Even if you stay hydrated, eat a balanced diet, and follow a skincare routine, there’s no way to avoid fine lines and wrinkles altogether. As age leaves its mark on your skin in the form of crow’s feet and forehead lines, neurotoxins are a safe, practical method of eliminating fine lines and restoring your skin’s smoothness. Visit South Jersey Aesthetics at our Gibbsboro or Cape May Court House, NJ, locations to restore your youthful appearance.
What Are Neurotoxins?
Neurotoxins are substances that affect how the nervous system functions. When used in a cosmetic or medical context, they are injected into or near the problem area. They work by preventing the nerves at or near the injection site from firing, which results in temporarily relaxed muscles.
As your muscle relax, wrinkles caused by muscle contractions like squinting, frowning, and other common movements will be smoothed as your skin relaxes. Patients who receive ongoing treatments can prevent wrinkles from worsening or appearing because the neurotoxin prevents facial movements that intensify or cause fine lines.
There are cosmetic and medical reasons for seeking neurotoxin injections. Some of the benefits users enjoy include the following:
- Younger appearance
- Smoother skin
- Easing muscle tension
- Long-lasting results
- Customizable for your goals
- Simple and quick treatment
- Improvement of some medical conditions
- Safe for most individuals
South Jersey Aesthetics Services: Neurotoxins
BOTOX® is an FDA-approved treatment for resolving the underlying cause of forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines. These wrinkles are caused by repeated facial movements such as smiling, squinting, frowning, and raising your eyebrows. Muscle activity is temporarily limited when BOTOX® is used to treat an area.
Stopping muscle movement and easing tension smoothes the skin, relaxing fine lines and wrinkles, leaving you with a smoother, more youthful appearance. Most patients will begin to notice an improvement in three to five days, and the full results will be visible in 30 days and last up to four months. Some patients may see results as soon as 24-48 hours after treatment.
Not only is BOTOX® used aesthetically, but it is also used to treat various medical issues. Individuals with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders may benefit from BOTOX® treatment, as the neurotoxin paralyzes the muscles that cause jaw tension, reducing headaches from teeth grinding and jaw pain. This neurotoxin also helps individuals suffering from severe underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis) by blocking the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands.
BOTOX® is also sometimes used to treat chronic migraines. When the neurotoxin is injected into various points on your head and neck, it disrupts the pain transmission between the nerves that extend from your spinal cord and your brain. More than one session is typically needed to help with the pain associated with migraines, but since BOTOX® treatment sessions are quick and don’t require significant downtime, they’re simple to fit into your schedule.
This neurotoxin is used to treat frown lines between your eyebrows and is suitable for moderate to severe lines. Dysport® is administered at five places along your eyebrows, leaving you with natural-looking results by limiting specific muscle movements.
Most people will notice results two to three days after treatment and enjoy the absence of frown lines for up to five months. Treatments are fast, typically taking 10 to 20 minutes to complete.
Jeuveau® works like BOTOX® and Dysport® by blocking the communication between nerves and their associated muscles. It is used primarily to address vertical lines between the eyebrows, known as “11’s” or glabellar lines, but is sometimes used “off-label” to manage wrinkles and fine lines in other areas.
Patients can expect quick results since positive improvements in the appearance of their wrinkles are usually visible within two days of treatment. The rapid results, and long-lasting effects, have made this aesthetic treatment extremely popular.
If you’re looking for an extremely long-lasting frown line treatment, you’ll want to ask your skin care professional about DAXXIFY®. This treatment uses a novel peptide instead of human or animal byproducts to stabilize botulinum toxin A, which is responsible for stopping the muscle movements that cause frown lines.
On average, the results from this treatment last six months, with some patients experiencing effects up to nine months after treatment. If your current frown line treatment isn’t lasting as long as you would like, DAXXIFY® is worth considering.
Choosing the Right Treatment
With the numerous options available for relaxing fine lines and wrinkles caused by facial expressions, it’s normal to feel uncertain about which brand to choose. Even though botulinum toxin type A is found in all the listed neurotoxins, and they all work by preventing muscle contractions, there are subtle differences between the treatments.
To ensure you choose the best treatment for your needs, you’ll want to discuss your goals and any sensitivities to a professional skin care provider at South Jersey Aesthetics. Since everyone’s body reacts to neurotoxins differently, you may also begin treatment with one product and then realizes your body metabolizes it faster than you would like. If so, your care provider will work with you to find the best treatment for your body.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are looking for a way to treat wrinkles and fine lines caused by smiling, laughing, frowning, and other everyday facial movements, neurotoxins could offer a nonsurgical solution. Even if you have yet to develop signs of aging, BOTOX®, DAXXIFY®, Jeuveau®, and Dysport® can be used as part of a preventative anti-aging routine.
By relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles before fine lines have a chance to develop, you’ll feel peace of mind knowing you are taking steps to age as gracefully as possible. Regarding medical use, individuals with migraines, sweating issues, and TMJ should consult their healthcare provider to see if a neurotoxin like BOTOX® could help their condition.
The side effects associated with this treatment are minimal, and you may notice a decrease in side effects as you continue treatments. Some individuals may experience mild aftereffects like redness at the injection site, slight discomfort, headaches, and minor bruising. Certain medications may increase the risk of bruising or redness, so you’ll want to let your treatment provider know what medications and supplements you are taking.
You can use many procedures and treatments alongside neurotoxins to intensify your anti-aging endeavors. Treatments such as Hydrafacials and resurfacing can help give your skin a youthful glow, while neurotoxin injections remove fine lines.
At South Jersey Aesthetics, we offer numerous treatments designed to give you the radiant skin you’ve always wanted. Talk to one of our skilled team members to discuss which treatments would pair best with your neurotoxin injections.
Say Goodbye to Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Whether you’re looking to get rid of existing fine lines or want to stop them before they can start, neurotoxins can help you look and feel your best.