When injected, the neurotoxin such as botox, jeuveau or xeomin temporarily prevents your nerves from telling your facial muscles to flex. The result? In clinical trials, the neurotoxin was shown to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines.
The effects from neurotoxins will last three to six months. The amount of product injected, the patient’s metabolism, and the patient’s age, are just a few variables to take into consideration when determining how long the product will last. As the muscle action gradually begins to come back, the lines and wrinkles will begin to return. However, the neurotoxins shrink the muscles over time, so continued use of the product will help make the lines and wrinkles appear less severe with time.
Botox, Xeomin, Jeuveau are commonly used neurotoxins that block nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. Wrinkles caused by repeated and typical facial movements can typically benefit from the procedure.