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Repeated contractions of facial muscles can cause deep folds and wrinkles to form between the eyebrows, around the eyes, and in the forehead.

As we age, these dynamic wrinkles become more prominent, making us appear older and more stressed.


Neurotoxin in Colorado is a new treatment for wrinkles that works by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles that cause wrinkling, much like Neurotoxin Cosmetic. Neurotoxin was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in the United States in April 2009, but it has been used for many years in Europe with an excellent safety profile. Many patients feel that Neurotoxin may begin to work sooner than Neurotoxin Cosmetic, but additional studies may be needed before the evidence is considered conclusive. Dr. McCracken has been offering Neurotoxin injections in Boulder and Denver, Colorado since the treatment was approved by the FDA.
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About the Neurotoxin Procedure

Neurotoxin injections take about ten minutes to administer. Generally, patients can expect to experience only mild discomfort. Patients can resume normal activities immediately following the procedure. Visible improvements in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles can be seen within days, and results typically last for up to four months. Cosmetic fillers may be used along with Neurotoxin injections to maximize facial rejuvenation.

Neurotoxin Injections can help…

Neurotoxin injections can help to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that age the face. Neurotoxin injections can also help:
  • Relax frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Soften wrinkles and creases in the forehead
  • Improve the appearance of crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Improve the appearance of thick bands in the neck
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FAQs AboutNeurotoxin

What is Neurotoxin?
Neurotoxin is a protein isolated from a bacteria, and it is used to weaken facial muscles to decrease wrinkles. Neurotoxin works in a similar manner as Neurotoxin Cosmetic.
Is Neurotoxint safe?
Yes, Neurotoxin is safe. It has been FDA approved since 2009. It was used in Europe for years before it gained FDA approval.
How long does Neurotoxin last?
The duration of action of Neurotoxin varies from  patient to patient. Usually,  the effect of Neurotoxin lasts 3-4 months.
What happens when the Neurotoxin wears off? Will I become addicted?
When the effect of the Neurotoxin wears off, your muscle activity and wrinkles will return, and your face will return to what it was like before your treatment. Patients do not become addicted to Neurotoxin, but most patients like the effect so much that they will want regular treatments.
What are the side effects of Neurotoxin?
The most common side effect (although only seen in a minority of patients) is a bruise at the injection site. Other possible side effects of Neurotoxin include asymmetry, headache, flu-like symptoms, dry eye, droopy eyelid, and double vision. These are all rare and temporary.
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How can I learn more about Neurotoxin?

Dr. McCracken will meet with you to assess your individual situation and discuss Neurotoxin. Request an appointment online or call the McCracken Eye and Face Institute today at 720-851-6600 to schedule an appointment for a consultation with Boulder facial plastic surgeon Dr. Michael McCracken in his office location. During this consultation you can learn about the many facial rejuvenation procedures Dr. McCracken offers, including Neurotoxin Cosmetic, brow liftlower eyelid surgery and upper eyelid surgery in Denver.
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