What are Neurotoxins?
While we all may wish we could look young forever, our bodies will all inevitably begin to show signs of aging. Neurotoxins are a modern way to combat this issue and make your skin look as tight and soft as ever. They utilize botulinum toxin type A in order to temporarily paralyze the muscles in the targeted area for cosmetic effect. Typically, these injections can reduce the visibility of wrinkles and fine lines found on the face. At Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX, we're committed to providing the results of your dreams. Schedule a consultation today to discuss your options regarding neurotoxins.
What Are The Benefits Of Neurotoxins?
Neurotoxin treatments performed by Dr. Hanz and his experienced team offer a number of great aesthetic benefits for both men and women, including:
- Providing a dramatic reduction of the signs of aging
- Smoothing dynamic wrinkles, lines, and creases
- Preventing new wrinkles and lines from forming
- Achieving an overall more youthful and refreshed look
- Treatments are fast and simple
- No downtime
- More economical than plastic surgery
- Pairs well with other aesthetic treatments
"AirSculpt Waist, Flanks, Hips Was Lifechanging! - I've always struggled with losing unwanted fat and weight in my love handles, hips, and sides. I had researched so many procedure options and by far Airsculpt had the best results for the price+safety. My overall procedure and post care went great! I had very minimal swelling and I am over the moon with my results! I would recommend to anyone searching for permanent results and next to no down time involved. Also, Dr. Hanz was the best! I was pretty nervous going in, and they calmed me down and explained in detail everything the procedure entailed."- N. / RealSelf / Dec 29, 2021
"I recently started Sciton Halo and Sciton BBL treatments with Amy Sanders. Amy took the time to explain each of the treatments and what to expect before, during and after treatments. Amy’s post care attention went above and beyond making herself available by phone for any and all questions and concerns. On my follow-up appointment, I was so encouraged when I realized the entire office staff was almost as excited for my results as I was. After just one treatment of both, I have already seen such a positive improvement to my face and chest areas. I live in the San Antonio area and feel my trips up to Dr. Hanz’s office for my aesthetic procedures are 100% worth it. Dr. Hanz and his staff are wonderful and I highly recommend!"- TS / Office Visit / Apr 03, 2022
"Dr. Hanz is Amazing...straight forward, exactly what we were looking for in a surgeon. His staff was pleasant and very helpful. Would go a back for any future procedures. Thank you Dr. Hanz for your help."- K.C. / Google / Jan 27, 2022
"I had gained a lot of weight during covid and with a full time job and kids I found it hard to manage healthy eating and frequent exercise. I went to Dr. Kevin Hanz and met with his amazing staff. They recommended a weight loss drug called ozempic or semiglutide. I have been taking one dose a week at home and have lost 20 pounds in 19 weeks! Nothing else has changed in my daily routine. All of my cravings for wine and snacks has completely gone away. When I do have a meal I find I only eat about half. I have had no side effects other than a little exhaustion the day after I take it. Kevin's office staff has been amazing and I would recommend this 10/10! I had tried lipo and cool sculpting in the past and lost no where near as much weight as I have on ozempic!"- L.I. / Google / Jan 26, 2023
"Shocked at Amazing Results - removed 90-95% of the sun spots and freckles - I had laser resurfacing (using Cartessa Tetra CO2 laser) to my face and chest with Dr Hanz. I owned a tanning salon for years and my sun damage was horrible. I thought this could help. I was shocked at how it removed 90-95% of the sun spots and freckles. Also diminished the “leathery” looking skin on my chest. My friends are all in disbelief of how good I look now!"- P. / RealSelf / Jan 25, 2023
Are Neurotoxins Right for Me?
Neurotoxin injections are great for men and women who hope to nonsurgically diminish and soften the look of any wrinkles, lines, and moderate folds on their upper face. They can be used as an anti-aging treatment, preventing wrinkles that have not yet formed. Neurotoxins are a great nonsurgical treatment if you have obvious forehead wrinkles or frown lines between the brows. It could also be a solution for Crow's feet around the eyes. If you experience more severe and deeper lines, a combination of a neurotoxin and filler may be more suitable. Keep in mind, if you are older with severe wrinkles, you may be a candidate for a facelift, which offers a more impactful result and longer-lasting results.
Types of Neurotoxins
There are countless types of neurotoxins. However, at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we focus on two: BOTOX® and Jeuveau®.
BOTOX is the original neurotoxin to be approved by the FDA for cosmetic use. It has continued to be the most popular treatment option due to its effectiveness, low molecular weight, and safety.
Jeuveau is a relatively new addition to the world of neurotoxins, becoming FDA approved in February 2019. Despite its age, it has quickly become a popular option for numerous patients around the world.
What to Expect After Neurotoxins
Following your injection of BOTOX or Jeuveau, you should be able to get back to your daily activities, although strenuous activities, like exercise, should be postponed for at least 24 hours. You will be asked to sleep upright for at least one night and to not touch your face, as this can accidentally spread the neurotoxin to other areas of your face. The injected sections of the face may be slightly red, swollen, or bruised for a few days, but you should not have any serious or lasting side effects. In most cases, it takes around 5 – 7 days before the full effects of the injection are visible. The results generally last 3 – 4 months. Speak with Dr. Hanz to decide when you should make a follow-up appointment to refresh your results.
How many neurotoxin treatments will I likely need?
The number of injections given will vary based on individual goals and the extent of your facial wrinkles and lines. Dr. Hanz can recommend the appropriate number of BOTOX units based on your aesthetic desires and whether you wish to treat the Crow's feet, brow area, or forehead. To prolong your aesthetic outcomes, our practitioners could recommend scheduling BOTOX every 3 – 4 months at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Can I combine neurotoxins with additional aesthetic procedures?
Neurotoxins pair well with other solutions at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for patients who prefer to minimize aging concerns. If you experience more extensive and pronounced facial lines, we may recommend administering a filler to help you achieve smoother outcomes. To further improve a youthful, radiant appearance, Dr. Hanz could perform additional complementary treatments, like PRP with microneedling or facials.
What's the difference between dermal fillers and wrinkle reducers?
Even though wrinkle relaxers, such as BOTOX, are used to smooth facial creases by temporarily freezing your muscle movements, fillers are a distinct collection of cosmetic formulations that increase volume in the face. Fillers are designed to plump gaunt-looking areas and soften static wrinkles. Dr. Hanz can decide if you could be a good candidate for a dermal filler (such as Restylane® or JUVÉDERM®) to further enhance your BOTOX results.
laugh without laugh lines
With BOTOX and Jeuveau, you can frown, laugh, smile, and make any expression you want without causing wrinkles and lines. Smooth and reduce lines and wrinkles with neurotoxin injections at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hanz invites you to schedule a consultation to learn more about these revolutionary, nonsurgical injectables at his Dallas, TX office today.