Neurotoxins are used to soften fine lines and wrinkles. Results are visible within one week and full effect is achieved within 2 weeks. Results can last up to 6 months, with an average of 3 months. Tox injections are a medical procedure involving injections with a very small needle to deposit the tox in or near a targeted muscle. The active ingredient in tox, botulinum toxin type A, temporarily paralyzes the muscles that cause wrinkles by blocking the nerve signals to the targeted muscles. With routine injections the targeted muscles will relax, preventing your skin from stretching and wrinkling.
Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin A) is a favorite at Sure Radiance and is called the ‘naked’ neurotoxin which means it is made without the accessory proteins that other toxins have. The proteins in the other toxins are more likely to cause “tox resistance” which would mean your body doesn’t respond as well to the injections and the desired effect is not achieved. Each treatment targets the muscles that repeatedly contract every time you squint, smile, or frown, by relaxing the muscles and allowing the wrinkles to soften. Your medical history will be reviewed and signing of consent will occur before your tox can be injected.
Botulinum toxin type A is most commonly used to treat facial wrinkles, cosmetic surgeons can also use neurotoxins to address other aesthetic concerns that are associated with nerve and muscle activity:
Reduce excessive sweating. Botulinum type A injections can be used to interrupt the nerve impulses that activate the sweat glands, helping alleviate embarrassment from excessive sweating on the armpits, hands, or feet.
Soften vertical neck bands. If you are bothered by prominent vertical bands on your neck, botulinum toxins can be used to relax the responsible muscles and give your neck a smoother, softer appearance.
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