Types of neuromodulators we use at Hessler Plastic Surgery
At Hessler Plastic Surgery, we use Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®, Jeuveau™ to get beautiful anti-aging results for our patients in the Palo Alto, San Jose, and Bay Area. During your consultation with Dr. Hessler, she will help you decide which neuromodulator will be best for your personal aesthetic goals.
Botox was one of the very first FDA approved neuromodulators, and was the first anti-wrinkle injectables available. Since 2002, it has become one of the most popular and in-demand cosmetic injectables in the world. In addition to cosmetic uses, Botox can also address medical issues such as excessive sweating, migraine, muscle spasms, Bell’s palsy, and eye twitching. Botox results are noticeable within 10 to 14 days following treatment, and can last 3 to 6 months.
Dysport works very similarly to Botox but is different because of its molecule size, which is smaller than that of Botox. Dysport’s thinner formula diffuses more easily and produces the smoothing effect faster. Because of this, Dysport is especially effective for forehead lines. However, because of how thin the formula is, more Dysport may be needed than Botox. Dysport results are noticeable within 2 to 3 days following treatment, and can last 4 to 6 months.
The main difference that makes Xeomin stand out from other neuromodulators is that it has no additives, which means there is less risk of developing a tolerance to it. Another advantage is that fewer units may be needed with Xeomin. In addition, patients who do not have luck with Botox and Dysport may find success with Xeomin because of the purified state of BoNT-A. Xeomin results are noticeable within about 10 days following treatment, and can last up to six months. Prior to the official launch of Xeomin, a few select plastic surgeons were chosen by Mertz Aesthetic to use it before it became available to other physicians. Dr. Hessler was selected as one of these few.
Approved for cosmetic use in 2019, Jeuveau is still relatively new in the world of injectables. The formula is very similar to Botox, but is used around the eyes more than Botox. Jeuveau was also developed for cosmetic use only, while Botox is used to treat a host of medical conditions. Initial Jeuveau results are noticeable within 2 to 3 days following treatment, and final results are apparent in 7 to 10 days. Results can last 5 to 6 months.