Botox Specialist

Cosmetic Laser Center of Irvine

Laser Aesthetics & Medical Spa located in Irvine, CA

Injectables such as BOTOX®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® offer minimally invasive and almost immediate solutions to active wrinkles on your forehead and around your eyes. These injections are available from cosmetic specialist Dr. Morris Ahdoot at Cosmetic Laser Center of Irvine. If you live in Irvine, California or the surrounding area, call the office or book online to take advantage of this easy treatment that helps you look younger and more refreshed.

Botox Q & A

How do BOTOX, Xeomin, and Dysport work?

BOTOX is the most well-known treatment for active wrinkles, but Dysport and Xeomin work in much the same way and are valid competitors. The two compounds are a cosmetic form of botulinum toxin that, when injected, temporarily reduces and eliminates lines caused by your face's muscular actions.

When you repeatedly smile, frown, look inquisitive, micro movements etch lines in your face over time. By temporarily relaxing these muscles, injectables give you a smoother, more refreshed appearance.

Compared to BOTOX, Dysport seems to spread wider, reducing the number of injections necessary. Dysport can also be a more affordable option for many patients. Xeomin does not require refrigeration and has no additives.

What areas may be treated with wrinkle-reducing injections?

The approved areas of treatment for injectables include:

  • Forehead lines
  • Wrinkles on the forehead between the eyes
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes

Dr. Ahdoot can also inject BOTOX to help reduce excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) in certain parts of your body. The FDA has approved BOTOX for this treatment.

Do wrinkle-reducing injections hurt?

Dr. Ahdoot administers the injections with fine needles, and treatment lasts just five to 10 minutes. They do involve pricks that feel like a slight pinch, but most patients tolerate them.

If you’re concerned about discomfort, discuss icing or the use of a topical anesthetic with Dr. Ahdoot before treatment.

How soon will I see results, and how long do they last?

Results from BOTOX and Xeomin show up within five to seven days of treatment, sometimes sooner. You may notice the effects of Dysport even sooner, within a day or two.

All of these injectable wrinkle reducers last about three to four months. Some people experience positive effects for up to six months. To maintain results in the long term, you must continue receiving injections.

Do BOTOX, Xeomin, and Dysport injections have side effects?

Side effects are generally mild. You may experience slight bruising or redness at the injection site, but these effects fade within a few days. It’s possible to have an allergic reaction — but this is uncommon.

For quick and easy wrinkle resolution with your choice of injection, call or book an appointment online with Cosmetic Laser Center of Irvine today.