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What is Neuromodulator treatment?
Botulinum toxin, also known as BOTOX®, is a neuromodulator designed to temporarily relax muscle and is typically injected into areas on the face. Neurotoxin injections are most widely known for reducing skin wrinkles, making them one of the most popular non-invasive treatments on the market for anti-aging. They may also be recognized by brand names like Dysport®, XEOMIN®, and Jeuveau® which are comparable products with minor individual variations. Not only are they used as a corrective treatment for stubborn fine lines and deeper wrinkles, but can also be used as a preventative measure. These days, neuromodulators are the new normal for anti-aging. With a little education, you may find it is exactly the treatment you have been looking for to look more refreshed, more awake, and with smooth and glowing skin.
What is Neuromodulator treatment used for?
One of the best things about this procedure is that it is used to treat so many different areas and conditions. Typically, patients will receive the injections in the forehead (the area that appears when you lift your brows up), the glabella (the area between the brows, typically called “frown lines”), and crows feet (the lines on the outer corners of the eyes)- however, it is also useful to correct a gummy smile, relieve jaw clenching (Bruxism), migraines, and even address excess sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis. Another common treatment is the “Lip Flip”, where product is injected to enhance the upper lip, causing it to become more visible therefore resulting in a more natural smile for those with a smaller upper lip, or to compliment filler injection done at the same visit. This incredibly versatile treatment can even be used to correct asymmetry related to facial muscle imbalance such as after Bell’s Palsy or a stroke.
Can Neuromodulators really treat sweating?
Absolutely! As mentioned above, these products are more than just cosmetic. Hyperhidrosis, or excess sweating, is a condition where the body’s sweat glands produce more sweat than is necessary to regulate body temperature. Axillary Hyperhidrosis (of the underarms) is by far the most common. Neurotoxin injections have been proven widely successful to treat this condition with results lasting on average 6 months or more. Neurotoxin can also be used to treat hyperhidrosis related to nerve damage after surgery, such as sweating on the cheek after parotid surgery, otherwise known as “Frey’s Syndrome”. This works to block the nerve signals responsible for sweating, paralyzing the sweat glands temporarily. Once you start to see less and less dryness, it is time for another treatment. Excessive sweating is not only annoying, but can also make most people very self conscious and impacts quality of life severely. A quick, 10 minute treatment is a reliable fix to this common obstacle.
How Much Does It Cost?
There are two different ways neuromodulators are normally priced: per unit or per area. The benefit of paying for this treatment when it is priced per area is that you are paying for “the look”. This is totally patient specific- so you will not have to worry about feeling overcharged and receiving an underwhelming result. This means you can can expect great results knowing you are getting the perfect amount of product to attain the look you are going for. No guessing. No cutting corners. When it comes to neuromodulator, what matters most is the final product: your satisfaction with the appearance.
What Is The Treatment Like?
The actual process of receiving a neurotoxin treatment is simple with minimal discomfort. After discussing your priorities and desires with your Pennsylvania Dermatology Specialists provider, we will come up with a plan and go over expectations. The area being treated will be cleaned, prepped, and sometimes marked to see exactly where the injections are going. We use the thinnest and most state of the art needles for our neuromodulator injections. These needles are smaller than insulin needles and deliver precise units in a painless manner. After the injections are completed, you may notice some bumps under the skin; this is primarily noticed in areas where superficial injections are needed such as the forehead and around the eyes. Those typically disappear by the time you leave the office and can be alleviated with an ice pack. Steer clear of excessive alcohol or blood thinning medication before the treatment to prevent bruising. It is also important that after the treatment you avoid strenuous exercise and do not lay down, touch, or rub the area for at least 4 hours to avoid moving the product. Results can usually begin to be seen in 3 to 4 days, with maximum results taking place about 2 weeks after the initial treatment.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Neuromodulators will usually last around 3 months, although when used for sweating it can last closer to 6 months. Longer duration of action is a hotbed of activity for neuromodulator research. Eventually, the product will wear off gently and retreatment is required. Typically, the sign that you are due for another treatment is when full muscle activity start to recur or sweating becomes bothersome again. Once you find that perfect look, it is smooth sailing and will result in a convenient and steady treatment plan. Pennsylvania Dermatology Specialists offers easy scheduling online, by phone, and in-person and is ready to assist with any cosmetic needs.
Frequently Asked Questions About Neuromodulator
We charge per area, not per unit. The price will be determined after your consultation and discussion of the desired outcome. We also offer boutique neuromodulator services such as undereye wrinkles, “Lip Flip”, gummy smile, asymmetries related to disease (Stroke and Bells Pallsy), etc.
Pain free injections are our expertise at Pennsylvania Dermatology Specialists. We use the state of the art “INViSIBLE NEEDLE” for our neuromodulator injections. These needles are 33% smaller than insulin needles and deliver precise units in a painless manner. We also offer numbing creams, ice packs, tactile stimulation, and talkesthesia… patients always remember their treatment, but they never remember it hurting.
Treatment results will usually last anywhere from 3-6 months depending on the location and the indication. Eventually, the product will wear off when the muscles are signaled to start contracting again or sweating resumes being bothersome.
Yes. These products can be used to treat Bruxism, or clenching and grinding of the jaw and teeth. The product is injected in the masseter muscle to relax the area to eradicate the unconscious likelihood to clench and grind.
It’s easy! Give us a call and get scheduled today. We can provide the ideal experience for you whether this is your first treatment or you are a seasoned pro.