Botox  Dysport  Xeomin

Neurotoxins

Skën Spa is proud to offer a range of different neurotoxins that can achieve quick and natural results. These help to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while dermal fillers plump and redefine facial contours. Fountain of youth in a bottle!

Why Us?

Only Nurse Practitioners perform treatments at our location under the direction of our Medical Director. Our Nurse Practitioners only perform injectable procedures, primarily focusing on fillers and neurotoxins (Botox). Our team injects every day unlike some locations that have providers performing these procedures on the side.

Dysport®

 

Natural-looking. Fast-acting. Long-lasting. 97% of women treated with Dysport say they’d do it again. Don’t let your frown lines between your eyebrows define you. For adults who want a natural look, Dysport is a natural-looking, fast-acting, long-lasting prescription injection proven to help smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows—without changing the look or movement of the rest of your face. Dysport is approved in 69 countries and has 25 years of clinical experience worldwide.*

How does Dysport work?

Dysport temporarily treats moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows by reducing specific muscle activity. Wrinkles are caused by repeated movements and muscle contractions. One injection into each of the 5 points between and above the eyebrows temporarily prevents muscle contractions that cause frown lines. Leaving natural-looking results that look and feel like you.

Botox® 

 

Botox treats areas along the forehead, brow, and around the eyes to reduce signs of wrinkles and fine lines. Botox is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown linesbetween the eyebrows. It is one of the most popular cosmetic enhancements available and can yield beautiful result

Botox is often the first treatment that comes to mind for anyone who’s looking to refresh their appearance and counteract signs of aging. This is not surprising considering that Botox is the No. 1 cosmetic treatment in the world.​ The neurotoxin is also able to relieve chronic migraines, excessive sweating, teeth grinding, and a host of other health conditions.

​Whether you are seeking Botox for aesthetic or therapeutic reasons, it’s important to be well-prepared for the procedure and know what to expect.

What Is Botox?

Botox is an FDA-approved neurotoxin treatment that’s derived from Clostridium botulinum bacterium. When injected into muscles and glands, it produces a temporary paralytic effect, for a variety of cosmetic and therapeutic benefits. Best-known for its ability to relax facial wrinkles and lines, Botox is consistently rated the No. 1 cosmetic treatment worldwide, with approximately six million treatments performed each year.

How Does Botox Work?​

As a neuromodulator, Botox blocks the release of acetylcholine to prevent communication between nerves and muscles. In doing so, it inhibits contraction of targeted muscles and prevents them from wrinkling skin above. This relaxes wrinkles and lines to smooth skin and refresh one’s appearance.

The same mechanism of action can also be applied to alleviate a number of muscular disorders and associated symptoms.

What Concerns Can Botox Dysport & Xeomin Treat?

Neurotoxins like Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are designed to reduce moderate to severe wrinkles and combat signs of aging. These cosmetic is often used to treat:

  • Horizontal forehead lines

  • Vertical frown lines

  • Crow’s feet

  • Bunny lines

  • Downturned corners of the mouth

  • Non-Surgical eye lift

  • Gummy smile

  • Platysmal banding

 

Botox has over 20 medical uses, including:

  • Chronic migraines

  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

  • Blepharospasm

  • Neck and shoulder spasms

  • Strabismus (crossed eyes)

  • Overactive bladder

  • Teeth grinding and jaw clenching

 

 

 

 

How Are These Procedures  Performed?

 

The procedure is a noninvasive in-office treatment that should be performed by a qualified and experienced injector. Injections usually take 15-30 minutes, and most patients find the process to be quick and virtually painless.

 

During the procedure, individuals are asked to activate the targeted muscles by making a facial expression. Based on muscle movement and strength, the injector strategically administers the neurotoxin as a series of small injections. An ultra-fine needle is used to limit discomfort, resulting in a slight pricking sensation.

​Post-treatment, patients are free to go about their day as they normally would, without any downtime. Just no laying down for four hours.

How Long Does It Take to See Results?

In most cases, neurotoxin results become visible in five to fourteen days or even sooner. Patients will be pleased to note the gradual softening of wrinkles and lines and that they look more refreshed and well-rested versions of themselves.

How Long Do Neurotoxins Last?

While these treatments provide consistent and predictable outcomes, their results are temporary.

Depending on the area and reason for treatment, effects usually last four-to-six months. After this time, patients will need to undergo additional injections in order to maintain benefits.

 

It’s also worth noting that the treatment can train muscles away from undesirable movements. This often means that, over time, patients will need fewer treatments to keep their desired outcomes.

 

What Are Possible Side Effects?

Botox was first approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in 2002 and has a proven track record as a safe and effective treatment. With that being said, it is not 100 percent risk-free, and patients should be aware of any and all possible risks and side effects. Botox side effects are usually mild and temporary and may include redness and pain at the injection site.

More serious complications can include:

  • Headache

  • Numbness

  • Temporary unwanted weakness/paralysis of nearby muscles.

  • Temporary drooping of upper lid or brow

  • Hives

  • Rashes

  • Wheezing

  • Swelling

  • Bleeding

  • Blurred vision

  • Decreased eyesight

  • Dry mouth

  • Fatigue

 

If you are considering Botox, Dysport or Xeomin please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented injectors.

 

2626 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204
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