by: Margaryta Suvorova, RN/Aesthetic Injector
Let’s talk about Javan’s number one and most popular anti-aging aesthetic treatment: botulinum or neurotoxins! Neurotoxins include Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport and can be used to improve wrinkles, smooth out the skin, and restore tone. When neurotoxins are injected into a muscle, they block signals from nerves that make our muscles contract. With less muscle movement, the frequency of creasing your skin reduces and your face can appear more youthful over time. Even for those under the age of 30, neurotoxins serve as a great preventative to treat signs of aging in addition to our older patients who are treated to reduce visible fine lines and wrinkles. We also use ‘tox’ – as we like to call it – for non-aesthetic purposes such as treating migraines and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Did you know the fastest growing demographic for Botox includes millennials and men?
Areas of the face Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport can treat
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Lines and wrinkles between eyebrows or “elevens”, “11”
- Lines and wrinkles around eyes or “Crow’s feet”
- “Bunny lines”
- Gummy smile
- Lip Flip
- Smooth out chin wrinkles and “orange peel” skin appearance
- Neck wrinkles
- Masseters (to help with jaw pain and tension, teeth grinding)
When to start getting injections?
I always recommend starting neurotoxin injections earlier to prevent wrinkles. This way we can avoid dealing with a much bigger and more stubborn problem in the future. Once fine lines progress to deeper wrinkles, they can be harder to treat and those injections oftentimes have to be supplemented with other treatments to achieve a desired result. There’s no shame in it! I have 21-year old clients who are getting what we call “baby botox” to prevent those stubborn lines they are likely to get in the future, and I also have 30-50 year old clients who are getting great results treating the existing and far more visible concerns. I also recommend neurotoxins in conjunction with other collagen stimulating treatments such as microneedling, Morpheus8 (radio frequency microneedling), and chemical peels.
Botulinum for hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating
With hot summer days on the horizon, we treat so many patients for hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. Forget about sweaty armpits and embarrassing moments – the benefits can last up to 3 months and is perfect when your deodorant just doesn’t cut it.
How it works: when Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport is injected into the underarms, nerve receptors are blocked and stop transmitting signals, sweat glands stop receiving appropriate signals from nerve endings, and therefore do not release sweat. We recommended repeating this treatment about every 10 weeks for optimal results.
Your Skincare Regimen is Equally Important
I always explain to my clients while neurotoxins relax your muscles, there are other important factors for your skin to restore a more youthful and radiant appearance. It’s very important to always use medical grade skin care products, SPF and have a healthy diet and lifestyle because, yes, too much sugar and stress can damage collagen production in your skin and speed up the aging process. Here, at Javan Wellness, we have the most potent, high quality medical grade skin care lines such as SkinMedica, Obagi, Is Clinical, and ZO Skincare and we can always help you customize your best at home regimen, especially when receiving neurotoxin treatments. Injectables (Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport), a great at-home skincare routine, and in-office facial treatments always go hand in hand together to achieve the most optimal results.
By the way! It’s important to get tox injections before your vacation. It helps prevent expression lines that appear when a person squints in bright sunlight. If you get treated before the holidays, your skin will receive a double rest on vacation: less stress and more relaxation!
And also by the way! We are not opposed to aging gracefully without injections! We support your vision of beauty!