What’s the Difference between Xeomin, Dysport and BOTOX?

A woman looks playfully over her shoulder while smilingDr. Jonathan Fugo provides Xeomin injections because he has found that this brand offers the best results to his patients. If you aren’t sure whether Xeomin will work for your goals, we encourage you to give us a call. We can tell you more about the features and benefits of this type of wrinkle treatment.

Xeomin, Dysport and BOTOX Cosmetic are injectable wrinkle-relaxers made by separate manufacturing companies. You can think of them as similar injectables but different brands. These injectables have a lot in common, including the following benefits:

  • Non-surgical
  • Non-invasive
  • No recovery period
  • No anesthesia, incisions, or sutures
  • Effective wrinkle-smoothing results

An infographic showing the benefits of Xeomin injectionsThese injectables work because of botulinum toxin, a material that is safe in the amounts used for injection purposes. Botulinum toxin blocks the chemical communication happening between the targeted nerve and muscle. This block prevents the muscle from contracting, which in turn prevents the skin from folding in that area. The active folding itself forms a wrinkle, like when you furrow your brow together and those vertical creases form between your eyebrows. As you age, the inevitable diminishing of collagen and elastin in your skin means that your skin becomes less elastic, and therefore the lines remain even after you’ve relaxed your face. The skin doesn’t smooth out immediately after you’ve stopped furrowing your brow, like it did when you were younger. Xeomin, Dysport and BOTOX (all similar injections) stop the muscle contraction from happening in the first place, so your skin will stay smooth and wrinkle free in that target area.

How Do I Know Which One Will Work for Me?

Many people wonder whether one wrinkle-relaxing injectable is better than the other. Oftentimes it comes down to personal preference. After years in practice, Dr. Fugo has settled on offering Xeomin to his patients because of the results this injectable provides. It also is the only botulinum injection made without any preservatives, providing the purist form of the natural molecule. It’s great for treating:

  • Glabellar lines between the eyebrows
  • Crow’s feet at the corners of your eyes
  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Bunny lines on the sides of your nose
  • Gummy smile

Discuss your options with Dr. Fugo to make sure you are matched with the non-invasive treatment that will accomplish your goals.

Relax Wrinkles with Xeomin

In New Windsor, NY, Dr. Jonathan Fugo is ready to help you decide if Xeom ininjections are the right way to revitalize and refresh your face. To arrange a consultation at our practice, please call our helpful team at 845-565-7040.

PicoSure Tattoo Removal

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Let’s face it: We’ve all done things we regret. A certain tattoo is one of those decisions that you may wish you could take back. With PicoSure laser treatment offered by Dr. Fugo, you can remove ink of all colors safely and effectively.

What is PicoSure Tattoo Removal?

This laser treatment is non-surgical, fast and nearly painless. It offers a short treatment time and effective removal. Unlike old forms of laser removal, PicoSure removes not only black ink but any color.

The handheld device emits pulsed picosecond energy that breaks apart selected ink deposits. Over time, your body metabolizes and expels the ink deposits, leaving the tattoo much lighter and often gone completely.

PicoSure is incredibly fast and efficient. Because the pulses are so fast, the laser doesn’t produce unnecessary heat – an issue with older laser technologies. Your skin is protected from harm because of the efficient heat output.

The PicoSure Treatment Process

The laser skin treatment goes like so:

  • A topical anesthetic is applied to your skin so you’ll be as comfortable as possible throughout the procedure
  • The treatment itself may take 15-20 minutes, depending on the size and number of tattoos
  • You typically feel light stinging sensation
  • We’ll place a bandage on the treatment area and you’ll leave with complete instructions for follow-up and care

Most tattoos require 3-6 such sessions before the ink is fully eliminated. The appointments are spaced roughly 6 weeks apart. This number of treatments is a major advantage of older laser technologies, some of which could require double that number of visits.

There’s no downtime afterward, although you’ll need to avoid sun exposure on the treated sight. Mild swelling in the treatment area is normal and the skin may feel sensitive. You may have blistering of the tattoo site. These effects will fade in a few days.

Enjoy the confidence of ridding yourself of a tattoo you no longer want on your body. You deserve to feel good about your appearance. PicoSure offers the opportunity to undo what was once thought irrevocably permanent.

Schedule a Visit with Dr. Fugo

Ready to remove that tattoo? What about multiple tattoos? With PicoSure, it’s possible. If you live in or nearby New Windsor, New York, please call Dr. Fugo Plastic Surgery & Laser Skin Care Center at 845-565-7040.

6 Laser Hair Removal FAQs

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6 Laser Hair Removal FAQs

Unwanted hair can be unsightly and embarrassing. Removing it through shaving or waxing can be tedious and painful. If you’ve spent years removing unwelcome hair, only for it to grow back every time, it can feel like you’re fighting a never-ending battle.

If that sounds familiar, laser hair removal from Dr. Jonathan R. Fugo could be the answer you’re looking for. Dr. Fugo uses the advanced Cynosure Vectus laser to offer his New York patients the best possible results. Here are six questions that Dr. Fugo and his team are often asked during laser hair removal consultations. More »

4 Things to Know if You’re Interested in Dermal Fillers

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4 Things to Know if You’re Interested in Dermal Fillers

If you want to rejuvenate your appearance without surgery or downtime, fillers can be a great option. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jonathan R. Fugo skillfully administers these injectable products to enhance your features and smooth your skin. Here are four things you should know before you sit down in our New Windsor office for a filler treatment. More »

Imagine Your Skin Without Foundation? Imagine SmartSkin!

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In hopes of gaining insight into the minds of women everywhere, skinstore.com recently surveyed 3000 women from all 50 states. The question….What are their feelings towards their own natural beauty? Comfortable in their own skin, two thirds of the participants said they would leave the house without makeup. Yet, when asked what the one make-up product they could not live without, over 50 percent of the women replied “foundation”.

Bringing an even, uniform color to one’s complexion, foundation can be used to cover flaws, mask blemishes, hide wrinkles, and conceal sun and age spots. A list similar to what Dr. Fugo’s latest laser, Cynosure® SmartSkin, also achieves. Only, unlike foundation, SmartSkin permanently restores the skin’s appearance.
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Tired of That Tattoo? PicoSure Tattoo Removal

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While a tattoo may be commonplace, it is not uncommon for one to rethink their decision. With over 45 million Americans having at least one tattoo, it is no surprise that a fair number of those turn to plastic surgeons like Dr. Fugo to have them removed. Dr. Fugo is pleased to now offer PicoSure at his New Windsor office.

Harnessing the power of ultra-short pulses—each lasting only one trillionth of a second—the PicoSure laser shatters the ink into tiny dust-like particles that are easily absorbed and eliminated by the body. Excited about PicoSure, Dr. Fugo is confident in saying, “this laser is the gold standard for tattoo removal. Quite simply, any other treatment is inferior”.  

Unique in and of themselves, each tattoo responds differently to treatment. While it may be difficult to foresee how quickly a tattoo will respond, by assessing a number variables, Dr. Fugo can better predict tattoo the success of your treatment. More »




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