What Are Neurotoxins?
Neurotoxins are prescription drugs that, when injected, temporarily paralyze muscles. These injections treat moderate-to-severe facial lines and wrinkles that are formed by continual muscle contraction. Treatment with neurotoxins is the most popular physician-performed nonsurgical cosmetic procedure in the United States.
We proudly offer our patients the following neurotoxins: Botox Cosmetic, Xeomin, and Dysport.
How Do Neurotoxins Work?
Properly placed neurotoxin injections block nerve impulses sent to muscles, weakening them to the point where they cannot contract.
When Will I See Results And How Long Does It Last?
Results from neurotoxin injections are apparent within 24 to 48 hours, and are maximized by 30 days. Results often last between 3 and 4 months.
Do Neurotoxins Have Medical Applications?
Yes, Botox Cosmetic can be used to treat a number of medical problems, including excessive sweating, overactive bladder, neck spasms, crossed eyes, chronic back and jaw pain, and migraines.
What Are The Possible Side Effects Of Neurotoxins?
Side effects of neurotoxins are usually mild and temporary. Possible injection-site side effects include pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, bleeding and bruising. Depending on where they are given, cosmetic side effects of neurotoxin injections include eyelid drooping and swelling.