Botulinum toxins such as Botox, Jeuveau,
Dysport, Daxxify, or Xeomin are classified as
neuromodulators. These injectable neurotoxins
are primarily used to reduce dynamic wrinkles
or lines caused by facial movements like
frowning, squinting, smiling, and other
expressions we make every day. They work by
blocking nerve impulses to the muscles,
causing them to relax. This leads to softer facial
expressions and a significant reduction in
Injectables like Botox can help create a youthful
appearance and improve overly concerned,
angry, or sad facial expressions, making you
look refreshed and more pleasant.
What type of wrinkles can neuromodulators treat?
Dynamic wrinkles are the main focus of treatment. These are the most commonly treated areas:
- frown lines (also known as "elevens")
- wrinkles around the eyes (known as "crow's feet")
- forehead lines, horizontal nose lines (also called "bunny lines")
- "gummy smile"
a cobblestoned appearance of the chin
- lip lines (commonly referred to as "smokers or straw lines")
If you're looking to improve your jawline or reduce the appearance of downturned corners of your mouth, Botox injections may be a helpful solution. Additionally, injections into the masseter muscles can help slim the overall appearance of your face.
What else can neurotoxins help with?
If you're dealing with excessive sweating, Botulinum type A injections can help. They work by blocking the nerve impulses that activate sweat glands, which can reduce embarrassment caused by sweating on your armpits, hands, or feet. Additionally, if you're bothered by prominent vertical bands on your neck, botulinum toxins can be used to relax the responsible muscles, giving your neck a smoother, softer appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau?
The difference between these products lies in the formulation of their neurotoxin, which affects the dosage, spread, and speed of results. Botox includes protein, while Dysport and Jeuveau have similar proteins. Xeomin, on the other hand, has no protein. All of these products are FDA-approved and safe to use. The best product for you will depend on your individual anatomy, goals, and your healthcare provider's recommendations.
What to expect during treatment
Prior to your treatment, Dr. Hanson will assess your area of concern and review your medical history. In some cases, a topical anesthetic may be administered, but most individuals find injections to be relatively pain-free.
How soon do I see the results?
Results can typically be observed within 3-10 days following the injection, with the timing largely dependent on the type of toxin used.
How long do results from the
Typically, a touch-up is necessary after 3 to 4 months.
What is the downtime after my anti-
After the treatment, downtime is usually not necessary. You can resume your regular activities without difficulty. However, your healthcare provider may advise you to avoid exercise or other strenuous activities for the day and keep your head upright.
What are the side effects of the
Most people will have no issues. It's important to note that there may be some bruising, bleeding, or redness at the injection site after receiving the injection. Additionally, it's not uncommon for some people to experience a mild headache.