All About Neuromodulators
- Posted on: Aug 8 2012
Treatment of wrinkles can be done with neuromodulators-This is a long word for a product that is made with botulinum toxin-which in nature, produces botulism.
Wrinkles can be prevented if you begin before they develop on your face once a highly repeated pattern of a frown or scowl is identified. Even deeply entrenched wrinkles can be visibly lightened and often times disappear with repeated treatments.
Botox or Dysport are prescription type medications that are injected into muscles to block the impulses from a nerve which leads to a wrinkle when the muscle contracts-the treatment is temporary and can last up to 4 months.
The FDA has approved Botox for glabellar muscle block. These muscles produce the crease between the eyes. It is also widely used for many other aesthetic purposes- Wrinkles around the eyes, on the forehead, and vertical lines on the lip. Approval has recently been granted to Botox for resistant migraine headaches. Other off label uses include bruxism (teeth grinding); heavy axillary sweating (underarms) or extremely sweaty hands.
Neuromodulators will not radically alter your look like you’ve “had something done.” The face will gradually soften within 48 hours until movement is stopped up to 14 days later. It may take up to 3 different injection sessions to calculate the exact placement of injections which will work best for you.
When you see your doctor (injector) inform him/her about your medical conditions and medications. Aspirin, Plavix, Coumadin, etc, can create an increased risk of bleeding. “Natural” products such as Ginko Biloba can also increase bleeding.
The procedure is relatively painless. If you have a low pain threshold, you can ask for cooling with ice or a topical anesthetic to lessen the discomfort prior to the administration of the neuromodulators.
Complications with Cosmetic Botox, Xeomin or Dysport are rare. A serious complication from spread of toxin has not been reported; such is not the case for medical grade experimental use where thousands of units might be used in one treatment. Whereas, a whole vial of Botox Cosmetic is 100 units or Dysport is 300 units.
Neuromodulators are a wonderful method to soften your look, to prevent wrinkles and to look more youthful.
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