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PRISM Aesthetics: Neurotoxin Treatments | Rogers, Arkansas

Different Types of Botulinum Toxin Injections Used In Aesthetic Medicine


Botulinum toxin type A injections, commonly known as wrinkle relaxers or 'neurotoxins', are the most frequently performed non-invasive aesthetic procedure in the United States. Although commonly referred to as "Botox," there are, in fact, four distinct FDA-approved neurotoxins: Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau, Xeomin, and Daxxify. Each type is slightly different, but all share the same active ingredient: botulinum toxin. Overall, they all work the same and which brand we use is based on patient preference or provider preference. Other common uses for neurotoxins are to treat excessive sweating and chronic migraines. At PRISM Aesthetics, we offer Dysport, Jeuveau, and Xeomin.


Dysport


Dysport is similar to Botox in that it also acts on facial muscles, but differs in its formulation. It is a slightly larger molecule and has a more rapid onset of action than Botox. It functions similar to Botox, but you'll usually see faster results. Some patients notice a difference within 24 hours. Moreover, it has a tendency to cover a broader surface area compared to Botox injections, which makes it particularly suitable for larger regions like the forehead or neckline. Dysport is generally not appropriate for areas near the eyes since it tends to spread more compared to other injectables.


Jeuveau


Jeuveau is another neurotoxin, approved by the FDA in 2019 and recently released to market. It was developed specifically for aesthetic use and has similar properties to Botox. Unlike Botox, Jeuveau is not approved to treat overactive sweat glands or chronic migraines. Jeuveau is only approved for forehead wrinkles (Frown Lines).


Xeomin


Xeomin is a third type of neurotoxin that works similarly to both Botox and Dysport. Xeomin is a “naked” neurotoxin, meaning it does not contain any additional proteins that can cause an allergic reaction. It works best in areas that require subtle adjustments.


How Long Do Neurotoxins last?


Neurotoxins last on average for 3-4 months and we recommend getting treated every 3 months for most patients for optimal wrinkle prevention. Once injected, it takes 14 days to see full results. Often patients see the results setting in as early as day 5 after injections, but the onset varies patient to patient.


How does Botulinum Toxin Type A Work When Injected?


Botulinum toxin type A is injected into specific areas of the face that are affected by wrinkles. It blocks nerve impulses by blocking the release of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. This prevents muscle contractions and causes smoother skin in the treated area for several months. For most patients, The effects reported from Botulinum toxin injections tend to last longer when used in combination with other aesthetic treatments, such as dermal fillers and laser skin resurfacing.


Where Does Botulinum Toxin Type A Come From?


Botulinum toxin type A is derived from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. It has been used for medical and aesthetic purposes since the late 1970s and is now one of the most popular non-invasive treatments offered in aesthetic medicine today. Those toxins are highly purified and injected in small doses into targeted areas to block nerve signals from causing wrinkles. The neurotoxin is extremely safe when administered by a qualified practitioner, such as those at PRISM Aesthetics.


What Are the Potential Side Effects of Botulinum Toxin Type A Injections?


The most common side effect of neurotoxin injections is bruising or pain at the injection site. Other possible side effects include headache, nausea, dizziness, and temporary eyelid droop. Most patients do not experience any side effects, but if they do they are usually mild and short-lived. It is important to seek treatment from a qualified professional to minimize the risk of these side effects.


Benefits of Neurotoxin Treatments


Neurotoxin treatments offer several benefits. Commonly treated areas include the forehead, between the eyebrows, around the eyes, and the lower face. Neurotoxin treatments can help reduce wrinkles and fine lines in these areas without surgery or downtime. In addition, neurotoxins can also be used to treat certain conditions including migraines, bruxism (teeth grinding) , excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), and TMJ disorder.

Neurotoxin treatments are generally safe and minimally invasive. They provide fast results with minimal discomfort, making them a great option for those who want to maintain their youthful complexion without undergoing surgery or other more invasive procedures.


When Should I Consider Neurotoxin Treatments?


Neurotoxin injections can be used to treat both dynamic (expression) wrinkles and static (at rest) wrinkles in the face. If you are looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines, crow’s feet, and other facial wrinkles, neurotoxin treatments may be a great option for you. It is important to speak with one of our experienced providers at PRISM Aesthetics to determine if neurotoxins are right for your needs.


What Happens During a Neurotoxin Treatment?


Neurotoxin treatments are quick and relatively painless. Treatments typically take 15 to 30 minutes from start to finish, but most of this time is used to consult with you and discuss your treatment goals, what to expect, and follow ups. Your provider will cleanse the area before injecting the neurotoxin into targeted areas with an ultra-fine needle. The exact number of injections depends on your needs and goals. You may experience slight redness and swelling afterwards, but this should subside within 30 minutes.

Neurotoxin treatments can be a great option for those looking to reduce wrinkles and improve their appearance without surgery or downtime. With proper care and maintenance, the results can last several months before needing to be repeated. If you’d like to learn more about neurotoxin treatments, please don’t hesitate to speak with one of our providers at Prism Aesthetics today. We’ll help you determine if neurotoxins are right for your needs and create a personalized treatment plan just for you.


How Can I Prepare For a Neurotoxin Treatment?


Before receiving neurotoxin injections, it is important to speak with your provider about any medications that you are taking as some may interfere with the effectiveness of the treatment. Lastly, be sure to arrive at the office on time for your scheduled appointment so that your provider can evaluate your candidacy for neurotoxin injections.


What Aftercare Is Required Following a Neurotoxin Treatment?


After receiving neurotoxin injections, it is important to follow all aftercare instructions that we provide at Prism. The main post care instructions to know are to avoid working out the day of treatment after you’ve been injected and to avoid lying flat for 4 hours after your treatment. Additionally, it is important to avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area as this can cause the neurotoxin to migrate to other areas of the face.


Conclusion


At PRISM Aesthetics, we use the latest technologies to provide our patients with safe and effective neurotoxin treatments. Our team of experienced professionals will work with you to understand your goals and develop a personalized treatment plan that best fits your needs. Contact us today for more information about our neurotoxin treatments in Rogers, Arkansas!


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