What are Botox®, Daxxify, Dysport®, Jeuveau®, and Xeomin®? or more broadly, what are cosmetic neuromodulators?
Each of the four US FDA-approved cosmetic neurotoxins inhibits the action of nerves that stimulate the muscle; effectively turning off the nerves’ signal for muscle contraction. While muscles typically move bones (i.e. the legs, arms & jaw) in the face there are many muscles that function to move soft tissue such as the forehead, lips, and eyes. With time the force applied to these tissues will cause rhytids (wrinkles). Cosmetic Neurotoxins can (1) dramatically reduce rhytids, (2) can be used to elevate the eyebrows, improve smiles & smooth the neck, and (3) be effective for the management of functional medical problems.
Forehead wrinkles are a common concern of many, especially with age. Botox®, Xeomin®, Jeuveau®, and Dysport® can do wonders to soften these lines by restoring your natural smoothness and youthfulness! We often achieve a more natural result by injecting Botox or Dysport to scowl lines in the forehead. By doing so we’re preventing any new wrinkles from forming or even smoothing out the existing ones.
Keep those “11” lines a thing of the past. Botox and Dysport injections are an effective non-surgical and easy solution to smooth out those furrowed brows. FDA-approved treatments for lines or wrinkles can help create a more youthful appearance, a quick treatment can help you look rested and revitalized. Schedule an appointment with one of our qualified providers who can help you find the best treatment for your needs.
Lip Lines / Lip Flip
Neurotoxins can markedly reduce those bothersome fine lines surrounding your smile. Another option is a Lip Flip. A Lip Flip uses neurotoxins at the lip border to create a fuller appearance without fillers. Simple, quick, and less costly than fillers.
(Vertical Neck Cords)
Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
Masseter (TMJ) / Face slimming
Headache/ Migraine Relief
Forehead wrinkles (frontalis muscle)
Frown/Scowl lines (Procerus & Corrugator muscles)
Crows Feet (Obicularis oculi)
Smokers Lines (Obicularis oris)
Dimpled chin (Mentalis)
Bunny lines (Nasalis)
Marionette Lines (Depressor Anguli Oris muscle)
Eyebrow lift (Obicularis oculi)
Down-turned smile (Depressor Anguli Oris muscle)
Gummy smile (Levator Labii Superioris Alaeque Nasi muscle)
Platysma Bands (Platysma muscle)
Bruxism (masseter muscle)
Migraine headaches (Frontalis, Corrugator, Procerus, Temporalis, Occipitalis, Trapezius, Cervical paraspinal muscles)
Actually, they are all very similar. They all treat and prevent fine lines, wrinkles, and deep facial furrows. Each works to reduce the muscle activity responsible for creating wrinkles and fine lines.
Xeomin is the smallest molecule and, therefore, is considered the purist neurotoxin; it is felt that the smaller molecular size may reduce the incidence of antibody-deactivation.
Daxxify is the newest neurotoxin on the market; it provides a longer duration of action — approximately six months.
Results can be seen within 24-48 hours; the full effect may take 10 days.
The neurotoxins are often charged by the unit and prices can vary from ~$12-15/unit. Typically an injection site will require 2-4 units for effect, and the area being treated may require injection at 2 – 10 sites.
Neurotoxins typically last for three to four months. To maintain a wrinkle-free appearance and prevent wrinkles from developing it is best to have regular touch-up treatments.
Typically this is a perfect ‘lunchtime treatment’. Sometimes bruising can result so you may want to plan your treatments two weeks ahead of any important events for bruising to resolve and full effect to be achieved. Additionally, for several days, you should avoid touching the treated area and reduce exercise — as increased circulation may expel the neurotoxin from the treated area.
You can not be pregnant or breastfeeding. It is best to avoid anti-inflammatories (including aspirin) taken on an as-needed basis; however, do not discontinue medically prescribed treatments!