If you’ve ever heard of neurotoxins, chances are it was in the context of Botox. But what exactly is a neurotoxin? Neurotoxin has been a protein used for aesthetic purposes since the early 2000s. It works by blocking nerve impulses, which can help reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging. This article discusses the different types of neurotoxins available for aesthetic use and their benefits.
Botox and Dysport are the two most popular types of neurotoxins used for aesthetic purposes. Both are FDA-approved and work by relaxing muscle contractions that cause wrinkles over time.
Botox has been around longer than Dysport and is more widely known. But Dysport may be a better option if you have sensitive skin or require larger doses. Here’s a quick breakdown of each:
The most popular type of neurotoxin. Botox has been around since 2002. And is made from botulinum toxin A. It works by blocking nerve impulses to specific muscles in the face, thus reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Its effects last up to four months but can last longer with regular use.
A newer type of neurotoxin, Dysport, was approved in 2009. And is made from botulinum toxin B. It works similarly to Botox but typically requires smaller doses because of its higher potency. Its effects last up to three months but can last longer with regular use.
Risks & Benefits
There are risks associated with using neurotoxins for aesthetic purposes. However, these risks are minor. It may include:
- bruising at the injection site
- temporary drooping eyelids or eyebrows
- flu-like symptoms
- difficulty swallowing or speaking in rare cases.
However, these risks are minimal when used correctly and under proper supervision. The benefits of using neurotoxin include improved facial appearance due to reduced wrinkles. It can also improve self-confidence due to looking younger or feeling more attractive.
Neurotoxin is a great way to reduce wrinkles without surgery or chemical peels. There are two main types available—Botox and Dysport. They work by blocking nerve impulses to specific facial muscles, which helps relax them so wrinkles appear diminished over time. While some risks may be associated with it (such as bruising at the injection site), these risks are minimal when done under proper supervision.
With regular use, you will see results within a few weeks that will continue improving. So if you’re looking for a non-invasive way to reduce wrinkles while enhancing your self-confidence, neurotoxin might just be the answer you’ve been waiting for. Book your appointment with Replenish MD today!