Facial lines are typically caused by a combination of underlying causes. Examples are reduction of collagen, cellular changes in the skin, or sun and environmental damage caused by free radicals. Over time, the combination of these changes causes lines to form on the face.
Additionally, the repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, or raising our eyebrows causes the skin to crease and fold, which, over time, results in the formation of facial lines.
Neuromodulators works beneath the surface of the skin by temporarily reducing the underlying muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines to form. This mechanism allows for the skin to look visibly smoother and reduces the signs of aging in adults. It is ideal for individuals who do not want to spend the money for costly invasive procedures such as face lifts, or for individuals who don’t want to experience the significant downtime associated with more invasive procedures. Most people can receive a treatment and return to their daily routine immediately after.
The FDA reports that neuromodulators are non-interchangeable. This means that the safety and effectiveness that neuromodulators provides cannot be claimed by another product. The strength and potency of neuromodulators has been scientifically measured and, due to the unique process in which it is manufactured, there are no substitutes for this product that provide the same proven results.
When receiving a neuromodulator treatment, it is always important to ask for the name brand of the product you will receiving or ask to see the vial, to be sure it is a FDA-approved neuromodulator.
Neuromodulators can be safely used in most individuals eighteen and older who have concerns about lines and wrinkles.
For some individuals, neuromodulators is contraindicated and cannot be performed. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have had facial surgery, have a history of allergies to neuromodulators or other botulinum injections, have a current skin infection in the treatment area, have myasthenia gravis, have trouble breathing, or have difficulty swallowing, you are not a candidate for neuromodulators. If you have any concerns related to these contraindications, or are uncertain if you are a candidate, our provider can help you address these concerns and determine if you are a good candidate during your complimentary consultation.