Botox Specialist

Fresh Face

Cheryl L Royce, NP

Aesthetic & Wellness Clinic located in Bethesda, MD

Deep facial lines and excessive sweating are two features that can greatly impact your confidence and cause you to avoid or reduce your social interactions. At Fresh Face in Bethesda, Maryland, nurse practitioner Cheryl Royce, NP, offers botulinum toxin injectables like Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® to treat both of these seemingly unrelated features. To set up a consultation for botulinum toxin injectables, call Fresh Face or use the online booking tool today.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox® is the most popular brand name injectable utilizing botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin, for aesthetic treatment purposes. When Cheryl carefully injects botulinum toxin products in your treatment areas in small amounts, the toxin temporarily stops your muscles from receiving signals from your nerves. 

While Botox is the most well-known form of this treatment, it isn’t the only brand choice available at Fresh Face. Cheryl helps you choose between these three botulinum toxin injectables:


Botox is the most well-established botulinum toxin injectable on the market. You’ve likely heard about it before from providers, media, and even friends or family.


Xeomin is the purest injectable of the three, containing botulinum toxin as its sole ingredient. The lack of secondary components helps prevent tolerance-building from the drug.


Dysport is highly similar to Botox. It’s the most cost-effective option of the three. Unlike Xeomin, Dysport, and Botox, both include protective proteins in their formulas.

What does Botox treat?

Botulinum toxin products are best known for their ability to reduce wrinkles and fine facial lines in a natural-looking way. At Fresh Face, Cheryl ensures that your results look entirely natural so that nobody knows you’ve had treatment: instead, they may assume that you’ve had a spa treatment or several good nights’ rests in a row. 

Botulinum toxin’s ability to cease specific unwanted muscle movements allows products like Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport to treat:

  • Frown lines
  • Forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating under your arms)

If you’re interested in softening your facial lines or reducing your sweat to avoid embarrassment or a lack of confidence, Cheryl helps you decide if Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport is the right course of treatment for you.

How long does Botox last?

Botulinum toxin doesn’t stay active in your system forever. Eventually, your wrinkles start to reappear, and the sweat under your arms returns. You’ll have to wait several days to start noticing a difference after your injections, but once they appear, they stay for several months.

All three injectables last for an average of three to four months. If you enjoyed your results and want to come back for more, Cheryl can help you book follow-up appointments for maintenance injections as you need them. 

If you’re interested in trying Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin for a notable and natural boost in confidence, call Fresh Face or reserve your appointment online today.