Patients who struggle with early signs of aging may be apprehensive to undergo a surgical procedure and instead may turn to non-invasive treatments. Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and XEOMIN® are neurotoxins used for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between patient’s eyebrows, and other areas of the face. Dr. Elisa Burgess offers neurotoxin injections to patients who wish to relax the signs of aging, but in a gentle, less invasive manner. One of our highly skilled providers can create a customized treatment plan for you!
Am I a neurotoxin candidate?
Neurotoxin treatments are one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the world. Patients often select neurotoxin treatment as a means to correct frown lines in between the eyebrows (glabellar area) and around the eyes (crow’s feet), and practitioners use it for forehead lines or for specific areas with excessive sweating. Patients who receive neurotoxin treatments are usually between 18 and 65 years of age. Patients who have an infection at the proposed injection site, or have an allergy or hypersensitivity to the toxins used in Botox® may not be ideal candidates for treatment. Patients should not be pregnant or nursing.
What is the treatment like?
Prior to a neurotoxin treatment, the patient and one of our our trained providers will carefully select the injection sites. Through small injections directly over the overactive muscles, the neurotoxin will work to relax the muscles that cause frown lines, while still allowing you to show facial expressions. The procedure takes only a few minutes to perform and, normally, no anesthesia is required. The result is a more rested, youthful appearance that can last three or four months. Repeat treatments are usually required.
What should I expect after treatment?
The patient can expect little to no downtime following neurotoxin treatment but should avoid blood thinning medications such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen and fish oils, alcohol, and remain upright for a few hours. We recommend no massage in the area for seven days, and no vigorous exercise the day of treatment. Many patients begin to notice a softening of their wrinkles anywhere from 24 hours to five days from initial treatment. Full results may be evaluated two weeks following the procedure. Though some side effects, such as bruising, redness, nausea, or headache are possible, the patient should notify the office of any severe or unusual side effects.