Botulinum type A injections are common cosmetic treatments. These products are used to smooth wrinkles that form as a result of facial movements and expressions. The injectable products are commonly known as:

  • Botox cosmetic ®
  • Dysport®
  • Xeomin®

All three products contain the active ingredient botulinum toxin type A and address the same type of wrinkles or cosmetic concerns.

Botulinum toxin injections are non-surgical procedures and are typically complete during an office visit. The best product for your needs depends on your anatomy and the recommendation of your cosmetic surgeon.

The most commonly treated areas include:

  • Corners of the mouth
  • Wrinkles around the eyes or crow’s feet
  • Forehead creases
  • Frown lines or glabellar lines

Following treatment, you will not see results immediately. This is expected. Depending on the patient, product used, and area treated, final results develop typically three to seven days after the treatment and last between three to six months.

Botulinum toxin type A is also used for other concerns, such as:

  • Reducing excess sweating under the armpits, on hands, or feet.
  • Softening vertical neck bands to give the neck a smoother appearance.

WVU Plastics offers a Botox/Juvederm/Restylene clinic from 12:30-5 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month in the Surgical Specialties Office, located on the fourth floor of the Physician Office Center in Morgantown. The clinic is open to all who are interested. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Kim Groves at 304-293-1346.