Skincare Protocols

Neurotoxins

Botox Treatment in the DC Metro Region

Neurotoxins block nerve impulses that control muscle movement by restricting the patient’s ability to contract the facial muscles. If the muscles do not contract, there is no movement of the skin lying over the muscle and therefore, no wrinkles!

Neurotoxins Skin Protocols

The most popular neurotoxins are Dysport and Botox skin care. Both are purified Botulinum Toxin A and both work by the same mechanisms. Results may differ depending upon the injecting skills of the physician but the mechanism of action is similar with both preparations. The neurotoxins are highly purified proteins. There are absolutely no live bacteria in the injections. The treatment cannot give you an infection.

The neurotoxins only work on DYNAMIC wrinkles, or wrinkles in motion caused by muscle contraction. The smoothing effect may be seen immediately although often it takes two to seven days. Results last three to six months after which patients gradually return to their original state of wrinkling.

Dysport and Botox skin care are widely used in the treatment of facial lines resulting from the pull of facial muscles of expression in the upper third portion of the face. The three primary areas associated with hyper-functional movement are Glabellar, or frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal forehead lines and the outer eye areas or Crow’s Feet.
These areas respond well to minuscule amounts of Dysport and/or Botox.

Newer cosmetic uses for DYSPORT AND BOTOX SKIN CARE Include:

  • Under eye bulge or wrinkles to give eyes more open appearance
  • Lines and Platysmal Bands in Neck to give a neck lift
  • Vertical smoker’s lines
  • Vertical marionette lines and to lift up corners of the mouth
  • Dimpling of the chin
  • Bunny lines from regular wrinkling of the nose
  • Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis

In addition to the cosmetic effect of neurotoxins, it is noted that many patients who have suffered from either migraine or tension headaches had relief of their symptoms after administration of Dysport/Botox to the glabella and forehead areas.

Patients who are pregnant or lactating or are hypersensitive to any of the ingredients in the formula including albumin, patients with neurologic disorders including Myasthenia Gravis, AML, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s Disease, and patients with active infection and/or flu symptoms are NOT candidates for neurotoxins.

Complications are mild and are usually the result of injection technique. At the Giannotto Clinic Dr. Giannotto himself performs ALL injections and treatments. He firmly believes that these treatments should not be relegated to ancillary personnel such as a physician assistant or nurse practitioner. Eyebrow or eyelid ptosis or “drop” are rare and self-limited, and redness and swelling at the injection sites are rarer in his hands.

For a consultation, contact the Giannotto Clinic and discover how Dr. Giannotto can help you and provide you with a complete skin care regimen in a convenient Washington DC-area location.

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