Neurotoxins (Xeomin, Botox) At Trinity Medical Spa
What are Neurotoxins?
Neurotoxins work specifically on dynamic wrinkle, one of the two types of wrinkles that can cause and aged effects, the other being static lines or wrinkles.
Dynamic lines or wrinkles are those wrinkles and lines that appear when you smile, frown, laugh, or during dynamic motion of the face
Static lines or wrinkles are those facial lines that are evident even when our face is at rest and are due to volume loss and are better treated with dermal fillers.
Botulinum Toxin is for dynamic wrinkling. It is a muscle relaxing agent so it will soften the wrinkles and lines that occur from a dynamic facial movement, such as between the brows with frowning….or the crow' s feet from smiling… or around the mouth from excessive pursing of the lips. With aging, this repetitive motion the skin starts to show strain and deep folds and tiny wrinkles start to develop. Botulinum Toxin will also help prevent a mouth frown by relaxing the muscles that exert a downward pull to the mouth.
Alternative cosmetic uses of Botulinum Toxin on the décolleté
For the body: Botulinum Toxin injections also can be used to block chemical signals from nerves that stimulate sweat glands.
Botulinum Toxin may also be used for chronic migraines. Botulism Toxin is injected into fixed-sites in varying locations, including the forehead, temples and potentially extending into the neck muscles. According to Allergan, the manufacturer of Botulinum Toxin, Phase III clinical trials showed a significantly greater decrease in headache days among patients receiving Botulinum Toxin, compared with those receiving a placebo. There are numerous medical conditions for which Botulinum Toxin is used.
Neurotoxins At a Glance
Duration of Results
The effects of Botox are not immediate, and it typically takes around 5 – 7 days for the results to appear. It may take up to two weeks for maximal results.
It usually takes 15 minutes depending on the extent of treatment
Length of Benefit
The results of Botox usually last for about 3 – 6 months, depending on the patient. As the effects wear off and the facial muscles return to normal function, the wrinkles will gradually reappear. Most patients choose to have repeat treatments every 3-4 months to maintain a smooth, wrinkle-free face.
At Trinity Medical Spa MD with advanced training
Botox does not produce significant discomfort at all. Treatments are comfortable and easy. Most patients find that their injections feel like a slight pinching or pricking sensation. Numbing cream or icing can also be used if needed.
Botox produces very few side effects. Botox is the number one cosmetic treatment performed because of the comfort, safety, and ease of treatment.
Back to Work Time
You can go back to work right after a Botox treatment without having to worry about swelling, redness, or downtime.
Xeomin, Botox FAQ
What are Neuromodulators, such as Botox, and Xiomen?
Neuromodulators are wrinkle-relaxing injections of botulinum toxin - commercially known as Botox Cosmetic, Xiomen, and Dysport. They are used to treat wrinkles, frown lines and crows feet.
How do Neuromodulators work?
Neuromodulators work by relaxing muscles to reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the face and neck. These treatments can help combat smile lines, forehead lines and other wrinkles associated with age, genetics, and/or activity.
What are the benefits of Neuromodulators?
A combination of factors can cause facial lines. It’s not just about the cellular changes that may occur, or reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals from the sun and the environment.
Repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, or raising eyebrows cause skin to furrow and fold, gradually resulting in the formation of facial lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a quick 10-minute treatment that works beneath the surface and temporarily reduces the underlying muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines in adults – to help them look better. However with appropriate treatments, wrinkles can be both treated and prevented with the help of Neuromodulators - Botox, Xiomen, Dysport.