Wellness & Aesthetics Serving Bellevue, WA

Neurotoxins services offered in Bellevue, WA

Neurotoxins can flatten facial creases for months at a time so you can enjoy a more youthful appearance. AnneMarie Fombu, DNP, MBA, FNP-C, and the team at AnneMarie Aesthetics in Kirkland, Puyallup, and Lynnwood, Washington, specialize in using Botox® and comparable neurotoxins to eliminate crow’s feet and frown lines from sight. Call the nearest office or book your neurotoxin consultation online today.

How do neurotoxins work?

Neurotoxins are a class of cosmetic injectables that includes drugs like Botox®, Xeomin®, and Dysport®. All of these brands use a specific neurotoxin called botulinum toxin to alter the way your facial nerves and muscles interact. More specifically, this neurotoxin blocks the motor nerve signals that tell certain facial muscles to flex. 

The team at AnneMarie Aesthetics has a deep understanding of facial dynamics and anatomy. They use their expertise to determine where your injections should go to achieve the results you want to see. They avoid treating muscles you still need for facial expressions and only target the muscles responsible for creating specific wrinkles. 

What are the results of neurotoxin treatments?

Wrinkles caused by the facial expressions you make are called dynamic wrinkles because they appear over time from your facial movements. 

Neurotoxin injectables like Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin treat dynamic wrinkles only: They cannot treat larger wrinkles caused by increased skin elasticity or gravity. You can use neurotoxin injectables to treat and smooth out:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines
  • Creases at the corners of your mouth
  • A “cobblestone” chin

After the injection, neurotoxins stay active in your skin for 3-6 months most of the time. If you like what you see, you can schedule follow-up injections at AnneMarie Aesthetics when you’re ready for more. 

How should I prepare for neurotoxin injectables?

Preparing for neurotoxin injectables doesn’t involve much change from your normal routine. The experts at AnneMarie Aesthetics may advise you to stop taking certain medications that thin your blood, like aspirin, so you can avoid extensive bruising after your injections. They might also encourage you to stop smoking. 

You receive these recommendations during your consultation at AnneMarie Aesthetics. The team goes over your medical history and makes sure your goals align with the abilities of neurotoxin injectables. If you’re not a candidate for neurotoxins, they may be able to offer alternative treatment suggestions. 

Neurotoxins can smooth some of your most prominent facial creases for months at a time. Call AnneMarie Aesthetics or book a consultation online today.