When are Neurotoxins beneficial?
Botox and Xeomin temporarily and safely freeze small areas of the nervous system to prevent those wrinkles and lines from forming when you frown, smile, or grimace. Other medical uses such as treatments for migraine and for TMJ relief may be prescribed by your medical provider.
Botox can reduce or eliminate wrinkles conveniently and safely. It can also be used to ease migraines and treat hyperhidrosis and specific eye conditions. TMJ can also be improved with regular injections.
Results will wear off overtime. However, there have been studies that show if you continue to use Botox over a long period of time, affected muscles will start to naturally get more relaxed and require less frequent treatments. At Nouriche, we recommend scheduled appointments every 3 months.
Botox treats wrinkles and lines by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. When a muscle gets injected, it no longer contracts, which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften.
Where can I use Botox?
Neuromodulators can offer a youthful, refreshed look by reducing frown lines and crow's feet, and can also be used for lip flip and gummy smile treatments. Check out the links for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
What age should I start Botox?
Botox is approved for patients over 18, but most doctors recommend starting it in your mid-20s to early 30s for "prejuvenation." Regular treatments can delay the formation of new lines.
Who can get Botox?
A good candidate is a healthy adult who is not pregnant or nursing. Botox is contraindicated in pregnancy, mostly due to the fact that its safety has not been thoroughly studied.
Tell your provider about any over-the-counter or prescription drugs you're taking, as well as supplements and vitamins.
Do Botox Treatments hurt?
The needle used for these injections is very thin, so most patients experience only a brief twinge of mild discomfort during Botox treatment. If you're concerned, you can request a topical numbing cream before the procedure.