‘My second time with Dr Rodman and getting Botox. She is so gentle and she took the time to inform me about all my options. The ladies at her front desk are funny and helpful. I will be seeing them in 3 months when it’s time to repeat my treatment!!!’
Neurotoxins are FDA approved to promote relaxation of the muscles that cause wrinkles in areas such as the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes. They block the signal from nerves that move certain facial muscles. Without the movement of the muscles, the skin over them is smooth and the wrinkles are less prominent.
Off label use of neurotoxin can be used to treat a gummy smile, give the lip a more prominent appearance (lip flip), decrease mild frown lines, treat large jaw muscles (masseter), and create a brow lift.
Neurotoxins can also aid in the reduction of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in areas such as the hands and underarms.
Lastly, neurotoxin can be used to treat facial spasm of unknown reason or as a result of Bell’s Palsy. Bell’s Palsy is a condition caused by a virus that leaves one side of the face weak or paralyzed. Usually, it will improve over time but sometimes the nerves get mixed up during the healing process. These patients often complain that their eyes close when they smile or move their mouth.
They may also have tightness on one side of the face or neck that can cause discomfort. Dr. Rodman and her nurse injector can also balance the unaffected side to more closely match the weak side. Neurotoxins last for approximately 3-6 months, and the procedure takes 30 minutes in office. There is no down time and normal activities can be resumed immediately.
We carry three types of neurotoxins that are all the same type of drug (botulinum), just different brands.