Neurotoxins in NY
Neurotoxins in NY
At CasaGlow, we carry popular FDA-approved neurotoxin brands, including DAXXIFY, Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, and Xeomin.
- Banishes wrinkles on the forehead, between brows and crow’s feet
- Nonsurgical procedure with zero downtime
- Quick and easy with lasting results
- Zero pain
Neurotoxins, often referred to as neuromodulators, are substances that affect the nervous system’s functioning. Neurotoxins are used to temporarily relax or paralyze the muscles responsible for causing wrinkles, fine lines, and certain medical conditions. The primary science behind neurotoxins lies in their impact on the neuromuscular junction, which is the point of communication between nerves and muscles. Here’s how neurotoxins work at the cellular and molecular levels:
- Nervous System Regulation: Neurotoxins target the peripheral nervous system, specifically the motor nerves that control muscle movement. These motor nerves release a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine, which acts as a chemical messenger, transmitting signals from nerves to muscles. Acetylcholine is responsible for muscle contraction.
- Blocking Acetylcholine Release: Neurotoxins, when injected in very small, controlled amounts, interfere with the release of acetylcholine from motor nerve endings. They block the release of acetylcholine, preventing it from binding to receptors on the muscle cells. As a result, the nerve signal to the muscle is disrupted, leading to muscle relaxation.
- Muscle Relaxation: When the muscle’s ability to contract is inhibited due to the blocked acetylcholine, it relaxes. This relaxation of the targeted muscles leads to a reduction in dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles formed by repeated muscle contractions. Common examples include forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines.
- Temporary Effect: The effects of neurotoxin injections are temporary. Over time, the nerve endings naturally recover their ability to release acetylcholine, and the muscle gradually regains its strength and movement. This reversibility ensures that the treatment’s results are not permanent, allowing for adjustments as needed.
- Precision and Safety: Neurotoxins can be administered with a high degree of precision, making them a safe and effective option for addressing specific areas of concern. Their localized action ensures that surrounding muscles and unrelated functions are not affected.
The use of neurotoxins is primarily aimed at reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by relaxing targeted facial muscles. Additionally, neurotoxins are employed in various medical applications, including the treatment of muscle spasms, chronic migraines, and certain neurological conditions.
Neurotoxins, particularly Botulinum Toxin Type A, offer several benefits
Neurotoxins are highly effective at reducing dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by repetitive muscle movements. This includes frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. By relaxing specific muscles, these wrinkles become less prominent or disappear altogether.
Beyond treating existing wrinkles, neurotoxins can help prevent the formation of new ones. By inhibiting muscle contractions, they reduce the creasing of the skin, which, over time, can lead to the development of permanent lines.
Neurotoxin injections are minimally invasive and do not require surgery. This makes them a popular choice for individuals seeking cosmetic enhancements without the risks and recovery time associated with surgical procedures.
The treatment is relatively quick, typically taking just a few minutes. There is minimal downtime, allowing individuals to return to their daily activities almost immediately.
Neurotoxin treatments can be tailored to meet the specific needs of each patient. This includes adjusting the dosage and injection sites to achieve the desired results.
Neurotoxins are generally considered safe. The treatment has been used for many years and has a well-established safety record.
They are used to treat various medical conditions, such as muscle spasms, chronic migraines, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), and certain neurological disorders.
The effects of neurotoxin injections are not permanent. Over time, the body naturally metabolizes the toxin, and the treated muscles regain their function. This reversibility allows for adjustments or discontinuation if needed.
Many individuals experience increased self-confidence and improved self-esteem as a result of smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
While some people may experience mild discomfort during the injection process, any pain is usually brief and well-tolerated. The use of small needles and the option for topical numbing cream can enhance the patient’s comfort.
The results of neurotoxin treatments typically appear gradually, with the full effect becoming visible within a week or two. This provides a natural transition, and others may not even notice that a cosmetic procedure has been performed.
Neurotoxins work by blocking neurotransmitters in the treated areas, intercepting signals that cause the muscle to contract. The effects are solely restricted to the injection site and do not migrate through the body.
Neurotoxins are nonsurgical, minimally invasive treatments that take roughly 10-15 minutes to perform in our CasaGlow studio. Our expert injector will administer a fine needle directly into the facial muscles of the treatment area, delivering a quick series of neurotoxin liquid. Some guests have reported a mild, temporary sting at the injection site.
When neurotoxins take full effect, you will notice smooth, firm, youthful skin at the treatment sites. Following your procedure, visible results may appear in 3 to 5 days. However, it may take two weeks to see full results. With maintenance appointments, neurotoxin effects can be long-lasting. We recommend touching up the treatment area every 3-4 months.
Not at all! Neurotoxins have been rigorously tested by the FDA and approved for the treatment of moderate to severe wrinkles on the mid to lower face, between the eyebrows and forehead. After treatment, you can resume your normal activities right away. You may notice light bruising and swelling at the injection site. However, these symptoms will resolve in a few days.