A neuromodulator is a sterile, natural, purified protein that when injected into muscles in small doses can relax these muscles. It is used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).
How does skin age and wrinkle from sagging skin?
Ageing skin and wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, hormone loss, or damage caused by free radicals. The vertical lines that appear between your brows result from muscle contractions.
When you concentrate, squint, or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. After years of frequent contraction, those wrinkles can linger even after the muscles are at rest. This can be solved with a temporary solution by using a neuromodulator.
What are neuromodulators used for?
The neurotoxin is used to treat dynamic wrinkles on the face and neck muscles, to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and give the skin a relaxed look, while also slimming down the lower face, shoulder, arm and calf muscles. It can be injected superficially to lift and tighten the skin and make the pores look smaller.
Is Neuromodulator injection safe?
In short, Yes! Doctors have used neuromodulator to treat patients with medical problems for the past 30 years and cosmetic problems for the past 15 years. The amount of protein injected for cosmetic use is minimal and does not cause systemic side-effects if applied properly.
What can I expect during the neuromodulator injection?
The treatment is simple and quick and takes only a few minutes. No anaesthesia is needed. Ice is often used prior to giving the injection. Discomfort is minimal and brief and you will experience a sensation of tiny pinpricks.
When will I see results?
You will feel a reduction in muscle movement within the next few days. It takes 3-7 days to see a reduction in muscle movements and even longer for the appearance of the overlying skin to change and soften, with the reduction in visible lines. Generally, the maximum effects are seen within 10-14 days.