Neurotoxins

A specific type of injectable used to relax facial muscles that cause wrinkles. The most common brand name is Botox, but others exist. Neurotoxins temporarily block nerve signals to the injected muscles, reducing wrinkles and creating a smoother appearance.

Pros: Effective for reducing wrinkles caused by muscle movement (e.g., frown lines), minimally invasive, quick results.

Cons: Temporary results (require repeat treatments every 3-4 months), not suitable for all types of wrinkles, potential for side effects like temporary drooping or asymmetry.

Alternatives: Topical wrinkle creams (less effective), laser treatments for specific wrinkles.

Recovery: Minimal downtime, possible bruising or swelling at the injection site, results are typically visible within a few days.

Disclaimer: This information is for general knowledge only and does not substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult a licensed dermatologist or esthetician to determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs.