Xeomin, Botox, Facial Fillers- What Do They Do and Should You Use Them? Do you have a few wrinkles or frown lines? Or do you have more than a few? Are you wondering if you are a good candidate for facial injections? When making a decision like this, it is best to be educated on all options and techniques. After all, this is your only face. Although day spas and other practitioners offer these treatments, it is highly recommended that a trained, medical clinician be the one to consult on and perform these solutions. Also, are there therapeutic or holistic reasons for getting this treatment? Self-confidence and feeling well are conduits to being healthier overall and being more productive. If you are confident about your more youthful appearance or a more engaging smile, you may be more likely to close that deal, get that job, or meet that special person.
Botox is short for botulinum toxin. It is a protein that is neurotoxic. If toxin and toxic are words that scare you and have negative connotations, then you are not alone. These words also represent the importance of using commercial forms of botulinum toxin in a safe way, and they underline the reason a medical professional should be administering these treatments. Also, wrinkles or frown lines aren’t the only reasons to receive neurotoxin treatment. Other conditions such as excessive sweating can be remedied as well.
According to www.americanboardcosmeticsurgery.org, neurotoxin treatments are the most popular single cosmetic procedure in the U.S. At Grosso Family Dentistry, they have chosen to use Xeomin in most cases. Xeomin works for patients that would like to remove frown lines called glabellar lines, forehead wrinkles, wrinkles around the eyes called crow’s feet, and wrinkles around the lips called smoker’s or water bottle lines. Xeomin is a prescription and it is injected into the skin by Dr. Katie Grosso to temporarily remove these lines. The results generally last about 3 months. According to www.singlecare.com, Xeomin usually has a quick onset of action and a relatively long duration. Muscle contractions which cause these wrinkles are caused by the release of chemicals, and these chemicals can be blocked by Xeomin. Xeomin has some benefits over Botox, although Botox is a valuable product for these treatments as well. The Xeomin manufacturers pride themselves on the fact that they remove unnecessary proteins from the product, while the therapeutic part of the molecule is isolated. A consultation with Grosso Family Dentistry is the first step, as these products do have potentially dangerous side effects, and a patient should know first if they are a good candidate.
Some facial fillers are meant to be used on the middle part of the face, such as the chin (mannequin lines), lips, or the naso-labial area. These are generally gel-like substances that are injected by professionals, such as the clinicians at Grosso Family Dentistry. Some facial fillers include Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero. These substances are hyaluronic acids, which are natural and found in skin. Natural fillers don’t last as long as synthetics, as they are absorbed by the body. Remember, all of these treatments aren’t permanent solutions, they are temporary.
Medical history, especially but not exclusively allergies and medications are items that need to be discussed with Dr. Katie Grosso and Dr. Frank Grosso.
Grosso Family Dentistry continues to expand their services to their beloved patient base. Xeomin treatments are just the latest. It is important to see your dentist once every six months for normal preventative oral care. The top dental professionals are taking a more holistic approach to wellness and expanding their expertise. Xeomin and facial fillers are great treatments for the right candidate. If you would like to discuss this topic, Grosso Family Dentistry is the place to start.