Dr. Karen Quaynor offers Neurotoxin treatments to patients who wish to treat the visible signs of aging with minimally invasive procedures. It is FDA approved and safe for use to minimize the looks of fine lines and wrinkles of the face. At Bliss Health and Wellness, Dr. Quaynor will develop an individualized treatment plan to address the specific cosmetic goals of the patient. Most patients with moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles typically require multiple treatments to produce optimal results. Neurotoxin is an ideal treatment for those who wish to improve dynamic wrinkles of the forehead, crow’s feet and frown lines of the face.
Tiny doses of Neurotoxin are injected into the skin where wrinkles are noticeable. It is normally done in the doctor’s office and the procedure can last from 15 – 30 minutes. The number of injections and dose amounts administered varies by patient depending on the severity of wrinkles. The areas that will be injected are marked so that in order to accurately inject the appropriate treatment areas. This procedure does not create any discomfort other than a normal prick that comes with a small needle. Patients will be able to go home right after treatment with no downtime from their normal routine.
BENEFITS OF THE PROCEDURE
Quick & efficient procedure – 10-15 minutes
Relatively painless, no need for anesthetic
Results (smoother, younger looking skin) seen within 2-3 days after the procedure lasting 3-4 months
WHAT TO EXPECT
Clients are advised to avoid medications like Ibuprofen, Aleve & Aspirin for 1 week prior to the procedure. After treatment, mild redness and swelling may appear on the injection spots. Clients are advised to avoid massaging the injection sites, avoid exercise and to remain upright for 4 hours after the procedure. The redness and swelling will only last for a few hours, but some patients may experience bruising for several days. There are bruising medications, such as Arnica, that patients can take a week prior to treatment to help minimize bruising. The results from a Neurotoxin treatment should be noticeable in 2 to 3 days after the procedure. When they do, the face will look smoother and brighter, and patients will feel rejuvenated by their fresh appearance.
See Before and After Results
Moderate to severe forehead lines.
Actual patient. Results may vary. By prescription only.
Photos taken at maximum eyebrow elevation before and 30 days after treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic. In 2 clinical studies of healthy adults, 61% and 46% had a ≥ 2-grade improvement at day 30.1,*
*Side effects associated with the injection include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising.
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How long does it take for Botox to take effect?You should start noticing changes in 2-3 days after your treatment, but it takes 2 weeks to see the full effect. I recommend that first time patients follow up 2 weeks after their treatment to assess the response/effect of the treatment as each person’s anatomy is different.
What are the different areas that Neurotoxin can be used to treat?- Forehead - Crow’s feet - The 11’s in between the eyebrows - TMJ - Excessive sweating - Migraines - Muscle tension
Will the Neurotoxin treatment hurt?The procedure involves injection with a needle so that will be the extent of the pain. I use a small needle to minimize discomfort.
What are the side effects of the Neurotoxin treatment?-Eyelid droop -Headache -Pain -Bruising - Muscle weakness
What should I avoid prior to treatment?If you are on medications that thin the blood (increase bleeding/bruising risk), you should consult with prescribing physician before treatment. Examples of medications that thin the blood include Aspirin, NSAIDs e.g. Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Naproxen, Meloxicam etc. Alcohol can also thin the blood so you should avoid this before treatment.
What are contraindications to Neurotoxin treatment?- Antibiotics – aminoglycosides - Skin infections on the face - History of neurological/neuromuscular conditions e.g. myasthenia gravis - Dental procedures - Skin procedures