NEUROMODULATORS: BOTOX®, DYSPORT®, XEOMIN®


 
“Wow. The whole procedure was easy and painless and the results made me feel great. The best part is that I look natural. Dr. Grodberg has a true artist’s touch with Botox®. She uses just the right amount. People comment that I look well rested but they don’t know what I’ve done.” —D.D. Tenafly

“A Botox® treatment is a non-surgical procedure that can smooth the “frown” lines between the brows, “crow’s feet” on the sides of the eyes and wrinkles on the forehead. It does this by relaxing the muscles that cause these lines to form, and keeps them relaxed for up to four months." —Dr. Michele Grodberg

 

 

If you’re considering treatment with Botox®, here are Dr. Grodberg’s answers to a few frequently asked questions:

WHAT EXACTLY IS A NEUROMODULATOR?

“Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin® all belong to a class of drugs known as neuromodulators. They are injectable treatments to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. They are comprised of a naturally-occurring, purified protein called Botulinum Type A. Tiny amounts of this protein can be used to safely and temporarily disable muscles by blocking neurological signals which lead to muscle contraction. A few strategically placed tiny injections directly into the overactive muscles that cause the wrinkle or crease to form will prevent muscle contraction and minimize the appearance of the line.”

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM A BOTOX®, DYSPORT® AND XEOMIN® TREATMENT?

“Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin® are administered in several tiny injections. Discomfort is minimal and brief and the area can be pretreated with an ice pack or a numbing cream. It is possible to experience some bruising at the injection site, but that can be covered with makeup. You should keep your head elevated for three hours after the procedure and should not manipulate the areas.

The effect of Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin® usually begins to be noticeable in a few days, with improvement continuing up to two weeks. The results typically last up to four months.”

WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS?

“As with any medical treatment, neuromodulators may cause side effects, which can include headache, respiratory infection, flu syndrome, temporary eyelid droop and nausea. See our treatment guidelines for neuromodulators.”

WHAT DOES IT MEAN THAT YOU ARE PART OF THE BRILLIANT DISTINCTIONS PROGRAM?

“I was invited by Allergan, the makers of Botox® and Juvederm®, to join their consumer loyalty program, Brilliant Distinctions. I view it as one more way to say thank you. The program operates on a point system redeemable for discounts on future procedures. You earn points by purchasing a Botox® or Juvederm® treatment--and the more you participate, the more you save. You can even earn bonus points. Join the program by registering at www.brilliantdistinctionsprogram.com.”
 

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