Have you heard of Botulinum toxin? It’s been a cornerstone in anti-aging treatments for decades. If not, maybe names like Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin® may jog your memory. These are all neurotoxins, injectable substances that help smooth away lines and wrinkles with incredible ease. It’s not magic, so how exactly do they work? Let’s dive in!
How do neurotoxins work?
Neurotoxins are injectable solutions that temporarily block nerve impulses to facial muscles, causing them to relax. By relaxing these wrinkle-rousing muscles, the skin above them gradually smooths out and appears wrinkle free, giving you a more refreshed, youthful look. Neurotoxin injections take only minutes to complete, and when administered by a trained and licensed injector, reveal flattering, natural-looking results. (No one should be able to tell you’ve even undergone treatment!)
Which areas can neurotoxins treat?
Neurotoxin injections can safely and effectively treat crow’s feet around the eyes, vertical frown lines between the eyebrows, smile lines around the sides of the mouth, horizontal forehead furrows and more. These areas of concern, also called dynamic wrinkles, are caused by repeated contractions of facial muscles such as squinting, smiling and frowning. Now, if you’re thinking, “I don’t have severe dynamic wrinkles, or hardly any at all, should I be considering neurotoxins like Botox,” the answer is yes! Many people in their mid-20s and early-30s choose to get Botox injections as a preventive measure, helping to maintain a youthful appearance and stall signs of aging before they appear.
What are my treatment options with the CNY Beauty Team?
At CNY Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery, we offer the world’s No. 1 non-surgical cosmetic treatment (and the most popular neurotoxin of course), Botox Cosmetic! Botox has been a tried-and-true, FDA-approved treatment since 2002, helping millions of women and men turn back the clock on aging. Within a few days of your Botox injections, your targeted wrinkles will begin smoothing out and continue to do so for about two weeks. To maintain these final improvements, which can last between three to six months, we recommend coming in for repeated touch-up treatments every now and then.