There comes a point in one’s life where aging is no longer a cause for celebration. This is due primarily to the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Though most people are bothered by these aging signs, there is still a lot of reluctance to try cosmetic solutions. Here at Comprehensive Family Medicine & Aesthetics, we understand your skepticism and are here to put your mind at ease. When it comes to administering treatments, Dr. Gordon has over 18 years of experience. Her expertise really shines when she performs her custom BOTOX® Cosmetic & Xeomin® injections. If you’re looking for a safe and effective means of looking younger, these treatments may be just what you need.


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What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a brand name for widely used botulinum toxin injections. Like Dysport® and Jeuveau™, these injections work by blocking muscle contractions in specific areas of your face. These injections are a great choice for reducing wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth, forehead, and nose. BOTOX® Cosmetic is also commonly used as a preventative measure to keep wrinkles from getting deeper over time.

What’s the Difference Between BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomin®?

The major difference between BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomin® is that the latter is a “naked” neurotoxin. Due to its chemical makeup, Xeomin®’s pure-form concentration increases the duration of injection results. That being said, both of these treatments take between 5-15 minutes to perform. Regardless of your chosen option, a topical anesthetic will be used to minimize any discomfort you may experience. Following an injection session, you will be able to return to your daily routine. However, some side effects like bruising, pain, redness and slight swelling at the injection site may appear.

What Do These Injections Address?

Here at Comprehensive Family Medicine & Aesthetics, we use BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomin® specifically for wrinkle reduction and anti-aging. When you get in touch with our West Columbia team, we will provide you with a comprehensive evaluation to determine the best injection sites to give you the most out of your treatment. We want to do all we can to get to know you and give you the best experience possible!

How Do Botulinum Toxin Injections Work?

The compositions of BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomin® work by disrupting the nerve signaling processes in your body that cause muscle movement. Unlike dermal fillers that enhance facial volume, these neurotoxin injections work by paralyzing your muscles and preventing them from causing added strain to your skin. The effects of this paralysis can last anywhere from 3-6 months but cause no negative side effects when administered by experienced professionals such as our own Dr. Kate Gordon.

What Results Can I Expect From My Injections?

You can experience the results of your BOTOX® Cosmetic or Xeomin® injections within 2-7 days after your session. The benefits of this aesthetic procedure tend to last an average of 3-4 months but have been said to last for up to six months in some cases. This treatment is minimally invasive and great for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face. After our visit, your skin will feel smooth and youthful.

Before and After Results

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BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections in West Columbia, SC

At Comprehensive Family Medicine & Aesthetics, we provide personalized treatments to give our patients the most out of their medical and aesthetic treatments. When you visit us for wrinkle reduction, Dr. Gordon will take the time to get to know you and determine the best treatment course. To get started and request a consultation please click the button below or give us a call at (803) 814-2288. We are available 24/7 and accommodate same-day appointments.