Neuromodulators such as Botox, Xeomin or Dysport are non-surgical, FDA-approved injections for smoothing wrinkles and lines. They are derived from a protein that relaxes the muscle underneath the skin. As a result, the wrinkled skin unfolds, leaving a younger-looking you!
COMMON USES OF NEUROMODULATORS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The most widely-known application of a neuromodulator such as Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport, is for smoothing wrinkles and fine lines. However, there are many other applications for this treatment including: raising eyebrows, reducing teeth grinding, treating chin dimples and wrinkles, tightening loose skin, reducing a thick jawline, treating overexposed gums or a downturned smile, calming excessive sweating, relieving migraines, and many more.
Results usually develop 3 to 14 days after treatment.
This treatment usually lasts about 3 months. The results generally last longer when a neuromodulator is injected regularly.
Neuromodulators like Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport not only soften or eliminate wrinkles but can also prevent or delay wrinkle formation. To stop those tiny expression and resting wrinkles from turning into deep folds, many men and women will begin treatments in their 20’s
This treatment usually takes about 15 minutes. The exact duration depends on the depth and number of wrinkles being treated.
This treatment uses a very thin needle, and the injection is usually very superficial. For many people, the treatment is almost painless.
Most patients do not experience any downtime. Clients can resume most of their daily activities right after the treatment.
This is a very safe, FDA-approved treatment, and when used for cosmetic procedures requires only a small dose. Despite some false beliefs, this minimal dose is generally not harmful to the body or local tissue. Neuromodulators temporarily relax the treated muscle but should not penetrate to surrounding areas or cause numbness or damage to the muscle. However, it is important to get treatments by highly qualified health care professionals.
Most people do not experience any negative side effects from this treatment. In rare cases, patients have experienced bruising and discomfort in the injection area, which typically resolve on their own in a few days. Other rare side effects may include: headaches; tenderness, inflammation, swelling, redness or discoloration of the skin; drooping of eyelids; or allergic reactions. These rare side effects are temporary, and risk is minimized when the treatment is performed by highly qualified health care professionals.
Do not get this treatment if you have a history of anaphylactic reactions.
The number of units needed depends on the area, size and depth of the wrinkles being treated. The images below give an approximation of the number of units needed.
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