Neuromodulator injections such as Dysport, Xeomin, and Botox (botulinum toxin type A) are useful in minimizing deep wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet. These injectables help relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles to appear, ultimately leading to a noticeable improvement in your overall appearance.

A neuromodulator injection is a minimally invasive treatment that is well-tolerated by most patients who undergo the procedure. Administering the injectable with immense accuracy and care can help you achieve natural results. The procedure only takes 10 to 15 minutes. There will be no recovery time required and no restrictions on post-treatment activity.

How They Work

Neuromodulators such as Botox and Dysport work to relax specific muscles in your face. When the muscles are relaxed, they will no longer be contracted, and this will cause wrinkles to disappear and will prevent the formation of future wrinkles.

When applied properly through certain injection techniques, these neuromodulators can significantly help reduce signs of aging such as crow’s feet and frown lines.

To begin the treatment, your oculofacial plastic surgeon will inject a neuromodulator such as Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin using a fine needle. A very small amount of the selected neuromodulator will be directly injected into the contracted muscle underneath the skin to help relax it, causing a gradual smoothing out of the targeted skin area. Patients who have undergone the procedure haven’t reported any significant pain or discomfort during the treatment.

After the completion of the treatment, it is possible to see noticeable changes in the appearance of wrinkles within a week or so. It is possible to maintain these results with the support of maintenance treatments that you can schedule every few months.

Preparing for the Treatment

During your consultation, we will review your medical history. At this time, you can discuss your expectations and ask questions about the procedure and its outcomes. In case you’re using any of the following drugs and medications, you must report them to the surgeon before the treatment:

• Antibiotics
• Blood-thinning drugs
• Any other prior neuromodulator therapies
• Sleep medications
• Muscle relaxants
• Cold or allergy medicines

Neuromodulators can be used as a treatment to help improve numerous conditions, including:

• Wrinkles between the eyebrows
• Crow’s feet
• Forehead furrows and frown lines
• Involuntary sweating

Your Results

The improvements caused by neuromodulators typically last three to four months. The effects will begin to wear off with the return of the muscle action. Usually, an average patient requires reinjection of the neuromodulator at different intervals for sustaining the effects of the treatment. Repeated treatments can help produce longer-lasting results.

You might experience mild bruising and/or swelling in the area where the neuromodulator has been injected after the treatment. This is quite normal and will subside quickly. Your doctor may prescribe certain medications to help minimize the bruising/swelling.

Contact Our Office

Contact our office to learn more about neuromodulators and how they can help you achieve a more youthful appearance. Dr. Yoash Enzer is a board-certified surgeon and Rhode Island’s top laser and cosmetic specialist. He will assess your specific needs and develop a plan of action to rejuvenate your appearance and your confidence.