Neurotoxins

Neurotoxins

Our experienced nurse injectors assess each client and use a variety of Neurotoxins such as Botox, Dysort, Xeomin and Daxxify.

What are Neurotoxins?

Neurotoxins are an injectable treatment that is a safe and effective way to look more rested and refreshed with little or no downtime. Neurotoxin is one of the most popular aesthetic options for people who want to minimize facial lines in the forehead, between the brows, or around the eyes. At Precision the neurotoxins we offer are Botox, Dysport and Xeomin

What are neurotoxins and how do they work?

Botulinum neurotoxin is a very complex substance produced by bacteria. Yes we know the words “Botulinum Neurotoxin” sound scary but they are actually very safe and very effective. Neurotoxin attaches itself exclusively to nerve cells that activate the muscular system or specific glands – effectively and accurately blocking an overactive muscle or gland. The effect is temporary, so that repetition of the injection is typically necessary.

Are there any risks?

  • Some clients experience headaches for a few hours post injection.
  • Potential bruising, local numbness, and rash at injection site
  • Although rare, infection in the injected area is possible. Signs of infection may include redness and tenderness in the infected area and fever. Should an infection develop, antibiotics may be necessary.
  • Allergic reaction (rare)
  • Flu-like symptoms with mild fever, back pain
  • Respiratory problems such as bronchitis or sinusitis, nausea, dizziness, and tightness or irritation of the skin

How should I prepare for my appointment?

Avoid herbal supplements such as Ginkgo, green tea, and anti-inflammatories of any kind for 2 weeks before and following treatment to limit bruising
If you plan to workout, do so before your appointment.

Is there any post care?

  • For the first 5-6 hours following Botox/Dysport/Xeomin, remain upright and periodically perform facial movements in the areas of the injections in order to work the Botox/Dysport/Xeomin into the muscle- e.g. smile, squint, etc.
  • Do not participate in activities that include heavy lifting, vigorous exercise, or straining for 2-3 hours
  • Do not rub, touch, or manipulate injection sites for 6 hours
  • Avoid irritating products for 24 hours after injection
  • Use arnica to help diminish bruising
  • Follow up appointment in 10-14 days to assess results for subsequent treatments, particularly if you are a new client.

Will there be any downtime?

Most people have lightly swollen pink bumps at injection sites for a few hours post treatment.

Does it hurt?

Neurotoxin is injected with a very small 31G needle. Clients may experience mild discomfort. Topical numbing can be applied per client request.

When will I see results?

It can take up to 2 weeks to see results. Dysport typically activates sooner than Botox and Xeomin.

Will I be able to move my face at all?

Neurotoxin temporarily paralyzes the muscle it is injected into. Some areas of the face may be immobile and some mobile, depending on the muscle injected. This will be discussed with a provider during consultation.
If the upper lip is injected for a “lip flip,” you may not be able to drink through a straw, whistle, or enunciate some words for approximately 2 weeks.

How often do I need to be treated?

Every 3-4 months on average. If injected regularly, results can last longer

Are there any contraindications?

Pregnancy, breastfeeding, neuromuscular disorders

How long does the procedure take?

Including the consult, the appointment takes approximately 30 minutes.

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