What are neurotoxins?

Botulinum Toxins, Dysport and Xeomin are all neurotoxins. When used for cosmetic purposes, they help to minimize the contraction of the muscles of facial expression which cause wrinkling of the overlying skin. This allows for softening of the facial lines and dynamic wrinkles.

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At CK Eyelid Plastic Surgery, board-certified oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Kauh, will carefully examine your facial structure and the movement of your facial muscles to develop a customized treatment plan to address your areas of concern.

How does botulinum toxin work?

Neurotoxins (Botulinum Toxins, Xeomin, Dysport) are made from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum toxin. When it is injected into muscles in small doses it works by blocking signals from nerve endings to the muscle. So when used appropriately it can stop transmission of nerve signals causing contraction of muscles in the face.

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How long does it take to see effects?

Following injection, the effects typically start within 3-7 days with continued improvements over 2 weeks and last up to 3-4 months.  Maintenance treatment will be needed to sustain the facial softening effects produced by these injections.

What types of areas can neurotoxins treat cosmetically?

  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • “Angry 11s”–the vertical lines between your eyebrows
  • Crows feet
  • Mild eyebrow drooping
  • Bunny lines on nose
  • Drooping upper lip
  • Downturned mouth corners
  • Broad lower face from overactive cheek muscle
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What Is Botulinum Toxins injection Like?

First, you will have consultation with Dr. Kauh where she will evaluate whether neurotoxin will appropriately address your area of concern. She will then develop a customized injection pattern and dose for you. During your procedure appointment, the areas around your eyes will be cleansed. Dr. Kauh will then inject the involved areas following the customized treatment map that was created during your evaluation. The neuromodulator will be injected into the targeted areas to soften the facial lines and dynamic wrinkles. After the treatment, Dr. Kauh will thoroughly discuss with you your recovery guidelines and aftercare.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you have visually displeasing wrinkles on your eyelids or face that occur with facial expression then neurotoxin injection may be right for you.  To learn more about your treatment options in Columbus, contact CK Eyelid Plastic Surgery today to set up your consultation. We can discuss your options and build a personalized plan to help you. Contact us today to learn more and get started on your plan.

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