AKA Botox® & Dysport®: your wrinkle prevention and corrective agents. Neuromodulators work by softening muscle movement, that with repeated use can cause facial wrinkling, resulting in a smoother more youthful appearance. With consistent use, they not only prevent lines from forming, but diminish wrinkles over time.
Common areas of treatment include: 11’s or furrow lines between brows, forehead lines, and crow’s feet.
Also consider use for: Lip flips, decreasing gummy smiles, down turned smiles, smile lines, jaw clenching/grinding that can cause tension headaches, thinning of jaw line, brow lifts, chin dimpling, neck bands and much more.
What to expect: You’ll meet with one of our licensed nurse injectors for a consultation to develop a treatment plan together, incorporating your identified concerns and your nurse injectors evaluation of your skin. Plan for your first visit to be longer than follow-up treatments for initial consultation, consent and treatment time. Using a very small needle for the injection, people may feel a slight pinch or prick sensation, but in general is described as a low-to-no pain procedure. Due to age, individual anatomy, differing muscle movement and strengths, keep in mind that each individual’s unit dosing varies.
Down time: With little to no downtime following neuromodulator treatment, this is a perfect procedure to receive any day or time of the week, easily transitioning back to your day without any noticeable change to your appearance. A few things to always remember with neuromodulators is the need to avoid laying down for 4 hours post injection, as well as avoiding exercise, hot tubs, saunas or steam rooms for 24 hours post injection. No rubbing, massaging, pressure etc at injection sites- pay close attention to washing and apply facial products gently.
Results: Clients may notice effects in as little as two-three days post injection, with full results typically reached in 14 days. On average, results will last 3-4 months. A 2-week follow-up appointment will be made following initial treatment to ensure desired results are being achieved.
Additional info: If fine lines and wrinkles are one of your main cosmetic concerns- you may consider incorporating medical grade skincare peels and/or microneedling treatments between neuromodulator injections to help achieve heightened results.
Wrinkles caused by loss of facial volume rather than muscle movement require a different treatment plan. You and your nurse injector may discuss the use of dermal fillers in your treatment plan.