Toxins and other Injectables
Botulinum toxin is one of the more effective methods to treat facial wrinkles and lines. Pharmaceutical companies have been making botulinum toxin-based injectables for a decade and have formulated several highly popular anti-aging products, such as Botox and Dysport. While these substances work similarly, they should not be used interchangeably, and they should only be administered by professionals like the medical staff at Chicago Aesthetic Surgery Institute and NeoDerma DaySpa. Learn more about the injectable products available at our practice by exploring the information below.
Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin that, when injected, paralyzes the muscles that contract to create wrinkles. It is most commonly used on the forehead, the space between the eyebrows above the nose, and the outer eye area. Botox is also approved for treating eyelid and neck muscle spasms, excess sweating (hyperhidrosis) and migraine headaches.
Dysport is an alternative to Botox. It is another injectable form of botulinum toxin to smooth wrinkles.
Xiomen is an alternative to Botox. It is another injectable form of botulinum toxin to smooth wrinkles.
Sculptra Intended Use / Indications
Sculptra Aesthetic is a new type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to replace lost collagen. It helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles — and folds that appear with aging — by replacing lost collagen. The main ingredient is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is intended for use in people with healthy immune systems. It involves a one-time treatment regimen consisting of up to 4 injection sessions that are scheduled about 3 weeks apart for correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles.
Important Safety Information for Sculptra Aesthetic
You should not use Sculptra Aesthetic if you are allergic to any ingredient of the product or have a history of keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring. Sculptra Aesthetic should not be injected while you have an active skin infection or inflammation in the treatment area, and should not be injected into the red area of the lip. Use in the skin near the eyes is not recommended.
Side effects of Sculptra Aesthetic may include injection site discomfort, redness, bruising, bleeding, itching, and swelling. Other side effects may include small lumps under the skin that are sometimes noticeable when pressing on the treated area. Larger lumps, some with delayed onset with or without inflammation or skin discoloration, have also been reported. In a key clinical study the incidence of small and larger lumps were low, and most resolved without treatment.
KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.”
It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area or in children less than 18 years of age.
Who should not receive KYBELLA®?
You should not receive KYBELLA® if you have an infection in the treatment area.
Before receiving KYBELLA®, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you: Have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin; have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin; have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area; have had or have trouble swallowing; have bleeding problems; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if KYBELLA® will harm your unborn baby); are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if KYBELLA® passes into your breast milk; talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive KYBELLA®).
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take a medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood (antiplatelet or anticoagulant medicine).
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