Botulinum toxin type A is an injectable neurotoxin, better known under brand names such as Botox Cosmetic®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®. Neurotoxin treatments are the most popular single cosmetic procedure in the U.S. and are mainly used to smooth dynamic wrinkles, or those wrinkles that form as a result of facial movements like frowning, squinting, smiling, and other expressions we tend to make day after day. Treatment works by blocking nerve impulses to the muscles, causing them to relax. As a result, your expressions soften and the dynamic wrinkles are greatly reduced.
How do neurotoxins work? What is the technology?
Neurotoxin injections act to block nerves from activating the facial muscles. When injected into the face, the target muscles are unable to contract normally. When the targeted facial muscles stop contracting, they stop pulling on the overlying skin. This causes fine lines and wrinkles to become smooth. Neurotoxins are particularly effective for eliminating lines and creases on the forehead and brow area.
What can I expect during the treatment?
Neurotoxins are injected beneath the skin of the treated area with a small needle. Treatments can last from three months to several years. You can maintain your look with periodic touch ups. You may experience swelling or minor bruising that will fade within a few days. Remember not to rub the treated area so that the neurotoxin material remains undisturbed.
What are the results?
Neurotoxins are designed to effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Clients will notice:
Softening of fine lines and facial creases.
Are neurotoxins safe?
There is no downtime. You can resume normal activity following the procedure. You’ll likely experience swelling or a bit of bruising, which should fade within a few days.
Revitalize your skin, giving you a youthful and fresh look.
To reduce bruising, discontinue use of Aspirin, Ibuprofen and other medications which thin the blood for 3-7 days prior to treatment. Do not discontinue use of medication prescribed by your doctor without consultation.
After treatment, avoid excessive sun and heat. Wear sunscreen (SPF 25 or higher). Avoid squeezing or massaging treated areas.