What Are Neuromodulators?
Neuromodulators are injectable drugs that cause controlled muscle relaxation. When injected they block nerve signal and prevent muscle from tightening and contracting.
As we grow older, the skin begins to lose volume and elasticity. As a major factor in the formation of dynamic lines and wrinkles is the repeated activity of the underlying muscles. Daily activities like laughing, frowning or smiling cause dynamic lines to appear.
One possible option is neuromodulation treatment with Botulinum toxin therapy. Botulinum toxin acts on nerve endings in facial muscles and prevents them from contracting. The reduction in muscle activity temporarily softens the frown lines and wrinkles, giving you a natural, relaxed and refreshed appearance.
What Treatment Effects Can I Expect And When?
All neuromodulators generally work in the same way. Clinically relevant muscle relaxation is usually observed within 2 to 10 days. The peak effect is reached after about 2-4 weeks. However, the clinical effects due to factors including general weakening of the muscles and behaviour modification may last considerably longer. In order to maintain the effects of neuromodulators, regular treatments are required.
What Can I Expect When Having Neuromodulation Treatment?
A Neuromodulator treatment is simple and fast; the actual treatment is typically completed within 15-30 min. During treatment, a very fine needle with a small amount of solution is injected into the muscles which cause the frown lines. The discomfort due to injection is minimal and in most cases no anesthetic is required.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Treatment?
Before receiving your treatment you should tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including those that affect your muscles and nerves. In addition, let them know if you have allergies to or have experienced any side effects from any other neuromodulator treatment in the past.
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescriptions and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Let them know if you have received any other neuromodulator treatment in the last four months or in the past.
For safety reason, neuromodulators are not recommended during pregnancy and nursing.
To find out what type of neuromodulator is right for you and to schedule a consultation appointment please contact our clinic at Renew Oral & Facial Surgical Centre Phone Number 780-439-4399.