.
Uniquely, Botox can be used to treat some medical concerns as well. If you are struggling with TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) or hyperhidrosis (excess sweating), this treatment can offer relief for several months at a time. It works in the same way as when used for cosmetic purposes, blocking communication between nerves and muscles so that targeted areas can’t work in ways that cause you discomfort, pain, or frustration. Botox is the only neuromodulator that can do this.
This injectable also uses botulinum toxin type A, but a more pure form of it. This reduces the risk of the body having an allergic reaction to it, which makes it a slightly better option for those who are allergy-prone or react sensitively to new products. Xeomin is particularly effective when used on minor-moderate wrinkles around the eyebrows and eyes and along the forehead, so may be preferred for people whose cosmetic concerns are only in these areas.
This prescription injection is used on moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, AKA glabellar lines, in adults who are under 65 years of age. As it is injected directly into the muscles between the brows, it’s the ideal treatment for someone who is only looking to treat this specific area. Patients love that the effects of Dysport become noticeable after just a few days, unlike other injectables that can take longer to develop.
Jueveau, also known as “NewTox”, is made by Evolus. It, too, uses the muscle-relaxing capabilities of botulinum toxin, but boasts a slightly different form called prabotulinumtoxinA, whereas other injectables commonly use onabotulinumtoxinA.
What Should I Expect During Treatment?
The first step of this process will be an initial consultation. An expert member of the Trouvaille Med Spa team will assess your medical history and current condition to see if one of these treatments will be right for you. They will also discuss your goals for treatment and help you understand what benefits the treatment can offer, ensuring you have realistic expectations. Once it is determined that you are a good candidate for this kind of treatment, we will work together to decide which specific brand to go with.
On the Day
These treatments take place right here in our stunning Bourbonnais office. The area to be treated is cleansed with an antiseptic, and we will then apply ice or a topical numbing cream if needed to ensure minimal discomfort throughout the injections. A very fine needle is used to inject the solution into the targeted muscles. Treatment generally takes less than thirty minutes. You won’t be required to take any downtime following treatment, carrying on with life as per normal immediately afterward.
What Are “Dynamic Wrinkles”?
Dynamic wrinkles are the lines and wrinkles that occur when we move our facial muscles, such as when we frown or smile. Over time, as our skin ages and we have made those movements for years on end, these wrinkles can become permanent. There are a number of factors that contribute to how quickly dynamic wrinkles form, including sun damage, smoking, dehydration, and genetics. They are not wrinkles caused by sagging, loose skin such as jowls or hollow cheeks.
Who Is a Good Candidate for These Treatments?
Good candidates for neuromodulator injections are those who are looking for a safe and effective way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet. They are also a good option for those who do not want to undergo surgery or cannot tolerate the side effects of other anti-aging treatments, such as laser resurfacing. We recommend these treatments for any gender, skin tone, and age group (so long as you are over 18) because we know these kinds of cosmetic concerns can affect anyone.
Say Goodbye to Dynamic Wrinkles With the Product That Works for You
Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jueveau are all safe and effective treatments for wrinkles and choosing which one will work best for you to depend on your skin type and lifestyle. Whatever you choose, you’ll be able to participate in reward programs, earning and redeeming points as you enjoy softer, more youthful skin. To learn more about rewards, neuromodulators, fillers or any of our other services, contact Trouvaille Med Spa in Bourbonnais, IL, today.