Let your eyes tell your story… not the lines around them.Neuromodulators or neurotoxin temporarily reduces the movement of certain upper facial muscles to help improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines (“glabellar lines”) and crow’s feet lines (“lateral canthal lines”) in adults under 65 years of age. Your untreated facial muscles will still work normally, allowing you to freely show natural facial expressions, like smiling.
Neurotoxin – Wrinkle Treatment
Life happens. Neurotoxin helps.
Neurotoxin or neuromodulators work very simply by blocking the signal from the nerves to the muscles, therefore relaxing the muscles of the face that cause fine lines and wrinkles. When performed by a highly trained and skilled Medical Professional, the procedure is relatively painless, results are very natural, and the client is left looking and feeling rejuvenated.
Aren’t they one and the same?
Although both are injectables and are commonly mistaken for one another, they are vastly different.
What are Fillers?
Fillers, on the other hand, are made up of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the body. Fillers add fullness to areas that have thinned due to aging. This thinning is common in the cheeks, lips, and around the mouth.
What is Neurotoxin?
Neurotoxin is a purified form of botulinum toxin that is obtained from bacteria. The small, regulated amount of neurotoxin given to correct wrinkles has been used safely for several decades. By modulating or relaxing muscles, we can minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles caused by facial expressions. Treatments made with Neuromodulators are sold under various brand names.
You wear your heart on your sleeve and your emotions on your face.
Frown lines also known as “worry lines”, and crow’s feet are created by repeated facial expressions and movements, like frowning and squinting, so they can start to appear at a younger age. The good news is that treatments like neurotoxin can help create a smoother, younger-looking appearance.
Factors that can cause or worsen the appearance of frown lines:
- Sun Exposure
- Repeated Facial Expressions
- Neurotoxin temporarily makes moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines look better in adults
- A quick 10-minute treatment with minimal downtime
- You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines
- It delivers predictable, subtle results, so you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines
Neurotoxin targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines — the repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, smiling and raising the eyebrows over the years. Dr. Mazzuca will inject these muscles with neurotoxin to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of the frown lines between your brows, your crow’s feet lines and your forehead lines.
Not at all! Many men make neurotoxin part of what they do to care for their appearance.
The number of men choosing treatments like neurotoxin has risen fast – in the past three years alone, men have received over one million botulinum toxin treatments. When surveyed, the majority of men say they want to look good and they’re bothered by the changes they see in the mirror. 80% would choose to treat their crow’s feet first, while 74% would prioritize their forehead lines, and 60% would most like to treat their frown lines.†
†Results from a survey of men to determine most likely treatment areas and top areas of concern for injectable-naïve, aesthetically-oriented men aged 30 to 65 years (N=600). Proportion of respondents selecting that area as highest priority to treat using the Maximum Difference (MaxDiff) scaling system.
Treatment with neurotoxin is customized to your goals and needs. When you meet with Dr. Mazzuca, she will determine the appropriate treatment for any areas you wish to address, including moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines.
For the crow’s feet area, Dr. Mazzuca will inject 3 areas of the muscle that frames the side of the eye. This will be repeated on the muscle that frames the other eye.
For the frown lines area, Dr. Mazzuca will administer 5 injections into the muscles between your brows and in your forehead.
For the forehead lines area, Dr. Mazzuca will administer 5 injections into a muscle in your forehead.
Neurotoxin is a technique-sensitive treatment. You can trust neurotoxin to deliver subtle results when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. So you’ll look like yourself— only with less noticeable lines. No one should be able to tell you’ve had anything done.
Treatment requires minimal downtime. So you can return to your daily routine immediately after you leave our office.
Treatment with Neurotoxin is customized to your goals and needs. When you meet with your specialist, he or she will determine the appropriate treatment for any areas you wish to address, including moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines.
For the crow’s feet area, your specialist will inject 3 areas of the muscle that frames the side of the eye. This will be repeated on the muscle that frames the other eye.
For the frown lines area, your specialist will administer 5 injections into the muscles between your brows and in your forehead.
For the forehead lines area, your specialist will administer 5 injections into a muscle in your forehead.
It’s not your age that determines when neurotoxin is right for you, it’s the severity of your lines. In fact, 64% of plastic surgeons report seeing a rise in cosmetic surgery or injectable treatments for patients in their early 30’s.
The truth is, everyone’s lines form differently. The timing can be influenced by a combination of factors, from cellular changes that may occur over time, to reduction of collagen, to genetic factors, or damage caused by free radicals from the sun and the environment.
Whenever your lines start to bother you, speak with Dr. Mazzuca. She can help you determine if treatment is right for you.
The actual injection process takes a quick 10 minutes. Dr. Mazzuca will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you. Some patients report that being injected with Neurotoxin feels like a pinch. Dr. Mazzuca may use ice to numb the treatment area. Or, if you are concerned about discomfort, Dr. Mazzuca may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
Treatment requires minimal downtime. So you can return to your daily routine immediately after you leave Our office.
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours, with results lasting up to four months for moderate to severe frown lines. Remember that results vary from patient to patient though, so your physician will plan your next appointment based on your results and aesthetic goals.
Maximize beauty. Restore symmetry, harmony and balance.
Dr. Mazzuca employs a variety of techniques and methods, including those of Dr. Arthur Swift (Swift Beauty). A trend-setter in the rapidly developing field of cosmetic injectables, Dr. Swift has pioneered and trademarked a revolutionary approach to non-surgical facial enhancement: BEAUTIPHICATION™️. Seeking beauty is not just about restoring youthfulness – it resides in pleasing facial proportions. BEAUTIPHICATION™️ is an injection facial procedure that follows Leonardo Da Vinci’s mathematical principle of beauty and harmony through “divine” proportion. It is a medical application of the concept that ideal beauty might be a universal notion, provable by the mathematical concept of “phi” (the golden ratio) long used by artists and architects. A caliper measuring tool, similar to the one used by the Renaissance master, maps out the injection of cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers (such as injectable fillers and Botox®️, to put things simply) with the precision necessary to enhance features and restore smooth contours. Using Dr. Swift’s BEAUTIPHICATION™️ approach, Dr. Mazzuca is able to maximize a person’s beauty potential by restoring symmetry, harmony and balance.
So much more than a wrinkle treatment.
Although it’s best known for its ability to smooth wrinkles, neurotoxin has impressed the medical community time and time again for its seemingly endless applications. In the late 1990s, Neuromodulators gained popularity as a wrinkle reducer. Fairly soon after, it gained notoriety as a treatment for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). It has also been widely used for conditions such as neck spasms, eye twitching, Raynaud’s disease, and overactive bladder. In addition, research has shown it’s benefit for migraine headaches. As a result, in 2010, the FDA approved Neuromodulators as a preventive treatment for chronic migraines.
Chronic migraine is defined as having at least 15 headache days a month, with at least 8 days of suffering from headaches with migraine features, for more than 3 months. Chronic headache begins as less frequent headache episodes that gradually evolve into a more frequent headache pattern.
The idea that Neurotoxin injections could help migraine sufferers came from random observations of migraine improvement in women receiving Neurotoxin treatments for cosmetic purposes.
With chronic migraines, sensory nerves become inflamed and hypersensitive. The inflammation is caused by the molecules that are released by the sensory nerves which modulate pain. Each treatment typically involves 31 injections in seven key areas of the head and neck.
Teeth grinding is an involuntary behavior that often becomes a nuisance as it may cause jaw pain, headaches, the wearing away of tooth enamel, gum sensitivity, or even chipped teeth.
Treatment involves neurotoxin injections into the muscles responsible for moving your jaw. Botulinum toxin will reduce clenching, and it will also help with any accompanying tension and aches in your head that you may be experiencing. Botulinum toxin usually takes effect a few days after injection (but can take up to two weeks), and the effects could last anywhere from 3 to 6 months.
Hyperhidrosis refers to abnormal sweating, such as sweating when it’s not very warm. Individuals who sweat excessively will often drip sweat or soak through their clothing. Regular antiperspirants don’t work well for patients with this condition.
Neurotoxin treatments work by blocking the nerves responsible for activating your sweat glands. When you receive neurotoxin injections directly into the area of your body (i.e., underarms) that excessively sweats, your overactive nerves are essentially paralyzed. When your nerves can’t signal your sweat glands, you no longer sweat. Unfortunately, this is not a permanent solution. Retreatment is necessary ever 4-6 months.
Located on both sides of the head, where the jawbone meets the skull, the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) is used during talking, eating, swallowing, etc. This joint can become displaced or overused resulting in severe tension headaches, as well as sharp pain in the jaw.
TMD signs and symptoms include pain and tenderness in or around the ear, the jaw joint, or the muscles of the jaw, face or temples. Other symptoms include issues with opening/closing your mouth, and a clicking/popping/crunching or grinding noise when you yawn, chew or open your mouth.
Neurotoxin treatments for TMD and associated jaw tension and pain involve injecting into the affected facial muscles. In cases of severe stress, neurotoxin injections can even minimize lock jaw.