Neurotoxins are safe, purified proteins that have been used for decades to treat a variety of medical conditions from migraines to fine lines and wrinkles. Here at dr LASER, we have a light hand with neurotoxins and only administer the amount needed to provide you with a natural appearance. Your angry, tired or squinty look disappears, but your ability to show expression remains.
How does it work?
When injected into a muscle, neurotoxins block the nerve response and temporarily immobilize it. When neurotoxins are used on muscles that control facial expression, such as the corrugator supercilii muscle of the forehead, and the periorbital muscles around the eyes, it puts them in a state of relaxation, causing wrinkles to be less noticeable.
What can you expect?
Neurotoxin cosmetic procedures are quick – no anesthesia required. Injections are administered with an ultra-fine needle, directly into the area being treated. Discomfort is minimal and brief. Patients are able to return directly to work and can resume normal daily activity immediately following treatment.
What are the neurotoxin brands that dr LASER carries?
What areas can be treated with neurotoxin?
Neurotoxin treatments can be performed on a number of locations, including between your brows, forehead, eye area, smile lines, chin, neck and underarm. Effects of the neurotoxins appear within a few days and generally last from 4-6 months.
How long do treatments take?
Depending on the area being treated and the amount of neurotoxin needed, treatments will typically last 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Will I experience any side effects?
Although rare, neurotoxin treatments can cause temporary side effects such as headaches, indigestion, drooping eyelids or nausea. However, the possibility of these side effects is greatly lessened if aftercare instructions are carefully followed. Your Registered Nurse will explain any other risks that may be associated with the treatment before starting the procedure.
Are there any aftercare instructions?
After your treatment, your Registered Nurse will go through aftercare instructions, which will maximize your treatment benefits and avoid any undesirable side effects. We advise our patients to remain upright for at least 4 hours and to avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours, so that the neurotoxin has had a chance to set. After this time period, patients should be able to resume all normal activity.
*Subject to consultation