Neurotoxins refer to a type of facial aesthetic injectable that is used in ophthalmic, dermatologic, and aesthetic surgery. Neurotoxins are also known as neuromodulators or neurotropic drugs, but the latter term can be misleading because it includes substances that target neurons (brain cells) directly.
These medications work by blocking some nerve impulses to certain muscles of your face, thereby acting on the muscle-to-nerve connections. The effect may last from a few weeks to months, depending on the medication you use and how long you keep using them.
Who Needs Neurotoxins?
Treatment with neurotoxins is helpful for those who suffer from involuntary muscle contractions that result in facial spasms and wrinkles.
Neurotoxins can also be used to treat those individuals who may have an excessive number of sweat glands on their face or a condition called hyperhidrosis which is characterized by abnormally high perspiration levels, usually due to the overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system, which regulates sweating when we are stressed out. Neurotoxin injections into these areas will either reduce or stop the production of certain hormones related to this condition, thereby reducing your anxiety level as well.
The injectable type of neurotoxins has been found helpful for those people with severe acne vulgaris (pimples) since it reduces sebum secretion – one thing that contributes to acne formation. Neurotoxins can also be used to treat those with a condition called rosacea that’s characterized by redness and flare-up of the skin on your nose, cheeks, and forehead, as well as sensitivity to light.
Benefits of Neurotoxin Treatment
This treatment comes with a raft of benefits, including;
- A reduction in facial irritation and muscle spasms
- Diminished appearance of lines such as those found on the forehead, around your eyes or mouth, due to a decrease in movement.
- Reduced perspiration levels can be helpful for people with hyperhidrosis. Neurotoxins also reduce the production of certain hormones that are related to this condition, thereby reducing stress levels too.
- Reducing sebum secretion is one thing that contributes to acne formation
- Reduced redness and flare-up of skin on your nose, cheeks, and forehead caused by rosacea
- Gives you a smoother, more youthful face
How Long Will Results Last?
The results of this treatment last anywhere from a few weeks to months, depending on the medication you use and how long you keep using them. The good thing is that the result can be renewed by repeating the treatment.
Is the Treatment Painful?
Neurotoxins are injected into the areas of your face that need treatment. The injections may be painful, but this can be reduced by using a topical anesthetic like lidocaine prior to injection.
How Long Does it Take?
The whole procedure usually takes only about 30 minutes and is done as either a one-time or series of treatments at intervals ranging from two weeks to six months, depending on what you want to achieve with the therapy.
Is the Treatment Safe?
Yes. This treatment is safe and has been found to be effective for many people who have tried it. However, neurotoxins can cause some side effects, which you need to discuss with your doctor before deciding whether or not this treatment is suitable for you.
These include; temporary redness and swelling of treated areas, numbness in those same regions as well as a feeling that something foreign was injected into them because they might feel like there’s an object under their skin; such things are typically short-lived and would go away after a few days but if any last longer than two weeks then consult your physician immediately so he/she can advise on what course of action should be pursued next.
Why Get Neurotoxin Treatment at Gold Coast Med Spa?
Gold Coast Med Spa stands out from other providers because we are the only one in our region to offer this treatment. We also have a fully qualified and experienced medical staff who will be your guide through every step of the process, so don’t hesitate to come and see us today.