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BOTOX® Cosmetic & XEOMIN®

Botox ModelThe benefits of BOTOX Cosmetic and XEOMIN injections, such as a rested, youthful appearance, are now fairly well known. Injections of highly diluted botulinum toxin have become one of the most common aesthetic procedures performed in the country, and XEOMIN and BOTOX are certainly favorites among our Marin County patients. It's important to remember, though, that cosmetic procedures, including these injections, depend on highly trained practitioners performing the procedures in a safe environment to get the results you want.

If you've been considering getting XEOMIN or BOTOX and live in Mill Valley, San Rafael, Novato, Corte Madera, Larkspur, or surrounding communities, request a consultation at our Greenbrae office. You can also call us at (415) 925-2880 to have one of our friendly staff members schedule your appointment.

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Best Candidate for Injections

The ideal candidates for BOTOX and XEOMIN injections are men and women in good health who are concerned about forehead wrinkles or lines around their mouths or eyes, but who aren't ready for a brow lift or facelift. Patients with severe skin laxity may benefit from a surgical procedure combined with BOTOX injections. In rare cases, an individual may be allergic to BOTOX or XEOMIN.

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  • Over 40,000 procedures performed
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Dr. Stanley G. Poulos and Dr. Yngvar A. Hvistendahl combine the surgical skills and aesthetic perspective that are the hallmarks of a world-class plastic surgery clinic in Marin County, CA.

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Meeting with your surgeon to consider your areas of concern and go over your medical history can ensure that BOTOX or XEOMIN injections are appropriate for you. Many patients combine the injections with facial fillers, such as JUVÉDERM®, for a complete rejuvenation.

BOTOX vs. XEOMIN: What's the Difference?

Both BOTOX and XEOMIN use the same ingredient to block nerve activity that causes facial muscles to contract when we form expressions. When the muscles relax, wrinkles do not form. BOTOX gained FDA approval about 10 years earlier than XEOMIN. Each is considered very safe, and both take about a week to get the desired results, although each patient's experience is different. XEOMIN is a good alternative for patients who are allergic to BOTOX because it doesn't include the same additive as BOTOX. The best way to decide which to use is to consult with our board-certified plastic surgeons.

Injections Procedure

Both BOTOX and XEOMIN are injected directly into the areas of the targeted facial muscles using a very fine needle. A topical anesthetic can be applied to ensure comfort. Injections that achieve the desired results require experience and a comprehensive understanding of facial muscles and anatomy.

Injections soften crow's feet, forehead lines, and frown lines that appear on the face as we get older. They do this by blocking nerve impulses, which weakens the muscles into which the facial injections are introduced. However, because of their ability to rebalance facial muscles, BOTOX and XEOMIN should be thought of as facial shaping rather than simply wrinkle removal. Although it isn't as well-known, BOTOX injections are approved by the FDA to offset hyperhidrosis, a medical condition that causes excessive (and sometime unpredictable) sweating. BOTOX is also approved for the treatment of migraine headaches and other important medical uses.

After Your Injections

If you work in Greenbrae, Mill Valley, or other areas close to our practice, your BOTOX or XEOMIN procedure can be done during your lunch hour. Most people return to normal activities right away. In about a week, you'll start seeing the results as wrinkles and lines fade.

For more information on these injections, please visit our Education Center. Visitors who searched for BOTOX may also be interested in fat transfer.

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