Summer Safe Procedure – Part 2: Neurotoxins

Another Summer treatment that both Dr. Glodny and Dr. Warner highly recommend is neurotoxins. Neurotoxins can be performed at any time of the year, including the summer since virtually no downtime is required. Sun exposure will not affect the outcome of toxin so no need to worry about your weekend plans or beach vacation when coming in for BOTOX injections. Please find a bit more info about the different types of neurotoxins below:

When you think of the word neurotoxins, you’re likely not imagining the key ingredient in some of the most popular cosmetic treatments. Instead, you’re probably thinking of something intimidating or dangerous. While neurotoxin may sound like a scary word, neurotoxins in application are incredibly useful and safe.

Neurotoxins are used in many sought-after aesthetic services Dr. Glodny and Dr. Warner offer, including BOTOX®, Dysport®, Jeuveau®, and Daxxify®. Let’s take a closer look at how neurotoxins are used cosmetically so you can understand the science behind these age-defying treatments.

Botulinum Toxin Type A

Botulinum toxin type A is derived from a bacteria called Clostridium botulinum and is used in BOTOX, Dysport, and Jeuveau. The neurotoxin works by weakening or paralyzing muscles. Botulinum toxin type A can also be used to block nerves. The effects can last anywhere from three to 12 months, depending on the amount used and what product the neurotoxin is in. Different companies have developed cosmetic products using this neurotoxin to achieve different cosmetic and functional benefits.

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BOTOX is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments and uses botulinum toxin type A. It is primarily used to relax the facial muscles to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. BOTOX is effective at treating different signs of aging like crow’s feet, laugh lines, frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and more. Because it’s a neurotoxin, BOTOX can even be used in the underarm to block the nerves and alleviate symptoms of excessive sweating.

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Dysport uses abobotulinum toxin type A utilizing an alternative dilution for injection. This molecule has a slightly different weight compared to BOTOX. This dilution does not change the effectiveness of the toxin when used in the hands of an experienced injector. This happens to be Dr. Glodny’s favorite toxin since it is best used to provide a natural but improved appearance without being “frozen.”



Daxxify is the new kid on the toxin block. What makes Daxxify stand out are its claims to last on average 6 months compared to 3-5 months for the other toxins. This is achieved by an excipient protein added to the Daxxify solution which helps the toxin move into the nerve endings, thereby increasing its concentration and possibly length of duration.

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Jeuveau is also a cosmetic treatment using botulinum toxin type A. Jeuveau is similar to BOTOX and produces comparable results. The primary difference is the formulation of the two products and that Jeuveau uses a different purification method for the neurotoxin. It is thought that Jeuveau has the smallest diffusion of all the toxins and may be the most precise.

What’s Right for You?

Deciding which neurotoxin product is right for you can be confusing due to their similarities. That’s why we recommend speaking to one of our providers so they can best advise you. Our team at Park Avenue Dermatology makes it our goal that everyone who walks into our office is knowledgeable about their treatments. We will walk you through every part of the process and explain the differences. At which point together we decide which toxin treatment would be the best for your goals and needs. If you’re considering a neurotoxin treatment like BOTOX, Dysport, Daxxify or Jeuveau contact us here or call Park Avenue Dermatology at 212-752-3692 today.

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