Life comes with many emotions. From happy, excited, and surprised to sad, scared, and angry, humans are incredibly expressive and experience a wide range of emotions. But over time, repeated facial expressions that go with these emotions can cause dynamic wrinkles to form.
Some people have no problem accepting these lines and wrinkles as milestones in their life’s journey. But what if you could minimize the appearance of wrinkles and restore your natural, youthful glow?
Injectable neurotoxins can help make that fantasy a reality. Read on to learn about the various benefits of injectable neurotoxins and the curated selection we offer at Deja You Medical in Navarre, FL.
How Are Injectable Neurotoxins Different from Dermal Fillers?
Injectable neurotoxins, such as Botox and Dysport, work very differently than dermal fillers. Knowing the difference between the two is essential to determining which treatments are right for you.
All injectable neurotoxins on the market use the same key ingredient – Botulinum toxin. Injections using a diluted form of Botulinum toxin interfere with the normal communication pathways between your brain and specific facial muscles.
When injected, the neurotoxin goes to work, relaxing the muscles in your face that are responsible for the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. Once the injection takes hold, the brain can no longer communicate to the targeted muscles to contract.
This creates a smoother and younger-looking visage and gives you the freedom to emote without worrying about fine lines and wrinkles popping out.
The active ingredient in dermal fillers varies, but the most common type of dermal filler is hyaluronic acid dermal filler. Hyaluronic acid is a chemical found naturally in your body, and it is superb at attracting moisture wherever it is injected, creating a plumper appearance.
As a result, a hyaluronic acid filler is ideal for adding volume to specific areas, such as your lips, but it does very little for fine lines and wrinkles.
Essentially, dermal fillers fill in empty space, whereas injectable neurotoxins address the underlying cause of wrinkle formation.
4 Benefits of Neurotoxin Injections
Before we get into specific brands of neurotoxin injections, let’s go over some of the benefits you can expect from neurotoxin injections.
1. Minimizes Signs of Aging
At Deja You Medical, we strive to help you achieve the best possible version of yourself. That’s why we offer two unique injectable neurotoxins that can help smooth out wrinkles and address other common signs of aging.
Using injectable neurotoxins, our team can help you address:
- Forehead creases
- Smile lines
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Lip lines
- Bunny lines
When administered by a professional, neurotoxin injections are very versatile and can provide results where you need them most.
2. Results Are Long-Lasting but Not Permanent
One of the best things about neurotoxin injections is that they don’t require a lifetime commitment like some procedures. Once you have achieved your desired results, you can expect them to stick around for a few months. When they start to wear off, you get to make the decision whether to maintain your look with additional injections or not.
This is ideal for people who are curious about what neurotoxin injections can do but are not sure if they’ll like the results.
3. Almost Everybody Is an Ideal Candidate
Many people have it in their minds that you must be a certain age before you can get neurotoxin injections. But the FDA has approved the use of neurotoxin injections on anyone over the age of 18. This means younger people with mild signs of aging are just as suitable for this treatment as older people with lots of dynamic wrinkles.
We frequently see younger patients in their 20s and 30s getting injections to stop the signs of aging early.
4. Safe and Non-Surgical
If you recoil at the thought of injecting anything with “toxin” in the name into your body, you aren’t alone. But injectable neurotoxins are extremely safe when administered by one of our licensed and skilled medical providers.
Additionally, this treatment is ideal for people who don’t want to go the surgical route. Carefully targeted injections can create results similar to those achieved with invasive cosmetic surgeries but without the need for any anesthesia or incisions.
As a result, this procedure has no downtime, and you can go about your normal daily routine after leaving our office.
Choose Between Two of the Best Injectable Neurotoxins Available
Botox is the most widely-known injectable neurotoxin, but it’s not the only one around. There are currently four different injectable neurotoxins available. They are:
At Deja You Medical, we offer the two that we believe to be the best – Dysport and Xeomin. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about these popular injectables.
Dysport is, essentially, just a diluted version of Botox. This makes the onset time quicker and the price per unit a little cheaper.
Dysport’s low molecular weight makes it better at dispersing than other injectables. That’s why Dysport injections are usually the go-to for treating larger areas, such as foreheads.
Xeomin works similarly to Dysport; it’s just a more “purified” version without any of the additional proteins other injections have. As a result, Xeomin is great for people with allergies or who have stopped responding to Botox or Dysport.
Take the First Step to Smoother Skin
If you think you may be a good candidate for neurotoxin injections, reach out to our team at Deja You Medical today to schedule your consultation.