Neurotoxins are injectable neuromodulators that can provide a number of benefits, including relaxing wrinkles that form over time in the face. Several different types of neurotoxins are available, including Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin.
Each has its own advantages and can be used to address different concerns. While they are most commonly used to treat wrinkles, some neuromodulators can reduce the symptoms of certain medical conditions, such as excessive sweating and migraines.
What Are Neurotoxins?
Neurotoxins are injectables that are made from a substance known as botulinum toxin. When released on its own in an environment without oxygen, it has the potential to be highly poisonous.
However, the botulinum toxin formulas for medical and cosmetic use are very pure. When injected into the skin, they can treat a variety of different muscular problems and diminish the appearance of wrinkles. The types of neurotoxin injectables that we offer at River Med Spa include Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin.
Botox is the most well-known of the neurotoxin injectables, and it is also the most popular cosmetic treatment in the world. We recommend Botox to treat frown lines that appear between the eyebrows. It can also reduce the appearance of forehead lines, wrinkles around the eyes, and chin wrinkles.
Dysport is primarily used to treat moderate to severe frown lines that appear between the eyebrows. Typically, it is injected in a five-point area above the brows, resulting in reduced muscle contractions. Results from using Dysport typically last up to five months.
Xeomin is similar to Dysport in that it is used to treat frown lines that appear between the brows. However, it can also be used for crow’s feet that appear at the corners of the eyes. Xeomin can also help prevent new wrinkles from forming since muscles that commonly create lines and wrinkles in the area will have a reduced ability to contract.
What Are the Benefits of Neurotoxin Injectables?
There are a number of benefits associated with the use of neurotoxin injectables.
Fast-Acting and Long-Lasting
Neurotoxin injectables are fast-acting. Directly after your appointment, you’ll see the beginning results of wrinkle diminishment, with full results apparent within two to three days. In addition, effects commonly last between three to six months before touch-up appointments are required.
Can Be Used on All Types of Skin
Neurotoxin injectables can be used on all types of skin and all skin tones. This is one factor that contributes to the popularity of neurotoxins around the world. It’s also fully approved by the FDA to reduce wrinkles and for some medical purposes, such as reducing migraines.
Can Be Combined with Other Treatments
Neurotoxin injectables can be used in combination with one another or with other treatments, such as facials or dermal fillers. This is especially helpful for individuals who have a variety of different treatment goals in mind. For example, you may use Botox to target wrinkles and dermal fillers to plump your lips.
As a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment, neurotoxin injectables have little to no downtime. Patients are able to return to their regular activities immediately following their treatment. This is in contrast to surgical procedures such as facelifts, which often require a long recovery time.
What Can I Expect When Receiving Neurotoxin Injectables?
Before undergoing a neurotoxin treatment, you’ll meet a member of our team to discuss your treatment goals from neurotoxin injectables. We’ll ask you for your full medical history, as well as a list of any medications that you are taking. This will allow us to determine whether neurotoxin injectables are an appropriate option for you.
In most cases, we are able to perform the injections immediately following your consultation. You can expect a thorough cleansing of the area to be treated. We’ll also decide the strategic positioning for the injections that will give you optimal results. In most cases, the full appointment will take less than an hour.
Following your injections, you’ll be able to return to your daily routine. You’ll see some positive results immediately after the appointment, and the full results will become apparent within a few days. In most cases, the results will last between three to six months before the session will need to be repeated.
What Are The Differences Between Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin?
Each neurotoxin targets different treatment areas. There are also structural differences between them. The dosages used to treat different areas may be larger or smaller. For example, you may use more Botox to treat brow wrinkles than you would if Dysport were used.
Botox tends to work only in the area where it is injected. This means that it doesn’t spread to other areas. Dysport is more fluid in its formula, so when it is injected, it is common for it to impact other areas. This is helpful for treating lines between the brows, as numerous facial muscles contribute to wrinkles in this area.
Xeomin is best for those who may be allergic to certain preservatives that are present in Botox and Dysport. The body also doesn’t develop neutralizing antibodies to Xeomin as it does for Botox and Dysport. This can allow Xeomin to be an effective long-term treatment for wrinkles.
Are You Considering Neurotoxin Injectables?
If you’d like to find out whether neurotoxins are a good treatment option for you, contact River Med Spa in Cocoa Village, FL. Our skilled team provides Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin injectable treatments for those who are seeking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles or obtain other medical benefits. Reach out to schedule an appointment today!