Botox is one of the most well-known injectable options. Botox works using botulinum toxin as its active ingredient, which is used to safely and temporarily block nerve signals to the muscles where the product is injected. In cosmetic uses, this resolves dynamic wrinkles, or the wrinkles that develop and worsen as you make facial expressions such as squinting, smiling, or frowning. Botox injection results last an average of three to four months depending on the dose and area treated.
Dysport is an injectable in the same category as the more well-known Botox. These injectables are known as neuromodulators. Like Botox, Dysport is used to soften dynamic wrinkles. While the products are similar, some patients may have a personal preference for Dysport for a variety of reasons.
Xeomin is another neuromodulator option and alternative to Botox. It is used for dynamic wrinkles such as frown lines, also referred to as the “eleven lines” between the eyebrows. During a consultation, Dr. Damstetter can help you choose whether Xeomin is the best neuromodulator option for you.
Kybella is a unique injectable product that is used to reduce excess fat just below the chin. Using deoxycholic acid, Kybella permanently and safely breaks down fat cells in the “double chin” area. Kybella treatment is completed in a series of injections but does not require any incisions or surgery to effectively reduce fat stores.
Asclera is injected into small spider veins in the legs to reduce their appearance. Once injected, Asclera irritates the blood vessels, causing them to break down and disappear. Sclerotherapy may be combined with laser removal of blood vessels as well.
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To learn more about your injectable options at Reserve Dermatology, schedule an appointment with Dr. Damstetter. Call our Glenview Illinois office or contact us online to set up your consultation.