A neuromodulator is possibly the most common prescribed injected medicine that targets wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet among adults. Despite the popularity and frequency of the injection, many people are still uncertain about neuromodulators. As a result, we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions to help you decide whether a neuromodulator is for you.
How does neuromodulator treatment work?
Your dermatologist or specialist will make an injection between the brows to temporarily reduce muscle activity. The outcome is noticeably smoother and wrinkle-free skin.
Does it hurt?
Neuromodulator treatment occurs quite quickly with minimum pain. Patients report a small pinch, which is consistent with the expectation. However, in some instances the specialist will numb the respective area by applying numbing cream or ice to ease any foreseeable discomfort.
When will I see results?
The result of neuromodulator treatment may materialize within the first 24 to 48 hours of treatment and can last up to four (4) months.
Are neuromodulators only for women?
Men can certainly receive neuromodulator treatment. In fact, more and more men are turning to neuromodulators to combat frown lines and wrinkles.
At what age can I start using neuromodulators?
Doctors suggest that you be a minimum of 20 years of age in order to benefit from neuromodulators.
Are there any side effects?
Like any other treatment, there are side effects to neuromodulators. Some of these side effects include muscle stiffness, headaches, neck or back pain. Although these side effects are adverse, they can occur. It is always in your best interest to consult with your dermatologist and family physician before beginning any treatments.
How often do I need treatment?
A single neuromodulator treatment lasts up to four months and begins to wear off in the third month. As such, it is recommended that you obtain treatment every 3-6 months consistently to yield the best results.
If you have further questions about neuromodulators, call our office today and book your consultation.