Injectable Neurotoxins

About Neurotoxins

Neurotoxin injection is the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure worldwide and it is one of the most popular treatments in our clinic as well.  There is very little discomfort with its injection and the treatment can be individualized to the anatomy and the individual esthetic requirements of a particular subject.

Neurotoxins started as a treatment for brow furrows and glabellar furrows.  It soon was realized that the brows would also elevate when the brow depressor muscles were treated with Neurotoxins, giving the eyes a more open, lifted look.  Neurotoxin has also been used to treat horizontal forehead lines, crows feet, and in the mid face over active zygomaiticus major, risorius, and masseter muscles.  In addition, the peri-oral use of Neurotoxin included treating the orbicularis oris or vertical lip lines, depressor anguli oris (DAOs) for treatment of the mouth frown, and in the mentalis to treat the apple dumpling chin. Neurotoxin is also commonly used to treat vertical platysmal bands in the neck.
 

Neurotoxin treatments

Neurotoxin can be used on its own, or can be combined with the use of soft tissue fillers to achieve optimal cosmetic results in areas such as the lateral tails of the eyebrows, in the preceptal skin of the upper lids, under the inferior crows feet, in the malar area, and also in the peri-oral region including in the lips and in the nasal-labial and melomental folds (marionette lines).

Neurotoxin can also be used with lasers and other energy-based devices in order to improve the tone and texture of the skin.  We very often use Neurotoxin with treatments that are light based such as Intense Pulsed Light (or IPL).

Neurotoxin usually last 3-4 months and retreatment may then be entertained.




Before Neurotoxin Treatment


After Neurotoxin Treatment





Before Neurotoxin Treatment


After Neurotoxin Treatment