Dysport and Xeomin in New York City with Dr. Shridharani

What is Dysport?

Dysport treats moderate to severe frown lines by reducing specific muscle activity. Wrinkles and creases are caused by repeated movements and muscle contractions, which means they can even develop in younger adults. Dysport temporarily prevents muscle contractions that cause frown lines, leaving the rest of your face to move naturally.

What is Xeomin?

Xeomin is a neuromodulator that blocks the release of chemicals that cause muscle contractions causing frown lines to soften. Xeomin can temporarily improve the appearance of both mild to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, forehead, and crow’s feet. Xeomin can also be used to soften the lines around the mouth, chin, and neck.

How long do Dysport and Xeomin last?

Every patient is different depending on his or her metabolism of Dysport or Xeomin. Most patients find their injections last around 3-4 months. Certain patients metabolize faster than others leaving them with the effects for 2-3 months, while others have the amazing benefit for up to 6 months. Over time Dysport and Xeomin can fatigue the muscle allowing for less movement after the Dysport wears off, allowing more time between injections.

How long does it take for the effects to kick in after injection?

You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines. It takes about 7-10 days to see maximal results from Dysport and Xeomin.

Can Dysport and Xeomin be used to treat excessive sweating?

Yes! Botulinum toxin type A has been shown to decrease sweating and excessive underarm sweating. Many patients find that they are very pleased with decreased sweating after injections during the summer months and they decide to continue the injections year round.

Can Dysport or Xeomin be used to treat headache symptoms associated with chronic migraines?

Dysport became FDA approved treatment of chronic migraines in 2010.

What should I expect after Dysport/Xeomin? Is there any downtime?

After your injection, you should expect a little bit of swelling and slight redness, which seems to resolve/go away in a matter of hours. Avoiding heavy exercise, salty foods, alcohol, and sleeping face down will help avoid excessive swelling.

How long will my Dysport/Xeomin injections take?

Many patients get treated on their lunch breaks or when they are simply “in between meetings or activities.” A full Xeomin treatment generally takes around Dr. Shridharani around 15-30 minutes and does NOT require any premedication or anesthesia.

Can Dysport or Xeomin be used to treat a widened jaw?

Yes. Patient’s with a strong masseter (chewing) muscle, often a result of TMJ or stress, can be relaxed by both Dysport and Xeomin and create a softer jawline.

If I try Dysport or Xeomin once will I need to continue treatments forever?

No! Most patients love their Dysport injections so much they want to continue injections but it is not something you have to continue forever.

Will people be able to tell I’ve had something done?

No, many patients say their friends are asking what they are doing to look so great!

Can I have Dysport or Xeomin injected while being pregnant?

You CANNOT have either injected while pregnant.

Dysport FAQ’s

Q: I am someone who is very expressive with talking. I have fine lines on my nose and forehead. Can Dysport or Xeomin help these lines?
If you are someone who is often wrinkling your nose or forehead, Dysport and Xeomin are great ways to treat or even prevent those fine lines from forming. Even after the injection wears off, patients often find they are less likely to frown or wrinkle their nose because they have trained themselves out of the habit.
Q: I’m in my twenties… can I have Dysport or Xeomin for preventative measures?
Dysport/Xeomin in your “20’s” is becoming more and more common due to the concept of “preventive aesthetic medicine.” Every patient has to be seen and considered on a case-by- case basis. The prevention of wrinkles and taking care of one’s skin is appropriate when done safely and by a licensed practitioner who understands the anatomy, has trained extensively in the field of plastic surgery, and can match their skill set with your expectations. Also, preventing the wrinkles before they become prominent is helpful in preventing the need for other treatments that can be more expensive (fillers, lasers) in the future.
Q: Can I schedule a consultation with Dr. Shridharani to see if I am a candidate for Dysport or Xeomin?
Yes, commonly patients want to schedule a consultation to see if he or she are a candidate for Dysport or Xeomin. If you are a candidate we can perform the injections on the same day as the consultation!

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