If you’re looking for a way to refresh your face and erase the evidence of aging and stress, Botox (or other similar neurotoxins) may be the solution for you. Different from facial fillers, neuromodulators relax tense muscles that cause wrinkles and defined expression lines. When done by a board-certified dermatologist, Botox safely and effectively diminishes wrinkles and lines without leaving you “frozen-faced.”
Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Newtox (Jeuveau) are all part of the neuromodulator family. When injected, they temporarily freeze the muscle. Patients may find that they prefer one product over another. Our expert injectors will help you find the perfect product to help achieve your aesthetic goals.
Botulinum Toxin A, the scientific name for Botox, provides a buffer to neurotransmitters within the injected muscles, lessening the signal to contract. This releases wrinkles and folds around the injection sites.
The full effects of Botox can take up to 14 days to fully develop and typically last 3 to 4 months.
Patients may resume all normal activities immediately after treatment. Common side effects, as with all injectable products, include swelling, bruising, bleeding, and itching at the injection site. Most side effects resolve themselves naturally within 24 hours.