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Neuromodulators | Dysport®, Xeomin®, Botox® Cosmetic

Erase those crow's feet, smooth those frown lines, soften those forehead creases. Without a doubt, the most publicized use of Neuromodulators such as DYSPORT®, XEOMIN®, and BOTOX® Cosmetic has been in the treatment of wrinkles. But the uses of Neuromodulators don't stop with just erasing wrinkles.

 

Neuromodulators can also be used in the prevention of certain kinds of wrinkles. Many of the muscles of facial expression are located just under the skin. When we frown or squint or raise our eyebrows, the overlying skin folds. Over time, the repeated folding of the skin results in a permanent crease or wrinkle such as crow's feet. Treating these areas with Neuromodulators for our Augusta and Evans, Georgia-area patients can prevent the repeated creasing of the skin and the resulting dynamic wrinkle.

 

Those who would like facial rejuvenation treatment that is less invasive than facelift or mid-facelift procedures can find a quick solution with this popular injectable enhancement. The results of Neuromodulator, such as DYSPORT®, XEOMIN®, and BOTOX® Cosmetic, injections are apparent within the first two days of treatment, and the procedure can be performed over your lunch hour.

NEUROMODULATORS-DYSPORT®, XEOMIN®, BOTOX® Cosmetic

Neuromodulators such as DYSPORT®, XEOMIN®, and BOTOX® Cosmetic are a natural, purified protein that temporarily weakens muscles which cause wrinkles and fine lines on the face, leading to a smoother, more youthful aesthetic appearance. This injectable treatment can also be used to produce a temporary brow lift effect when the muscles that pull downward on the eyebrows are treated.

 

Eyebrow position is determined by a "tug of war" between the muscles that pull up and the muscles that pull down. Treating the muscles that pull down will allow the muscles that pull up to be stronger, causing a temporary elevation in the brows.  Neuromodulators can also be used to treat the muscular bands that form in front of the neck. Treatment of these bands will allow those muscles to relax, causing the bands to temporarily disappear.  In individuals with very round faces, Neuromodulators can be used to produce a more angular face by weakening some of the muscles that support the cheek fat, thereby allowing it to temporarily sit deeper in the face and provide a better proportioned facial aesthetic balance.

Beyond wrinkles and fine lines, Neuromodulators such as DYSPORT®, XEOMIN®, and BOTOX® Cosmetic, can also be used to reduce excessive perspiration. Areas that are most commonly treated include the underarms, the palms or the feet. The treatment effect for excessive sweating lasts much longer than when using Neuromodulators to treat wrinkles. Typically, individuals only require one to two treatments per year to effectively decrease the perspiration in the problem area.

Please contact our cosmetic surgery team at the Georgia Center for more information on Neuromodulators such as DYSPORT®, XEOMIN®, and BOTOX® Cosmetic. Our physician serving Augusta and Evans, Georgia will be happy to meet with you and discuss your aesthetic goals.

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The Origins of NEUROMODULATORS-DYSPORT®, XEOMIN®, BOTOX® Cosmetic

Neuromodulators including DYSPORT®, XEOMIN®, and BOTOX® Cosmetic are the trade names for the protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is the same protein that causes botulism, but the amount used for cosmetic purposes is far smaller than the amount that causes botulism. Approximately 35 bottles of BOTOX® Cosmetic used at the same time would be necessary to reach those levels. Typically only one fourth of a bottle of Neuromodulators such as DYSPORT®, XEOMIN®, and BOTOX® Cosmetic is used in cosmetic procedures. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections have been safely used by physicians since the 1970s.

 

NEUROMODULATORS-DYSPORT®, XEOMIN®, BOTOX® Cosmetic

 Procedure

We can complete treatment with Neuromodulators such as DYSPORT®, XEOMIN®, and BOTOX® Cosmetic at our Evans, Georgia and Augusta-area practice in a matter of minutes. No significant post-procedure discomfort is described by our patients. After anesthetizing and cooling the skin with a cold air stream produced by a Zimmer Chiller, Achih H. Chen, M.D. will use a very small needle to administer the Neuromodulator such as DYSPORT®, XEOMIN®, and BOTOX® Cosmetic into the target areas. The protein in Neuromodulators such as DYSPORT®, XEOMIN®, and BOTOX® Cosmetic works by temporarily blocking the signal that travels between the nerve and the muscle, resulting in a temporarily weakened muscle. This prevents the formation of lines and creases in the treated areas, smoothing out the skin and producing a more youthful appearance.

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NEUROMODULATOR -DYSPORT®, XEOMIN®BOTOX® Cosmetic Recovery

After the procedure, it is important to avoid massaging the treated area, as doing so can disperse the BOTOX® Cosmetic into unintended areas. After two to three hours, normal activity can be resumed, and no special care is required. Very rarely, there can be a small amount of bruising in the treated area that quickly resolves, but most commonly it is difficult to even identify the area treated. The aesthetic effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic are not immediate but can typically be seen approximately two days after treatment. The effect reaches its maximum strength at two weeks. The results of Neuromodulators such as DYSPORT®, XEOMIN®, and BOTOX® Cosmetic usually last approximately three months.

It is important to schedule your Neuromodulator treatment at least two to three weeks prior to any important events so that the results of treatment are completely visible.

View our image gallery of Dr. Chen's before and after pictures using neuromodulators.

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