RELAX FACIAL LINES FOR A MORE YOUTHFUL LOOK WITH NEUROMODULATORS
Perhaps the most significant cosmetic development of modern times is Neuromodulators. Dr. Cynthia McKim DMD FAACD, offers this wrinkle-smoothing injectable here at Austin Creek Dental, This neuromodulator treatment has grown since its discovery to become the most commonly administered cosmetic treatment in the world each year.
A neuromodulator is an injectable drug that relaxes and softens the skin by restricting facial muscles from contracting. The effects of this can be reduced or erased wrinkles, to provide a younger, refreshed appearance.
WHAT DOES NEUROMODULATORS TREAT?
Facial lines associated with muscle activity are known as “dynamic wrinkles” (“dynamic” here refers to “motion”). These are lines that develop in smooth, but particularly expressive areas of the face, such as the forehead. Over time, as muscles pull facial skin into the same position over and over, the resulting folds grow more visible. Eventually, everything from webs of fine wrinkles to severe
WHO IS AN IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR NEUROMODULATORS?
Adults who want to get a refreshed appearance, but who don’t want plastic surgery (due to cost, risk, required downtime, or other factors), are ideal candidates for neuromodulator. While women make up the largest group of patients who choose this treatment, men are a growing demographic. Many of our patients use Neuromodulator’s injections as a preventive, anti-aging treatment, even before dynamic wrinkles have formed. Reducing the frequency of making certain expressions over time can significantly delay the appearance of the dynamic lines. A combination of a Neuomodulator and a dermal filler can be a great option if your lines are quite deep.
At the hands of an experienced injector, neuromodulator treatments are customized to create results that can create a “natural” overall more youthful-looking face or simply reduce key lines in order to make a patient appear well rested and relaxed.
WHAT IS A NEUROMODULATOR SESSION LIKE?
Before any patient receives a neuromodulator treatment with our providers, there is a consultation to hear specific cosmetic concerns and determine the best course for addressing them. Patients who want to know more about the treatment can ask questions during this face-to-face meeting, as well as get details on neuromodulator cost, expected results, minimizing risk and complications, duration, and more.
After going over the best option for smoothing out facial lines, Dr. Cynthia McKim DMD FAACD will prepare the skin, then make injections in the precise areas necessary to target wrinkle-causing muscles. A full treatment requires only a few injections, each of which can be described as feeling like a small pinch to the forehead or temple— depending on the treatment area or areas chosen.
The entire injection process takes only about 15 minutes, after which you may get back to your usual day almost right away.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER NEUROMODULATOR INJECTIONS?
While neuromodulators are not typically painful, a topical anesthetic or ice pack may help reduce any discomfort. Following the procedure, you may experience soreness, mild bruising, headaches, and/or drooping eyelids. Any area where an injectable treatment is administered can appear slightly red, swollen, or bruised for hours or longer after a session. This discoloration and swelling will fade, leaving the skin looking as clear in tone as it did before the injections. It’s important not to rub or massage around the treated areas, as the solution could be moved to another area
You may notice a change in the treated skin within a matter of days, but the most desirable results can take up to 10 days to become visible. Wrinkles will gradually grow less severe,
The effects tend to last about Three to four months, with every patient’s body reacting in a slightly unique way. Some enjoy results that last a little longer, some less. You will see and feel muscle activity gradually restored in the treatment area—with deepening furrows and wrinkles to match. Neuromodulators are safe for repeat treatments, giving patients the opportunity to maintain their desired look long term.
WHAT OTHER FACIAL REJUVENATION OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?
Dermal fillers focus on a different type of facial rejuvenation. While neuromodulators work by relaxing overused muscles in your face that create dynamic wrinkles, including frown lines, Crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles, dermal fillers increase volume below the skin to fill out depressions and improve fine lines throughout your face. Together, these two injectable options can treat signs of aging all over the face.
We will work with you to help you choose the treatment that will best generate the results you want.