What are Neuromodulators? (Botox®,
Neuromodulators are a safe and
common method of smoothing lines and wrinkles on the face. Botox®
and Dysport® are the
only FDA approved products in the United States. They use the power
of nature tempered by science to relax away wrinkles and prevent new
ones from forming. Neuromodulators are FDA approved to treat the
frown line, but are often used to treat the horizontal forehead
lines, squint lines, vertical lip lines, rough texture of the chin,
down turned corners of the mouth and neck banding.
How do Neuromodulators work?
Neuromodulators work by blocking the release of a chemical called
acetylcholine that causes the muscles to contract. When the muscles
are relaxed the skin lays flat which greatly reduces the appearance
of facial lines and wrinkles. Neuromodulators only work in areas
where lines and wrinkles are forms through consistent repetitive
Are Neuromodulators safe?
Neuromodulator injections are very
safe treatments to have. There is no down time and the most common
complication that occurs is minimal discomfort or a small bruise at
the injection site. Mild headaches, body aches, and brow or lid
relaxation are rare side effects that typically last anywhere
between 1-2 weeks.
What should I expect after a Neuromodulator treatment?
You can expect to see results sometime between 2-10 days after
receiving your treatment. Results typically last approximately 3-4
months. Neuromodulators such as Botox®
and Dysport® are
commonly used in conjunction with other treatments offered at
MediSpa Maui in order to achieve maximal skin rejuvenation. We offer
Complimentary Consultations where we can create a treatment plan to
achieve your desired results.
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