BOTOX® / DYSPORT® / XEOMIN®

allergan_diamond_logoThe Martin Center is honored to be a National Training Facility for BOTOX® Cosmetic. Dr. Martin was chosen by BOTOX® Cosmetic to be a certified trainer. Doctors from all over the country come to the Martin Center to attend his training sessions. The Martin Center is honored to be a Diamond level provider which enables you to earn valuable points in the Brilliant Distinctions program.

BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections

BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are a simple 5-minute procedure designed to address the dynamic botoxconsmetic_logowrinkles of the forehead and eye regions. Initially FDA approved in 1989 for treatment of a spastic eyelid problem called blepharospasm, it received cosmetic approval for the treatment of glabellar frown lines in April 2002. We have been using BOTOX® Cosmetic injections for cosmetic applications since 1998 with excellent results. Our patients have been very satisfied with the magical effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic.*

BOTOX® Cosmetic works by stopping muscle contraction, which then relaxes the overlying skin to improve the skin wrinkling. An injection is required for placement of the BOTOX® Cosmetic into the muscle. Once injected, the BOTOX® Cosmetic is absorbed into the nerve ending which is responsible for stimulating the muscle to contract. The BOTOX® Cosmetic prevents the release of acetylcholine from the nerve, which is required for stimulation of the muscle. This basically stops communication between the nerve and the muscle.*

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Injections are performed in the office using a very small needle. A topical anesthetic ointment is applied to the skin prior to treatment and can render the injections almost painless. The needle passes through the skin into the muscle layer where tiny droplets are placed. The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic are not immediate, and in fact, will take about 3 to 5 days to appear, with the full effects taking up to 4 weeks to develop. You may resume normal activity immediately, however, you may notice a small amount of temporary redness at the injection sites. We recommend staying elevated for 4 hours after treatment and not massaging the areas of injection during this time period. Smiling and frowning every 15 minutes after the treatment for several hours may enhance the absorption of the BOTOX® Cosmetic and thus enhance the effects. When performed properly, BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can lessen or eliminate frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet lines. The average length of effect of BOTOX® Cosmetic is about 4 months. For some individuals, the length of effect can be more or less.*

Individual results may vary. Learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic here.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc.

Endoscopic Wrinkle Procedure

For individuals who would like a more permanent solution for the glabellar frown lines, a selective endoscopic wrinkle treatment can be performed. This procedure requires two small incisions in the scalp behind the hairline. Using an endoscope and a camera, some of the muscles which cause the frown lines are clipped to decrease their activity. This is a simple 30-minute procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia only or with light sedation. There would be a brief recovery time due to some initial swelling and bruising.*

DYSPORT®

dysport_model-01What is DYSPORT®?
Prescription DYSPORT® is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of your frown lines without changing the look of your whole face. The untreated facial muscles still work normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions, such as smiling, in untreated areas. DYSPORT® is a formulation that has been shown to deliver temporary improvements in moderate to severe frown lines, even with repeat treatments. So, the effect of repeat treatment with DYSPORT® may be comparable to your first use.*

How does DYSPORT® work?
With just 1 injection into each of 5 points between and over the eyebrows, DYSPORT® blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscles, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines. You should not be treated with Dysport more frequently than every 90 days. Treatment with prescription DYSPORT® can temporarily improve the look of your moderate to severe frown lines. Treatment generally takes just 10 to 20 minutes.*

logo-dysport-smallCan I use DYSPORT® and still look like me?
Prescription DYSPORT® is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of your moderate to severe frown lines without changing the look of your whole face. The untreated facial muscles still work normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions, such as smiling, in untreated areas.

Individual results may vary. Learn more about DYSPORT® here.

XEOMIN®

What is XEOMIN®?
xeomin_logoXEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) recently received FDA approval for treatment of glabellar rhytids (frown lines between the eyebrows), making it the third neuromuscular agent in the US to receive such approval, along with BOTOX® and DYSPORT®. BOTOX® (Allergan) is the most common aesthetic treatment/cosmetic procedure in the world, and has an excellent and proven track record of safety. XEOMIN® is based on this excellent product, and is similar in action to BOTOX®. In the FDA studies, it was shown to have similar onset of action and duration as BOTOX®.*

What are the cosmetic uses of XEOMIN®?
XEOMIN®, like BOTOX® and DYSPORT®, is FDA-approved for cosmetic treatment of the 11’s (frown lines between the eyebrows). Other common uses for all three products include forehead lines and crow’s feet lines. Xeomin also received prior FDA clearance for treatment of cervical dystonia (abnormal neck pain) and blepharospasm (eyelid spasm). XEOMIN® is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to the active substance botulinum toxin type A or to any of the components in the formulation and in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site(s).*

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How does XEOMIN® work?
XEOMIN® is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles to relax the muscles and decrease their activity. XEOMIN® works at the neuromuscular junction, blocking the release of a chemical messenger-acetylcholine-that conveys the signal from nerve terminals and causes muscle fibers to contract.*

Is XEOMIN® the same as BOTOX®?
XEOMIN®, BOTOX® and DYSPORT® are all botulinum toxin products, and they all work to relax facial muscles and prevent wrinkle formation, but the products are not the same. They all have unique names, and differ in dosing and usage. XEOMIN® does not need to be refrigerated, unlike the other two products.

What are potential advantages of XEOMIN® over BOTOX®?
XEOMIN® has been manufactured in a unique way to remove any accessory proteins/additives, and this theoretically can result in decreased chance of antibody formation and resistance to the product. BOTOX® has a much longer track record of safety for a variety of cosmetic and medical use indications, and is the gold standard product against which other newer products are compared to.*

Individual results may vary. Learn more about XEOMIN® here.

*All videos, photographs, and testimonials present possible results. There is no guarantee that your results would be the same, as individual results will vary.