Botox®, XEOMIN®, and Dysport® Treatment in Lake Oswego, OR

Patients who struggle with early signs of aging may be apprehensive to undergo a surgical procedure and instead may turn to non-invasive treatments. Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and XEOMIN® are neurotoxins used for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between patient’s eyebrows, and other areas of the face. Dr. Elisa Burgess offers neurotoxin injections to patients who wish to relax the signs of aging, but in a gentle, less invasive manner. One of our highly skilled providers can create a customized treatment plan for you!


Am I a neurotoxin candidate?

Neurotoxin treatments are one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the world. Patients often select neurotoxin treatment as a means to correct frown lines in between the eyebrows (glabellar area) and around the eyes (crow’s feet), and practitioners use it for forehead lines or for specific areas with excessive sweating. Patients who receive neurotoxin treatments are usually between 18 and 65 years of age. Patients who have an infection at the proposed injection site, or have an allergy or hypersensitivity to the toxins used in Botox® may not be ideal candidates for treatment. Patients should not be pregnant or nursing.


What is the treatment like?

Prior to a neurotoxin treatment, the patient and one of our our trained providers will carefully select the injection sites. Through small injections directly over the overactive muscles, the neurotoxin will work to relax the muscles that cause frown lines, while still allowing you to show facial expressions. The procedure takes only a few minutes to perform and, normally, no anesthesia is required. The result is a more rested, youthful appearance that can last three or four months. Repeat treatments are usually required.

What should I expect after treatment?

The patient can expect little to no downtime following neurotoxin treatment but should avoid blood thinning medications such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen and fish oils, alcohol, and remain upright for a few hours. We recommend no massage in the area for seven days, and no vigorous exercise the day of treatment. Many patients begin to notice a softening of their wrinkles anywhere from 24 hours to five days from initial treatment. Full results may be evaluated two weeks following the procedure. Though some side effects, such as bruising, redness, nausea, or headache are possible, the patient should notify the office of any severe or unusual side effects.


Common non-invasive treatment alternatives to a facelift or other cosmetic surgery options, Botox, XEOMIN, and Dysport, all fall into the neuromodulator category of medical products. In the world of dermatology, this means that they act directly on the muscles beneath the skin of the face, weakening the muscular contractions that lead to wrinkles.

To accomplish this, a medical professional will inject a small amount of a neuromodulator directly into strategically targeted muscles under the skin. As this muscle gradually relaxes, it smooths the look and feel of the skin above it.

Three of the most popular neuromodulator treatment options, Botox, XEOMIN, and Dysport, share a great deal in common. Medical professionals use all of them for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and on other areas of the face. Furthermore, all are approved by the FDA, have the same threat of minor side effects, and produce results that typically last three to six months.

As neuromodulators, Botox, XEOMIN, and Dysport also stand together in contrast to dermal fillers. Although people tend to confuse the two, neuromodulators act on facial muscles while fillers plump wrinkled tissue by filling space and providing support. Many patients find that they can achieve optimal cosmetic results by using these two product types in tandem.

Botox is both the most well-known neuromodulator for wrinkle treatment and the first on the market. While the US federal government has deemed Botox, XEOMIN, and Dysport safe for appropriate use, Botox has faced the most clinical scrutiny (simply because it has been around the longest).

Because it contains just a single ingredient, it is great for patients who have or might react negatively to the preservatives and other additives in Botox. Like Botox patients, XEOMIN patients typically begin to see positive treatment results within seven to nine days.

Dysport, by contrast, is significantly faster acting, producing visible results within two or three days of treatment. This is due to its smaller molecule size, rapid movement, and tendency to spread out over a larger area. Beyond its faster activation, it is desirable for patients and physicians who desire broad and even neuromodulator distribution.

It is widely known that wrinkle reduction wasn’t the first medical use for Botox. In fact, neuromodulators can treat conditions that range from chronic migraines to overactive bladders to crossed eyes and eyelid spasms.

Located near Portland in the suburb of Lake Oswego, Oregon, the In My Own Skin Med Spa is a leading provider of skin treatments in the region. If you have questions about Botox, XEOMIN, and Dysport neuromodulators, or if you want to schedule a consultation appointment, call us today at 503-699-6464 or visit our website to fill out a short contact form.

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