Neuromodulators can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles by inhibiting communication between nerves and muscles, leading to less muscle contraction and a smoother appearance. Please read our blog post at Beauty At First Sight Med Spa to learn more about how they work and the benefits they offer.
Addressing Signs Of Aging
As we age, our skin loses collagen and can be damaged by free radicals, forming fine lines and wrinkles on our faces. These wrinkles can be deepened by repetitive facial expressions such as frowning, squinting, and raising our eyebrows.
At Botaniq Health, we offer a solution to these signs of aging with neuromodulator injectable treatments. Neuromodulators, also known as wrinkle relaxers, work by inhibiting the communication between nerves and muscles, leading to less muscle contraction and a smoother appearance. Our clinic uses the most popular neuromodulator products to help our patients achieve their aesthetic goals.
Our doctors have a reputation for providing natural-looking results with a gentle touch. Each treatment is tailored to the unique needs of the patient. The effects of neuromodulator treatments can vary depending on the individual’s metabolism but typically take 2-7 days to take effect and last for 3-6 months. Regular injections are recommended to maintain the results and prevent wrinkles from becoming deep and stubborn.
The treatments are quick, relatively painless, and have no downtime. So if you are looking for a solution to smooth out your wrinkles and fine lines, visit us at Botaniq Health!
Signs Of Aging That Can Be Addressed With Neuromodulators
Neuromodulators are designed to address the signs of aging on the face, such as:
- Fine lines and wrinkles are the most common signs of aging that neuromodulators target. Neuromodulators work by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles, resulting in a smoother appearance.
- Dynamic wrinkles: These wrinkles are caused by repetitive facial expressions such as frowning, squinting, and raising the eyebrows. Neuromodulators can help reduce these wrinkles’ appearance by inhibiting the communication between nerves and muscles that cause the wrinkles.
- Loss of skin elasticity: As we age, our skin loses collagen and elasticity, leading to sagging skin and a loss of definition in the face. Neuromodulators can help to lift and firm the skin, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
- Crow’s feet: These wrinkles appear around the eyes and are caused by smiling, laughing, and squinting. Neuromodulators can help to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet by relaxing the muscles around the eyes.
- Forehead wrinkles: These wrinkles are caused by raising the eyebrows and can make you appear older or more tired than you feel. Neuromodulators can help to reduce the appearance of forehead wrinkles by relaxing the muscles in the forehead.
It’s worth noting that neuromodulators are designed to address wrinkles caused by muscle movement but not wrinkles caused by sun damage, genetics, and other factors.
Why Neuromodulators Only Work For Dynamic Wrinkles
Neuromodulators, such as Botox and Dysport, temporarily inhibit communication between nerves and muscles. These products are made of a botulinum toxin, a protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
When injected into the skin, neuromodulators bind to specific receptors on nerve cells called neurons. This binding prevents the release of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine, which is responsible for transmitting signals from the nerves to the muscles. The muscles can’t contract without acetylcholine, which leads to muscle relaxation. This relaxation causes a smoothing of the overlying skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Neuromodulators are only effective against dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles caused by muscle movement. These wrinkles are formed when specific facial muscles repeatedly contract, causing creases in the overlying skin. Examples of dynamic wrinkles include wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes.
Static wrinkles, on the other hand, are wrinkles caused by factors other than muscle movement, such as sun damage, genetics, and collagen loss. These wrinkles are present even when the face is at rest and are not affected by neuromodulators.
Getting neuromodulator injections is typically a quick and relatively painless procedure. The injections are given with a fine needle into specific muscles, and the process usually takes only a few minutes to complete. Some people may experience mild discomfort during the injections, but this can generally be managed with an ice pack or over-the-counter pain medication.
After the injections, slight redness and swelling may occur at the injection site, but these side effects usually disappear within a few hours. Some patients may experience slight headaches or muscle weakness as side effects.
It takes a few days to a week for the full effects of the injections, and the results can last for several months. Repeat treatments are usually needed to maintain the desired results. Your doctor will be able to provide you with specific instructions for caring for the injection sites and managing any side effects.
Neuromodulators are considered safe when used by qualified healthcare professionals. However, as with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects associated with using neuromodulators. Some of these risks include:
- Bruising: Injections can cause bruising at the injection site.
- Pain or discomfort: Some people may experience pain or discomfort during or after the procedure.
- Swelling: Swelling may occur at the injection site.
- Headaches: Some people may experience headaches after the procedure.
- Allergic reactions: Rarely some people may be allergic to the injection. Symptoms may include itching, rash, or difficulty breathing.
- Drooping eyelids: In rare cases, if neuromodulators are injected too close to the eyelid, it may cause drooping of the eyelid. This side effect is temporary.
- Numbness or tingling: Some people may experience numbness or tingling at the injection site.
- Injection into the blood vessels: In rare cases, the injection may accidentally hit a blood vessel, leading to serious side effects such as blindness or skin necrosis.
- Overdose: An overdose of neuromodulators can lead to muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, or breathing problems.
Millions of people try out neuromodulator injections each year without experiencing adverse effects. Still, it would be best if you considered picking the right provider to ensure these risks don’t occur.
Schedule An Appointment Today
Take the first step and schedule a consultation with Beauty At First Sight Med Spa today to find out if neuromodulator injections are the right choice for you. We also offer other aesthetic services that can help address other cosmetic goals.