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Neurotoxin (Nuceiva)

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What is Neurotoxin?

Similar to Botox, Nuceiva is a neurotoxin, a complex protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. It relaxes the facial muscles, thereby softening the appearance of facial wrinkles. 


It also prevents dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles that appear when you make an expression) from developing into static wrinkles (wrinkles that are there whether you're making an expression or not). 

Nuceiva is not a permanent treatment, it must be maintained. Its optimal effect is at 2 weeks and lasts about 3-4 months. 

Different Treatment Areas with Neurotoxin

  • Frown Lines/ "Eleven Lines"

  • Forehead Wrinkles

  • Crow's Feet

  • Bunny Lines

  • Droopy Eyelids

  • Smile Lines

  • Marionette Lines

  • Vertical Lip Lines/Smoker's Lines/Lip Flip

  • Droopy Smile/Sad Smile

  • Chin Dimpling

  • Migraines

  • Excessive Sweating - Armpits

  • Excessive Sweating - Palms of Hands

Pre-Treatment Care

  • Arrive at DAZE with a clean face and no makeup.

  • Stop any anti-inflammatory or blood-thinning medications at least 3 days prior.

    • To decrease risk of bruising/swelling.​

  • Avoid alcohol 24 hours before treatment.

    • To decrease risk of bruising/swelling.​

  • Schedule treatment 2 weeks prior to any major event.

    • Allows neurotoxin treatment to reach its optimal effect.​

  • Eat food and drink water prior to treatment.

    • In case you feel faint during treatment. ​

  • Try not to go out immediately after treatment, you may have some redness and small raised bumps for a couple of hours afterwards!

    • This is normal and expected after treatment.

Post-Treatment Care

  • Keep head straight for 4 hours after treatment, no lying down and no bending.

    • May lead to migration of neurotoxin to muscles that weren't targeted.​

  • NO strenuous exercise or excessive heat for 24 hours. 

    • Excessive heat examples: ​

      • Hot tubs, saunas, tanning beds​

    • May lead to blood vessels dilating which may lead to neurotoxin not being absorbed into muscle

  • Do NOT rub or massage the treated area for 24 hours after treatment.

    • May lead to migration of neurotoxin. 

  • Any redness or raised bumps should disappear within a few hours of treatment.

    • Raised bumps are normal as muscles in the face are superficial and redness is a result of the injection itself.

  • Do NOT wear tight fitting headwear for the rest of the day.

    • May cause migraines. 

    • May use Tylenol as needed if migraines do occur.

  • Do not apply makeup/skincare products after treatment. Resume normal skincare products/makeup the day after treatment.

    • To decrease risk of infection/migration of product. ​

  • Optimal results are 2 weeks after treatment and should last approximately 3-4 months.

  • Book a follow-up appointment with DAZE, 2 weeks after treatment!

  • Use daily SPF (mineral, broad spectrum protecting against UVA/UVB) and drink lots of water!

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