Neurotoxins Treatment Specialist in Winter Park, FL
Neurotoxins can help reduce the signs of aging by minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and more! Learn more about the benefits of neurotoxins and how our team of professionals can help you look and feel your best today! Neurotoxins treatment is available at Dr. Phillips Aesthetics. Please contact us for more information or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 242 N Edinburgh Drive Winter Park, FL, 32792.
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Neurotoxins are a type of injectable that are frequently utilized to target specific facial areas associated with expressions, including crow’s feet, furrows between the eyebrows, and forehead lines. These substances work by inhibiting muscle contractions in and around these areas, which are often considered “problem areas” due to the presence of lines and wrinkles.
By temporarily blocking the nerve cells that signal specific muscles to contract, neurotoxins like botulinum toxin weaken the facial movements responsible for fine lines and wrinkles. Although the weakened muscles still allow for facial expressions, they are less pronounced than before. The effects of neurotoxin injections can be observed as early as 7 days, with the full impact typically seen around 10 to 14 days. Neurotoxins not only help smooth and diminish existing lines, but they can also prevent the worsening of these lines as we age.
Neurotoxins, commonly known as “Botox,” are highly popular for their ability to relax wrinkles through non-invasive aesthetic procedures, making them the most common choice in the U.S.
Although the term “Botox” is often used interchangeably with neurotoxins, FDA-approved neurotoxins available at Dr. Phillips Aesthetics include not only Botox but also Jeuveau. Botox is a type of neurotoxin and the most synonymous with the procedure for most individuals due to its wide popularity and brand name recognition. The primary active ingredient in both Botox and Jeuveau is botulinum toxin type A (BoNT).
In cosmetic dermatology, botulinum toxin is injected into the underlying muscles of the targeted area to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles caused by facial expressions such as frowning, squinting, and smiling.
By inhibiting muscle contractions, the neurotoxin prevents the formation of lines and wrinkles on the face. It’s worth noting that different manufacturers produce various neurotoxins, resulting in differences in costs, potencies, and formulations. While all these products share botulinum toxin type A as the active ingredient, some may also contain protein blends that can impact the diffusion and effectiveness of the injection.
Neurotoxins gradually lose their effect over time as the nerve signals regain the ability to stimulate muscle contractions. On average, the duration of Botox, one of the commonly used neurotoxins, is around 3-4 months. Some patients may observe the effects lasting longer, extending to the 4–6-month range, while others may notice a shorter duration of around 2 months.
Additionally, first-time recipients of neurotoxin treatment may initially experience a relatively shorter duration of effectiveness, but with subsequent treatments, the results can potentially last longer. However, each person’s response to neurotoxins is unique, and individual outcomes may differ.
Neurotoxin treatments commonly target a wide range of facial concerns, including crow’s feet (the fine lines by the outer corners of the eyes), frown lines (the vertical lines between the eyebrows), laugh lines (the lines that form around the mouth and nose), and forehead wrinkles.
By injecting neurotoxins into these areas, the muscles responsible for creating these lines and wrinkles are temporarily relaxed. This relaxation reduces muscle activity, resulting in smoother and more youthful-looking skin.
In addition to these areas, neurotoxins can also be utilized to address other facial concerns. For instance, they can effectively minimize chin dimples, provide a subtle lift to the eyebrows, and reduce the appearance of neck bands.
The precise injection sites and dosage are determined, taking into account factors such as the patient’s facial anatomy, muscle activity, and aesthetic goals, to achieve optimal results. Patients will work with aesthetic professionals to determine which injection area best suits their unique goals.
For those wanting a new look, Dr. Phillips Aesthetics provides neurotoxic injections. Please contact us for more information or request an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 242 N Edinburgh Drive Winter Park, FL, 32792. We serve clients from Winter Park FL, Maitland FL, Casselberry FL, Winter Springs FL, Orlando FL, and Altamonte Springs FL.