Yen Health & Wellness offers neurotoxin injections which are non-surgical medications that temporarily blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can no longer contract, which causes wrinkles to relax and soften.
Neurotoxins are treatments that can be performed in a number of locations, including between your brows, outside corner of the eyes (crow’s feet), and forehead lines. It can also be used to treat excessive sweating of the hands or underarms, migraines, and “gummy smiles”.
Treatment consists of a number of tiny injections made through a very fine needle directly into specific muscles just under the skin.
Length of Procedure
The process of neurotoxin injections requires almost no time for recovery. Normal activities may be resumed immediately, but strenuous exercise should be avoided for the first 12-24 hours.
Massaging of the treated area is not recommended as it may result in dispersing of the medication. There may be minor pain and swelling, almost like tiny bee stings, at the injection sites. These injection sites will resolve. There is also a possibility of bruising, which can take 7-14 days to resolve.
Recovery, Risks and Results
Effects of the injections begin to appear within 4-7 days but the full effect may take up to 2 weeks. The results generally last around two to four months, after which time, the injections must be repeated. The reason repeated treatments are recommended is because muscle action eventually returns.
Overall, neurotoxins are safe and effective but is not for everyone. Our medical professional will discuss if neurotoxins are right for you.