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Neurotoxin services offered in Fort Worth, TX

Are you worried about fine lines and how you can prevent them? Don’t worry! There are non-surgical solutions available at 817 Surgical Arts in Fort Worth, Texas. Triple board-certified facial plastic and cosmetic surgeon Emily Johnson, DO uses tried and true neurotoxin to battle the signs of aging. Call the office to learn more or use the online booking feature today. 

Neurotoxin Q & A

What is Neurotoxin?

Botulinum toxin type A is an injectable neurotoxin, better known under brand names such as Botox Cosmetic®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®. Neurotoxin treatments are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures and for good reason! 

What are the benefits of neurotoxin?

Neurotoxin treatments are primarily used to help smooth wrinkles formed as a result of facial movements like frowning, squinting, and smiling. Neurotoxin treatments work by blocking the nerve impulses to the muscles. With the muscles now relaxed, these fine lines and wrinkles soften. 

Some of the benefits associated with neurotoxin injections at 817 Surgical Arts include:

  • Smoother appearance of the skin
  • Decreased wrinkles
  • Results lasting 3-6 months

How should I prepare for a neurotoxin treatment?

Prior to neurotoxin injections, Dr. Johnson will perform a history and physical and discuss your goals. After a thorough review of your medical history, she takes several photos and lets you know what to expect during the treatment. You should stop taking medicines (NSAIDS) or supplements that cause bleeding for 1-2 weeks before injection and avoid alcohol the day before injection.

What should I expect during the procedure?

During your procedure, the neurotoxin is delivered through tiny needles. A distracting device is used to help decrease any potential discomfort. 

What happens during my recovery?

While you may experience from some mild redness, swelling at the injection site, or potential bruising, there is no downtime to the procedure. It is best, however, to refrain of consuming alcoholic beverages, exercise or strenuous activity, massaging or putting pressure on the treated area for a few days. This helps ensure the neurotoxin does not migrate to unwanted areas.

To learn more about neurotoxin treatments at 817 Surgical Arts, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.