Neurotoxins & How They’ve Changed Facial Rejuvenation
Not many cosmetic procedures today have transformed the makeup and cosmetic industry and impacted the medical industry as dramatically as the wonder drugs known as Botox or neurotoxins. This minimally invasive procedure has changed the way we approach facial rejuvenation treatments and has helped to reverse the signs of aging and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and loose skin on the face.
Getting a quick and easy lift is possible with little to no down time thanks to BOTOX® Cosmetic and XEOMIN® and the skilled professionals who have years of experience working with this wonder drug. The best way to decide if treatments with neurotoxins such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and XEOMIN® can help with your facial concerns and if it can help with your cosmetics and skin care needs is to speak with a Chicago expert like Dr. Kouris and his team of dedicated skin care staff.
How Do Neurotoxins Work?
Your muscles move and tighten when you laugh, frown, smile, talk, or move your face in any way at all. These movements also move the skin of your face and can create wrinkles and lines as well as contribute of loose skin. These can become unsightly and are an area of concern for many conscientious people looking to take their skin care routine to the next level to improve their appearance. Neurotoxins prevent the contracture of targeted muscles in the face so they do not contort as much and thus reduces the severity of lines and wrinkles.
Neurotoxin treatments are fast, usually done as an outpatient procedure, and are virtually painless. The procedures carried out at Midwest Plastic Surgery last about 10 to 15 minutes, and little to no recovery or down time is needed after a treatment. Most people who get a facial treatment with neurotoxins will see an improvement of their facial features in as little as three to five days, although results, as always, will vary. The effects of most standard neurotoxin treatments last between three and five months.
What’s the difference between BOTOX® Cosmetic and XEOMIN® ?
“BOTOX® Cosmetic contains tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. Formulations, potency, and approved doses vary among botulinum toxin products, which means that one product cannot take the place of another. Those are a few reasons why there is no such thing as a “generic” form of BOTOX® Cosmetic. There have been no studies to support that other products are Unit-to-Unit equivalent to BOTOX® Cosmetic. BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries.* BOTOX® Cosmetic has a record of experience that aesthetic specialists know and trust. And, the safety and efficacy of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been evaluated in both Allergan sponsored clinical trials as well as in 417 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.”
“XEOMIN® is made through a unique precision manufacturing process that isolates the therapeutic component of the molecule and removes the “accessory proteins” that don’t play an active role in treatment. XEOMIN® is a highly purified neurotoxin.” What that means for patients is that there is less protein for your body to react to. The extra protein can trigger an immune response in some patients. The mechanism of action, duration and effects are the same as other neurotoxins.
Who Is A Good Candidate For A Neurotoxin Treatment?
Ideal candidates for facial Botox treatments:
- Prefer to go with a minimally invasive treatment rather than extensive plastic surgery
- Have realistic expectations and know it is not a miracle facial skin care treatment
- Don’t mind having to repeat the process in order to maintain the results
Botox injections can help treat:
- Crow’s feet and fine lines on the face
- Frown lines and deep wrinkles
- Droopy brows and forehead
- Forehead creases and ‘worry lines’
Schedule Neurotoxin Injections In Chicago Or Lagrange IL
Please contact Midwest Plastic Surgery today and speak with Dr. Kouris and his team to see what neurotoxin treatments can do for you and how it can help you achieve the look you want without expensive and painful plastic surgery! Please call 708-354-4667 or use our Contact Page. We look forward to hearing from you.