Neurotoxin injections help reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the facial area caused by smiling, frowning, and other facial movements. This allows patients to achieve a more youthful-looking appearance. The most commonly used neurotoxins include Botox ®, Dysport ®, and Xeomin ®. Although each formula differs slightly, they all work in approximately the same way.
How Neurotoxins Work
Neurotoxins prevent nerves from sending signals to surrounding muscles, rendering them unable to contract. This results in the immediate improvement of fine lines and wrinkles, in addition to the prevention of additional wrinkles from forming.
Simple and Effective
Neurotoxins are extremely effective for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. These injections are used by men and women nationwide to achieve their aesthetic goals and rejuvenate their appearance. According to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, “neurotoxin treatments are the most popular single cosmetic procedure in the U.S.”
The most commonly treated areas of the face include the area between the eyebrows often referred to as the “11 lines,” or medically speaking, the “glabella complex,” the forehead, and around the eyes. Other areas that can be treated with neurotoxins are the corners of the mouth, chin, jawline, and the neck. All neurotoxin products contain the active ingredient botulinum toxin A and have been approved by the FDA for safe and effective usage.
How to Choose the Right Neurotoxin for You
Which neurotoxin will ultimately work best for you and your specific dosage will be determined by a number of factors, including your overall aesthetic goals, how your body metabolizes the medication, your own anatomy, and your overall medical history. It’s important to consult with a qualified physician prior to treatment to learn more about their recommendations for your unique case.
Neurotoxin Treatment with Dr. Elizabeth Roche
At my office, I help patients select a neurotoxin treatment regimen designed for their specific needs. I meet with each of my clientele to discuss what results they’d like to see from their treatment and to discuss any potential concerns prior to getting started. With over 20 years of neurotoxic injection experience, I can help you safely achieve your aesthetic goals.
All neurotoxins can be administered according to the specific needs of my patients and the dose can be adjusted based on the patient’s metabolism or their individual desires for treatment. The recommended dosing typically lasts between 3 to 4 months, however,some of my patients prefer a lighter dose and come in more frequently, while other patients prefer a stronger dose, which may result in a longer lasting result.
Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin.
Here’s a short summary about the three most popular neurotoxin treatments currently available in the U.S:
Botox is generally the most well-known neurotoxin treatment since it was the first to gain FDA approval in the U.S. and has a longer history than other brands of neurotoxin treatment. It is manufactured by Allergan, the same company that makes the Juvederm family of dermal fillers.
Xeomin also works to smooth both shallow and more pronounced facial lines just as Botox does and is manufactured by Merz Aesthetics, the same company that makes Radiesse and Belotero Balance dermal fillers. Xeomin has no protein carrier as does Botox and Dysport, which may mean that patients are slower to develop a tolerance to the product.
Additional Information About Neurotoxins
Read more about neurotoxin treatment and how these simple injections may help you achieve a younger, more vibrant look below:
Call Dr. Elizabeth Roche Today for a Neurotoxin Consultation
For more information about Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin and which treatment will help you achieve the look and feel you want, contact the Elizabeth Roche M.D. Med Spa today. Our staff will book your initial consultation with Dr. Roche, who will then meet with you in our Bergen County, New Jersey office to discuss your unique needs and personal aesthetic goals before creating a custom-tailored treatment plan for you.