Tackling The Deep Lines

Neuromodulators should be injected in conjunction with a careful analysis of your facial animation during expressions and a thoughtful long-term strategy for the most effective treatment.

Neuromodulators are compounds that are injected into a targeted area beneath the skin’s surface, which act as a signal to block the release of acetylcholine—a neurotransmitter responsible for activating muscles. Examples of common neuromodulators include Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Juveau.

Why inject neuromodulators?

Neuromodulators are used to improve the appearance of dynamic expression lines and wrinkles in the face and neck by causing relaxation of facial muscles.

Typical result onset varies by product, but is generally 1-2 weeks. Results last 1-3 months based on your dosing schedule and the dose given to each muscle group. Scheduled application is recommended every 3 months when all muscle activity returns to avoid building a tolerance. For example, if you come in for neuromodulator injections once or twice a year, you allow your facial muscles to strengthen and you may require increasing doses. (Consider how, when you stop exercising a muscle, it will atrophy and weaken, which is exactly what our neuromodulator is doing).

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