Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are all used to counteract wrinkles. They are a purified form of botulinum toxin A, meaning there is no risk of botulism when used correctly. They work by blocking the nerves that contract muscles, reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Botox is most effective on wrinkles that haven’t quite set in – “dynamic” wrinkles that appear when you move your face, such as when you move your face. B. when you frown. “If you don’t move the muscle too much, you won’t wrinkle it,” says Columbia University dermatologist Monica Halem, MD. She thinks Botox is preventive.
If you’re breastfeeding, pregnant, or planning to become pregnant, the FDA recommends that you talk to your doctor before starting Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin.
Side effects are possible: headache, bruising, pain at the injection site, and in less than 1% of cases, droopy eyelids or eyebrows that return to their natural position within a few months.
If you decide to try:
don’t be a pill. You are more likely to bruise at the needle injection site if you take aspirin or ibuprofen; These drugs thin the blood and increase the bleeding that causes the bruise. Skip the pills for 2 weeks before your treatment. You should also tell your doctor – before treatment – about any dietary supplements you’re taking, even if they’re “natural,” as some (like fish oil pills, ginkgo, or vitamin E) also thin the blood. Your doctor may ask you not to use these supplements for 2 weeks before your treatment.
Just go. Ask your doctor about a more natural, expressive look. Your doctor may adjust the dose accordingly.
Don’t keep partying. Spas and parties are fun, but not for squirts. These wrinkle treatments should only be carried out by a specialist in dermatology or plastic surgery.