Neurotoxins temporarily relax the muscles of the face that contract and ultimately cause wrinkling. We make many expressions each day, and while this is a wonderful thing, these movements cause ‘active’ wrinkles, or wrinkles secondary to movement.
Neurotoxins work by preventing the release of the signals (acetylcholine) from nerves to muscles. As a result, muscle contraction is inhibited and our muscles of facial expression are given the freedom to relax and soften.
The most commonly injected areas include forehead lines, vertical lines between the eyes, “crows feet” around the eyes, sagging eyelids, chin dimples, axilla (axillary hyperhidrosis), and vertical lip lines. A very small needle is used, which is barely noticed during the treatment. No general anesthesia or stitches are needed, and there is no extended recovery.
Results are typically evident several days after treatment and continue to improve over the course of a week. Everyone responds differently to Neurotoxins, so Dr. Frieling will thoroughly explain what you should expect. The effects of Neurotoxins last 3-4 months.