Neurotoxin, often referred to as botox or wrinkle relaxers, is an excellent treatment option to create a smooth, youthful face specifically reducing unwanted facial wrinkles caused by expression. Rytualist uses three different neurotoxin products that are proven safe and effective – BotoxCosmetic®, Xeomin®, and Dysport®. All are FDA approved and effectively relax the underlying muscle structure that creates wrinkling of the skin surface. We use neurotoxin most frequently on the eye brow (glabella), forehead, around the eyes (crow’s feet), on the ridge of the nose (bunny lines), on the border of the lips (perioral wrinkles along the vermillion border), and neck. There is no downtime and minimal discomfort and risk.
Neurotoxin injections usually begin working 3 to 5 days after treatment, with full results appearing at 14 days. Results for each client we treat may differ depending on their physical makeup but typically results will last 3 to 4 months, sometimes longer. Your desired effect will require regular follow-up injections. Please see our membership offers for wallet friendly payment options.
Neurotoxins such as Botox Cosmetic, Xeomin and Dysport must legally be administered under the direction of a licensed provider (MD/NP). The Rytualist team includes fully trained and certified RN and NP injectors, overseen by an independent Maine licensed Nurse Practitioner who holds special training in medical injectables and aesthetic injectable medical directorship. You can have clinical confidence in the services we provide to our clients.
Relatively speaking, neurotox injections are NOT painful! Most people rate the pain level as a 1 or 2 on a scale of 1-10… so nothing more than a slight pinch. And many people say they feel a flu shot more than a neurotox injection.
Neurotoxins are very safe and highly effective for the purpose of wrinkle reduction when used appropriately. Botox and Xeomin are FDA approved and has been used safely for cosmetic injections for almost twenty years.
For any type of neurotoxin procedure, you should start to see results in 2 days after your treatment. Maximum effect takes place in week two.
Try your best to avoid alcohol and blood thinners like NSAIDs (e.g. Advil, Naproxen, Motrin) and fish oil as these can cause unnecessary bruising to the injection site.
Results will last on average 3-4 months, but can last up to 6 months. It’s different for everyone! It all depends on how often you get it done, the amount of product used, and your own muscle mass.
Avoid exfoliating for 24 hours and other skin treatments such as IPL, laser, resurfacing or skin tightening for 2 weeks post-treatment. We recommend avoiding alcohol and ibuprofen for 24 hours post-treatment to reduce your risk of bruising.
Don’t worry! We are strong believers that the best neurotoxin treatments leave you looking refreshed, not frozen. We will work with you to achieve the results you desire, so you leave Rytualist feeling like the best version of yourself.
At Rytualist, we believe preventative neurotoxin treatments (plus wearing sunscreen daily!) are the most effective way to keep lines from forming. That being said, everyone’s anatomy is different, and people will start showing signs of aging a varying points in their life. Whether you’re 25 or 45, we can help create a treatment plan that’s right for you.