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Neuromodulators Q & A

As we age, we begin to form fine lines and wrinkles.

What are Neuromodulators?

Most patients come to Dr. Anita with wrinkles and fine lines that have appeared on their forehead, eyes neck, and areas around the lips, chin and mouth. These imperfections are due to natural aging and repeated muscle movement.

There are multiple ways to treat wrinkles and fine lines, but often this issue is addressed by injecting a prescription medicine of botulin toxin.

Brand names such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are part of a class of chemicals called neurotoxin or neuromodulators.

These injectables work by blocking the nerve receptors that are on muscles so that the nerve no longer communicates to the muscle thereby decreasing movement and relaxing the underlying muscle.

This causes a softening of existing lines formed by dynamic movements as well as serving to prevent the formation of lines formed by repetitive actions such as frowning.

Many patients come to Dr. Anita Medical Spa for frown lines and horizontal lines of the forehead but neuromodulators treat many conditions, including pebbled chin, crow’s feet, neck bands, bunny nose, vertical lips lines, TMJ, Widened jawlines, gummy smiles are commonly done as well. Underarm sweating or hyperhidrosis, and migraine sufferers are both FDA approved conditions for treatment with neuromodulators.


Why choose Dr. Anita for Neurotoxins?

Dr. Anita uses the golden ratio and her artistic eyes to determine facial balance and to make sure that the effects enhance natural beauty not detract from the beauty in each individual. Dr. Anita has over 20 years of cosmetic experience using neurotoxins and is often asks to solve issues related to this field. She believes each patient has at least one signature beauty area and she works with you to enhance this area to its max since any problem in this most important area serves to have a more serious impact on appearance.

There are three brands of neuromodulators which are very similar in action, but one may be more effective in some individuals than others. Therefore, we recommend that if one of these agents seems to have lost efficacy, one of the other brands with a slightly different chemical structure be used. There is evidence that up to 10% of persons are resistant to some form of Botulism toxin purified protein and Dr. Anita specializes in helping find solutions if you have had issues with the effectiveness and longevity of any neuromodulators.

Results are generally noticed after 4 to 10 days. Dr. Anita recommends all patients return for a follow up visits at around 2 weeks post injection in order to assess appearance and ensure patients are happy with a natural result. The injection is usually quick with minimal discomfort. However, we know everyone has a different pain threshold and we can provide topical anesthesia 30 minutes prior to treatment if so desired. In general, neurotoxins last 3 to 6 months with an average of 4 months. Over time, the local effects will subside gradual and retreatment is necessary. Wrinkle prevention is also a common reason for having this procedure.

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