Neurotoxins, a breakthrough in the cosmetic industry, have transformed the way we address signs of aging and facial aesthetics. These powerful agents work wonders in minimizing wrinkles, frown lines, and other facial expressions that may betray our age or even our mood. At Privé Plastic Surgery, we harness the potential of neurotoxins to offer you a refreshed and rejuvenated look, without the need for surgical intervention.
Botox® and Dysport® and the new Daxxify™ are neurotoxin-based cosmetic treatments that aim to reduce and even eliminate wrinkles and fine lines. When used with a deft hand, neurotoxins can even elevate depressed brows and upturn the corners of your mouth. Using these approaches, it’s possible to see results in as little as a single visit. After receiving these treatments from Dr. Liza Wu, you can achieve a more relaxed, positive, and youthful countenance. If you’re ready to find out what these neurotoxins can do for you, see us at Privé Plastic Surgery.
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet (lines around the eyes)
- Frown lines (between the eyebrows)
- Bunny lines (on the nose)
- Smoker’s lines (around the lips)
Why Clients Seek Neurotoxins & Treatment
Botox® is the first neurotoxin-derived substance approved by the FDA for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles. It reduces the activity of specific facial muscles, making lines and wrinkles smoother by reducing their use. In addition to reducing existing lines, Botox® helps prevent new lines’ formation.
Dysport® and Daxxify™ are similar but have specific properties that make them appropriate in different situations.
- Botox® – This treatment is effective for specific areas. It doesn’t spread from the injection site, ensuring the results remain at the target site. This makes it the preferred approach for delicate areas or those needing highly targeted care.
- Dysport® – This treatment was developed with more significant target sites in mind. Its more diffuse approach makes it an excellent option for treating broader problem areas. The effect is milder than Botox® and more adaptable in appropriate cases.
- Daxxify™ – This treatment has the ability to deliver longer lasting results with as few as 2 treatments per year
Crow’s feet, large muscles, motion lines, facial asymmetry, necklines, and the 11’s can all be treated using these methods. They also have applications in reducing excessive perspiration and treating chronic migraines.
Why Neurotoxins are Needed
As time progresses, repetitive muscle movements, combined with the natural aging process, lead to the formation of lines and wrinkles on the face. Not only do these signify aging, but they may also give off unintended expressions of fatigue, stress, or discontent. Neurotoxins act as a shield against these signs, relaxing the underlying muscles, and presenting a smoother, more youthful facial appearance.
Those who are good candidates for these treatments include those who:
- Have frown lines
- Aren’t sensitive to the ingredients of the injections
- Are between 18 and 64 years of age
- Can’t afford the downtime associated with more invasive treatments
- Are not nursing, pregnant, or plan to become pregnant
- Can and will commit to the process
These treatments are capable of producing and maintaining results over time. During this period, your muscles will undergo a form of retraining. Consistent applications will produce results that are persistent for more extended periods. The most notable results begin after receiving consistent treatments for two years. The experience is so mild that even ice can effectively reduce discomfort during the treatment. Neurotoxins are essentially side-effect free. Side effects occur only rarely and generally pass quickly.
Any procedure comes with the potential for complications. While neurotoxins are well-respected, safe, and reliable, there are still some risks in their use:
- Swelling, bruising, or pain at the injection site
- Flu-like symptoms, including headache
- Cockeyed or droopy eyelids
- Excessive tearing, or dry eyes
- Drooling or a crooked smile, generally temporary
Dr. Wu will go over any potential concerns during your consultation.
- Consultation: A detailed discussion with our doctor to understand your aesthetic goals and evaluate your facial anatomy.
- Target Area Identification: The doctor will identify and mark the specific areas to be treated.
- Preparation: The targeted areas are cleaned, and, if necessary, a numbing agent is applied.
- Injection: Using fine needles, the neurotoxin is injected into the predetermined sites.
- Post-Treatment Care: Patients are advised on the do’s and don’ts following the treatment, such as avoiding lying down for a certain period and staying away from strenuous activities for a day.
While neurotoxins effectively treat existing wrinkles, adopting a proactive skincare regimen to prevent future ones is essential. Regular sun protection, moisturizing, and refraining from smoking can go a long way in preserving skin health. Moreover, periodic treatments can help maintain the results and even act as a preventive measure against deeper lines.
The Impact of Neurotoxins
Neurotoxins stand out as an innovative approach to combatting the signs of aging. Their immediate effects are often visible within days after treatment, rendering the skin with an unparalleled smoothness and youthful glow. This swift transformation provides a temporary yet impactful solution, typically lasting for a few months, ensuring that the recipients bask in their newfound vibrancy.
Yet, it’s not just about the immediate results. The world of cosmetic dermatology is ever-evolving, and with each advancement, the potential of neurotoxins grows exponentially. As research progresses and techniques refine, we’re inching closer to even more enhanced treatments. This promises better outcomes and increased longevity, offering an exciting future for facial aesthetics.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are neurotoxins?
Neurotoxins are FDA-approved injectable treatments used primarily to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by temporarily relaxing specific facial muscles.
How long do the results from a neurotoxin treatment last?
The results from neurotoxin treatments typically last between 3 to 6 months. However, the duration can vary based on individual factors, including the treatment area and individual muscle activity.
Are there any side effects to neurotoxin treatments?
While neurotoxin treatments are generally safe, some patients may experience temporary side effects such as bruising, swelling, or redness at the injection site. It’s crucial to discuss any concerns with our doctor during your consultation.
Get Your Neurotoxin Treatments With Us
You can leave the same day without concern when you receive injections at Privé Plastic Surgery. There’s no need to schedule time off of work or to concern yourself with lasting blemishes. The most notable post-treatment symptoms are mild bruising and swelling. These will generally pass within a day or two. It’s an excellent option for those looking to give their appearance a lift during their lunch break.
Begin Your Journey to Timeless Beauty
Dive into the realm of refreshed aesthetics and ageless beauty with Privé Plastic Surgery’s expert approach to neurotoxins. Should you wish to explore the transformative effects of this treatment or have any queries, please don’t hesitate to connect with us at (516) 717-3181. Your journey to a radiant, wrinkle-free appearance awaits.