Botox and Dysport

Dysport®, Jeuveau®, Xeomin® and Botox® in San Antonio, TX

Dynamic wrinkles, also called expression lines, are a common type of wrinkle caused by facial expressions.

With time, wrinkles begin to appear in areas that are flexed by your expressions. The solution to these dynamic wrinkles is to relax the muscles under the skin that form them. Botox®, the world’s most popular botulinum toxin treatment, has been successfully used to ease facial muscle contractions since it won FDA approval in 2002. Newer neuromodulators Dysport® and Jeuveau® were FDA approved in 2009 and 2019 respectively.  Xeomin was introduced in 2011 and offers a natural preservative free alternative to the other Botox injections on the market.

Learn how to smooth your wrinkles using safe and proven treatments like Botox, Dysport, Xeomin and Jueveau in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Jose Barrera, medical director at RejuveMD Med Spa is a certified injector, combining decades of plastic surgery training and a sharp aesthetic eye to carefully place injections for dramatic but natural-looking results. Our Botox before and after photos speak for themselves.

Call our office at 210-468-5426 to ask about how neuromodulators can refresh your face and vitality. 

Botox and Dysport: Understanding These Powerful Neuromodulators

Year after year, botulinum toxin type A treatments, an injectable category that includes Botox, top the charts as the most popular cosmetic treatment in the U.S. In 2018, cosmetic professionals performed more than 7.4 million of these treatments on men and women in the United States, a number that increases each year.

Botox and Dysport are two of the most popular botulinum toxin treatments and are both offered at RejuveMD. We also offer Xeomin and Jueveau, both of which are gaining in popularity.

Botulinum toxin treatments are popular for a reason. In addition to a stellar safety record and extensive testing, these treatments offer impeccable results, without surgery or downtime. They are one of the most effective options available for fighting wrinkles.

Botulinum toxin treatments help wrinkles fade away, but they don’t work on every wrinkle. These treatments are designed to target a specific type of wrinkle called a dynamic wrinkle, a type of wrinkling that is created by facial movement and expressions. Crow’s feet, bunny lines, forehead lines, and those pesky 11s between the brows are common examples of the dynamic wrinkle. Botox for forehead is one of our most common treatment zones, but Dr. Barrera also regularly injects Botox around the eyes. Patients presenting with clenching, TMJ symptoms and grinding of the teeth can also benefit from Botox injection into the Masseter muscle. The masseters are the large chewing muscles in the cheek. Other patients want a slimmer jawline. Masseter injections to the cheek area can improve these areas. Dr. Barrera has experience with slimming the round face, often called cacheton, by many patients from Mexico and South America.

How do botulinum toxin treatments work? Essentially, these injectables are neuromodulators. They disrupt communication between nerves and muscles, forcing the muscle to temporarily stop contracting. When a particular muscle ceases wrinkling the skin above it, relaxing it stops the repetitve creasing action and the wrinkles fade. If your wrinkle isn’t caused by muscle activity, Dr. Barrera will recommend a different treatment option, often a dermal filler. 

Botox is a powerful cosmetic treatment, but this injectable treats more than cosmetic concerns. We also use it to treat:

  • Facial nerve paralysis
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Synkinesis (abnormal facial twitching and muscle movement)
  • Migraine headaches

Smooth your dynamic wrinkles. Ask us about Botox for eyes, forehead, and chin. Dr. Barrera also uses this injectable to treat a variety of medical conditions.

What to Expect from Treatment: Dysport and Botox in San Antonio

Botox is administered via injection. It is a prescription medication and should always be obtained and administered by a trained professional at a doctor’s office. At RejuveMD Med Spa, all botulinum toxin, or Botox,treatments are administered by a certified injector. Both Dr. Barrera and our physician assistant, are certified injectors and highly experienced using these products.

The number of injections you’ll need will depend on which injectable we’re using and what areas we’re treating. With Botox for forehead wrinkles, we usually place five total injections, one between the brows and two over each eyebrow. The needle is very fine and the injections are quick. Most patients experience minimal discomfort during the injection process.

Recovery from Botox Injections

If you’re too busy for downtime, Botox is the treatment for you. These treatments require no downtime after treatment. Recovery side effects are minimal and may include redness, bruising, swelling, and tenderness. These effects are temporary and usually resolve within a week of treatment.

Dr. Barrera will provide recovery instructions, but don’t worry, recovery is easy and fast for most patients.

Botox vs. Dysport vs. Jueveau vs. Xeomin- Which Treatment Is Best for Me?

We are pleased to offer a full line of botulinum toxin treatments including Botox, Dysport, Jueveau, and Xeomin. There are more similarities than differences between each of these treatments. In fact, they’re often used interchangeably. Slight variations in formulations can make one option more beneficial in for certain patients, so we choose to carry many different botulinum toxin products.

Dr. Barrera will recommend the best botulinum toxin treatment for your situation. You can learn more below – 

Perfect Pairings: Treatments that Complement Botox Injections

Cosmetic injectables are an ideal complement to many of our other facial cosmetic treatments, both surgical and non-surgical. Some of our most popular pairings include:

Want to see real patient results? Take a look at our before and after photos.

Frequently Asked Questions: Dysport and Botox, San Antonio

Botox and Dysport can be used from brow to chin. Common treatments include wrinkle reduction (crow’s feet, frown lines, bunny lines, pebbly chin), migraine headaches, and Bell’s Palsy.

This treatment is well tolerated by most patients. You’ll feel a quick pinch with each injection. We can use a topical anesthetic if desired. Tenderness is common during recovery.

These treatments are great at any age. Botox is FDA-approved to treat severe frown lines in adults under the age of 65.

Typically, patients see results from treatment about 2-3 days after receiving their injections.

Results will last anywhere from 3-6 months. Most patients come in 3-4 times each year for reinjection to maintain results.

Our male patients love botulinum toxin. In 2018, more than 450,000 men in the U.S. received botulinum toxin injections. Learn more about additional procedures that are most sought-after for the Modern Man.

Price points for treatment with Botox and Dysport are similar. Botox costs and Dysport cost are similar. The conversion from Botox to Dysport is 1 unit of Botox equals 3 units of Dysport. Botox cost in San Antonio is approximately $15 per unit, and Dysport cost is approximately $5 per unit. However, for every 20 units of botox injected, you have to inject 60 units of Dysport to treat the same area. Efficacy is the same between Botox and Dysport . We’ll provide a detailed estimate before your treatment.

Smooth your wrinkles away with Botox and Dysport in San Antonio, TX. Ask your questions or schedule your first cosmetic injectable treatment with us by calling 210-468-5426 or reaching out to us via our online form. You can also sign up through our Newsletter to obtain specials that we offer and learn more about our treatments at Barrera Plastic Surgery and Rejuve MD MedSpa.