All About Tox
What is Tox? At The Skin Clique, Tox refers to the three neuromodulators our Providers offer: Botox, Xeomin and Dysport. Tox is used to treat the appearance of facial fine lines and wrinkle. Our providers create customized treatment plans based on Your individual needs.
Every day, tox is becoming more normalized and less taboo. You probably see the natural-looking results of tox regularly in your life – sometimes without even realizing it! If you’re curious about the different types of tox, what it can do for you and what it’s like to complete a tox treatment in the comfort of your own home, then you’re in the right place.
How does tox work?
Tox – Botulinum Toxin – blocks the release of a chemical That allows muscles to contract, leading to the relaxation of those muscles.
We explain this to our patients in terms of a piece of paper. Imagine you have a piece of paper, and the more you fold it, the deeper the crease becomes. Botulinum toxins work by blocking the chemical reaction that allows the paper (your skin) to fold and form a crease (wrinkle). This is why many patients like to start treatment with toxin prior to noticing lines on the face at rest. Once these lines have formed, it can be more difficult to get them to completely resolve.
What’s the difference between Botox vs. Xeomin?
Botox and Xeomin are two Brand Names of FDA-approved botulinum toxin type A injectables.
- Xeomin (IncobotulinumtoxinA) is referred to as a “pure” Tox due to its double-filtered formula that removes unnecessary proteins. Since Xeomin has no additives, your body is less likely to build a resistance to Xeomin, thereby increasing the chances of getting the effects you’re looking for.
- Botox (OnabotulinumtoxinA) was approved for cosmetic purposes in 2002 and tox injections are commonly referred to as Botox. Botox has complexing proteins surrounding the core neurotoxin.
Both Botox and Xeomin can be used to treat lines and wrinkles for up to 3-4 months. And remember, dosing = duration, so consult with your Provider on the optimal dosing for your desired results.
Is Tox safe?
Tox treatments are safe, temporary treatments when administered by trained and qualified medical professionals.
At The Skin Clique, we only work with board-certified nurse practitioners, physician assistants and physicians to ensure you experience the gold standard of safety every single visit. We developed our own comprehensive Tox training program t. Additionally, our Clinical Team delivers ongoing educational content weekly.
Did you know:
- Tox isn’t permanent. Most procedures last between 3-4 months.
- Pregnant and nursing patients should not receive tox. Tox should not be used by pregnant or nursing moms.
- There are several different subtypes of this neurotoxin, and the one we all know and love is Botulinum Toxin A!
- All toxins are made from this same strain of Botulism, type A
What to expect at your first Tox appointment
Does Tox hurt?
Every patient tolerates tox treatments differently, but tox injections are considered relatively painless. The needle is small, thin and injected close to the surface, which all helps decrease the possibility of pain. Some areas of the face can be more sensitive to injections, such as the lips or between the brows, but our Providers are trained to work quickly and make you as comfortable as possible!
Is there downtime?
Immediately after your appointment, you may experience some swelling at the injection points, almost like little bug bites. These spots generally reduce within an hour or so of the treatment. You may experience some mild soreness.
How do I know how much I should get?
Your Skin Clique provider will complete a full-face consultation with you to create a customized treatment plan based on what your areas of concern. They are trained to make recommendations for facial balancing and will work with you to help you achieve your goals.
What are the side effects?
Most patients do not experience any side effects, but patients with an egg allergy may experience trouble swallowing, mild pain at the injection site, numbness, dry mouth, fatigue, hives, rashes, and swelling after a Botox treatment. All Skin Clique providers carry epinephrine with them in case of an allergic reaction.
What happens if there’s an emergency?
The Skin Clique is proud to represent the gold standard for in-home procedure safety. All providers carry emergency resuscitation equipment, epinephrine and have 24/7 access to contact their supervising/collaborating physician and/or The Skin Clique’s Clinical Leadership team.
When will I see my results?
Tox results typically take 10-14 days to show full results and can last 3-4 months. Your tox results will gradually fade over time. We typically recommend patients rebook their appointment every 100 days for optimal results.
Post Treatment Instructions
Please review Tox post-care instructions to follow after your treatment.
Ready to try it for yourself?