The most popular minimally invasive cosmetic treatment in the U.S. are neurotoxin injections, like brand names Botox, or Dysport, which are made from purified proteins produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When small concentrations are injected, signals from the nerve cells are briefly prevented from reaching the muscles. These medications have been researched and studied for decades and are considered safe for most adult men and women when small amounts are administered by an experienced, licensed professional.
Neurotoxins, like Botox, contain purified bacteria that freeze muscles. When small concentrations are injected, signals from the nerve cells are briefly prevented from reaching the muscles. Botox can help minimize and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles of the face and neck. Botox injections weaken and paralyze facial muscles, which temporarily blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscle and prevents the muscle movement that results in wrinkles. The untreated muscles still function like normal, which allow you to freely show facial expressions. Neurotoxins are not used for lines or wrinkles caused by collagen breakdown.
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Additional indications for use include treatment for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating under the arms, in the soles of the feet, and in the palms of the hands), relief from chronic headaches and migraines, muscle spasms of the neck and shoulder, overactive bladder, prostate issues, some bowel disorders, teeth grinding, TMJ and muscle stiffness to name a few.
These nearly painless injections are administered with very fine needles by our Medical Director Dr. Arbuckle or nurse injector Kirstie Robinson, RN. The procedure is quick, usually requiring only 10 minutes to complete. Expect to resume your normal daily activities right after the procedure. Results from neurotoxin injections are usually noticeable within 3-10 days and generally last about 3-4 months. How long Botox will last for you depends on the speed of your metabolism. The most common side effects include localized swelling and bruising which usually reside within 24 to 48 hours.
Facial injectables are the most requested non-surgical procedures in the aesthetic world. Dr. Jeff Arbuckle and Kirstie Robinson, RN are experts in facial aesthetics and use advanced injection techniques based on years of training with master injectors. A refreshed, more youthful appearance that enhances your natural facial features can be achieved during a quick lunch-time procedure in our Virginia Beach office. Come learn why Botox is one of the top treatments in our Virginia Beach clinic. Schedule your consultation with our experts by calling us now!