Today there are several well studied and safe neurotoxins in the market. The most well known is Botox®, but other popular neurotoxins include Dysport® and Xeomin®. These products are purified protein toxins that are a non-surgical way to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Neurotoxins can be used to treat crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and frown lines, giving patients a rested and refreshed appearance. These treatments are simple and safe to perform in the office. They work by temporarily blocking nerve signals and relaxing the surrounding muscles, thus smoothing out unwanted facial wrinkles. The effects last from 3 to 4 months although many patients report that long term use prolongs the time between treatments.
As a group, neurotoxins are the most common non-invasive cosmetic procedure performed in the world today. The treatment can be performed in a few minutes in an office setting and temporarily relaxes the small muscles that cause frown lines, crow's feet and other facial wrinkles thus smoothing and softening the effects of repeated facial expressions. Within 3 days of your initial treatment, you will see noticeable results. These treatments should only be performed by licensed health care providers. Beware of non-licensed practitioners selling you treatments in a hair salon or so called "Botox parties". Often these treatments are not effective, approved products may not be used, are not sanitary, and can lead to serious injury.
Condition Treated - Hyperactive forehead and frown lines, Crow’s feet
Results - Results seen after 3 days, immobility of muscles that cause wrinkles, smoothing of skin and elimination of wrinkles for up to 4 months
Treatment Time - up to 30 minutes
Recovery - No significant down time, mild swelling for the first few hours
Recommended treatment schedule - Every 3 to 4 months depending on desired results, can be repeated multiple times