Neurotoxins for Cosmetic and Medical Purposes
Neurotoxins are injectable substances that temporarily block nerve receptors in the muscle, reducing the development of lines and wrinkles. They can be used to treat overactive bladders, excessive perspiration, muscle stiffness, and muscle spasms. This procedure involves injecting medication directly into the face muscles. It functions by obstructing nerve impulses to the muscles that are injected, hence lowering muscle activity that may contribute to the development of persistent wrinkles. There are four different FDA-approved neurotoxins from different companies Dr.Rejali uses all types of FDA approved neurotoxins in his practice. Allergan and Gallderma are two main botulinum toxin distributors in US, neurotoxins provide temporary relaxation of the muscles that cause these wrinkles by blocking nerve impulses.
Most common areas usually treated are:
Most common areas usually treated with Neurotoxins contains:
- Glabellar lines (frown lines)
- Wrinkles around the eyes, such as crow’s feet
- Forehead creases
- Corners of the mouth
- A “cobblestoned” appearance to the chin
The side effects of Neurotoxins are the same, some of the most common side effects consist of:
- Headache or flu -like syndrome
- Pain in injections sites
- Droopy eyelids
- Watery or dry eyes
It takes about 2 weeks you can see the effects of Botulinum Toxins and the effects usually lasts for 3-4 months .