BOTOX & NEUROMODULATORS IN SACRAMENTO
Neuromodulator injectables can smooth lines caused by repetitive facial expressions. These non-surgical treatments utilize a neurotoxin called botulinum to reduce the muscle movements responsible for facial lines and wrinkles, such as horizontal forehead lines, crow’s feet, and vertical lines between the brows. During your consultation at our Sacramento office, Dr. Johnson will help you decide if Botox or another neuromodulator injectable is right for your cosmetic goals.
How Botox and Neuromodulators Work
Botox, Dysport and Xeomin utilize the immobilizing effect of botulinum toxin. These proteins can be injected into overactive muscles to smooth moderate to severe lines and wrinkles. Naturally frequent facial expressions, such as raising of the eyebrows, create lines along the forehead, or crow’s feet on the edges of the eyes because of smiling or squinting. Botox, Dysport and Xeomin reduce muscular activity in the treated areas, allowing the skin to relax and drape evenly.
The longevity of your results depends on your personal genetics and the type of neuromodulator. Botox and Dysport results typically last three or four months, while Xeomin may last up to six months. You can maintain your smoother results through regular treatments at Ideal Plastic Surgery.
Treatment Options for Neuromodulator Injectables
Botox was the first botulinum toxin injectable approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is now approved for 11 medical and cosmetic uses, including frown lines (glabellar lines), crow’s feet (canthal lines) and forehead lines. Botox is often called a “lunchtime treatment” because it can be conveniently performed during a short appointment. This popular injectable option can be ideal for crow’s feet and wrinkles between the eyebrows and along the forehead. Botox can also be used for a thickened masseter (lower face) muscle causing contour fullness, excessive sweating, neck spasms, overactive bladder, chronic migraine and other medical needs.
Dysport and Xeomin
Dysport and Xeomin are the latest neuromodulators on the market. Dysport is FDA-approved for glabellar lines that may be moderate to severe, as well as upper and lower limb spasticity and neck spasms. Xeomin is also approved for glabellar lines and has medical uses such as excessive drooling, involuntary blinking, neck spasms and upper limb spasticity.
Are You a Candidate for Botox and Other Neuromodulators?
These anti-wrinkle injectables are ideal for lines that develop after repeated facial expressions take a visible toll, including frowning, squinting, smiling and chewing. These facial movements lead to wrinkles that make you appear tired or angry. Botox, Dysport or Xeomin could be a good fit for you if you have moderate to severe lines and wrinkles around your eyes, between your brows or along your forehead.
You need to have realistic expectations for your neuromodulator results and be in good overall health. These injectables may not be suitable for you if you are allergic to one or more ingredients; have a skin infection or condition that complicates treatment; or are pregnant or breastfeeding. There are occasionally people who receive no positive response from the use of neuromodulators.
Dr. Johnson will help you determine if cosmetic injectables are your best route to a youthful appearance. Contact our Sacramento office today to schedule your consultation.