What can Neurotoxin treatments do for me?
Neurotoxins are the most popular cosmetic procedure in the country and one of our most requested services. Quick, safe, and effective, neurotoxins reduce or eliminate facial lines and wrinkles for up to six months with no downtime and little to no discomfort. Through a series of tiny injections, neurotoxins give you a rejuvenated look by smoothing crow’s feet beneath the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal lines across the forehead, worry lines around the mouth, and lines on the neck.
In addition to smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, neurotoxins may be useful for treating migraine headaches, excessive sweating, chronic back and jaw pain, and muscle spasms.
How Neurotoxins Works
Botox is a neurotoxin that is the brand name for botulinum toxin A, a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent derived from the bacteria Clostridium Botulinum. Originally approved by the FDA for the treatment of eye and muscle spasms, neurotoxins were quickly recognized for their cosmetic value. Physicians have been using neurotoxins for years as a treatment to correct visible signs of stress and aging. The medication relaxes the muscles in the face that cause wrinkles. When injected in small doses in specific areas, neurotoxin injections block nerve muscles responsible for the repetitive actions that cause fine lines and wrinkles. In this way, neurotoxins smooth the lines in the skin that make you look tired or angry. In addition to smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, neurotoxins may be useful for treating migraine headaches, excessive sweating, chronic back and jaw pain, and muscle spasms.
Candidates for Neurotoxin Injections
A good candidate for neurotoxin treatments may be anyone looking to enhance their appearance by getting rid of unwanted lines or wrinkles. It is also important that patients seeking treatment with neurotoxins are in good physical health, are not pregnant or nursing, and do not have a neuromuscular disorder. Men and women considering neurotoxins should have realistic expectations of what the procedure can do. You should discuss the desired results with China to ensure that your goals can be achieved.
The Neurotoxins Procedure
Using a very fine needle, China will inject neurotoxins into designated muscles in your face that are causing lines and wrinkles. You may experience brief, mild discomfort during the injection, but you can be assured that the treatment is very safe and effective. Taking only a few minutes, neurotoxins requires no anesthetic and recovery is immediate, allowing you to return to work and resume your normal daily activities that same day.
The Importance of Choosing a Qualified Injector
Even though neurotoxins are not a surgical procedure, it is very important to choose a highly experienced and qualified injector when deciding to undergo neurotoxin treatments. Those who are less familiar with the technique could leave you looking “frozen” or perpetually surprised. China is intimately familiar with Botox Cosmetic, having successfully treated hundreds of patients in her office. She will also take the time to talk with each candidate before beginning the injections to find out what he or she wants to achieve and to determine how best to correct their problem area(s), so patients can be happy again with their smoother, younger-looking faces.
Neurotoxin Cosmetic Results
Immediately following the neurotoxin treatments, some patients may experience mild bruising, which will go away shortly. You will see your wrinkles begin to fade within 24 hours, with continued improvement over the next 5 days. The effects of neurotoxins typically last up to four months, although many have reported results lasting up to a full year. After several neurotoxin treatments, the results may be prolonged.
Neurotoxin treatment will relax the muscles in your face and soften the skin, giving you a more relaxed and youthful appearance. For optimum results, many patients choose to use neurotoxins in conjunction with a facelift, skin rejuvenation therapy, and/or laser skin resurfacing.
Risks and Side Effects of Neurotoxins
Side effects of neurotoxins are rare and are usually mild and temporary. The most common side effects caused by neurotoxins are headaches and temporary redness or bruising of the skin at the site of injection. In rare cases, slight drooping of an eyelid or asymmetry of expression may occur. Patients are encouraged to call the office with any questions or concerns they may have post-treatment.