BOTOX® Grand Rapids MIWhat is Botox®?

Botox® Cosmetic is the only FDA-approved product to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Botox® also improves the appearance of crow’s feet lines in adults. Botox® is a nonsurgical, injectable treatment performed by professionals at Elite Plastic Surgery.

What Botox® corrects:

  • Moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes

What to expect during treatment

Most patients say that it feels like a pinch. If you are concerned about feeling any discomfort, we may use a numbing cream at the treatment site. Botox® treatments typically take about 10 minutes. After your treatment, you can resume your day.

Botox Injections at Elite Plastic Surgery

Botox® Before and After

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*Individual results may vary

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Botox® Results

Some patients begin to see results in as little as 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines.

How long do Botox® results last?

Results may differ from person to person, however results may last up to 4 months.

Botox® Side Effects

Rare side effects include pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, neck pain or eye problems. If you experience any side effects, please call us immediately.

XEOMIN® Grand Rapids MIWhat is Xeomin®?

Xeomin® is a prescription injection that is used to help temporarily improve facial elasticity. Xeomin® is a prescription injection and is a solution that contains botulinum toxin type A.  When you squint or frown, your muscles contract which causes the skin to fold. Since our skin loses elasticity as we age, these repeated contractions can cause frown lines. Xeomin® specifically targets moderate to severe frown lines that have appeared between the eyebrows. The team at Elite Plastic Surgery can help you explore whether or not Xeomin® is the right solution for you.

What Xeomin® corrects:

  • Moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Other visible signs of aging like wrinkles

What to expect during treatment

One Xeomin® treatment usually takes about 10 to 20 minutes. Xeomin® is injected into the muscles of your forehead. No anesthesia is required for this treatment, however we may use a topical anesthetic or cold pack to reduce any discomfort that you may experience.

Xeomin® Before and After

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Xeomin® Results

In clinical trials some patients saw visible smoothing as early as 3 to 4 days after treatment. You should see maximum results at 30 days.

How long do Xeomin® results last?

The duration of the effects of Xeomin® differ from person to person, however the typical duration of effects is up to 3 months. Results of Xeomin® may last significantly longer or shorter depending on the person.

Xeomin® Side Effects

The most common side effect of Xeomin® in clinical trials are headaches. Other possible side effects of Xeomin® include  allergic reactions such as itching, rash, redness, swelling, or dizziness. Seek medical attention right away if you are experiencing severe symptoms or if the symptoms do not subside.

Botox® vs. Xeomin®

Botox® and Xeomin® are similar in that they are classified as temporary neurotoxins. The main difference is that Xeomin® contains only one ingredient, botulinum toxin type A. Each one is uniquely formulated to decrease the appearance of frown lines and the action of frowning itself. Frown lines are created by repeated facial muscle movements over time. Neurotoxins are injected to disrupt the ability of the muscle to contract, which diminishes frowning. Decreased contraction not only prevents frowning but can keep lines from becoming deeper. Used early enough neurotoxins can prevent lines from forming all together.

Schedule a Consultation

The staff at Elite Plastic Surgery can help you determine which product is best for you. We are experts at helping you to look refreshed, less angry, and younger while maintaining natural overall facial appearance and motion. To schedule a consultation, call (616) 459-1907 today! Elite Plastic Surgery serves Grand Rapids, Byron Center and surrounding areas.