Relax Facial Lines with Neuromodulators

Aging, genetics, emotions, and even certain lifestyles can create fine lines and wrinkles which detract from your relaxed, fresh and natural facial beauty. Lines and wrinkles on the face and neck are often caused by underlying muscle movement during facial expressions. They are most commonly seen across the forehead, between the brows (glabella) and around the eyes. These expression wrinkles can appear as early as in your 20s, and can make you look tired, stressed, or even upset while adding years to your facial appearance. But there’s good news – we can often prevent and treat these wrinkles with various cosmetic dermatology procedures.

Dysport and Xeomin, like Botox, are non-invasive injectable neuromodulators designed to soften lines and wrinkles typically formed by repeated expressions. These medications soften hyperactive muscles subtly to relax lines and wrinkles.  This quick and easy procedure designed to smooth wrinkles is extremely popular with men and women of all ages who are looking for a more rested, refreshed appearance.   The treatment typically takes 10 minutes or less!  At The Derm Institute, we provide Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach with Physician level exclusive care.  We never delegate Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin injections to a less experienced nurse or physician assistant extender.

Safe, predictable, and natural results are Dr. Chiu’s goals.

The most common areas treated with Dysport, Botox, or Xeomin include:

  • Glabella or the frown lines between your brows
  • Crow’s feet
  • Horizontal forehead lines

As an advanced, nuanced Board Certified Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr. Chiu also uses Dysport or Xeomin to:

  • Improve vertical neck bands
  • Soften horizontal necklines or “necklace” lines (in combination with filler)
  • Smooth “bunny lines” or lines that show when you scrunch up your nose
  • Lessen vertical lip lines or “smoker’s lines.”
  • Shape and contour a square jawline to a more “heart” shape
  • Tighten a jawline and neck aka “Nefertiti neck lift.”

Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin: 1 Million Units and Counting

An incredibly safe procedure that delivers high patient satisfaction time and again in relaxing wrinkles, Dr. Annie Chiu has perfected the "art" behind neuromodulators Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. As an Allergan Black Diamond level and Galderma Presidential injector, she ranks among the top 1% of Botox injectors in the U.S. in experience and skill.

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Refined and precise use of Dysport or Xeomin can also:

  • Improve dimpling of the chin
  • Open the eyes
  • Lift the brows
  • Lift the nose tip, which drops a bit with age
  • Upturn the corners of the mouth
  • Help treat a smile that shows too much gum
  • Tighten the lower face (aka Nefertiti Lift)
  • Soften a squared off jawline or face
  • Reduce Armpit or Hand Sweating

Please read our Pre and Post Dysport or Xeomin directions for best results and what to expect.

Botox vs. Dysport vs. Xeomin

There are two questions commonly asked by our patients regarding these three neuromodulators. The first is, what’s the difference between them? And the second is, which one is right for me?

All three of these neuromodulator treatments have the same “active” ingredient.  They are made by different manufacturers and housed in slightly different proteins.  We consider the difference to be like “Coke and Pepsi”.  While all three originate from the same source ingredient and act as a neuromodulator to relax wrinkles with consistent results, patients still often ask,– how are they different?

Over a decade ago, the FDA approved Allergan’s Botox as a first on the market anti-aging injectable.  highly sought benefits of diminishing crow’s feet, frown lines, and lines across the forehead ensured Botox’s rapid rise to popularity. It quickly becomes the most popular cosmetic procedure worldwide.

Since then other manufacturers have released their products in this ever-expanding market.  Currently, Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin all have a similar effectiveness and delivers consistent results.  With extensive experience, there can be subtle differences among these products in some patients.

Dysport in some patients can provide results that are seen faster, at times within 72 hours of treatment.  Patients typically see results from Dysport within two to three days, with Botox and Xeomin around five or six. All the current neuromodulators approved in the US lasts between 3-4 months, and up to 6 months with regular, consistent use.  Dysport may be considered a better option when an area needs broader, softer, more diffuse coverage, like in patients with a slightly larger forehead.

As a leading expert in injectable anti-aging procedures,  Dr. Chiu can advise you on which product will be the best choice in treating your unique facial concerns. Every treatment is customized for every patient at The Derm Institute.  There is no “cookie-cutter” or recipe approach—providing the most natural enhancement for every individual.  In our clinic, because we are specialists in cosmetic injectable procedures, there is always the option to use any preferred neuromodulator or combination to give you the best and most consistent, long-lasting results.

We can also pair Dysport or Xeomin with dermal filler injectables like Radiesse and Juvederm for comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

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Common Questions About Dysport and Xeomin

Do the Dysport or Xeomin injections hurt?

Dysport and Xeomin are extremely popular procedures because of the comfort and ease of the treatment. There is minimal discomfort.

Can I go back to work after my Dysport or Xeomin injections?

There is no downtime to Dysport or Xeomin!  The procedure usually takes 10 minutes or less and you can resume all social activities!

How long do the Dysport or Xeomin treatments last?

Your Dysport or Xeomin results typically will last three to four months. Studies show consistent maintenance of treatments like Dypsort can eventually lead to longer lasting results up to six months.

How expensive are these Dysport or Xeomin injection treatments?

Price varies greatly depending on the treatment area and muscle mass (men typically require more Botox or Xeomin because of larger muscles on the face). Typical costs using Dysport or Xeomin for frown lines range between $250-375; crow’s feet $300-450; forehead lines $150-300.

To explore the benefits of Dysport or Xeomin, contact The Derm Institute today at (310) 939-9800 to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Annie Chiu in Manhattan Beach.