Neuromodulators are methods of reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and creases that form on the face and neck, a procedure commercially known as Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau, and Xeomin.
Botox (approved by the FDA in 2002), and Dysport (approved by the FDA in 2009) are two of the most popular neuromodulators on the market and can be used to treat:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Downturned corners of mouth
- Lines on the bridge of the nose
- Protruding jaw that gives the appearance of a large jaw
- Migraine Headaches
- Excessive sweating of underarms
Both Botox and Dysport are proteins derived from botulinum toxin type A, which inhibits the muscle contractions that contribute to the development of wrinkles, lines, and creases.
How, exactly, does Botox work?
Botox works by preventing the contraction of facial muscles that have been used repetitively and have developed wrinkles. Wrinkles are then softened and eliminated by Botox.
Is Botox different from a dermal filler?
Botox is a medication that relaxes the facial muscles when injected into the muscles that are causing wrinkles. Dermal fillers are used, not to relax the muscle that shows lines, rather to fill in areas that have lost volume. Botox and dermal fillers are used completely differently, however, they work well together.
Where are neuromodulators typically injected?
Neuromodulators such as Botox are often injected into glabellar lines, also known as frown lines, between the eyebrows. Neuromodulators are also commonly used to relax wrinkles around the eyes as well as the horizontal lines across the forehead.
Where should I go to get Botox?
The importance of seeking out an injector with skill and experience cannot be overstressed, and your provider should be a board-certified Plastic Surgeon. Be wary of anyone who gives injections ‘on the side.’ You want an injector who has studied facial anatomy and will customize your injections to your face, to prevent over injection or injection in the wrong muscle.
How much do neuromodulators cost in North Dakota?
The cost of neuromodulators can vary. After your consultation with Dr. Adams, we will provide a detailed cost estimate, and will also discuss payment methods, scheduling, and financing options. In general, price shopping for surgery isn’t recommended. It is best to choose a plastic surgeon that you are comfortable with, trust, and one that has the proper training from an accredited plastic surgery training program. Visit our Financing & Fees page to learn more.