A neuromodulator is an injectable prescription drug – one of the brands is commonly known as Botox® Cosmetic. Neuromodulators work by temporarily preventing a muscle from moving, thereby relaxing wrinkles. When a small amount of the neuromodulator is injected directly into or above the targeted muscle, it will gradually smooth out the appearance of the overlying skin.
Neuromodulator dosage is individualized for each patient. A lighter dose can maintain natural expression while improving the overall youthful quality of the skin. These treatments are also proactive and preventative against the development of deeply etched lines and wrinkles.
Following treatment, the neuromodulator may take 2 weeks for the full effect. The results are temporary and typically last 3-4 months.