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Redefining Beauty: A Closer Look at NeuromodulatorsSkin Health
Beyond Skin DeepAre you considering adding neuromodulators, such as Botox & Dysport, to your beauty routine? Dr. Taylor Green is breaking down what they are, how they can be used, and everything else you can expect from using neuromodulators.
What are neuromodulators?
Neuromodulators are non-surgical injections of botulinum toxin type A (Botox) that work to temporarily diminish the appearance of facial fine lines and wrinkles. Wrinkles caused by muscle movement deepen over time and become more prominent, accentuating the appearance of aging and looking tired. The injections prevent the muscle-nerve signal, thereby impeding muscle contraction. As a result, wrinkles and fine lines are able to soften. Other common types of neuromodulators include Xeomin, and Nuceiva, which act in an identical way.
What Areas and Conditions Can Botox Treat?
Neuromodulators can be used as a means to prevent deep wrinkles from forming when started in our 20s and 30s. For lines and wrinkles that have already formed, neuromodulators can soften their appearance and help the face to look rested and happy. Common areas include the forehead, frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet around the eyes, bunny lines on the nose, a Neuromodulators can also be injected around the lips to provide a subtle “lip flip” or to correct a “gummy” smile.
Aside from reducing the appearance of fine line and wrinkles, neuromodulators can also be used to stop excess perspiration when used on the underarms or hands, slim the face, and even reduce pain associated with migraines, TMJ, and headaches when other treatment is not effective. When used in the masseter, neuromodulators can help to slim the face by relaxing the ankle of the jaw.
How long does it Last?
Botox, and most neuromodulators typically last for 3-4 months, however everyone is individual. Most see the maximum benefit at 2 weeks post treatment, although normal movement will begin to decrease in 48-72 hours post treatment.
Is there down time post-injections?
No! Treatment takes approximately 10-15 minutes and no down time is needed. However, your injector will advise you to avoid lying down, rubbing the area, and doing extensive exercise 4 hours post-treatment.
What are the risks?
Some minimal risks do exist. As with any dermal injections, temporary bruising and mild swelling may occur.
Second, the feared “facial droop” if a neuromodulator is injected too low on the forehead or if too much is injected at one time. By working with a skilled practitioner, it is easier to avoid this.
In conclusion, neuromodulators, like Botox, offer a remarkable avenue for enhancing and maintaining your natural beauty. As we've explored, these non-surgical injections have the power to not only soften fine lines and wrinkles but also to address a range of conditions, from migraines to excess perspiration.
By starting early in our 20s and 30s, we can prevent deep wrinkles from forming, while those with existing lines can achieve a more rested, rejuvenated look. With minimal risks and virtually no downtime, the journey towards youthful radiance through neuromodulators is both convenient and transformative. If you're ready to embrace the benefits of neuromodulators, our skilled practitioners are here to guide you on this exciting path to redefining your beauty and embracing a new level of self-assurance.
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Dr. Taylor Green
Dr. Taylor Green has always been fascinated by the intricacies of nature, the human body and health sciences. For her, health is not defined by the absence of disease, but the balance between mind, body, and environment.