Neurotoxins are injectable proteins designed to minimize the appearances of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, hands, and décolletage. They offer a number of skin rejuvenating benefits, and is an effective treatment choice for patients seeking to:
Minimize the appearance of “bunny lines” on the sides of the nose
Treat and correct glabellar lines (eyebrow furrows), “11” lines between the eyebrows, and/or crow’s feet (fine lines around the eyes)
Reduce nasal flare
Improve the appearance of gummy smiles
Correct fine lines and/or sagging at the corners of the mouth
Address drooping eyebrows
Conceal the appearance of horizontal or vertical neck bands
Minimizes Hyperhydrosis aka Excessive Sweating
"Lip Pop" or "Lip Flip"
Injections are relatively pain-free, non-invasive treatments that allow patients to immediately resume their busy schedules after the procedure. The visible results of your Botox treatment will become apparent 5-7 days after the initial injections, and the effects should last approximately 3-4 months (depending upon how rapidly your body metabolizes the protein).
We understand the importance of individual customization when performing aesthetic enhancement treatments in a medical spa setting. We take the necessary time to listen to your specific cosmetic and health-related goals before creating a treatment plan designed to safely and effectively fulfill those objectives.
"Bro"tox, Xeo"men" & Dysport for Men
Men who desire a fresh, healthy appearance with no down time for recovery seek injectable treatments such as Botox, Xeomin, or Dypsort. At Flawless Med Spa, we offer a variety of treatments that help men reduce the look of stress and worry that may appear after many years of squinting, frowning, or even smiling. Our treatments for men include:
Injections – The number of men who use neurotoxin injections for younger looking skin has increased dramatically in recent years. Many men have realized the benefits healthy skin can also extend into the workplace. Our method of injections is conservative and non-invasive. There is very little pain involved and our clients are able to return to normal activity within minutes of an injection.
What are Neurotoxin Injections?
In the U.S., we have a tendency to associate products with brand names, and for many people, the brand name Botox is synonymous with neurotoxin injections. However, this is only one of the multiple available brands and types of neurotoxin injections available that limit voluntary muscle movements to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Other name brands include Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau, and we can help you select the best one for your needs.
The neurotoxin injections use controlled doses of botulinum toxin type A to prevent muscle movements that wrinkle the skin over time. That means these treatments are used to address wrinkles that develop due to repeated facial movements (sometimes called dynamic wrinkles).
When we smile, frown, squint, or make other faces, the overlying skin moves with the muscles. As we age, the combination of repeated muscle movement and reduction in collagen and elastin means these lines stop smoothing away after our faces relax. Botulinum toxin injections limit these movements to reduce the development and appearance of dynamic wrinkles and fine lines.
How do Neurotoxin Injections work?
The injectable treatments prevent and reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles by stopping the motion that causes them. The injected substance interferes with the signal between the nerve and the muscle to reduce the muscle motion. In high doses without precise application, the neurotoxin could be very dangerous. However, when harnessed for therapeutic or cosmetic procedures, they can be safely and beneficially applied to reduce specific muscle movements. To stop these movements, a small amount of neurotoxin is injected directly into the targeted muscle groups. The relaxed muscles lead to skin that looks smoother and more youthful for about three to four months until the effect is lost.
What areas can Neurotoxin Injections treat?
Neurotoxins best address wrinkles that are directly linked to the movement of facial muscles.
Common areas for neurotoxin treatment include:
Glabellar lines – the frown lines between the eyes that look like a number eleven
Crow’s feet – the wrinkles at the corners of the eyes that can resemble crow foot impressions
Forehead creases – the horizontal lines across the forehead
Lip lines – lines that occur around the mouth
Bunny lines – the wrinkles that develop on the nose
Neurotoxin injections may also be used to address an uneven smile, downturned corners of the mouth, pebbling of the chin, contouring of the lower face and jawline, and neck rejuvenation. It is important to select an experienced injector to apply these more advanced techniques. Neurotoxin injections are not usually recommended for lines that are caused by loss of volume in the face and sagging skin, such as the nasolabial folds (smile lines), marionette lines, and jowls.
Does the type of Neurotoxin make a difference in treatment?
All types of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved neurotoxin treatments use botulinum toxin type A and many skilled injectors use them interchangeably. The differences between the types of neurotoxin treatments are subtle, it’s important to partner with a skilled, and certified practitioner who is knowledgeable about all the intricacies of these treatment options.
When should I start Neurotoxin treatment?
Typically patients in their 40s and older are seeking neurotoxin treatments, though it has become increasingly more common to see patients in their 20s and 30s who are interested in not only treating early, fine lines but also preventing future wrinkles.