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Botox | Xeomin

Solutions for Wrinkles and Fine Lines

Xeomin & Botox in Thousand Oaks, CA

Botox® has become known around the world for helping people reverse common signs of aging, like frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and stubborn crow’s feet, without the discomfort and inconvenience of plastic surgery. Botox and similar compounds like Xeomin® work by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles that cause wrinkles beneath the skin.

These two wrinkle fighters—also referred to as neuromodulators—can be one of the world’s safest and most effective anti-aging treatments when administered professionally and skillfully. At Aesthetically Yours, Dr. Taqi uses his skills as a renowned neurointerventionalist to produce natural-looking results with a Botox treatment in Thousand Oaks, CA. Want to learn how Botox and Xeomin injections with Dr. Taqi and his team at Aesthetically Yours can help revitalize your skin for a more youthful appearance?  

Get started by calling our office today at (818) 964-0921 or contacting us online. We are located in Thousand Oaks, CA, and proudly serve patients visiting us from West Lake, Woodland hills, Ventura, Camarillo, Calabasas, and many other areas throughout Southern California.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox and Xeomin are classified as neuromodulators and work by blocking the nerve signals that cause underlying muscles to contract and create wrinkles. In other words, Botox works as a shield between the brain and the muscle. Even if your brain is signaling to the muscle to move, Botox treatments will cause the muscle to remain still. Once these signals are blocked, the muscles remain relaxed, even when the patient’s face is in motion. This effect smooths dynamic wrinkles like frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet, or any wrinkle that appears even when the patient smiles, laughs, or frowns. Neuromodulators can also be highly beneficial for other medical purposes.

Benefits of Botox Cosmetic Treatments

Botox has become one of the world’s most popular treatments because of its ability to create exceptional aesthetic results with no downtime or surgery. Botox and Xeomin commonly improve the appearance of:

  • Crow’s Feet
  • Forehead lines and wrinkles
  • Frown lines
  • Can treat a drooping brow
  • Lips (Botox lip flip)

In addition to providing a way for people to look more youthful, Botox can also be used for a number of other health benefits such as:

Benefits

How Long Will My Botox Results Last?

It’s important to remember that everyone is different, and everyone will process things differently. The Botox and Xeomin results are not permanent but can last around three to four months before wearing off. However, if you like the effects of your treatment, you can choose to maintain your new look with another round of injections. When neuromodulators are continued, they can gradually train the muscles to stay relaxed. So, after a couple of treatments, you may only need to have a Botox injection twice a year. Repeated doses have also been proven to reduce stress on the skin. By preventing the repeated stretching and folding of the skin, there is the possibility of slowing the formation of wrinkles in treated areas.

Your Journey Starts Today!

Aesthetically Yours is a boutique aesthetics practice led by Dr. Taqi, a highly-experienced and renowned neurointerventionalist (neurosurgeon). We are committed to achieving the highest levels of patient comfort, safety, and satisfaction. We work with our clients to help them look their personal best, emphasizing their natural beauty and features. Ready to see what we can do for you? Contact us today!

The Difference Between Botox & Xeomin

Botox and Xeomin are derived from the same primary compound, making them very similar in how they work. Xeomin is unique in that it contains the active ingredients that make neuromodulators work but without any additives. There has been research that credits using a single component could prevent the body from developing a resistance to neuromodulators, rendering them ineffective, which is why some patients and doctors prefer Xeomin. Ultimately, the best choice is the one you and your doctor are most comfortable using to reach your individual goals. At Aesthetically Yours, we will recommend the best option for you based on his experience and knowledge of each product.

Choose Aesthetically Yours for Your Botox Treatment in Thousand Oaks

Though there are very few risks involved with neuromodulators, having a treatment done by an inexperienced doctor can create unwanted side effects. When too much Botox is inserted, or it’s injected into the wrong site, the results can lean more towards a “frozen” and unnatural look. Improper Botox injection techniques can also lead to temporary drooping brows or eyelids, and in some cases ocular pain. 

As an accomplished neuroscientist, Dr. Taqi has undergone rigorous training and has gained experience working daily with complexities of the brain, giving him a deeper understanding of anatomy and physiology of brain, nerves and muscles. Dr. Taqi frequently performs neurological injections, which have the smallest margin of error.As such, he is able to apply a precise placement only to the muscles that are causing wrinkles while avoiding the muscle groups that still allow your face to make natural facial expressions like frowning and blinking. With your safety and desired results always in mind, Dr. Taqi is the superior choice when it comes to Botox Thousand Oaks.

Thousand Oaks Botox Treatment FAQs

The cost of your Botox or Xeomin will be determined by how many units you need to reach your desired results. If you want to treat more than one area, this will require more product. During your consultation,  our team will assess the areas you want to treat and help you determine the amount of Botox needed to reach your desired results.

As everyone’s degree of aging and facial anatomy varies, the number of units needed primarily depends on the targeted area. Whereas the chin usually takes around 2-6 units, crow’s feet can take up to 15 units, and frown lines 25 units. Our  goal is to help  patients achieve the best results with the smallest amount of product needed by precise placement.

Botox or Xeomin can be used to treat lines and wrinkles on a number of different areas of the face, including the forehead, eye area (crow’s feet), and lips. It can also be used to soften the appearance of dimples on the chin. Botox is also often injected into the underlying facial muscles in the jaw to help alleviate the painful symptoms of TMJ and migraines.

Botox/Xeomin  treatments at Aesthetically Yours  are quick and safe and involve minimal discomfort. This treatment requires zero anesthesia or recovery time, and some patients even choose to have their treatments done during their lunch break from work. Most patients report a small amount of discomfort during the injection process, but our team can provide a topical anesthetic to numb the skin and ease any pain if needed.

Each patient’s experience is different. It can usually take up to 3-5 days to see the effects of Botox, with two weeks to see the full effects.

Full, youthful lips are always in style—and Botox can help you achieve them. If you want to enhance your lips but do not want to use dermal fillers, you might consider Botox/Xeomin injections in a quick and simple procedure called a “lip flip.”

As the name implies, lip flip involves using neuromodulators  to enhance the upper lip. With just a few quick injections, the upper lip is able to relax and roll slightly upward, which allows for more of the upper lip to be visible. It is an excellent choice for patients who want a more subtle enhancement than fillers are able to provide or for those who wish to enhance the shape of their upper lip.

To perform a lip flip, our specialist  will make a series of injections just above the upper lip, into the muscle that circles the mouth called the orbicularis oris muscle. Botox temporarily relaxes the part of the muscle that is over the upper lip, causing the lip to roll slightly upward to appear more defined and voluminous. This muscle relaxation can also help smooth vertical lines along the upper lip.

All patients will receive detailed pre/post-treatment instructions for their visit. Botox injection requires very minimal downtime, and most patients can resume daily activities immediately following their treatment. In general, you will be advised to avoid lying down, exercising, and excessive heat for 4-6 hours following treatment.

Patients with prominent wrinkles, especially on the forehead and around the eyes, can benefit from this treatment. Neuromodulators work by elongating the muscles that cause these lines, giving the skin a more youthful appearance. Neuromodulators can also be used to treat a variety of different medical conditions- for example, excessive sweating, TMJ, and chronic migraines.

One of the great benefits of neuromodulator treatment is its minimal downtime. Most patients can immediately resume their daily activities. Some exclusions would include bending, lifting, or other active forms of work.

Bruising can occur with any injection into the skin, but avoiding alcohol and NSAIDs (Advil, Aspirin, Aleeve) at least 24 hours before treatment can reduce your risk for a bruise. Applying a cold compress or topical Arnica cream can also help reduce the appearance and longevity of a bruise.

Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport are all part of the botulinum toxin family. They temporarily paralyze the muscles that are being injected. Some patients prefer one over the other based on their personal experiences and cost.

The forehead, including frown lines, also known as “11’s,” and horizontal lines; around the eyes, known as crows feet and bunny feet, the jaw and temporal muscles to help with TMJ symptoms and around the lips to give a lip flip appearance and decrease the fine lines around the mouth.

The effects of botox last between 3-6 months. Every patient is slightly different so the frequency of your visits will depend greatly on you and your lifestyle. More active patients may experience shorter duration due to faster metabolism.

YES!- the goal of treatment is to immobilize unwanted movement while keeping your natural expressions intact. Botox and other neuromodulators can be strategically injected for a naturally refreshed appearance.

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