Lone Tree, CO
Through a series of tiny injections, Neurotoxins work by relaxing the muscles of the face. It’s an effective and easy way to temporarily smooth wrinkles formed by frowning, squinting, and other facial expressions. On average, treatments last 3 to 6 months andhelp to prevent deeper wrinkles from forming permanently.
Neurotoxins (also known as Xeomin, Botox, Jeauvueu, and Dysport) are injectable solutions that are effective for offering temporary blockage to nerve receptors in the muscle. These blockages help to prevent the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The technology can be used to treat over-reactive bladder, muscle spasms, muscle stiffness, and excessive sweating. This cosmetic treatment has ranked as the number one non-surgical procedure since 2000.
Botox is the most reputable neurotoxin available in the market today. As the oldest neurotoxin, its use and effectiveness have been confirmed by several studies. Botox contains additive proteins, which protect botulinum molecules from external influences. However, it has been suggested that the protective proteins may render the botox injection less effective since some people may create antibodies against these proteins.
Dysport uses smaller protein molecules to induce muscle relaxation. These smaller proteins are less likely to be broken down by antibodies. Some people have experienced faster results with Dysport, noticing a reduction in only 2-3 days while Botox can take up to a week to appear.
Xeomin does not have any additive proteins. Since xeomin does not have any additive proteins, people are less likely to develop antibodies and so less likely to become resistant to treatment.
How long does it last?
The effects of all neurotoxins should last 3-4 months, sometimes longer. As we age, the duration tends to be shorter. There is a period of time that the injection takes to wear off and the body to regain the ability to trigger muscle movement. For this reason, it’s important to establish a neurotoxin regimen to maintain optimal results.
How Long Will it Take Before I See a Difference?
Botox: 5-10 days Dysport: Within 24 hours Xeomin: 4-7 days
How Many Injections do I need?
Depending on the area being treated, there are multiple injection sites. The eyes usally 3-4 each; the forehead can be 3-9; the area between the eyebrows 5-7. At The Firm Medspa patient comfort is our highest priority. We use several distraction techniques as well as use specialized needles that are smaller than typical neurotoxin injections.