As of March 20, 2020 we are no longer seeing patients in our office due to COVID-19. We are happy to continue caring for you during these uncertain times. We are now offering remote appointments for new and established patients although we will no longer be able to see you in person. For some patients, an in person visit is best, but if you feel that your concern could be addressed online, this may be a convenient option for you.
Neuromodulators are types of injection treatments performed by your dermatologist to get rid of wrinkles and lines.
There are four different neuromodulators available: Botox®, Dysport® and Jeaveau™.
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 Jeaveau™ are different brands neuromodulators that work in similar ways.
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.
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.
Yes! No one will know that you just had the treatment done.
Yes! You are not restricted in any way.
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.
Yes, one study looking specifically at Botox® demonstrated a 97% satisfaction rate.
The muscles will soften 2 – 10 days after treatment and the wrinkles will start to go away at this time.
Yes! It is very safe. There have been ZERO serious problems ever reported from cosmetic use of these products.
Fine lines on forehead before Dysport®
20 days after Dysport®
Our goal here at The Dermatology of Institute of Boston is protect the health of our patients and staff. To continue caring for our patients during these uncertain times, while strictly adhering to the guidelines set by the CDC, we will be only offering virtual consultations. For some patients, an in person visit is best, but if you feel that your concern could be addressed online, this may be a convenient option for you.