Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are all considered different types of injectable neurotoxins that can help smooth and reduce wrinkles temporarily. They block nerve receptors in the muscle, preventing lines and wrinkles from forming.
All three products are FDA-approved and considered safe to treat the appearance of wrinkles in the forehead, frown lines, crow’s feet and more. They can also be used to treat muscle stiffness, muscle spasms, excessive sweating, and overactive bladder.
This cosmetic treatment is the #1 nonsurgical procedure since 2000.
Neurotoxins target underlying causes of fine lines on the face, such as, the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting. Your provider will inject the muscles with the neurotoxins to essentially pause muscle activity. The temporary absence of contracting facial muscles will cause fines lines to be reduced or removed as the skin naturally renews itself.
The most common side effects are minimal swelling and bruising at the injection sites. There is a very low chance of infection. Rarely, transient headaches are reported. This is not an indication that each treatment will result in this experience. In fact, neurotoxin injections are indicated for relief of chronic headaches and migraine.
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You can begin to see results as quickly as three days after your appointment, but it takes fourteen days to see the maximum skin smoothing results. How long your treatment lasts depends on a number of factors. While individual results may vary, typically you’ll be able to enjoy the look of your results for approximately 3-4 months.
If you have mild to moderate facial wrinkles that you would like to improve, a neurotoxin procedure may be right for you. With injectables such as Botox, you can begin with a mild enhancement and increase the results over time. It is essential to consult with an experienced provider that can evaluate your specific aesthetic goals to determine which neurotoxin procedure is a good fit.
If you are in poor general health, have certain neurological conditions, allergic to cosmetic injections or their ingredients, your skin is very thick or you have existing muscle weakness in the proposed injection site, you may not be a good candidate for cosmetic injectables.
Although injections may be the most popular method for wrinkle treatment, there are various alternatives and complementary treatments for patients. Other treatments include chemical peels, microneedling, laser resurfacing and medical grade skin care products.
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