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The Complete Guide to Neurotoxin Injections (Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin)

Aging is an inevitable point of life, and trying to navigate a way to slow down its effects can be daunting. Thankfully, neurotoxin injections are available for those who want to reduce the prevalence of fine lines and wrinkles on their face. With neurotoxins like Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin, you can enjoy a youthful appearance for months at a time.

At Ferrer and Monaghan Vein and Aesthetic Center, neurotoxin injections are one of our many services. This aesthetic treatment can gently smooth away wrinkles for a fresher, more youthful appearance. With us, you can rest assured that this procedure can create beautiful results tailored just for you.

What Is a Neurotoxin Injection?

Neurotoxin injections, or neuromodulators, block nerve signals, preventing muscles from contracting and reducing their ability to move. In injectable form, these neurotoxins can be used to relax facial muscles to reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging. Commonly used neurotoxins include Botox and Dysport.


Botox has provided patients with wrinkle-free skin for over two decades. It is a safe way to temporarily remove expression lines and is considered one of the most adaptable FDA-approved injectables for treating wrinkles. With cosmetic injections like Botox, you can address these three different facial areas for anti-aging:

  • The forehead
  • The area between the eyebrows
  • The outer corners of the eyes

Its use stretches beyond a cosmetic cause as it can help people reach various medical objectives, making it remarkable.


Dysport is another injectable neurotoxin that offers an innovative new cosmetic solution to those trying to alleviate their frown lines. Through a unique five-point injection protocol, Dysport injection areas are key in maintaining facial expressions while simultaneously smoothing out the associated wrinkles and lines.

If you’re looking for a temporary fix for mild or more severe frown lines, this injectable might be what you have been searching for. With Dysport injectables, you’ll be free to express yourself naturally in your face while still looking your best.


Xeomin is an injectable neurotoxin that is gaining popularity among those looking to reduce unwanted wrinkles and expression lines. Unlike some other injectables, Xeomin is composed of highly purified molecules, rendering it ideal for patients with allergies who may be unable to participate in other injectable treatments.

This cosmetic injection can lead to smooth skin, reduced wrinkles, and graceful aging by carefully targeting the frown lines between the eyebrows. With its noteworthy purity, Xeomin makes an excellent choice for discerning patients looking for cosmetic injectables.

What Are the Benefits of Injectable Neurotoxins?

Injectable neurotoxins are a popular procedure for treating lines and wrinkles caused by aging. As more people seek non-surgical solutions to maintain their youthful appearance, injectable neurotoxins have become an increasingly desired treatment option. Here are the benefits of these treatments: 

Reduces The Appearance of Wrinkles and Fine Lines

Also referred to as anti-wrinkle injections, these treatments inject a neurotoxin into areas affected by wrinkles and fine lines. It works by preventing facial muscles from being able to contract, which allows wrinkles and fine lines to soften over time. 

Quick Treatment Times

Not only do injectable neurotoxins offer outstanding results when it comes to reducing wrinkles and lines from the forehead and around the eyes, but they provide quick treatment times too. Most patients walk in and out of our office after just 30 minutes, depending on the treatment areas. Neurotoxin treatments can create more youthful-looking skin virtually no downtime afterward.  

Minimally Invasive

Injectable neurotoxins, like Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin, offer visible improvements to aging skin without surgery or a lengthy recovery period. Moreover, it’s a minimally invasive process, meaning there are few risks and no need for anesthesia, making injectable neurotoxins a reliable option with satisfying results.

Injectable Neurotoxins vs. Dermal Fillers: What Are the Differences?

Many people confuse injectable neurotoxins like Botox with dermal fillers, but there are critical differences between the two treatments:

  • Injectable neurotoxins are used to treat dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle movement. Dermal fillers are used to treat static wrinkles, which are caused by loss of volume.
  • Injectable neurotoxins work by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles. Dermal fillers fill areas that have lost volume, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
  • Injectable neurotoxins typically last 3-6 months, while dermal fillers can last up to 2 years.

What Should You Anticipate with Each Treatment?


You can expect to experience a thin and fine needle when undergoing cosmetic injections. To reduce discomfort, we apply topical numbing cream before the neurotoxin treatment. This process takes approximately 30 minutes to take effect before we can begin the injection process. 

Recovery and Aftercare

After your treatment, you should follow aftercare instructions to help achieve the best possible results. These instructions include keeping your head elevated for at least four hours and avoiding activities that increase body temperature, such as hot yoga or sauna use.

You should also avoid massaging or touching the treatment area, which can spread the ingredients into unwanted places. Lastly, we will inform you what products to use and how to care for the injectables over the coming days. 

How Long Until I See Results?

Cosmetic injectables such as Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport are injectable neurotoxins used to relax muscles in your treatment area. Botox usually takes up to a week to deliver visible changes, while Xeomin and Dysport take two to four days. Results become more evident by 30 days post-treatment, lasting between three and six months.

Refresh & Rejuvenate Your Skin with Neurotoxin Injections

At Ferrer & Monaghan Vein and Aesthetic Center, we proudly offer injectable neurotoxins to help you look and feel your best. If you’re seeking a way to reduce the signs of aging or enhance your features, injectable neurotoxins may be the perfect treatment for you. We invite you to contact us today for a free consultation and learn more about injectable neurotoxins at our Ithaca, NY, or our Horsehead location!

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