(Neuromodulator, Neurotoxin, Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Jeuveau, Anti-Wrinkle Injections)
SMOOTH, REFRESH and REFINE with a neuromodulator treatment. A lite “sprinkler” of neuromodulator aka botox in the face and neck helps improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Neurotoxins are injectable compounds that relax muscles and smooth out lines and wrinkles. There are several brands of neuromodulators; one of the most well-known is BOTOX. Dysport, like Botox, helps to improve the appearance of wrinkles that appear over time. All brands contain a small amount of the active ingredient, which temporarily halts the communication muscles and nerves in the areas treated.
Botulinum toxin A aka Botox is a medication that relaxes the muscles and nerves involved in facial expression and sweat production. This prevents wrinkles that are caused by muscular contraction and also helps to smooth existing creases or wrinkles. The Forehead, the frown lines between our brows, and crow feet around the eyes are the Popular areas to be treated. Botox can also be used to lift the brows, reduce a gummy smile, slim the lower face by injecting the masseters, define the jawline, and treat excessive sweating and TMJ.
Discomfort and pain during treatment are minimal. Some describe the injections as feeling like a small pinch. A slight headache and mild tingling and itching can occur. Flu-like symptoms can also occur but are more uncommon. These symptoms typically resolve very quickly. Tylenol can be used as needed for pain.
At Skin Deep Cosmetics & Aesthetics, we define downtime as being unable to work or go out in public. Downtime after a neuromodulator treatment will be unique to every patient. Typically neuromodulator treatment has no downtime. Redness, swelling, and bruising can occur. Redness and swelling will typically resolve within an hour. Bruising is usually minimal and will resolve in 1-2 weeks. Arnica can be taken by mouth to help bruising resolve more quickly.
The initial effects from the neuromodulator, Botox can be seen 3-10 days after treatment. Peak results occur at 14 days. It is not uncommon to feel the slight heaviness of the Forehead and brows for 2-3 weeks after treatment. Results will continue to improve for four weeks or more.
Results of a Botox treatment should last 3-4 months on average. We like to educate and make it clear that DOSE = DURATION. So what does that mean? If you prefer a more natural appearance that will entail a lighter dose, you might not get an entire 3-4 month duration.