What They Treat

  • Forehead lines and wrinkles
  • Vertical frown lines between the brows (glabella)
  • Crow’s feet
  • Medical issues such as excessive sweating (known as hypodryphosis)

Product Facts

BOTOX® Cosmetic

  • FDA approved in 2002
  • Medication: Onobotulinum toxin A
  • Expected results: On average, within 5-7 days


  • FDA approved in 2009
  • Medication: Abobotulinum toxin A
  • Expected results: Results with this relaxer usually show the soonest, within 2-3 days


  • FDA approved in 2015
  • Medication: Deoxycholic acid
  • Expected results: Typically noticeable within a few weeks to a month after treatment

Administering Neurotoxins

Neurotoxins are medical-grade toxins derived through an FDA-approved and safe process that is administered through a syringe during an in-office appointment. During the appointment, which takes place in-office, typically within 30 minutes, the practitioner will mark the areas where the drug will be injected. The depth, length, quantity and location of wrinkles vary for each patient. Therefore, the injection treatment, including the dosage and injection location, is tailored during the procedure. The result is a localized reduction of the muscle activity in the injected area.

What To Expect

During this procedure, patients generally do not feel anything other than a small prick. Any discomfort is controlled with a cold compress. Immediately following a series of injections, there will be some mild swelling and redness at the injection sites. This will subside a few hours after the procedure. Patients can resume their normal activities immediately, but exercise should be avoided for a few hours. It is also recommended that patients keep their heads elevated for the first 8-10 hours. Results following a neurotoxin treatment will not be immediate. Depending on the product used, the results will show themselves over the course of 2-10 days days and can last up to 3-4 months. The result is skin that appears smooth with a significant decrease in wrinkles and lines.

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