XEOMIN, BOTOX, or Dysport? • Dr. Alan Durkin

Choosing Between BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) was a quantum leap forward in plastic surgery. It provides a nonsurgical reproducible and safe therapy for facial wrinkles, hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating in armpit), and blepharospasm. It has enjoyed complete market dominance since its inception nearly 10 years ago. In 2006, Dysport, sold by the Valeant Pharmaceuticals, was introduced as a competitor…

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Want Cosmetic Plastic Surgery? Ask for this…

Ask your Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon for Combination Therapy:   We  believe patients get their best cosmetic plastic surgery outcomes and non-surgcial cosmetic results with a multi-modality approach that we call, combination therapy. In plastic surgery, combination therapy creates a natural result that requires minimal downtime with durable results.  Aging is a multi-factorial process. Environmental factors such as UV sunlight, toxins, and…

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BOTOX or Juvederm Injections?

Should I get Juvederm® or BOTOX® Injections? One of my most common questions regarding Juvederm and BOTOX injections is "should I get Juvederm or BOTOX injections for my wrinkles?".  The human face can be divided into specific anatomic regions, and each region will develop wrinkles differently than the other regions.  In general, however, facial wrinkles can be divided into two…

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How Does BOTOX Work?

Botulinum Toxin BOTOX, or Botulinum Toxin Type A (onabotulinumtoxin A) is an injectable therapy that reduces facial wrinkling.  BOTOX is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in plastic surgery.  Over 11.8 million BOTOX treatments have been given since 2002. BOTOX comes from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum.  It is a type of neurotoxin that freezes muscles and prevents them from contracting. …

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