What Are Botulinum Toxins?
How Does It Work?
- Relaxation of muscles that cause wrinkles, or a muscle spasm that causes a headache
- Targeted relaxation of specific muscles can be used to produce a brow lift, reduce a gummy smile, or improve “turkey neck”
- Injecting into Masseter Muscles can weaken these muscles, reduce Masseter size, and is used for treatment of Bruxism (teeth grinding) and TMJ pain
- Injecting in areas rich in sweat glands (such as underarms) will block the nerves activating these sweat glands, and can be used for treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
What are the Risks?
Our Richmond clinic has been using these injectables since 2011. These injections are done using very thin needles, so the discomfort is minimal.
The safety and comfort of our patients is a priority at Richmond Medical Spa Club; only licensed doctors perform injectable treatments. They are generally safe, and side effects and complications are minimal to none. Side effects can include: bruising and pain at the injection site, redness and temporary facial weakness or drooping. Prior to receiving any injectable treatments, the doctor will have a health consultation to answer any questions regarding the benefits and risks of injectables and whether or not you are a good candidate.
Before & Afters
The following are before and afters of smoothing out frown lines and forehead lines: