Tox, aka neuromodulation or wrinkle relaxer, is a nonsurgical technique using prescription injectable products derived from natural substances to soften, smooth, or prevent wrinkles from deepening around the eyes, forehead, neck, mouth, and chest. Neuromodulators relax overactive muscles that contribute to wrinkle formation and skin creases. Wrinkle relaxation treatments are intended to create a subtly refreshed and naturally younger-looking appearance. Untreated muscles still move normally, so it's the lines that are minimized, not your expressions!
Neuromodulators treat dynamic wrinkles caused by muscles pulling at the skin when we make expressions. One of the most impressive aspects of neuromodulation is that it not only reduces the appearance of existing lines but helps prevent the creation of new ones - effectively "stopping the clock" on part of this part of the aging process.
With tox treatments, there is no downtime, meaning after the 10-20 minute procedure you can get back to your day. Clients typically start seeing subtle effects in 3-10 days and full effect in 14-21 days. A typical treatment lasts 3-6 months, depending on the natural activity level of the treated muscle area, and how quickly your body metabolizes the neurotoxin. If you choose to stop treatment, your lines will gradually revert to their pre-treatment appearance.
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Cindy Fehr RN(NP)
Cindy is an experienced RN(NP) residing in Southern Manitoba, Canada, with a passion to support her patients looking and feeling their best at every age. This blog is to support patients in gaining knowledge about skincare, medical aesthetics procedures, and health & wellness practices. It is her goal to share the knowledge she gains from continuous reading of research, and regular continuing professional development sessions. Pursuit of personal and professional growth is paramount to Cindy and she loves to share this learning with her patients.