Botox in Oakland | Neurotoxins – Frequently Asked Questions (Part 2)
Are you thinking about getting neurotoxin treatments, but would like to know more about them first before you decide whether or not they’re right for you? Neurotoxin treatments have become increasingly common in recent years and are used for all types of different purposes. Here are some of the frequently asked questions we tend to get concerning neurotoxins and what to know about them: Botox in Oakland
Are the Effects of Neurotoxins Long-Lasting? Will They Freeze My Face Forever?
One question that we tend to get fairly often is: will the effects of neurotoxins last forever? And the answer is: NO. Neurotoxin treatments do not have any permanent or long-lasting effects, which is why patients have to continuously receive neurotoxin treatments in order to benefit from the effects long-term. Therefore, if you do not like how your face looks after receiving neurotoxin treatments and/or you don’t like the effects of neurotoxin injections, then you only need to wait a few months and the effects will gradually dissipate and your face will go back to the way it was before with no lingering or long-term side effects.
Are Neurotoxins Toxic?
Another question that some people ask is: are neurotoxins toxic? This question tends to arise due to the word “toxin” included in “neurotoxin,” which often makes people think that neurotoxins can potentially be toxic. The answer isn’t a simple one though. Simply put: neurotoxin treatments can potentially be toxic (i.e., in the same way that certain substances, like ethanol, can potentially be toxic, etc.) if administered improperly, however, if administered properly, then they are not toxic or harmful at all.
In fact, neurotoxins, such as Botox, are frequently recommended by medical specialists to people who suffer from various conditions, such as TMJ disorders, migraines, facial spasms, limb spasms, strabismus, bruxism, and excessive sweating. The reason is because neurotoxin treatments can be used to treat various types of conditions and have become a routine and commonly prescribed medical procedure. Therefore, as long as you have a professional esthetician administering your neurotoxin injections, you don’t have to worry about any potential “toxicity” negatively affecting your body.
How Often Do I Need To Get Neurotoxin Injections To Get the Full Benefits?
Lastly, many people also tend to ask how often they need to get neurotoxin treatments, such as Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau, in order to receive the full benefits from them. Typically, when you first start treatments, it’s recommended that you return after 3 to 4 months to get another round of injections. However, after your first couple rounds of treatments, it is recommended to get additional treatments every 3 to 6 months in order to maintain the effects of the neurotoxin treatments and to get the full benefits of the treatments.