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      546 Harkle Rd,
      Suite A
      Santa Fe, NM 87505

      BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, & Xeomin®
      Ageless Aesthetics MediSpa in Santa Fe, NM

      Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin Injection Pre and Post Care Instructions

      Are you concerned about fine lines that seem present even when your facial muscles are at rest? You are not alone as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin treatments are the most sought after treatments in the medical aesthetics industry. A class of medication known as "Neurotoxin" and first invented in the 1950's, Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are all FDA approved with over 13 million patients treated a year in just the US all three medications are effective with slight differences.

      Over time, repeated facial movements will etch lines into the skin. Think of it like this, if you fold a piece of paper over and over again, you will see a line form that is etched. In our younger years, the skin will bounce back into place. But as we age, our collagen and elastin dissipates over time and the lines that remain can become deeper. Medications such as Botox® Dysport® and Xeomin® work by being injected into the muscle that is creating the lines when animated. Over the course of 3-14 days the ability to animate the muscle is greatly minimized therefore, allowing for the line to soften. Muscle density and muscle strength will differ from patient to patient. This is why there can be such a wide range of dosing for each individual patient per area of treatment.

      Allergan Aesthetics the maker of Botox® Cosmetic, Galderma the maker of Dysport®, and Merz Aesthetics the maker of Xeomin® all confirm the medication will start working as soon as it is injected, but the visual effects of the medication will typically not be noticeable until 3-14 days after the date of injection. Your age, gender, metabolism, muscle density, muscle strength and amount of medication injected all affect the outcome of the treatment. The most important thing to remember is to have proper dosing. At Ageless Aesthetics MediSpa, our cosmetic injectors are highly trained and it is our goal to treat our patients conservatively as we are establishing your baseline and to treat our patients so they avoid the "frozen" look for a more natural looking results.

      The following are areas that we offer treatment and the range of units recommended by the pharmaceutical companies or industry leaders of the medication for the specified area:

      • Forehead - 5-20 units
      • Brow Lift - 4-8 units
      • Frown/Glabellar Lines - 20-30 units
      • Crow's Feet - 12-48 units
      • Bunny Lines - 4-10 units
      • Lip Flip - 2-6 units
      • Dimpled Chin - 4-8 units
      • Masseters - 10-40 units
      • Platysmal Bands - 30-50 units

      The most common question we get asked about cosmetic injections is, "will I bruise"? It is a priority to do everything possible during a treatment to avoid bruising any patient. Please review the diagram so you can have a better understanding of the challenge any cosmetic injector is faced with when performing any injection with a needle.

      Face Veins and Capillaries Diagram
      Neuro Areas Commonly Treated

      Before and After Photos of Patients that have received Botox®, Dysport®, or Xeomin®

      Before and After Forehead & Frown

      Neuro Forehead & Frown

      Before and After Forehead

      Neuro Forehead

      Before and After Bunnies

      Neuro Bunnies

      Before and After Crows Feet

      Neuro Crows Feet

      Before and After Gummy Smile

      Neuro Gummy

      Before and After Forehead, Frown, Crows Feet

      Neuro Male

      Before and After Forehead, Frown, Crows Feet

      Neuro Male 2

      Before and After Masseters to slim the face

      Neuro Masseter

      Before and After Platysma Bands

      Neuro Platysmal
      Botox and Dysport Vials

      Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® are all neurotoxins offered here at Ageless Aesthetics MediSpa. As per manufacturer prescription insert document, the full effects of these injections may take 5-14 days for visible results. If you have a social engagement or a special event you are looking to have treatment in full effect, we advise having your treatment a minimum of 6 weeks prior. This will allow for any follow up treatments for additional units if needed and any bruising that may happen to dissipate.

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      Frequently Asked Questions


      The botulinum injections help the injected muscles to “relax” so that they no longer contract and cause fine lines and deep wrinkles to form. BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, & Xeomin® also block nerve impulses of the tiny facial muscles that are directly related to expression lines. After treatment, the skin overlying the treated area becomes smooth and wrinkle-free. The muscles that went untreated will contract as usual and leave normal facial expressions unaffected.


      The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, & Xeomin® usually last 3 to 4 months, and gradually fade. Following several treatments of BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, & Xeomin® the results may last up to 4-6 months or longer on some patients.


      BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, & Xeomin® are FDA approved and have been used as a safe, successful treatment by tens of thousands of patients worldwide to treat ophthalmological and neurological disorders. BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, & Xeomin® have been safely used to treat hyperfunctional facial lines. Anyone who has any autoimmune diseases is receiving immunotherapy, or has allergies to eggs should not have BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, & Xeomin® treatments.


      Before BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, & Xeomin® the patient should consider stopping all medications (with physician approval), vitamins, and herbal remedies that thin the blood. Do not ingest alcohol, anti-inflammatory medications, garlic, turmeric, fish oils, and omegas for one week leading up to and after your treatment. Stopping these medications for 3 -5 days prior to and after treatment will help to significantly reduce any risks of bruising which may occur at the injection sites.


      After BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, & Xeomin®treatment, the patient should stay upright and refrain from massaging the treated area for four hours. No exercise for 24 hours, allowing the product to become stable in the muscles it has been injected into. For the first 24 hours, the patient should be careful not to apply pressure to the area(s) treated and be particularly careful while sleeping.


      Our Location

      Ageless Aesthetics MediSpa
      546 Harkle Rd, Suite A
      Santa Fe, NM 87505
      Phone: (505) 473-7546

      Ageless Aesthetics MediSpa kindly serves the following areas - Santa Fe, Espanola, Los Alamos, Taos, Red River, Cimmeron, Las Vegas, Raton, Chama, Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, in New Mexico, Alamosa, CO, and Trinidad, CO.

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