Neurotoxins are basically toxins that damage the nervous system. The use of neurotoxin injections has been widely used in the beauty industry for aesthetic concerns.
These injections also have a range of medical uses, particularly in neurology. Neurotoxin injections have been FDA-approved for both beauty and medical uses.
Contact our expert neurologists at Virgin Islands Neurology today to learn more about how neurotoxin injections can help you! Our office is conveniently located in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
There are 4 different neurotoxin injections available for use in medical treatments. These injections have the same active ingredient—botulinum toxin type A or type B.
The 4 neurotoxin injections are made by different manufacturers and have different protein blends, which affect the way they diffuse and the efficacy of the treatment. The 4 different kinds of botulinum toxin injections are listed below.
While many are aware of the use of neurotoxin injections in facial muscles to treat frown lines and facial lines, they also have a medical use. Neurotoxin injections have the following medical uses:
Neurotoxins have the effect of blocking the nerve impulses in the injected muscles, pausing the muscle activity at the injection site. Neurotoxins are also thought to block the transmission of neurotransmitters and other molecules associated with pain.
Neurotoxin injections are a relatively safe treatment. It’s important that only an experienced doctor administer these injections, as complications can occur if done incorrectly. Some of the side effects of neurotoxin injections include the following:
It is very unlikely that the toxin will spread to other parts of your body. However, if you notice any of the following symptoms, you should contact your doctor right away:
You shouldn’t receive neurotoxin injections if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. Also, some injections are not suitable if you have an allergy to cow’s milk protein.
Contact our expert neurologists at Virgin Islands Neurology today! They will be happy to explain how neurotoxin injections can help you. Our doctors located in the U.S. Virgin Islands take pride in implementing the latest advances in medicine to give you the quality care you deserve.
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