Administration of neurotoxins, or neuromodulators, (commonly known as Botox and Dysport), is one of the most common and recognized cosmetic procedures on the market today. Injection of neurotoxin is still one of the most effective treatments for combatting the effects of aging. Neuromodulators involve utilizing injections of botulinum toxin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging.
Neuromodulators block certain nerve signals to muscles in the body. In the case of Botox and Dysport, nerve signals are blocked that cause muscle contractions. This causes the muscle to relax, which leads to wrinkle and fine line reduction.
At Plumped, we are up to date on the most effective and modern neurotoxin procedural practices. Our experts will properly administer these injections to help achieve your desired aesthetic and keep the signs of aging at bay for years to come.
What are neurotoxins used for?
Neurotoxins are primarily used to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines. The most common aging signs that neurotoxins help to eliminate are:
- Forehead lines
- ”11” lines, or the vertical lines between the eyebrows
- Crow’s feet (lines around the eyes)
- Vertical lip lines
Neurotoxin is most effective in fighting these age-revealing lines if the lines are more mild or moderate, as the toxin is less effective against overly deep wrinkles.
How is Neurotoxin Administered?
Administration of Botox or Dysport is a quick and safe procedure that only takes a few minutes. It usually doesn’t require anesthesia, although certain situations may call for its use. This will be at the discretion of your medical provider at Plumped, and will be discussed before the procedure.
The procedure itself is fairly straightforward. The provider will use a small needle and inject the product into targeted muscles in the treatment area. The pain involved is usually no more than that of a mild bee sting. After a few minutes of targeted injections, the procedure will be over with and you will be that much closer to your beauty goals.
Are There Side Effects to Botox?
There are some side effects to Botox that are almost always linked to errors with the administration of the toxin more so than the toxin itself. At Plumped, these side effects are infrequent as our qualified experts take every precaution in performing the treatment to the utmost precision.
However, no cosmetic procedure is 100% side effect free, and the following side effects are potentially possible with Botox:
-mouth or eyelid drooping
-inflammation or bruising
-pain or discomfort
Mild versions of some of these side effects may occur immediately following the procedure, but are generally gone within the first two days. With the reputable experts at Plumped, these should all be experienced as minimally as possible.
What is Recovery for Neurotoxin Administration?
It is vital that you refrain from rubbing the injection site for 24 hours. Rubbing creates the potential for the neurotoxin to spread away from the treatment area and into other areas of the face. You should also stay clear of any rigorous exercise for 24 hours while the neurotoxin continues to set. Try to be patient, as your patience will yield better results.
Patients will experience a degree of “heaviness” in the treatment area for a couple of days. This is completely natural and simply means that the neurotoxin is doing its job in the muscles where the injections took place. Certain muscles are not contracting as usual, leading to the awkward feeling that will be inevitably experienced. As the neurotoxin continues to set in and your face adjusts, this feeling will go away.
All in all, final results usually occur between one and two weeks. In certain cases, a touch up of certain areas may be needed based on your initial results. You will then be ready to share your results with the outside world. All neurotoxins typically last for three months prior to having to be repeated.
How Do I Get Started with Neurotoxin?
The first step towards achieving your beauty goals with neurotoxin is to contact Plumped and schedule a consultation. We can go over the process in its full detail, get your medical history, and discuss any questions or concerns about the procedure. Give us a call today!