How Do Neurotoxins Work?

How Do Neurotoxins Work

You might be interested in how neurotoxins work. You’re not alone! Many people have heard of BOTOX and other neurotoxin treatments but don’t know what they are or how they work. In this blog post, we’ll go into more detail about neurotoxins and look at how they work to make you look younger. See more information with us here at LineOut Aesthetics! 

About Neurotoxins

Neurotoxins are a treatment injected into the skin to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. They work by temporarily paralyzing the muscles in the area being treated. This makes the skin above the muscle relax and look smoother. BOTOX is the most well-known neurotoxin, but Dysport and Xeomin are also used as treatments.

But How Do Neurotoxins Work?

Botulinum toxin is a natural substance made by a type of bacteria. These treatments are made from a purified form of it. When the neurotoxin is injected into a muscle in small amounts, it stops the nerve signals that tell the muscle to contract. So, the power temporarily stops working, which makes the skin relax and smooth out.

How old do you have to be to take neurotoxins?

People of all ages get neurotoxin injections today, from millennials to people in their late 60s. People in their early 20s can use neurotoxins as a preventive measure to lessen the chance that their skin will get “etched” with lines and wrinkles. 

If you treat the muscles before fine lines and wrinkles show up, you can stop the wear and tear that leads to the lines in the first place. Others start getting injections in their 30s or 40s and see signs of aging. 

Neurotoxins are an excellent treatment for people of all ages. Still, the earlier they are used, the more effective they are at keeping fine lines and wrinkles from worsening as people age.

Different Neurotoxins

Even though neurotoxins all work in the same way, some critical differences between them can help you figure out which one will work best for you. All of the products here are approved by the FDA and contain BoNT-A (botulinum toxin type A) as the active ingredient.

These products’ potency, dosage, and overall makeup make them different, affecting which parts of the skin they work best on.


Most people think of this when they hear the word “neurotoxins.” It was one of the first chemicals that the FDA let be used in skin care. Botox is more powerful than most neurotoxins and is usually used to treat frown lines and crow’s feet (between the eyebrows). Botox usually starts to work a few days after the injection and lasts for 3 to 4 months.


Even though this neurotoxin isn’t as potent as Botox, its chemical makeup (the weight of protective proteins) makes it better for treating larger areas, like the forehead. Like Botox, Dypsort is made from cow’s milk protein, so people who can’t handle lactose may need to find a different neurotoxin. You should see results from Dysport within a day, but they might only last briefly as Botox injections.


This neurotoxin differs from the two above because it doesn’t combine the main active ingredient, BoNT-A, with proteins that make it more complex. This means the BoNT-A has been cleaned up, and you don’t have to keep it in the fridge. This can make it easier to inject.

Because Xeomin is made of different chemicals, it may work better for you if Botox or Dysport made you feel bad or didn’t do what you wanted it to do.

The effects of this one may not show up until five to seven days after the injection, but they usually last as long as Botox and Dysport.

The Ideal Candidate

In general, anyone who wants to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles caused by using the same muscles repeatedly is a good candidate. This group comprises people with crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles. 

But it’s important to note that neurotoxin treatments are not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women, people with certain neurological conditions, or people allergic to botulinum toxin.

The Best Thing About Neurotoxin

One of the best things about neurotoxin treatments is that they can work quickly and give noticeable results. Neurotoxin injections aren’t as invasive as surgery and don’t require as much or any recovery time. 

Patients can go right back to their everyday lives after treatment. Also, the effects of the treatment usually last between three and six months, so patients can enjoy looking younger for a while before they need another treatment.

Is This Safe?

Rarely, more severe side effects, like trouble breathing or swallowing, can happen. Before getting treatment, you must discuss any worries or questions with your provider.

Is it Worthy? 

Neurotoxin treatments are usually safe when given by a licensed and experienced professional. But, like any medical procedure, there are risks and side effects that you should be aware of. Some people may temporarily get bruises, swelling, or redness at the injection site. 

It’s up to each person to decide for themselves. Neurotoxin treatments can be an excellent choice for people who want to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles without surgery. But it’s important to have realistic expectations and know that the treatment’s effects will only last for a short time. 

Also, neurotoxin treatments can be expensive, so you should consider the price before deciding if it’s the right choice. Our team of professionals at LineOut Aesthetics has done neurotoxin treatments and other cosmetic procedures for years. We are committed to helping our patients get the results they want safely and effectively. 

Schedule a Session Today!

Are you looking for a safe and effective way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles? Look no further than LineOutAesthetics! Our treatments are quick, easy, and virtually painless and can provide results that last for months. 

Don’t wait any longer to take the first step towards a more confident you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more about how neurotoxins can help you look and feel your best!


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