Neurotoxins for Forehead Wrinkles and Crow’s lines
As we age, repetitive movements and facial expressions can create fine lines and wrinkles to appear on the forehead and around the eye. Neurotoxins such as Dysport, Botox, and Xeomin act by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscles that control facial expression and skin wrinkling; by relaxing these muscles, a youthful, smoother appearance is achieved, the client appears more relaxed and “awake”, and superficial wrinkles disappear altogether. Deeper lines created over the years can be successfully resurfaced once the muscles are permitted to relax by combining laser treatments such as IPL and Resurfx or CO2; microneedling procedures can also help erase these deeper lines.
A neurotoxins consult takes approximately 10-15 minutes; the areas of concern are discussed, and recommendations are made for treatment. We always stay conservative in our treatment approach for first-time clients! For treatment of the 11’s (between eyes), generally three small injections are administered between the eye. For treatment of the forehead, approximately 8-12 injections are administered, each about a quarter-size apart, very superficially. For treatment around the eye (crow’s lines), around two to four injections are placed around the outside rim of the eye on each side. Numbing cream is available for sensitive individuals! Results are typically visible by day 3-6 for Dysport, or by day 5-10 for Botox and Xeomin (note the delay to see result!), and should last approximately 3 months. There is no downtime with this procedure! Injection sites have disappeared within approximately 10 minutes.
May not be breastfeeding nor pregnant. Recommend discontinuing anti-inflammatories and fish oil/omegas one week prior to treatment to avoid bruising. Arnica may be purchased from Amazon to take prior to treatment to minimize or eliminate bruising risk. May not go to sleep for 4 or more hours post-procedure, and we recommend against vigorous activity following administration.