Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology) – Head and Neck Surgery

Cosmetic Injectables: BOTOX™, Dysport™, XEOMIN™, and Jeuveau™

Mount Sinai’s Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery team provides superior, results-driven care in the field of facial rejuvenation. Injectable neuromodulators— more commonly known by their trade names BOTOX™, Dysport™, XEOMIN™, and Jeuveau™—aremedications that “relax” specific muscles and areas of the face. Relaxing cosmetic injectables are a safe, minimally invasive, nonsurgical treatment option for patients interested in addressing various aspects of facial aging.

While soft tissue fillers help bulk up areas of the face that have lost volume, BOTOX™and similar relaxing injectables treat wrinkles and lines that appear as a result of natural aging. These injectables are the most commonly performed minimally invasive cosmetic procedure in the U.S. More than 7.4 million people receive BOTOX™ or alternative injections each year according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

About BOTOX™, Dysport™, XEOMIN™, and Jeuveau™ ­­

As BOTOX™, Dysport™, XEOMIN™, and Jeuveau™increase in popularity, more patients are electing to receive injections in a variety of settings. At Mount Sinai, our board-certified facial plastic surgeons administer these injectables in a safe and relaxing environment. As facial plastic surgeons, they have an in-depth understanding of facial anatomy, and are highly skilled in applying their knowledge to achieve consistent, reliable, and beautiful results.

Conditions We Treat with Relaxing Injectables

We administer BOTOX™, Dysport™, XEOMIN™, and Jeuveau™to adults of all ages. Some of the aging and beauty concerns we address include:

  • Forehead lines and wrinkles
  • Lines and wrinkles around the eyes
  • Neck lines and bands
  • Fine lines and wrinkles around the lips
  • Loss of eyebrow height

How Cosmetic Injectables Work

BOTOX™, Dysport™, XEOMIN™, and Jeuveau™are injectables produced from sterile derivatives of botulinum toxin. Even though they are distinct products, these injectables work in the same way to improve or prevent facial lines and wrinkles. As we age, overactive or tense facial muscles—often caused by excessive frowning and squinting—cause the skin to fold and furrow. When botulinum toxin is injected into the skin, it blocks the nerve signals that cause the muscles to contract. When these muscles in the face relax, wrinkles fade away and the brow lifts up.

What the Procedure Entails

Any patient who is interested in a cosmetic treatment at Mount Sinai will undergo an extensive consultation. Our team will identify areas of concern, review their goals, and develop an individualized treatment plan.

BOTOX™, Dysport™, XEOMIN™, and Jeuveau™treatments take about 20 minutes and can typically be given during a routine office visit. Many patients have enough time to fit in treatments on their lunch break. The treatment involves a series of small injections and there is minimal discomfort. 

What to Expect After BOTOX™

The tiny injections usually result in little to no bruising. The effects of BOTOX™, Dysport™, XEOMIN™, and Jeuveau™usually last between three and six months, at which point muscle activity returns to normal. As an elective treatment, these relaxing agents can be administered whenever the effects wear off or over longer periods of time when it is convenient for the patient.

Cost of Cosmetic Injectables

Cost is always a concern, as insurance does not generally cover surgery or treatment that is done purely for cosmetic reasons. We provide patients with expected costs prior to any intervention.