As skin ages over time, skin naturally thins and loses volume as collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin gradually diminish. This process leads to wrinkling, a prominent feature of aging. We can use botulinum toxin (Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin) in the muscles with that create the wrinkles to assist in decreasing the formation of wrinkles and reverse the signs of aging. This will provide softening of fine lines and wrinkles for a natural, refreshed, and youthful appearance.
This medication consists of a purified protein derived from Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It is FDA approved to temporarily reduce muscle contractions and smooths wrinkles in many areas of the face for cosmetic enhancements. It can also be used medically to alleviate migraines, bruxism, and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).
It takes as early as 2 days from your treatment date up to a maximum of 2 weeks to start seeing results. Sometimes a touch up will be required at the 2 week mark.
The effects from neuromodulator treatment usually lasts anywhere from 3-4 months. The medication peaks in effectiveness at 6 weeks, and slowly wears off over the remaining time period.
There is no down time for receiving anti-wrinkle injections. If you bruise easily, sometimes a small bruise may be visible at an injection site for a couple days.
Those who are/have:
– Under the age of 18
– Pregnant women and nursing mothers
– Bleeding abnormalities (Anticoagulant use)
– Neuromuscular disorders including: ALS, Bell’s Palsy, Myasthenia Gravis, Lambert-Eaton syndrome, Myopathies
– Hypertrophic or keloidal scarring
– Active infection in the treatment area