Wrinkles and lines can make some people look a little older than they are, which in turn can make them feel less happy with their appearance. If you are looking for an anti-aging treatment that can help to address lines on your face, neurotoxin injections can provide results without the cost or downtime of surgery.
At Radiant Reflections Weight loss Clinic & Medspa, we want all of our patients to feel great about themselves. For some people, that can mean treating themselves to cosmetic treatments. We offer neurotoxin injections such as Botox for when you need that extra boost.
What Is a Neurotoxin Injection?
A neurotoxin injection is a treatment that involves injecting medication into muscles to help them relax. One of the most common neurotoxin injection treatments is Botox. This medication is used to treat lines and wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing portions of the muscles that cause these lines to form.
When Botox is injected into these muscles, the formula can begin to interrupt signals that your nerves are sending to your muscles. When this happens, portions of the muscle no longer contract, allowing these areas to stay smooth and unwrinkled.
What Kinds of Wrinkles Can Be Treated With Neurotoxins?
There can be different types of wrinkles, lines, and folds on the face. Some are caused by a reduction in collagen and elastin that can happen over time. Others can be caused by sun or pollution damage. While treatments exist for all of these different types of wrinkles, neurotoxins only work on dynamic wrinkles or wrinkles that are caused by repetitive motion in the face.
What Is the Difference Between Neurotoxins and Neuromodulators?
Many of our patients are confused by the terms “neurotoxins” and “neuromodulators.” Both of these terms are the same and can be used interchangeably to describe the same type of treatment. It is also important to note that while these cosmetic injections have “toxin” in the name, the products are not toxic to your system. Instead, they only have local effects which fade over time.
Benefits of Injectable Neurotoxins
Can Treat and Prevent Lines and Wrinkles
Neuromodulators such as Botox can be used to treat existing wrinkles on the face, and they can also be used to prevent wrinkles from forming or from becoming deeper. Since these wrinkles are caused by repetitive expressions, they won’t have a chance to form if motion is prevented in these areas. Some people can use neurotoxins to keep areas such as their forehead smooth.
A Fast, Non-Invasive Treatment
While some more invasive treatments can be used to reduce lines and wrinkles, neurotoxins offer a non-invasive way to reduce the appearance of these lines. Anti-wrinkle injections are also a fast, in-office procedure. You can come in on your lunch break, have your injections, and then go back to work.
A Versatile and Customizable Treatment
Botox injections and other neurotoxins can be used to treat many different concerns. They can be helpful in any situation where it is desirable to interrupt messages or relax certain muscles. They are also customizable treatments. If you want a lighter treatment, your injector only needs to inject less product.
Fast and Long-Lasting Results
While results from your treatment will not be immediate, you will still be able to see the effects of your treatment within a few short days. Usually, it can take 5-7 days for neurotoxins to begin to take effect, although this can vary depending on the product that was used and the amount of medication that was injected.
Treatment Areas for Botox
At our clinic, the injectable neurotoxin that we use is Botox. This brand has been a trusted product for many years and offers some specific benefits that can make it the ideal treatment for many patients. One of the benefits of Botox is that it has been FDA-approved to simultaneously treat three different areas:
- Crow’s Feet: When you laugh or smile a natural smile, the corners of your eyes crinkle. Given enough time, this can cause permanent lines to form near your eyes. Injectable neurotoxins such as Botox can be very effective for treating crow’s feet.
- Forehead lines: we don’t just raise our eyebrows when we’re surprised. Raising the eyebrows is an expression many people do subconsciously to express agreement or even anxiety. Botox is FDA-approved to treat these lines.
- Frown lines: When you squint at the sun, concentrate on your work, or frown, lines can appear between your brows. When injected into the area, Botox can prevent these lines from appearing
What to Expect From Injectable Neurotoxin Treatments
The first step to your neurotoxin treatment will be your consultation. Sometimes, this appointment can even take place on the day that you are having your injections. We will talk to you about the results that you are looking for from your treatment and have you make facial expressions so we can plan injection locations.
With your treatment, you can expect a pinch each time we inject the medication into an area. We can provide different methods for increasing your comfort during injections such as ice or topical numbing cream.
After injections, you can expect a bump at injection sites as well as a little redness or itching. This typically goes away quickly and you can still resume normal activities. Other instructions for care after cosmetic injections will be given to you at your consultation.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections in Hattiesburg, MS
If you are looking into injectable neurotoxins for treating your wrinkles, we can give you all of the information you need to know whether you are a good candidate for the treatment. At Radiant Reflections Weight Loss Clinic & Medspa, we offer personalized care in a relaxing environment for our patients in Hattiesburg, MS. Contact us today by phone or by filling out an online form to set up your consultation.