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Animation of the face is, of course, a good thing. Excessive animation, however, causes wrinkles that can eventually become static and permanently etched into our features. Not only can these deep lines age us in appearance, they can make us appear angry, sad, tired or stressed out when we are, in fact, happy, awake and relaxed. A class of medications known as neuromodulators can relax muscles to create a more relaxed and more youthful appearance.

Neuromodulators are the #1 aesthetics treatment in the world! Women and men worldwide are using them to improve their appearance. If you want to reverse the signs of facial aging, these tiny injections can erase years off your appearance within days of treatment. Dynamic wrinkles disappear! Deeper wrinkles will gradually soften and fade with continued use for further anti-aging benefits!

The age you start is the age you stay!

Young people are using neuromodulators as a means of preventing wrinkles, and for the many other cosmetic benefits they offer. It seems that everyone looks better after a little Vitamin B, as it is fondly called! Even those who have not yet developed wrinkles love the improvements this treatment can offer to one’s appearance. As a means of anti-aging, starting early is a brilliant form of prevention.

Look relaxed, happy and refreshed!

 

How does it work?

Neuromodulators are also known as neurotoxins, and they work by changing the way messaging is conducted between nerves and muscles. Don’t let the word toxin scare you. As a medication it is extremely safe, and cosmetically it is used in very small doses. The toxin works by relaxing facial muscles that cause excessive animation of the face. Animation of the face is, of course, a good thing. Excessive animation, however, causes wrinkles that eventually become permanently etched into our features. Not only can these lines age us in appearance, they can make us appear angry, sad, tired or stressed out. Neuromodulators can smooth the muscles that cause this and relax other muscles for cosmetic benefit as well. 

 

Neuromodulators are a class of medications which change the way that messaging is conducted between nerves and muscles. Neuromodulators have many uses within medicine including the treatment of chronic migraines, severe underarm sweating, blepharospasm (eyelid spasm), strabismus (misalignment of the eyes when one or both eyes turn inward or outward) and more. Cosmetically, they are used in very small doses to relax muscles that cause excessive animation of the face. 

The goal is to relax the muscles to smooth out animation lines. Dosing that is too high can freeze features and create a rather odd looking appearance. Moderate dosing, on the other hand, creates a natural, youthful looking appearance that you will love.

Administering neuromodulators is an art! 

 

How much does it cost?

The cost of neuromodulators can vary greatly from clinic to clinic. At Skinpossible the price is based on dosing and you only pay for what you use. The amount of medication required varies from person to person based on the degree of relaxation desired and the strength of the muscles being treated. Those with stronger muscles generally require higher dosing and some metabolize the toxin faster than others. The cost for maintenance may come down with extended use, as excessively strong muscles will usually weaken over time and require lower dosing.

Comfortable, fast and long-lasting!

Neuromodulators are administered by injection, but the syringes are so tiny they don’t feel like much more than a mosquito bite. After the treatment, the medication will start to relax the treated muscles within three to five days and be fully effective within two weeks. The benefits wear off gradually, lasting an average of four months! For the first few weeks the muscle may be completely immobilized. Some people like this but it is not the long-term goal. As the neurotoxin loses its effect, the ability to animate the features becomes possible, but facial lines remain subtle.

You don’t need to do it forever!

There is a misconception that once you start using neuromodulators you can’t stop, or you will look worse. Nothing could be further from the truth! If you use this class of medications for a few years and then stop, the muscles will eventually strengthen again. Wrinkles and lines will gradually return but they will always be less extreme than they otherwise would have if you had never relaxed them for a period of time. To maintain the beautiful age defying effects of this amazing treatment it is recommended that you return for treatment before the visible benefits wear off completely.

You don’t need to continue, but you will want to!

 

Who will perform your treatment?

Neuromodulator injections at Skinpossible are performed by trained physicians and cosmetic nurse injectors. Our team of injectors will keep you looking natural. Cosmetic injections are all they do, all day long, and they are very good at it!

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Approved and off-label uses for cosmetic purposes include:

 

Frown Lines: As we concentrate or frown, vertical lines appear between the brows. Over time, these lines tend to deepen and make us appear angry or stressed.

Forehead Lines: As we raise our eyebrows, horizontal lines appear across the forehead. As these lines become permanently etched, they age us in appearance.

Crow’s Feet: Creases that appear at the outer corners of our eyes when we smile and squint tend to deepen and lengthen as we age. These can easily be relaxed.

Eyebrow Shaping: A subtle elevation and arch in the brow can be created to reduce hooding of the lid and open up the eyes for a rested and refreshed appearance. 

Lip Lines: Smoking, puckering or just talking can cause lines to develop around our mouth. Also known as a lip flip, relaxing this muscle reduces lip lines. 

Bunny Lines: Squinting of the eyes and flaring of the nostrils cause lines on the sides of the nose that are extreme for some people. These can be relaxed.

Downturned lips: Strong oral depressor muscles can turn the lips downward and cause creases at the corners of the mouth. This is another inexpensive fix.

Gummy Smile: The beauty of a smile can be diminished if too much gum is visible above the teeth. This can be fixed with a small amount of toxin.

Neck Bands: Bands in the neck can be relaxed for dramatic improvement in face and definition of the jawline. This popular treatment is known as a Nefertiti Neck Lift. 

Face Slimming: Strong masseters can make the jawline appear masculine. Relaxing them feminizes features and reduces teeth grinding as an added benefit. 

 


 

 

 

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Neuromodulators FAQ

  • Are neuromodulators safe? +

    Yes! Neuromodulators such as Botox have been used for cosmetic purposes for over 20 years and have proven to be very safe through extensive testing and research. Rarely, there can be some minor bruising which is not permanent (and is easily covered up with makeup) or a slight short-term headache. A temporary eyelid droop is also possible for very rare. While not without potential side effects but there has not been a confirmed serious case of spread of toxin effect away from the injection site when BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used at the recommended dose to treat frown lines.
  • Are neuromodulators toxic? +

    Typically, for a cosmetic treatment, you will receive 30-100 Units of Botox. To make someone remotely sick you would have to receive over 35 times this dose all at one time which would NEVER happen (plus it would cost you over $42,000 - absolutely impossible!) You really are getting a VERY TINY dose.
  • How long does the procedure take? When will I see results? +

    Generally after the consultation and assessment the procedure only takes about 15 minutes. Injection sites may look like a mosquito bite for a few hours. Other than that there is no downtime and nobody will know you have had anything done. It will usually take 4-5 days before you see any changes and it can take up to 2 weeks to fully take effect.
  • How long do the results last? Is it permanent? +

    The muscle relaxing effect is not permanent and varies from person to person. Results will last between 3-4 months on average. We recommend that you have your first three treatments promptly every 3 months without waiting in between. Most people who follow this advice will find that they can eventually increase the duration of the results from each treatment. In time you may only need retreatment twice per year and this will save you money.
  • Will my wrinkles look worse when it wears off? +

    No!  Your face will never get worse when it wears off or if you stop using Botox.  If you use Botox for a number of years and then stop getting treatments your wrinkles will gradually reappear but usually be better than they would have if they had not been relaxed for those years.  At the very least you will return to where you started, but you will never look worse than you otherwise would have.
  • Who will perform my Botox procedure at Skinpossible? +

    Injecting neuromodulators and injectible fillers is an "Art" that requires a trained eye, a gentle hand, and a thorough understanding of facial anatomy and proper dosing. Your treatment may be performed by one of our doctors if this is your preference. Keep in mind that some of the best and most sought-after aesthetics injectors in the world are not doctors but are, in fact, trained cosmetic nurses.
  • What should I expect during my Botox treatment at Skinpossible? +

    As with all of our procedures we strive to make your Botox treatment experience as pleasant as possible. During your treatment you will be seated in one of our comfortable treatment chairs while relaxing music plays in the background. Very low doses of Botox will be administered in a series of tiny injections with a very fine needle. You will feel safe, comfortable and pampered during your Botox treatment at Skinpossible.
  • Does Skinpossible follow-up with me after the treatment to see if I am satisfied? +

    At the time of your treatment a follow-up assessment will be scheduled for 2 weeks later. This will ensure we are able to see how your facial muscles reacted to your treatment. There will be no charge for this follow-up appointment unless you require more product to fine tune your treatment results. If a bit more product is required it will be applied during this appointment at an additional cost. After your first treatment or two we will have established the exact dosing required to give you the optimal desired result, and follow-up assessments will no longer be necessary.
  • Can men have it done? +

    Absolutely! Both women and men globally are using Botox to maintain their youthful appearance. Since men have stronger facial muscles than women, however, they will usually require slightly larger doses.
  • Who is not a candidate? +

    Although it has not been linked to the occurrence of birth defects or other serious side effects, Botox, Dysport and Xeomin injections are not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and for those with neurological disorders. Before proceeding with any treatment at Skinpossible your health history will be reviewed by one of our health care professionals.
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