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Most patients come to Dr. Anita with wrinkles and fine lines that have appeared on their forehead, eyes neck, and areas around the lips, chin and mouth. These imperfections are due to natural aging and repeated muscle movement.
There are multiple ways to treat wrinkles and fine lines, but often this issue is addressed by injecting a prescription medicine of botulin toxin.
Brand names such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are part of a class of chemicals called neurotoxin or neuromodulators.
These injectables work by blocking the nerve receptors that are on muscles so that the nerve no longer communicates to the muscle thereby decreasing movement and relaxing the underlying muscle.
Many patients come to Dr. Anita Medical Spa for frown lines and horizontal lines of the forehead but neuromodulators treat many conditions, including pebbled chin, crow’s feet, neck bands, bunny nose, vertical lips lines, TMJ, Widened jawlines, gummy smiles are commonly done as well. Underarm sweating or hyperhidrosis, and migraine sufferers are both FDA approved conditions for treatment with neuromodulators.
There are three brands of neuromodulators which are very similar in action, but one may be more effective in some individuals than others. Therefore, we recommend that if one of these agents seems to have lost efficacy, one of the other brands with a slightly different chemical structure be used. There is evidence that up to 10% of persons are resistant to some form of Botulism toxin purified protein and Dr. Anita specializes in helping find solutions if you have had issues with the effectiveness and longevity of any neuromodulators.
Results are generally noticed after 4 to 10 days. Dr. Anita recommends all patients return for a follow up visits at around 2 weeks post injection in order to assess appearance and ensure patients are happy with a natural result. The injection is usually quick with minimal discomfort. However, we know everyone has a different pain threshold and we can provide topical anesthesia 30 minutes prior to treatment if so desired. In general, neurotoxins last 3 to 6 months with an average of 4 months. Over time, the local effects will subside gradual and retreatment is necessary. Wrinkle prevention is also a common reason for having this procedure.
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