Neuromodulators (Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®) are injected into specific areas to create a temporary loss of muscle tone, resulting in a reduction of the lines of the upper face and forehead, and the deep furrows between the eyebrows to produce a pleasing effect. After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, allowing normal facial expression to be unaffected.
Neuromodulator injections take about 10 minutes to perform and last an average of 3-4 months. After 3 or 4 injections, neuromodulators have been noted to have a long-lasting effect in the elimination of the deep furrows between the eyebrows, forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet.
No sedation or local anesthetic is required, and you can resume normal activities immediately. You can even drive yourself home or back to the office. The effect of the neuromodulators is seen within 2-5 days after the injections, but may take up to 2 weeks to see the full effect. The side effects, which most commonly involve bruising at the injection site, are minimal and temporary.
Neuromodulators are an excellent treatment for the deep furrows between the eyebrows, forehead lines, crow’s feet and wrinkles.