Neurotoxin FAQs


How Do Muscle Relaxers Work?

Botox Cosmetic and Newtox Jeuveau work the same way. They are delivered directly into the targeted muscles with a few injections using a tiny needle. By blocking the release of a chemical that causes these muscles to contract, these wonder drugs allow the relaxation of the muscles that cause the unwanted facial expression associated with aging. Dr. Bonakdar customizes your treatment to:

  • Relax hyperdynamic facial muscles that cause unwanted facial expressions
  • Prevent wrinkle lines from becoming etched in your skin
  • Reshape your face

How Long Will My Results Last?

Dr. Bonakdar believes in using precise dosing to achieve the best results and the longest duration. In Dr. Bonakdar’s hands, your Botox Cosmetic results usually last three to four months and your Jeuveau results last about three months. Under-dosing treatments will produce mediocre results that last a shorter interval than expected. If your results are not lasting three to four months, it may be that you are not getting the right dose. If you are unhappy with your results, it may be time to choose a new physician based on results rather than on price. Botox  Cosmetic has one of the highest patient satisfaction rates as compared to other aesthetic procedures. But just like everything else in life, you get what you pay for with aesthetic treatments!


How Often Should I Have Treatments?

Dr. Bonakdar highly recommends that you pre-book your muscle relaxer appointments every three to four months instead of waiting for your results to completely wear off before retreatment. Regular treatments prevent the emotional highs and lows of seeing your wrinkles return. Also, regular retreatments weaken the treated facial muscles, preventing lines and wrinkles from getting etched into your skin.

Be Aware of Pirated & Cheap Botox Deals

From time to time, foreign manufacturers who are not licensed to do business in the US, recruit physician and non-physician injectors to purchase non-FDA approved contraband Botox-like products at cheap prices. These unethical injectors then pass off these deplorable products as brand name Botox enticing customers with cheap deals!

First of all, it is illegal for a US licensed physician to purchase any non-FDA approved foreign drug. The Drug Enforcement Agency / DEA and the Department of Justice / DOJ view these activities as drug trafficking!

Secondly, it is unsafe for humans to be injected with non-FDA approved foreign drugs. The most critical example of Pirated Botox gone wrong was a US physician in Florida and three of his patients who ended up on ventilators and almost died.

Lastly, if these products don’t harm you, they end up having mediocre results at best or are completely ineffective.

Buyers Beware! How can you be sure you are getting real Botox? A colorless odorless liquid? By choosing to go to a trustworthy expert with an excellent reputation, tons of experience and great results.

Are Botox and Jeuveau Safe?

Although Botox Cosmetic and Jeuveau have been studied extensively and are extremely safe, complications and adverse events can happen and are entirely dependent on the injector you choose.

Warren Buffett says: “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get!” No one wants to overpay for a service. But forgoing results and safety just to get a “cheap deal” is not smart. You have one face for the rest of your life and your face deserves the best injector, not the cheapest injector! Minimize your risk by choosing your aesthetic provider based on her competence, expertise and her experience to guide you through your entire aesthetic journey.

When Should I Start My Treatments?

The new philosophy in aesthetics is to prevent aging before it occurs. Dr. Bonakdar is on board with this philosophy and has coined the term “Prejuvenation” which emphasizes preventing aging and staying youthful and ageless. “Rejuvenation” on the other hand connotates that aging changes have happened and treatments are done in an effort to undo aging changes. Starting muscle relaxer treatments in your 20’s and 30’s weakens the facial muscles that lead to etched in facial lines and wrinkles when left untreated. “The 40 to 60-year-olds of the future are going to look much younger than the 40 to 60-year-olds of the past!” says Dr. Bonakdar.

What Are My Post Treatment Instructions?

  • Do not lay down or hold your head in an asymmetrical position for four hours after your treatment
  • Do not exercise on the day of treatment

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