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Botox vs Xeomin: Which is Better?

Botox vs Xeomin: Which is Better?

When comparing two very similar products it is often difficult to say which is the better of the two. Both Botox and Xeomin are type-A Botulinum toxins. They are alike in that they contain some of the same ingredients and come in similar packaging. Similar, but different.

Where the difference comes in is that Botox contains an accompanying protein that detaches itself after being injected, and Xeomin does not. It is a purer type due to not having this other protein with it. The effects, however, are pretty much the same. So again, similarities and differences.

Both are used to treat:
● Crow’s feet
● Forehead lines
● Frown lines

One thing that Xeomin is very good for is the glabella wrinkles (furrows between the eyebrows). Its effectiveness has been proven in the US and Europe for this purpose. For the most part, Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport are all similar products. They are all type-A neurotoxins and produce very similar results. The differences between the products are in how much is needed to produce the same results.

For instance, it is only an estimation that “it takes one vial of Xeomin to produce results equal to the same amount of Botox”, or that it takes “two times as many vials of Dysport to have the same effect as a single unit of Botox.” These estimates are not an accurate predictor of success. They are just guidelines when it comes to accurate dosing. One patient may need more or less than another.

The results of both Xeomin and Botox are temporary. Both wear off over time and the nerve impulses are restored. Both treatments require repeated applications every 3-6 months to maintain the results.

If you have tried Xeomin but did not achieve the results you wanted it may not be that it didn’t work, but that you needed a larger dose to be effective. Again there are factors that are different for every person so it is very difficult to predict how well it will work.

The differences with Botox and Xeomin is that there is less chance of an allergic reaction due to not having the additional protein, it does not have to be refrigerated (shelf-stable) and may be better tolerated by people sensitive to Botox. The additional protein in Botox may be what makes it last longer because it takes longer to be metabolized in the body.

How Long Does Botox Last?

How Long Does Botox Last?

Are you considering using Botox as an anti-aging treatment? Well, there’s good news and bad news. The bad news is, of course, that the effects don’t last forever. You have to keep using it to keep the wrinkles away. The good news is, it’s not in short supply. It will be around for a good long time, no worries. And if you happen to get a treatment from someone and don’t like how it turned out, you only have to wait a few months for your skin to return to normal after the effects wear off.

Exactly how long do the effects of Botox last? It depends on how much was used and how much of it was applied to the treatment area. The dose will vary by person, and that may be a factor as well. It may last longer for one person than it does another.

You might think that it would be accurate to simply guess how many vials would be needed for the face, but each area requires a certain number of vials and everyone is different. There are 43 muscles in the face, to be exact. So it is not accurate to make an educated guess.

To show you an example of this, the tiny lines at the outer corner of the eyes (crow’s feet) will usually require 8 to 14 units for each side. The group of muscles around the forehead (the area between the eyebrows) called the glabella area – usually require 18 to 36 units to smooth them out.

The effects are different for everyone. If you have thicker muscles, you will most likely require more than someone with thinner muscle. It is not acceptable to go deeper when injecting someone with thick muscles. Every injection must be precise and meet the same standards of quality.

The effects may wear off faster for those who tend to be more athletic. People who are active will heal quicker and therefore it will be eliminated out of their system faster as well.

Repeated Treatment Yields Better Results

Some more good news is that regular use of Botox produces better results and the effects last longer. Every time an injection is given it relaxes those muscles in the treatment area allowing them to get weakened from not being used which makes the Botox work even better. The effects last longer and new wrinkles are prevented since those muscles are not in use.

If you don’t see the results you want it may be because you are not taking the right number of treatments. The more it is used, and the more consistently it is used, the better the results will be. Botox is best for fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth area. Deep-set wrinkles may not respond the same way as the lighter ones.

So then the question, how long does Botox last? When it is administered properly and injected into the right places, you can expect to see results lasting 3 to 4 months. Again this will vary from person to person, and it may last longer with consistent use. It is a good estimate to say between 3 – 6 months for most applications.

Some things that can affect how long Botox lasts includes:

● Metabolism
● Your age
● Treatment area
● Dilution of the product

If you received Botox treatment that did not last as long as you expected to take the initiative to try and find out why. It may be because the doctor didn’t use enough or it was not properly injected into the muscle tissue.

Many patients notice some minor results within three to five days after treatment, and then get the full effect after 14 days. This may vary slightly as it depends on how quickly your body metabolizes the Botox. Your doctor may request a follow-up appointment to see your progress.

Cost of Botox Injections

Cost of Botox Injections

One of the most popular anti-aging treatments on the market today is Botox. It is frequently chosen as an alternative to facelift surgery. Making the decision to get the injections requires an understanding of how the costs are calculated and how many treatments will be needed overall. Some doctors charge different prices based on the location of the injections and unit costs. Here is a quick explanation of the costs of use over time.

Pinpointing an exact price for Botox is difficult as the costs will vary by states and geographical location. A general estimate of between $200 and $400 per treatment is to be expected in most areas. The price could be a bit higher if there is competition in the area. For example, one lady was charged $350 for her treatments based on the average price of the services in her area. She felt very confident that she had chosen a qualified doctor and the price was acceptable.

If the price is based on units, the average cost of a unit is $9-$12, or $200-$300 per area using multiple units. This cost is multiplied for every area being treated. For example, you may need 20 units just to do your forehead and 5-6 units for those pesky crows feet. The frequency of treatments is usually every 3 months.

That does not mean that this is the average price for all Botox treatments. This was the average cost in that area. The price in your area may be less for the same number of injections. Some research will be needed to determine whether the cost is something our budget can handle.

Price May Change over Time

Another consideration is that the prices may change off and on. Just like anything else, the costs of Botox and other dermal fillers will fluctuate and may rise or fall depending on the season and other factors. Your cost may change if you require fewer treatments or the frequency of your treatments may change. You may only require a couple of treatments to smooth out those beginning wrinkles and fine lines.

Regular injections of Botox help those fine lines go away and prevent the formation of new ones. It helps too if you avoid facial expressions such as frowning that accentuate the lines around your mouth and the furrow between your brows.

When injections are done regularly, the effect is long-lasting and prevents wrinkles in the area being treated. Botox restricts the movement of muscles in the treatment area which helps you avoid creating new lines and wrinkles such as the ones you’re trying to eliminate.

Once you have begun Botox treatments remembering to relax your facial muscles and keep from frowning will become a secondary habit. It may even help you to need fewer treatments to maintain your skin’s youthful new look.

Regulations for Use of Dental Botox

Regulations for Use of Dental Botox

Dr. Howard Katz pioneered the use of Botox in dental practice but many states still have outdated laws on the books. While its use is beneficial, not every state allows it and the ones that do have limitations. Current regulations for dental applications of Botox and dermal fillers vary from state to state. The following is a partial summary of the law defined by dentists in the following 27 states:

The use of Botox in dentistry is limited to oral and maxillofacial surgeons that have completed an extended residency in the states of Virginia and Mississippi.

Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Alaska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Connecticut, Kansas, Maryland, North Carolina, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin allow the use of Botox by dentists who have completed an intensive course of study by the American Dental Association and restricted applications to treatments only.

In the states of Louisiana and Arkansas, the use of Botox is permitted by dentists who have completed a study course accredited by the American Dental Association and covering topics such as assessing patients, its uses and contraindications, the side effects and potential risks, preparation, treatment, therapeutic uses, and hands-on use with patients. The law also restricts use to dentists only and must be administered in-office. It also forbids use by hygienists and dental nurses.

Massachusetts, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania presently has no regulations regarding the use of Botox by dentists.

Delaware is the only state that is choosing to be neutral and is making no recommendations either way. The state currently treats reported violations on a case-by-case basis. The Board of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene for Delaware is taking no position at all in regards to the use of Botox in dentistry.

On a final note, training programs for Botox from an accredited program of study are a requirement for some malpractice insurance carriers. Check the laws in your state for more clarification.

Proven Dentox Injectables Course Arrives In Manhattan!

Proven Dentox Injectables Course Arrives In Manhattan!

Here’s something great for the future of your career and your practice: The powerful and proven Dentox injectables course is coming to Manhattan, giving New York dentists and doctors the opportunity to learn from the inventor of Botox and dermal filler training – conveniently in the New York City area.

Keep reading for all the details – or skip along if you like and you’ll find the important dates and times. First, however, let’s seriously discuss what this course offers.

The course is a unique educational opportunity that isn’t available in Manhattan often, so you don’t want to miss your chance. It’s Botox and dermal filler training and much more that can help you build a successful medical aesthetics practice or grow a sideline in your established medical or dental practice.

all hands on botox course

Learn About PRP From A Master

Maybe the most exciting of the opportunities available in the latest version of the Dentox one-day injectables training program is the module on Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy – or PRP. This innovative therapy is growing in popularity to the point that medical aesthetics clinic clients are starting to ask for it. You don’t want to be left behind when you can, in fact, get ahead.

In addition to being an exceptionally effective way to fill lines that’s much less expensive than dermal filler products, PRP can also be used to help patients recovering from injuries or surgery recover more quickly.

Here’s how it works, if you aren’t familiar with it: Using a special centrifuge – a one-time expense for you – a patient’s blood is transformed into a product that can be injected to fill line, improve healing speed and even help with bone regeneration. As a healing tool, it’s unmatched. As a filler, it’s less expensive to produce and use than dermal fillers and carries no risk of allergies. That means you can use it safely while both you and your patient saves money.

Because PRP therapy is a recent innovation, there are very few places or ways to learn it. The Dentox Botox and dermal fillers class now includes a complete module on PRP therapy comprehensive enough that you can start using this therapy in your office immediately after your training.

And remember, this remarkable therapy is just one part of your Manhattan Botox training course. But before we discuss the other topics that will be presented, however, let’s take a look at the schedule so you can see how much time is devoted to each topic.

Hands-On Manhattan Injectables Training Schedule

When you choose Dentox for your Manhattan injectables training course, you’re choosing a comprehensive one-day course that follows this strict schedule:

8 am to 11 am: Botox Training, the heart of the seminar and the basis for other modules

11 am to 1 pm: Practice on live patients and mannequins to prove mastery

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm: Dermal Filler Training and DentoX Lift Training, based on Botox principles

3:30 pm to 5:30 pm: Platelet-Rich Plasma Training and Hands-On Practice

Each module is a mini-seminar and all are followed by a practical, hands-on session at the end of the day. Each section is lead by Dr. Howard Katz, the inventor of Botox training and PRP therapy and a proven leader since the early days of injectables.

In-Depth Details On What You Can Learn

When you make the smart decision to take Botox, dermal filler and PRP therapy training in Manhattan from Dr. Katz, you’re choosing to learn the most from the best. Here are some of the skills and techniques you’ll learn during this one-day seminar:

  • Patient assessment and consultation to ensure your patients are good candidates for Botox, dermal fillers or PRP therapy and to manage expectations
  • Indications and contraindications for each injectable product
  • Techniques necessary to maintain sterilization of injectables
  • Safety concerns and risks associated with Botox, dermal fillers and PRP
  • Volumizing with Botox and fillers for maximum effect and few side effects
  • Lip enhancement to add volume and restore proper, youthful lip and smile lines
  • Elimination of smoker lines with Botox and dermal fillers
  • Correct treatment depth and sites for maximum cosmetic benefit
  • Overall patient appearance improvement with the exclusive DentoX LIFT facelift alternative
  • Use of Botox for bruxism, TMD and other dental and oral health issues
  • Avoidance of adverse reactions and management of any that happen
  • Sensible fee structures for injectable treatments
  • Proper form usage and design for immediate treatment of patients
  • Securing malpractice liability insurance for injectable treatments
  • Marketing new skills for maximum practice-building and patient acquisition
  • And more.

About The Course Instructor

Rather than having just any instructor, we like to say that we have “the” Botox and dermal fillers training instructor. Every Dentox training seminar – including the upcoming program in Manhattan – is led by longtime innovator Dr. Howard Katz.

What’s so special about that?

Dr. Katz has a history in the industry that goes back to the beginning of Botox and injectable therapies. In fact, his name is right there on the Botox patient application. As a researcher, he’s been involved in researching the right ways to use Botox since before it came on the market. And as a still-practicing dentist, he uses Botox to improve the look of his patients and reduce their symptoms every day.

He’s lectured around the world on Botox and injectables, researched many products and been honored repeatedly for his work to make injectables safe and accepted in the medical and dental fields. And that’s just part of what makes Botox training from Dentox so special.

Get The Credit You Need And Then Some

When you choose the daylong Botox training program in Manhattan, you get 10 hours continuing education credit. That’s great – and expected, of course. But you get more than just the credit for attending the course.

You can get up to 8 more hours of continuing education credit when you review the materials available to you online after the course. This includes refresher material and videos that go into more depth and detail on injectables than is possible during a single day.

When And Where To Find Us

Arrive early to our training venue to get to know your peers who are also investing in Botox and dermal filler training in Manhattan. Then stay after the seminar as long as you can to make more connections, discuss collaborations and perhaps plan the next phase of your career.

Botox and dermal filler training from Dentox and Dr. Howard Katz is very simply the finest, easiest and most effective training available. And it’s available in the convenience of a Manhattan facility that you can reach more quickly and easily than if you had to travel out of state. This program is for New York City doctors and dentist and medical professionals from around New York and the surrounding states who want to get ahead of the pack with treatments patients ask for.

Isn’t it time to take your career and practice to the next level with one-day training that really makes a difference for your career and your practice? This could be just what you’re looking for, and you can sign up right away.

Why not take this important step? This opportunity may not be available again in this area.

Details/Registration on the Botox Training New York Course Page

Learn To Lift The Corners Of The Mouth With Botox At Our New All-Hands-On Course

Learn To Lift The Corners Of The Mouth With Botox At Our New All-Hands-On Course

botox mouth liftFor patients who are tired of always looking sad or even angry, correcting drooping, downturned mouth corners with Botox can change their self-image – and their lives. Droopy mouth corners are often easily corrected with a small dose of Botox administered by a carefully trained medical professional.When you take the new all-hands-on Botox training course from Dentox, you could quickly and easily become such a professional, also correcting frown lines, marionette lines, fine wrinkles, lines around the eyes and so much more. You’ll even learn how to treat excessive sweating, jaw clenching and other medical problems with safe, effective Botox.

Aging Is The Most Common Cause

Drooping at the corners of the mouth is often caused by over-contraction of one or both DAOs – or depressor anguli oris muscles. This paired set of jaw muscles runs beside the mouth corners and is responsible for the sad, perturbed or frowning look that many of your patients will find highly undesirable. All you have to do is frown and you’ll feel these muscles pulling downward. But with Botox, you can reduce this drooping and improve the overall look of the face and the demeanor of the patient.

This drooping of the lip on one or both sides can have many causes. The most common cause of dropping on both sides is aging. As we age, our skin becomes less able to bounce back from the movement of the muscles under it because of the loss of elastin and collagen. Elastin is responsible for tightness of the skin while collagen provides firmness.

As skin becomes less structured with age, its shape is less defined. That results in sagging, and one place this sagging shows up is at the corners of the mouth. Including these reasons, drooping of the corners of the mouth is most commonly caused by these factors:

  • Too much loose skin
  • Pulling down by overactive muscles in the neck as well as the face
  • Loss of volume due to the natural progression of aging
  • Dropping buccal or cheek fat
  • And more.

When combined with dermal fillers or used alone, Botox can release the muscles that amplify the sagging. Restylane and Juvederm are among the dermal fillers taught hands-on in the Dentox course that can be used alongside Botox for the best possible results.

Lifting Mouth Corners With Ease

Depending on how much drooping is present in the patient, Botox alone or in combination with dermal fillers can be exceptionally effective for lifting and shaping at the corners of the mouth. Low-dose injections in the DAO muscles themselves may be all that’s necessary for a dramatic change. But you must be well-trained to handle this procedure. If you get it wrong, you could temporarily impact the ability of the patient to smile, creating an undesirable outcome.

The possibility of creating bad outcomes if you inject Botox incorrectly is why an all-hands-on Botox course is so important. During your seminar with Dr. Howard Katz, you’ll learn hands-on exactly how to inject Botox and dermal fillers in a variety of situations for positive outcomes that leave your patients impressed and ready to come back for more.

For facial aesthetics as well as for certain medical conditions, Botox is one of the most exciting developments of our lifetimes. And there is no trainer more qualified to teach you how to inject Botox correctly than Dr. Katz, one of the pioneers in its usage.

Explore the Dentox website to learn more about all-hands-on live Botox training with Dr. Katz and other options. When you learn Botox and treat your patients with skill and precision, they’ll have nothing to frown about.

Perform The Botox Lip Flip With Training From Our New All-Hands-On Course

Perform The Botox Lip Flip With Training From Our New All-Hands-On Course

botox lip flipSmoothing of the lips is one of the ways that Botox injections can make a dramatic and lasting impact on the look of your patients. When properly injected by a trained professional, Botox can relax the top lip and make it look smoother and younger. Today, some patients and medical professionals call this procedure the Botox lip flip.

In fact, Botox injections can be performed quickly and easily in your medical or dental office or spa. When you’re trained at the Dentox all-hands-on Botox and dermal fillers course, you can get results that wow patients and add significantly to the bottom line of your practice. In addition to the Botox lip flip, injections can be used to:

  • minimize creasing of the lower lip
  • raise the corners of the mouth
  • reduce or eliminate marionette lines that run down from the corners of the mouth
  • eliminate the appearance of a gummy smile
  • and more.

Smoothing The Lips With Botox

As we age, the amount of skin collagen reduces naturally, making our skin less elastic. This is evident everywhere on the body, but it’s especially noticeable on the face. As the skin begins to sag, lips can wrinkle and even look as though they’re disappearing. Sun exposure worsens the wrinkling by breaking down collagen faster than it normally would. A deficiency of B vitamins, in particular B12, can also lead to thin, weak lips.

During your all-hands-on Botox training course, you’ll learn that placing Botox injections precisely in the Cupid’s bow area – the center of the top lip – relaxes the orbicular oris muscle which controls curling and puckering, reducing the unpleasant effect it has on the look of the lips.

Following well-place injections by a well-trained medical professional, the top lip relaxes to look longer and begins to slightly curl up, increasing its fullness. This slight curling is why the procedure has become known as the Botox lip flip.

Making The Botox Lip Flip Work For You

It takes several units of Botox to generate the desired impact on the top lip. In many cases, the lengthening and the relaxing of the muscle in the center of the top lip is all that’s necessary for excellent results. This is especially true in younger patients who don’t have deep wrinkles.

When more plumpness is needed to achieve a nearly wrinkle-free lip area, dermal filler can be used to add volume. Use of lip filler is covered in-depth in the Dentox all-hands-on course as well. In most cases, the goal is to achieve the best results possible with the Botox lip flip procedure and then use a filler containing hyaluronic acid – like Restylane or Juvederm – to add plumpness.

Patients will come again and again for this lip smoothing procedure because the result is amazing – but it doesn’t last forever. The impact of the Botox injections on the top lip can last for months, but the dermal filler injections last only a few weeks. Patients will often come in for filler so they will look their best for a special occasion and then like the results so much that they can’t go back to the way they looked before.

More people than ever are turning to safe, proven-effective Botox injections, and you can create an entirely new client base and revenue stream for your practice while getting additional fees from your current clients when you add Botox and dermal filler to your offerings.

Learn Botox and dermal filler injection at the Dentox All-Hands-on Botox & Fillers Course – and satisfy your patients with stunning results that make you seem like a miracle worker.

Dr. Almus McDowall | Dentox Dermal Fillers Program Review

Jawline Reduction (Masseter Muscle Reduction)

Jawline Reduction (Masseter Muscle Reduction)

The rear part of your cheek has a muscle that runs through it, starting from the temporary bone to the lower jawline. It is known as the masseter muscle, and it enables you to close your jaw when chewing. This muscle is the leading cause of a square-shaped and large looking face.

A square-shaped face is mostly seen in male adults as a desirable trait, but it is mainly frowned at by females who desire a softer jawline or a V-shaped face.

Botox is a useful treatment option for those patients who want a slimmer and soft-looking jawline without going under the knife. The procedure involves injecting the masseter muscle with Botox injection.

The procedure is easy and can be completed within 5 minutes. A small amount of Botox is injected on each side of the face to weaken the muscles and shrink it a bit. It is highly effective, and the patient is less likely to feel severe pain, and it has no downtime. The effect will be slightly noticeable after a few weeks, and the full result will be seen after six weeks. On the average, the result will last up to six months. Hence, the procedure does not need to be repeated frequently to maintain a slimmer face and jawline compared to patients who apply Botox to eliminate facial wrinkles.

Potential Side Effects Of Botox Jaw Reduction Procedure

Despite the numerous benefits, Botox has some side effects as well, and they might include drooping eyelids and headache. Some people who have undergone treatment with Botox can experience pain at the injection site too. Other possible side effects are diarrhea nausea, muscle weakness, and bleeding.

But the following symptoms are common among Botox patients such as difficulty in urinating, redness, increased perspiration, and redness. Botox is administered in low concentration, and thus the body is not too exposed to the side effects. If you notice that the side effects are getting worst, ensure you see your doctor.

 

What Is The Primary Difference Between Dysport_ Botox_ And Xeomin!

What Is The Primary Difference Between Dysport_ Botox_ And Xeomin!

How are they different from Botox? Botox is not a strange name to most patients who have been treated against the effects of aging. But now, Dysport and Xeomin are here, and these patients now have additional choices for a competitive price. We are going to examine the primary differences between these neuromodulators in the US.

Botox is a product of the Allergan brand, while Dysport and Xeomin are a product of Medicis and Merz respectively. These products alter the functioning of some muscles and this result in the reduction of those wrinkles caused by the contraction of the muscles. These three brands are valid forms of treatment but with a little difference in their formulation. They work to a achieve the same purpose, which is to weaken the facial muscles and cause wrinkles to fade out.

Botox Was The First Anti-Aging Treatment To Hit The Market In 2002

Botox enjoyed monopolistic market dominance for seven years. This ended when Dysport was introduced and approved by the FDA in 2009. While Xeomin was added later and got approved in 2011.

Botox: Also known as Onabotulinum Toxin A is the oldest on the market. Its active ingredients are made mostly of protective proteins with a weight of about 900KD. They provide protection, and they stick around the botulinum which ensures its longevity.

Dysport: Also known as Abobotulinum Toxin A has some similarities with Botox due to the added proteins. But it is slightly different because it has some carrier proteins than Botox and has lesser weight. And this can make the toxin to spread faster after the injection. Some studies revealed a faster onset of about 1-2 days. Dysport cost less per unit, but a single unit of Botox or Xeomin is equivalent to three units of Dysport.

Xeomin: Also known as Inco-botilinum Toxin A contains only Botulinum toxin. It is sometimes called the “naked Botox” because it has no carrier proteins just like Botox. This will result in fewer allergic reactions, and your body is less likely to develop an antibody resistance. Fortunately, Xeomin does not require refrigeration like Botox and Dysport which makes shipping and storage easier. Just like Botox, it has a 33-5 day onset, and it is less expensive. These three brands may last between 3-5 months. And as patients apply Botox, Dysport and Xeomin injections randomly, they will eventually notice the one that works best for them.


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