Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Jeuveau

Skin Care & Cosmetic Injectables Provider Serving Tustin, Irvine, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Orange and nearby Orange County

What are neurotoxins?

Wrinkle injections are used to relax the muscles causing facial wrinkles. Over time, repeated muscle movements cause deep facial folds to form.

By relaxing these muscles, anti-wrinkle injections achieve a younger-looking, rejuvenated appearance. These treatments can successfully smooth wrinkles caused by muscle movement and even prevent these lines from worsening over time.

How Do Neurotoxins Work?

Botox works by blocking signals from the nerve to the muscles. When the muscle is no longer able to contract, wrinkles soften and relax.

Using a tiny needle, the practitioner injects the muscle beneath the wrinkle. It requires no downtime and no surgery. The procedure is relatively painless. Some patients may experience mild discomfort but it quickly subsides afterwards.

What Problems Can Neurotoxins Address?

Botox can be used to correct many concerns including crow's feet around the eyes, horizontal forehead lines, frown lines, jaw slimming, calf slimming, and excessive sweating of the palms, underarms, and feet.

Botox can also be use to relieve:

  • downturned corners of the mouth

  • gummy smile

  • neck wrinkles

  • neck bands

  • chin (orange peel) wrinkles/dimpling

  • bunny lines

  • TMJ pain

  • teeth grinding

  • vertical lip lines

Crow's Feet

“Crow’s Feet” are wrinkles at the sides of the eyes. Caused by repeated muscle movement, they become more prominent when you smile or laugh. Almost everyone gets crow’s feet eventually, but many people feel that these lines make them look older or more tired than they really are. Fortunately, muscle relaxants can be used to soften crow’s feet, rejuvenating the appearance of the eye area.

Horizontal Forehead Lines

Repeated muscle movements over time cause these horizontal lines. As you raise your eyebrows, lines form. Eventually, the lines become deeper and remain permanently, even when your forehead muscles are relaxed. Muscle relaxant treatments can relax the frontalis muscle of the forehead, causing it to stop contracting. Because your forehead comprises a third of your face, this treatment can have a dramatic impact on your appearance.

Frown Lines

Frown lines are deep vertical creases between your eyebrows. Named because they become more prominent when you frown, many people find that these lines make them look angry or sad. If you are tired of people commenting that you look like you’re frowning even when you’re not, a frown line treatment may be right for you.

Jaw Slimming

A large or square jaw appearance is often caused by overly developed masseter (chewing) muscles, which add bulk to the lower jaw. Jaw slimming injections work by weakening the chewing muscles. As these muscles relax, a square or heavy lower jawline attains a softer angle. Many patients find this treatment makes them look less aggressive or masculine, giving them a less tense, friendlier appearance.​

Neurotoxin FAQs

How long does the treatment take?

It's a simple procedure that takes just a few minutes. Since every face is different, we do spend some time on consultation and discussing individualized treatment plans.

How long does BOTOX last?

Average 4 months

Why doesn't Botox last as long on me?

Things that affect how fast the effects wear off, are metabolism, exercise, and lifestyle. Some people need more frequent touch-ups.

When do I start to see the results?

The effect of neurotoxins takes 5-7 days to really settle in, while botox alternatives like Xeomin and Dysport can settle in a bit quicker. We currently only use Botox Cosmetic.

What should I avoid after the procedure?

Most people can return to normal activities immediately after. Slight redness and swelling are temporary and fade after about 30 minutes. We recommend avoiding exercise, alcohol, and sauna for 24 hours and no lying down for 4 hours.

Does it hurt?

Most people experience minimal pain and find it very tolerable. If pain is a concern, we will apply some ice to numb the area prior to treatment.

Where are neurotoxins used?

Neurotoxins are most commonly used in the upper 1/3 of face. But also used to slim the jawline, slim calves, and treat excessive sweating and even migraines.

What are the side effects and how often does it happen?

Minor side effects such as swelling, redness, and bruising are common. Other more bothersome side effects such as brow unevenness and lid droop are fortunately rare, occurring less than 0.05% of the time.

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