Neuromodulators, also known as neurotoxins, go by many different names. The most common known to most patients is Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin®. These Neuromodulators have many different implications, but our physicians primarily use them for the temporary softening and reduction of early signs of aging.
What are Neuromodulators or Neurotoxins?
Neuromodulators (neurotoxins) are a form of Botulinum toxin. By injecting botulinum toxin into the muscle beneath the skin, the release of its neurotransmitter by the nerve cells is inhibited. This prohibits the nerve signals from being released, causing the muscle not to move. When the face starts to age, the subcutaneous fat that lies just beneath the skin’s surface depletes – thereby allowing the muscle beneath the skin to work closer to the skin’s surface, causing wrinkles or creasing. By temporarily freezing the muscle beneath the skin by injecting botulinum toxin, a patient experiences a proven softening and reduction in the surface wrinkle’s appearance. The injection temporarily diminishes wrinkles without disturbing normal function.
Typical areas of neuromodulator treatment are the forehead and creases of the eye (crow’s feet). Sometimes, our physicians may suggest a combination of dermal fillers and neuromodulators in different areas of the face for optimal results.
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