Neurotoxins (Botox & Xeomin)
Why Wrinkles Form
Wrinkles are an unfortunate part of aging. While some people don’t mind their wrinkles and feel like they’ve been ‘earned,’ others prefer to be wrinkle-free.
What are Neurotoxin Injections?
Botox is effective in smoothing out:
How Do Neurotoxins Work?
All injectable neurotoxins, including Botox and Xeomin, work similarly and technically block the release of a chemical called acetylcholine.
This chemical is responsible for the muscles contracting when the nerves communicate for them to do so. The difference between different neurotoxins is their protein makeup.
Who Is An Ideal Candidate?
What Are The Benefits of Botox?
The Botox Injection Experience
How Much Do Neurotoxins Cost?
Frequently Asked Questions
Neurotoxins are safe, effective aesthetic treatments, but like all elective treatments and procedures, there are potential side effects. Although side effects are rare, it’s important to be aware of the possibility of one or more occurring, which can include:
- Injection site reactions
- Swelling, bruising, and redness
- Droopy eyelids
- Dry skin (when used to treat sweating)
- Difficulty swallowing or breathing
- Vision issues
- Nerve or muscle problems
There are many uses for neurotoxins, and some of the more popular treatment areas include:
- Glabellar lines (a.k.a. “elevens” or frown lines
- Wrinkles around the eyes, such as crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
- The corners of the mouth
- A “cobblestoned” appearance to the chin
- Other facial wrinkles associated with muscle activity
- Slimming the lower face
Besides treating the face, neurotoxins are effective in:
- Reducing excessive sweating on the armpits, hands, or feet
- Softening vertical neck bands
- Minimizing the effects of migraines