Neurotoxin Injections

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.

A man getting neurotoxin injections in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

What Are the Different Kinds of Neurotoxin Injections?

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.

  • Botox
  • Dysport
  • Myobloc
  • Xeomin
A happy woman after receiving neurotoxin injections at Virgin Islands Neurology.

How Neurotoxin Injections Work

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:

  • Treat excessive sweating
  • Treat strabismus (crossed eyes)
  • Treat blepharospasm (eyelid spasms)
  • Treat cervical dystonia (muscle contractions in the neck)
  • Treat migraines
  • Treat muscle contractures, such as cerebral palsy

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.

How Safe Are Neurotoxin Injections?

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:

  • Pain, bruising, or swelling at the injection site
  • Headache or flu-like symptoms
  • Drooping on one eyelid, eyebrow, or side of the mouth
  • Dry or watering eye
  • Drooling

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.

Visit Our Neurologists in the U.S. Virgin Islands

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.