At Glam Aesthetics, we provide non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments for patients who want to rejuvenate their skin and eliminate dynamic wrinkles. Neuromodulators are anti-aging injectables containing neurotoxins: highly purified proteins that relax muscles in different treatment areas for medical and cosmetic purposes. We can design a customized treatment plan using one or more of our injectables to help you accomplish what your skincare products can’t.
What Are Neuromodulators?
Neuromodulators have come a long way. What was once a treatment designed to smooth expression lines can now help patients achieve different cosmetic and medical-related goals. We offer three of the most popular and effective products that contain neurotoxins, BOTOX®, Dysport, and Xeomin®, and customize targeted treatment plans for each patient.
All three of these products are similar, but each contains a slightly different formula. Some patients may be better suited for a single injectable or a combination of neuromodulators based on their ultimate treatment goals. An initial pre-treatment consultation at our office is the best way to learn more about these injectables and determine which is right for you.
What Are the Treatment Benefits?
Undergoing a personalized treatment plan with one or more of our neuromodulators can improve your appearance and confidence. They can also improve quality of life for those with certain medical conditions, such as TMJ. Some of the treatment benefits include the following:
- Each product is relatively fast-acting
- Results are long-lasting
- Patients only need a few treatments each year to maintain their desired results
- The treatment process is quick and virtually painless
- Results look natural and subtle post-treatment
- Each product has been tested, studied, and proven safe for cosmetic and medical use
BOTOX® is one of the most popular anti-aging injectables sought by men and women worldwide to address and correct visible expression lines. This injectable contains neurotoxins and is FDA-approved to smooth the most common dynamic wrinkles on the upper half of the face, including forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. Injections with the right number of units can smooth away your expression lines and enable you to enjoy smooth skin for three to four months after the treatment.
BOTOX® medical injections can temporarily relax specific muscles to alleviate pain, discomfort and improve patient confidence. We can use BOTOX® for several different medical concerns, including hyperhidrosis, TMJ, and trapezoid relief.
Dysport® is a neuromodulation with neurotoxins that can smooth frown lines between the eyebrows. During the treatment, injections into the muscles around the eyebrows and in the forehead will relax those muscles, eventually relaxing the skin and creating a smoother, wrinkle-free skin texture.
Xeomin® is a unique neuromodulator formulated with XTRACT Technology™, a process that creates its double-filtered formula containing highly purified neurotoxins. Like BOTOX® and Dyport®, it can smooth expression lines, but it’s different because it’s free of added proteins. Xeomin® can smooth frown lines between the eyebrows for three to four months.
Frequently Asked Questions
Regardless of which product we determine will meet your needs, the treatment process for each neuromodulator is virtually identical. First, we will cleanse your skin to sanitize the area before making strategic injections into specific muscles.
These quick injections are administered with a short, fine needle. Some patients request a pre-treatment numbing cream, but most do not because the treatment is tolerable and comfortable. A typical treatment takes less than 30 minutes, and we can treat multiple areas during the same appointment. Once your appointment is over, you can resume your normal daily activities.
It takes several days to see the most visible treatment results, and your results will improve over the next 30 days. Of these three cosmetic injectables, Xeomin® is the fastest acting, and patients can expect improvements in expression lines within the first three to four days. Patients who undergo treatment with BOTOX® will see results within the first week, and patients who choose Dysport® can expect results within the first four to five days.
After your treatment, your results can last three to four months. For some patients, results can last as long as six months. Your body will determine how long your results last as it metabolizes the neurotoxins over time. As it does, your expression lines will gradually reappear, but you can prevent their reappearance by scheduling a follow-up treatment every three to four months.
We can help determine the best treatment schedule for your needs. Our goal is to ensure that you maintain and achieve your desired results, and with regular follow-up treatments, you won’t have to worry about any significant interruption in those results.
Most patients only need one treatment to effectively smooth expression lines. Once we design your treatment plan, we can give you a better idea of the best treatment schedule for your unique goals.
The best way to prepare for your treatment is to ensure that your skin stays hydrated and balanced and doesn’t experience sunburn, inflammation, or irritation. It’s also important to temporarily discontinue using any blood-thinning supplements or medications which can interfere with the healing process.
Don’t schedule professional anti-aging treatments before your appointment or use harsh topical products that could cause irritation or inflammation. We can provide you with complete pre-treatment directives before your appointment.
There’s no downtime after neuromodulator treatment, but we will provide you with important aftercare instructions. You’ll need to continue to avoid blood-thinning supplements and medications for at least the first 24 hours to avoid increasing the risk of bruising and to ensure quick healing.
Additionally, you must avoid strenuous workouts, alcohol consumption, and anything that increases your body temperature or raises your blood pressure, including saunas, hot tubs, hot showers, steam rooms, and laying out in the sun for the first 24 hours post-treatment.
Neuromodulators pair well with dermal fillers as each can target a different root cause of aging. They can also be combined with other anti-aging, skin-perfecting treatments, although it’s important to schedule treatments accordingly to ensure that they don’t interfere with the results of your neuromodulator treatments.
The best candidates for BOTOX®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® are patients in good health who want to address different muscular-related, cosmetic, aesthetic, or medical concerns and understand that the most consistent results come from regular follow-up treatments. Patients should have healthy skin and be willing to follow all of the post-treatment care instructions.
Smooth Away Your Expression Lines
Non-surgical facial rejuvenation provides men and women with a safe and effective way to refresh their appearance, achieve smoother, wrinkle-free skin, and increase their confidence. If you want to learn more about our neuromodulators and how you can benefit from adding neurotoxins to your anti-aging skincare routine, we can give you more details about BOTOX®, Dysport®, Xeomin® and determine which one is right for you.