Neurotoxins form a class of injectibles that are produced from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It acts by temporarily paralyzing muscles that form contractions on the face, which cause wrinkles and frown lines. By injecting neurotoxins strategically, patients can minimize wrinkles. Botox® is the brand name given by Allergan, the leader in the neurotoxin marketplace. At Complete Dermatology, we also administer Xeomin® which uses an identical molecule.
Neurotoxins are the number one most popular non surgical cosmetic treatment performed. Botox is also used to treat over 20 different medical conditions. At Complete Dermatology, it is also used to treat excessive sweating, also known as Hyperhidrosis.