Seeing wrinkles and creases on your face and neck can be frustrating. You may have tried creams, serums, and lotions without success and may be wondering if there’s anything that you can do to diminish those lines. The answer could be neuromodulators.
At Rejuvené MD, we offer a variety of neuromodulators, including Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau. Learn more about what neuromodulators do, what each of these options offers, and which one may be the best choice for you.
What Are Neuromodulators?
Neuromodulators are injectables that work to relax wrinkles in the face and neck with the use of botulinum toxin. The injections temporarily interrupt the signals your brain sends to the targeted muscle, preventing it from responding to that signal and contracting. This helps create a smoother appearance on your facial skin.
Neuromodulators work best on dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles that form when you smile, frown, or make another expression. In your youth, your skin has an ample supply of collagen and elastin, which gives it the flexibility to bounce back from facial expressions.
However, the production of these proteins diminishes once you pass your 20s. That’s when your skin can begin to show fine lines, which develop into wrinkles. Because a neuromodulator prevents the muscles that make the expressions from contracting, your skin stays smoother.
Neuromodulators like Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau can help treat:
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines
- Neck lines
- Smile lines
- Chin lines
The right candidates for neuromodulators are those who are in good overall health, are over 18 years old, have realistic expectations, and do not have any allergies to the ingredients contained in these injections.
If you have bleeding disorders, muscle weakness issues, are pregnant or breastfeeding, have unrealistic expectations, or have serious medical conditions, you may not be eligible for these injections.
What Is Dysport?
Dysport injections can help treat glabellar lines. These are lines between your eyebrows that form when you frown. Glabellar lines can, over time, become static wrinkles, which are wrinkles that you can always see.
Dysport contains botulinum toxin and is similar to Botox, but it tends to work faster. Within a day or two, you can start seeing results.
What Is Xeomin?
Xeomin is another type of neuromodulator made from botulinum toxin. It is the first neuromodulator that does not require refrigeration, making it more available and easier to store. It also contains no additives, which may make it better for people with allergies.
It works well for the treatment of glabellar lines, smile lines, and more.
What Is Jeuveau?
Jeuveau is the latest neuromodulator available. It has a slightly different form of botulinum than other neuromodulators, though it is equally effective and can treat the same areas.
Benefits of Neuromodulators
One of the biggest benefits that neuromodulators offer is that they don’t require any downtime. You can get the injections and then continue with your day as you normally would.
Neuromodulators can also teach your muscles to be softer if you receive injections in a regular manner. This can prevent future wrinkles.
In addition, getting these injections is a quick process. You can be in and out in half an hour, which lets you get back to your daily activities fast.
We ask that you schedule a consultation with us so that we can assess the potential treatment area and see what type of neuromodulator is best for you. Tell us if you have had experiences with Dysport, Xeomin, or Jeuveau and whether you have any preferences.
If you’re not sure which option to choose, we can advise you so that you get the kind of results you want.
Make sure to let us know about any supplements or medications you take as well.
To prepare for the injections, you want to avoid blood-thinning medications like ibuprofen and aspirin. You also want to stop drinking alcohol, especially red wine, for a few days before your appointment. You should avoid the sun, artificial tanning, or anything else that can make your skin more sensitive. This includes abrasive skin care products.
Procedure and Recovery
When you come to your appointment, don’t wear makeup or lotion on your face. We will cleanse the treatment area and you can ask for a topical anesthetic before we begin the injections if you like.
The number of injections you receive will depend on several factors, including the size of the treatment area and the results you want. You will know how many injections you’re going to receive before you come to the appointment.
Once you receive the injections, you are free to leave.
There’s no downtime with Xeomin, Jeuveau, or Dysport injections, but we do recommend that you stay out of the sun and avoid excessive heat.
You also do not want to rub, scratch, or massage the injection sites because this can cause the botulinum to spread. If you received injections on your forehead, avoid lying down for at least four hours.
For these neuromodulators, you can expect to start seeing results within a day or two, and they can last for up to five months.
Treat Signs of Aging in El Paso, TX
You can get the smoother, more youthful-looking skin you want by turning to neuromodulators like Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau. They are all excellent choices, and we can help you decide on the right one for your needs.
At Rejuvené MD in El Paso, TX, we offer injectables of all kinds to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Call us today to schedule your appointment.