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Neuromodulators

As skin ages over time, skin naturally thins and loses volume as collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin gradually diminish.  This process leads to wrinkling, a prominent feature of aging.  Neuromodulators can assist in treating wrinkles to decrease the formation of wrinkles and reverse the signs of aging.  This will provide softening of fine lines and wrinkles for a natural, refreshed, and youthful appearance.

What are Neuromodulators?

Neuromodulators consists of a purified protein derived from Clostridium botulinum bacterium.  It is FDA approved to temporarily reduce muscle contractions and smooths wrinkles in many areas of the face for cosmetic enhancements.  It can also be used medically to alleviate migraines, bruxism, and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).

How are Neuromodulators injected?

One of our medical practitioners will take appropriate quantities of the neuromodulator and inject the amount in to the targeted muscle.  A fine needle is used to inject, which is safe, effective, and can be given within a short treatment time.  Receiving neuromodulator treatment has minimal to no pain (during and after the treatment). 

How long will it take to see results?

It takes as early as 3 days from your treatment date up to a maximum of 2 weeks to start seeing results.  

How long will results last?

The effects from neuromodulator treatment usually lasts anywhere from 3-4 months.  Particularly related to bruxism, with the appropriate dosing, the slimming effect of the jawline can last up to 6 months.

TREATMENT AREAS FOR EXPRESSION LINES WITH NEUROMODULATORS

Pre-Procedure Care

  • Avoid taking NSAIDS (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory) medications (e.g. Ibprofen, Aleve, Motrin), Aspirin, Vitamin E, St. John’s wort, and other dietary supplements including gingko, evening primrose oil, garlic, feverfew and ginseng at least 3 days prior to your treatment date (if appropriate – please discuss with your health care provider before discontinuing)
  • Discontinue any alcohol consumption at least 3 days before treatment
  • For Hyperhydrosis treatment, discontinue antiperspirant use 24 hours before treatment

Post-Procedure Care

  • Avoid lying down for 4 hours immediately after treatment
  • Avoid massages, facials or activities that can manipulate the treated areas or cause facial flushing (exercising, tanning, application of heat to the face, alcohol consumption) to reduce the likelihood of product migration and risk of side effects
  • If bruising or swelling occurs, apply a soft ice pack for 10-15 minutes to each bruise site, every 1-2 hours until it is improved
  • Mosquito like bites can be seen (especially on the forehead) for up to 1 hour and is then resolved

Who is not a Candidate for Neuromodulators?

Those who are/have:

  • Under the age of 18
  • Pregnant women and nursing mothers
  • Bleeding abnormalities (Anticoagulant use)
  • Neuromuscular disorders including: ALS, Bell’s Palsy, Myasthenia Gravis, Lambert-Eaton syndrome, Myopathies
  • Hypertrophic or keloidal scarring
  • Active infection in the treatment area