Is Xeomin® Proven?
XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) for injection, for intramuscular use, was proven effective in two randomized, double-blind, multicenter, placebo-controlled clinical trials of more than 540 adult patients in the treatment of glabellar frown lines. The average age of patients in the study was 46 years. Patients received 20 Units of XEOMIN® and were classified as responders if they had a 2-grade improvement on a 4-point scale as assessed by the physician and patient. Using these criteria, treatment success was higher with XEOMIN® than placebo on day 30 in both studies (60% and 48% vs. 0% for placebo in both studies). Based on these trials, XEOMIN® received FDA approval for aesthetic use in 2011.
When Can I Expect To See Results?
In clinical trials, some patients observed visible smoothing as early as 3-4 days after injection. The median first onset of effect was less than a week. The maximum effect occurred at 30 days. The typical duration of effect was up to 3 months in clinical trials but may last significantly longer or shorter in individual patients.
Who is Dr. Golla?
Dr. Dinakar Golla is a native Pittsburgher who is the founder of the Golla Center For Plastic Surgery. He is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with extensive experience in cosmetic surgery. He has authored numerous articles, lectured over a 100 times around the country and the world on unique cutting edge techniques in plastic surgery and has trained a number of surgeons who have traveled to watch and learn from his expertise. His ability to listen to his patients desires and to honestly communicate what is possible has garnered him the praise and admiration of his patient population.
Dr. Golla graduated summa cum laude and phi beta cappa from Boston University School of Arts and Sciences. Then Dr. Golla graduated magna cum laude from the prestigious Boston University School of Medicine. He won the Alumni Association Award, which is given to those students whose efforts raise the Boston University Medical School community, as well as the Dean Eleanor Tyler Memorial Award, which is given to the top medical graduate from the Seven Year Medical Program. In addition, he won the Merck Manual Award, which is given to the top three students of each medical school class. He is also a member of the AOA, a national medical school honor society.
Who is Samantha Bowman?
Samantha Bowman is a board certified Physician Assistant through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and is certified in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy as well as Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Samantha earned her undergraduate degree in biology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She then earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Medical Science and Physician Assistant Studies from Barry University in Miami, Florida. Samantha gained valuable clinical training in plastic surgery and surgical oncology during her PA education.
She relocated to the Pittsburgh area from Miami, Florida to join the Golla Center for Plastic Surgery. She has always had an interest in plastic surgery and enjoys involvement in the wound care aspect of the field as well as cosmetics.
What is Botox?
Botox® injections are a diluted form of Botulinum Toxin Type A which is injected into facial muscles to relax or weaken the muscles that form wrinkles. These are customized injections to reduce the deep lines on your forehead, eyes (crows feet), and brow area. Treatments are also available for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), migraine headaches, and pain management.
What Should I Expect?
You will be asked to contract the facial muscles (frowning, squinting) that affect the area to be treated. This will help your physician determine the best location for the botox injection. Botox® injection is normally injected directly into the muscle with a tiny needle. Results of Botox® injections are normally seen within 10-to-14 days. The results generally last 3-4 months and require occasional touch ups. There is generally no recovery period after a botox injection. You can go directly back to your normal activities.
Safety and Side Effects
Botox® is proven to be safe and effective. Over the past 20 years, Botulinum Toxin Type A has been evaluated in more than 200 studies. There are no documented systemic complications associated with Botox® injections. Botox® has been widely used for more than 11 years with over 1 million people.
How Do I Know If Xeomin® Is Right For Me?
If you are an adult with moderate to severe glabellar lines (frown lines between the eyes), XEOMIN® may be right for you. Talk to your doctor to discuss the benefits and risks of treatment.
Do not take XEOMIN® if you are allergic to botulinum toxin or any of the other ingredients in XEOMIN®. You should also not take XEOMIN® if you have had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product or have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
What Can I Expect During Treatment?
During treatment, which usually takes about 10-20 minutes, your doctor will inject XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) for injection, for intramuscular use, into the muscles in your forehead that cause frown lines between your brows. No anesthesia is required; however, your physician may use a topical anesthetic or cold pack to reduce any discomfort.
Why Should I Schedule an Appointment?
A specialist can take the time to sit and discuss the best type of treatment for the results you are looking for. If it’s your first time getting the treatment, it’s best that you discuss it with a specialist so you can attain the improvement you’re looking for.
Does it really eliminate wrinkles?
Yes, many women have seen great results from Botox treatments. We advise you to schedule a no cost consultation where you can get more questions answered and learn about what options you have.
How much does it cost?
Botox is no longer for stars in Hollywood and such. It’s become an affordable option for many women and men that would like to look younger. At prices starting at $8.00 a unit, Botox has become a great option to eliminate the look of age for many people.
Before & After
I still have questions and want to learn more.
Start by scheduling a consultation. There, we’ll take a look at your skin and evaluate the area of the face you’d like treated. We’ve treated hundreds of women and men and will recommend the best treatment options for you.
Smiling, frowns and other facial expressions
Botox provides an immediate enhancement to your skin. Wrinkles are eliminated and you look more youthful than prior to the treatment. After the treatment, you’ll still be able to frown and smile as you did before. These facial expressions can still be made, but with minimized wrinkles.
How long does BOTOX® Cosmetic last?
The results you see can last up to four months. A treatment specialist can discuss what you can expect after you receive the treatment and when it’d probably be best to schedule your next appointment.
Are Botox® treatments painful?
Slightly, at most it’s a discomfort when the injections are made. Discomfort can be minimized with cold packs or anesthetic cream prior to the quick procedure.
Are there any possible side effects from Botox®?
Possible side effects include dry mouth, tiredness, headache, neck pain and eye problems. Allergic reactions include itching, rash or redness, wheezing, dizziness or feeling faint.
I know it lasts up to four months, but what happens after that?
Your wrinkles simply return to the way they looked before. Try Botox® Cosmetic today and see the difference millions of women have experienced.