What are Neuromodulators?
Neuromodulators serve to minimize the look of moderate to severe lines in the face. These agents target what are known as dynamic wrinkles – caused by repeated muscular contractions, such as frowning and squinting.
The injectable treatment is derived from a purified protein and works to relax the muscles and introduce a refreshed appearance that doesn’t sacrifice natural facial expression.
Here are the products we work with at OLC.
Treatments are quick and easy and some patients start to see results within 24 hours of treatment. Best results appear 2 weeks post-treatment. The most obvious benefit increased confidence produced by a more relaxed and refreshed appearance that can last up to four months!
If you’re not happy with your crow’s feet, forehead lines or frown lines between the brows, you should consider having a neuromodulator injection.
What to Expect
A neuromodulator injection is quick and simple, with no downtime. After meeting with our Cosmetic Injection Specialist to determine your desired outcome, the procedure itself takes only 10 to 15 minutes. A tiny amount of the substance is injected with a fine needle into the muscle being treated. The process is virtually painless.
Prior to your neuromodulator treatment, you should:
- avoid any medications or herbal supplements that increase risk of bleeding. These may include any Aspirin-containing over-the-counter products, NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like Ibuprofen and Naproxen, Rantidine (Zantac), as well as herbal supplements like ginko biloba, garlic, ginseng, fish oil, dong quai, feverfew, and tumeric, as well as high potency vitamin E, in order to avoid bruising at the site
After your neuromodulator treatment, you should:
- avoid rubbing the injection site or lying down, as this could allow the product to potentially diffuse to another part of the body. You should also avoid exercise for 24 hours