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Thinking of Trying Botox?

Thinking of Trying Botox?

Botox Fine lines and wrinkles
As men and women age fine lines and wrinkles start to appear around the eyes (crow’s feet), between the brows (the 11s), and on the forehead. At Aker Kasten Eye Center, we offer Botox and Xeomin to turn back these signs of aging.

Both Botox and Xeomin are neurotoxins that work by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that create wrinkles. They work by blocking the nerve signals to the muscles that cause the muscles to contract. If the underlying muscles don’t contract, the wrinkles they form on the surface disappear or are reduced in appearance. Botox and Xeomin work on wrinkles caused by actions such as laughing or squinting. They do not work on “static” wrinkles that always show themselves. Xeomin and Botox can be used to smooth out the appearance of wrinkles around:

  • Your eyes
  • Between the brows
  • Your forehead

Are they safe?
Botox has been on the market for over 15 years and is considered very safe. Xeomin, although a newer product, has undergone all of the required tests and trials before it was brought to market. Some consider it safer than Botox because it doesn’t have as much protein, which can in very rare instances cause an allergic reaction. Side effects of Botox/Xeomin injections are:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Itching

These side effects usually pass in a few days. Severe side effects are extremely rare, although it is recommended that you make yourself familiar with the risks of any product before you use it. If you have any questions then please feel free to call us or discuss your concerns with us before your appointment.