While aging may be inevitable, there are a variety of gentle, non-surgical treatment options to choose from when considering facial rejuvenation. Among the most popular methods of attaining a more youthful facial appearance are botulinum toxin injections. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), injections of botulinum toxin-based formulations, such as BOTOX®, Dysport and Xeomin, are the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures in America.
If you live in Charlotte and would like to learn more about BOTOX®, Dysport and Xeomin, please contact Urban Skin Solutions today by completing the form on this page or calling (704) 971-9191 to schedule a personal consultation with a licensed aesthetician. We proudly serve patients of all skin tones, including people with black skin, brown skin and every shade between.
What Are Wrinkle Relaxers?
As you age, a lifetime of smiling, laughing and furrowing your brow can create fine lines and creases on your skin. Wrinkle relaxers, like BOTOX®, Dysport and Xeomin, are injectable treatments approved by the FDA to address certain dynamic lines that may be causing you to look older than you feel.
Wrinkle relaxers are administered with an injection, just below the surface of the skin. Once it has been injected into the target area, it relaxes the repeated muscle activity that causes dynamic wrinkles to form.
The injections are fast and painless, although you may feel a slight pinch as the needle is inserted. Wrinkle relaxers can be used to successfully treat:
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Lines around the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet)
- Forehead wrinkles
- Elevated brow
- Wrinkles around the mouth and lower face
The best way to determine which wrinkle relaxer, or combination of treatments, is right for you is to meet personally with one of Urban Skin Solution’s skilled and experienced aestheticians. We will discuss your situation and goals and come up with a treatment plan that best matches your budget and lifestyle.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable wrinkle relaxer composed of botulinum toxin type A. It works by preventing your facial muscles from contracting. This helps reduce the appearance of existing dynamic lines as well as preventing further lines from developing in the future.
Since its introduction in the early 2000s, BOTOX® has helped millions of men and women of all skin tones reach their cosmetic goals. The popularity of this beloved treatment is based on several factors, including:
- Can treat a number of wrinkles including worry lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet
- Quick and comfortable injection appointments
- No downtime
- No stitches or sutures
- Results last for 3-4 months
- Results can be prolonged with consecutive treatments
- Procedures can be conveniently repeated on your schedule
You’ll notice the effects of your BOTOX® injections within 3-5 days, although some patients see results with the first 24 hours.
Treatment price: $10.99 per unit
Similar to BOTOX®, Dysport is an FDA-approved injectable that harnesses the power of botulinum type A to relax the muscles that cause frown lines and other common facial issues like crow’s feet and forehead lines. While comparing Dysport to BOTOX® can be like comparing apples to apples, there are some differences:
- Dysport is superior to BOTOX® and Xeomin for treating crow’s feet around the eyes
- More units of Dysport are needed compared to BOTOX® and Xeomin
- Dysport spreads to a wider area, this can be an advantage in certain areas of the face
- Dysport has a slightly quicker onset than BOTOX®
The effects of Dysport usually last as long as BOTOX® and repeated treatments are necessary to maintain long-term results.
Treatment price: $3.99 per unit (Dysport requires three times the amount of units as BOTOX® and Xeomin)
Recently approved by the FDA for temporary improvement in the appearance of frown lines, Xeomin is an additive-free alternative to BOTOX® and Dysport. Since the formulation of Xeomin is pure and includes fewer ingredients, your body is less likely to have a reaction to the product or become resistant to the treatment.
Xeomin results can last for 3-6 months after treatment and the procedure can be repeated at a later date to safely maintain a smooth facial appearance.
Treatment price: $9.99 per unit
WRINKLE FREE: BOTOX® and Xeomin Club Membership
Pre-pay for 100 units of Botox for $949 or Xeomin for $849
Purchasing this package qualifies you to purchase additional BOTOX® Cosmetic at $9.49 per unit and Xeomin at $8.49 per unit any day of the week for a year from the date of your membership purchase.
This package also grants you $100 off dermal fillers any day of the week for a year from the date your membership purchase.
You must use a minimum of 20 units at each appointment over the course of the year. You have 12 months to use all 100 units.
Contact Urban Skin Solutions Today
To learn more about how BOTOX®, Dysport and Xeomin can help you maintain smooth, vibrant skin, contact us today online or at (704) 971-9191 to schedule a consultation. Our Charlotte facility proudly helps patients with any color of skin.