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Botox and Other Neuromodulators

The photo sequence tells the story of what a neuromodulator or "Tox" product (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) can do for your face. From left to right, the first photo shows a patient’s forehead while tense and squinting, the middle photo shows it at rest with stress indentation still visible, the last photo shows it at rest after more dent, the patient’s forehead and eyes look more open, relaxed and younger!

"Tox" products are terrific for relaxing the central face, eliminating frown lines on the forehead, between the brows and softening crow’s feet. Originally developed to combat muscle spasms and cramping, they are actually a highly purified form of botulism toxin. It is injected into specific facial muscles, relaxing them so they can’t contract or pinch, giving the face a well-rested, youthful look of someone who has just returned from a week’s vacation. Dr. Duffy emphasizes that the key to great results is to be conservative, using just enough to de-tense and open up the area, without losing expressiveness and natural muscularity of the face. Maintaining expressiveness is important and it requires patience, experience and possibly, a few visits for fine tuning.

Using "Tox" products judiciously, in conjunction with fillers, can produce a lovely, long-lasting rejuvenating effect. And, perhaps more importantly, they can be used to curb the creation of new lines and wrinkles between the brows, and around the eyes and lips.