Getting older involves gaining priceless wisdom and experience, but it also means the inevitable development of wrinkles from habitual expressions like frowning and squinting. As a result, many people first notice signs of premature aging around their eyes and forehead.
Injectable neuromodulators like Botox, Jeuveau, Dysport, and Xeomin have become the go-to solution for millions of people searching for a non-surgical way to halt wrinkle formation. How do these products work, and why might you add them to your anti-aging regimen?
What Are Neuromodulators?
Throughout our lives, we make repetitive facial movements that lead to fine lines and wrinkles. Eventually, these will become a permanent part of your appearance, even when your face is at rest.
When skillfully injected in precise proportions, neuromodulators temporarily relax the muscles that cause wrinkles such as forehead furrows, crow’s feet, and 11 lines. These FDA-approved products derive from a highly purified version of the botulinum A protein, which blocks the nerve signals that cause facial muscles to contract.
The goal of using neuromodulators is to achieve a refreshed, well-rested look, while maintaining your ability to make natural facial expressions. Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau, and Xeomin are chemically identical, but each has a unique formulation that makes them suited to accomplish different aesthetic results. Often, a combination of products can deliver optimal results.
What to Expect From Neuromodulator Treatment
Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and expert injector Dr. Indeyeva uses a fine needle to carefully inject the product into the target areas. Most patients are in and out of our office in 20 minutes or less and can resume daily activities shortly afterward. If you choose, you can schedule your appointment during your lunch break, then return to work.
The side effects associated with neuromodulator injections are relatively mild. Patients often experience temporary redness and swelling that will resolve on their own. You should see results within a week of your treatment.
While neuromodulators have long-lasting effects, they aren’t permanent; after three to six months, your body will metabolize the product. Nerve impulses will once again start reaching the targeted muscles, allowing them to contract again and causing the wrinkles to return. When this happens, Dr. Indeyeva can refresh your appearance with periodic touch-up injections.
Neuromodulators’ popularity has led many inexperienced people to advertise their services as aesthetic injectors. Don’t trust a provider with only a few hours of training under their belt to administer any procedure that affects your appearance and safety.
As a proud member of the Galderma Aesthetic Injector Network (GAIN), Dr. Indeyeva trains other professionals on providing safe, natural-looking results with Dysport and other neuromodulators. She uses her extensive knowledge of facial anatomy to deliver minimally invasive cosmetic treatments precisely tailored to each patient’s unique needs.
Austin’s Leading Neuromodulator Provider
Are you interested in learning more about Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau? Reach out to us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Indeyeva. She regularly uses neuromodulators, both on their own and alongside complementary procedures such as dermal fillers, neck lifts, facelifts, and brow lifts. She and our team look forward to meeting you soon!