Neuromodulators are types of injection treatments performed by your dermatologist to get rid of wrinkles and lines. There are three different neuromodulators available: Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin®. They are all used to lessen or even eliminate of the lines on the forehead, between the eyebrows and around the eyes. These wrinkles are also popularly referred to as: worry lines, 11 lines, or Crow’s feet. Neuromodulators work by softening the muscles that are responsible for creating wrinkles in the first place. After treatment, the muscles become relaxed and thereby permit the overlying skin to smoothen and unwrinkle.
Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin® are different brands neuromodulators that work in similar ways.
1. At what age should I start doing Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin® ?
There is no exact age that is right or wrong to start doing these treatments. Some people start doing neuromodulator treatments when they first notice wrinkles appearing. Other people do them to prevent wrinkles. Whether you are 25 or 65, you are the right age to start doing a neuromodulator treatment.
2. How long does the procedure last?
Less than five minutes! No numbing medicine is needed. A series of injections with a very tiny needle are done in the areas of the wrinkles.
3. Can I go back to work right afterwards?
Yes! No one will know that you just had the treatment done.
4. Can I exercise after the procedure?
Yes! You are not restricted in any way.
5. How long do the results last last?
The muscle remains relaxed, and the wrinkles are gone for three to four months. When it wears off, the wrinkles come back. Therefore, to keep wrinkles gone for good, a neuromodulator treatment needs to be done every 3 – 4 months.
6. Do people like it?
Yes, one study looking specifically at Botox® demonstrated a 97% satisfaction rate.
7. Will it start to work immediately after the procedure?
The muscles will soften 2 – 10 days after treatment and the wrinkles will start to go away at this time.
8. Is Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin® safe?
Yes! It is very safe. There have been ZERO serious problems ever reported from cosmetic use of these products.