While plastic surgeons are skilled at providing advanced surgical treatments, they also understand how to utilize less invasive treatment options to prolong the results of more advanced procedures or prevent signs of aging and other concerns before they start. One of the most recommended treatment options is neurotoxin injection. Name-brand neurotoxins include Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau. Each type of neurotoxin is formulated to deliver specific results, and a plastic surgeon will explain the benefits and treatment options during a consultation visit at Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – a division of U.S. Dermatology Partners. On this page, you can learn the basics of neurotoxin treatment before your visit.

What Are Neurotoxins?

Neurotoxin injections introduce a controlled amount of botulinum toxin into the body. These toxins are known to stop muscle movement, so they are utilized to stop unconscious, repeated movements that lead to the development of fine lines and wrinkles. You may have heard that neurotoxin injections freeze the face, but when used correctly, only unnecessary movements will be halted to prevent the formation of dynamic wrinkles. You’ll still be able to smile, frown, furrow your brow, and make other facial expressions after cosmetic neurotoxin treatments.

Neurotoxin injections can be used to address wrinkles and fine lines in a variety of areas, including:

  • Around the eyes
  • Around the mouth
  • Above the lips
  • Temples
  • Cheeks
  • Chin and jaw
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Hands

Benefits of Neurotoxin Treatment

There are numerous benefits to choosing neurotoxin treatment, including:

  • Aging Gracefully – allowing skin to look and feel smooth and youthful longer, so you feel more confident and show signs of aging more slowly.
  • Feeling More Beautiful – many people are self-conscious about fine lines and wrinkles as they develop, and they may go out of their way to conceal them. Instead, neurotoxin injections prevent the formation and improve the appearance of wrinkles. When done expertly, neurotoxin can also enhance the lips or smooth out the jawline.
  • Quick Treatment & Results – the neurotoxin injection process is completed quickly, and the results are usually visible within one week. There’s no need to make any changes to your routine to achieve dramatic results.
  • Customized Treatment – each neurotoxin treatment plan is designed for the individual, so you’ll receive treatment geared toward making the improvements you want to see, and your cosmetic surgeon partners with you to plan retreatment to retain results.

Recovery After Neurotoxin Injections

Before beginning the procedure, your plastic surgeon will walk you through the process and what you can expect after treatment. There is no anesthesia required, and most side effects of treatment are extremely mild. Neurotoxin injections are considered no downtime procedures. That means, depending on the location of the injections, you can go back to your regular routine right away or 24 hours after treatment. Apart from treating the injection sites a little more gently for a few days, there are no changes needed to your skincare routine.

Risks Associated with Neurotoxin Injections

Following neurotoxin treatment, there may be a few minor side effects like swelling, bruising, or redness. Some patients report experiencing headache, nausea, or temporary facial weakness, but these symptoms are less common. In rare cases, people may experience flu-like symptoms. If this occurs, the patient should contact their surgeon or proceed to a local emergency room if symptoms are severe. By choosing to receive neurotoxin injections from a knowledgeable professional, side effects will be significantly reduced.

I’m Interested in Neurotoxin Injections

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits and possibilities of Neurotoxin Injections or would like to take the next step towards enhancing your appearance, don’t hesitate to reach out to Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery today. Our dedicated team is readily available to provide you with comprehensive information and to assist you in scheduling a consultation. We understand that your decision to explore this cosmetic procedure is an important one, and we are here to address any additional questions or concerns you may have. Your well-being, comfort, and satisfaction are our top priorities, and we are committed to helping you achieve your desired aesthetic results with confidence and ease. Contact us today to start your journey towards a more refreshed and youthful appearance.



Chris Surek, DO

Chris Surek, DO

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Daniel Bortnick, MD

Daniel Bortnick, MD

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
MyChi Le, MD

MyChi Le, MD

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon