Botox, Dysport & Jeuveau
Looking to slow down the signs of aging?
There is no quicker or more effective way than to use Neuromodulators or Neurotoxins such as Botox, Dysport and Jeuveau. Neurotoxins are most commonly used to treat forehead creases, crow’s feet, and frown lines.
There are two types of wrinkles- Static and Dynamic.
Dynamic Wrinkles: These are wrinkles and creases that result from repeated facial expressions and movements. Neurotoxins as above, are used to address dynamic wrinkles.
Static Wrinkles: These are the lines that are visible on your face while at rest, without animation. They are largely caused in part, by repeated inflammation of the skin by free radicals from environmental aggressors or by repeated habits such as sleeping position. Fillers do well to fill the folds or the lines.
How is it done?
During a treatment session, neurotoxins like Botox or Jeuveau are injected beneath your skin to relax overactive, wrinkle-causing muscles. As a result, facial expressions soften and wrinkles are smoothed or diminished.
How do they work
They work by blocking signals sent by the nerves to the muscles responsible for contractions. Once the signal is blocked, the muscle cannot respond, which will soften and relax the wrinkle associated with the movement.
There are 4 primary neurotoxins available:
All 4 contain the same active toxin, Botulinum toxin A.
The difference between them lies in the formulation.
Botox, Jeuveau and Dysport are accompanied by a protein, while Xeomin® is not.
Neurotoxins are Not for you if you are
- Pregnant or breastfeeding or
- if you have Botulism.
- Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
- Peripheral motor neuropathy.
- Myasthenia gravis.
- Progressive muscle weakness with carcinoma.
- Diplopia where there is double vision
Injectables like Botox or Jeuveau do not cause any sun sensitivity, making the procedure suitable for any time of the year. It is generally recommended that patients skip any exercise routine on the same day as injection and avoid lying down for at least 4 hours afterwards to ensure that the toxin settles evenly. It’s also a good idea to avoid any blood-thinners such as Aleve, alcohol or aspirin for a couple of days pre and post-treatment.
How long your Botox, Jeuveau or Dysport lasts depend on the amount used and how quickly your body metabolizes the injection. Everybody is different in how they metabolize these injectable. Many users report an “active” period of 3-4 months.