What are neurotoxins and what do they do?

Neurotoxins are injectable proteins that aid in the relaxation of muscles that cause wrinkles when contracted from facial expression. When the muscles are relaxed, the face looks smooth. These injectables help relax the muscles to soften fine lines and wrinkles.

What are neurotoxin injections best for?

Neurotoxins are best for patients who have visible wrinkles during dynamic muscle movement, but minimal or fine static lines, meaning when you are at rest. They can also be used as a preventative treatment for fine lines and wrinkles even on patients who are not showing a lot of fine lines yet. Also known as neuromodulators, neurotoxins are not meant to be used everywhere on the face, only in certain locations which are determined by a trained provider.

What are the different types of neurotoxins?

Here are some of the popular neurotoxins used for body and face treatments:

  • Botox is the first original cosmetic and therapeutic neuromodulator.
  • Dysport
  • Jeuveau is the newest neurotoxin on the market
  • Xeomin contains isolated toxins without the accessory protein that the other brands have (though it performs similarly)

How long do neurotoxin injections last?

Most neurotoxins effects typically last three to four months on average.

Are neurotoxins safe?

The short answer is yes. In the experienced hands, these injections are considered very safe and undergo extremely rigorous safety testing in order to obtain FDA approvals. Neurotoxins were initially approved in 2002 in the United States.That said, you should avoid neurotoxins if you are allergic to any of the ingredients, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have certain neuromuscular disorders such as Guillain-Barre or Myasthenia Gravis.

What is the average cost per neurotoxin treatment?

The cost of this treatment varies greatly in different parts of the world from a few hundred dollars to several thousand based on the material used and the areas covered. The cost may vary greatly even in different clinics that are in the same geographical location. You should educate yourself well and prioritize your decision based on the qualifications of the provider and the clinic that provides the service.

Are there any potential side effects to neurotoxin injections?

Yes, but they're typically mild. Side effects can include swelling, rash, headache, local numbness, pain at the injection site and bruising.The most common side effects include a slight headache or bruising. Rarely side effects may include respiratory problems, allergic reactions or eyelid ptosis.

How much does neurotoxin injections cost?

We charge our patients for neurotoxins based on the area that is treated rather than the units of the substance used. We chose this pricing method since we strongly believe that every individual patient is different. Our providers evaluate the patient and advise them on the safest most effective course of treatment for their individual needs.

  • Base price for one area: $500 (11’s or forehead or crows feet)
  • Base price for two areas: $750 (11’s & forehead or 11’s & crows feet)
  • Base price for three areas: $1000 (11’s, forehead & crows feet)

* Contact us to learn more about the Holiday specials and introductory offers for this service.

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Mia Crupper, ND, LMT

Mia Crupper, ND (Dr. Mia) is a naturopathic physician, midwife, massage therapist and doula. Dr. Mia grew up in Kona, Hawai'i where she was raised in the hawaiian traditional healing arts of 'ai pono (healthy eating), ho'oponopono (emotional/spiritual balance), lomilomi (massage) and la'au lapa'au (plant medicine). This connection to the healing power of the 'aina (land/nature) led to an early discovery of natural medicine. While being mentored by Dr. Michael Traub during undergraduate studies Dr. Mia concurrently pursed becoming a massage therapist at Hawaiian Island School of Massage Therapy and Honolulu school of Massage, double minored in 'Olelo Hawai'i and dance and developed then graduated with the first Health Sciences Bachelors of Arts degree at the University of Hawai'i Manoa. Read more

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