(Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Nuceiva)
Are you looking for a non-invasive solution to prevent or treat wrinkles? Anti-wrinkle injections are here to help, as they enhance the appearance of your skin due to aging, stress, or simply a desire for rejuvenation! At MD Skin Lab, our skilled physicians are here to assist you in achieving the skin you desire, tailored to your individual needs. As we age, various factors such as sun exposure, dehydration, poor nutrition, smoking, and even facial expressions can develop frown lines, stress lines, and wrinkles. Fortunately, anti-wrinkle injections, also known as neuromodulator injections, provide a non-surgical and minimally invasive approach to enhancing and preserving the appearance of the facial skin by softening and reducing existing wrinkles and preventing future wrinkles and lines.
Additionally, these neuromodulators offer therapeutic solutions for pain disorders like chronic migraines, hyperhidrosis for excessive sweating and masseter muscles for jaw clenching. Anti-wrinkle injections have been researched extensively and proven to deliver safe, progressive and satisfying results.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections Explained
What are Anti-Wrinkle Injections (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin and Nuceiva)?
Anti-wrinkle injections, also known as neuromodulators, are designed Neuromodulators are designed to provide a non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment for enhancing and preserving the aesthetic quality of facial skin. They work towards softening and reducing the deepening of existing wrinkles, as well as preventing future wrinkles and lines. Anti-wrinkle injections target underlying muscle activity, thereby reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles resulting from muscular overactivity. There are many cases where your physician injector may recommend anti-wrinkle injections; a few examples of common cases are forehead creases, frown lines, and crow's feet.
Neuromodulators are used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, temporarily reducing nerves responsible for muscle contraction and the resulting fine lines and wrinkles. This class of injectables includes Botox, Dysport, Xeomin and Nuceiva. Your physician injector will determine the best option for you based on your skin needs during your customized consultation.
Who Is It For and Am I A Candidate?
As each individual is unique and may have a specific skin goal, there isn't a right or wrong age to start. Our physician injectors recommend having preventative treatments in your 20s or early 30s. If you're experiencing dynamic or static lines, anti-wrinkle injections can work towards softening the current wrinkles to smoothen the skin while preventing new lines from forming.
Dynamic wrinkles are the lines formed by repetitive facial movements and everyday expressions, for example, smiling or frowning. These wrinkles typically appear on the forehead, around the eyes (crow's feet), and between the eyebrows (frown lines). They are temporary and disappear when the facial muscles relax with neuromodulator injections. Meanwhile, static wrinkles, on the other hand, are caused by a combination of factors such as age, strong facial expressions and loss of skin elasticity. They are visible even when the face is at rest.
Neuromodulators are also used to alleviate some common non-cosmetic issues, for example, migraines, excessive sweating, jaw clenching, and more. It’s always best to consult a physician, as they are here to assist you and will provide the best plan of action for you to address the issue.
Are you looking for a way to prevent or treat existing nagging lines and wrinkles? This makes you a candidate! However, we always recommend a consultation with our physicians to provide a personalized assessment and provide you with the best treatment plan to help you achieve your desired result.
How Do Neuromodulators Work?
You may now understand the meaning behind neuromodulators, but if it still sounds confusing, we are here to help! Clinics worldwide have since applied it to address many treatments, like wrinkles, hyperhidrosis and chronic migraines. Neuromodulators involve reducing the transmission of nerve impulses into the muscles, relaxing them and softening skin creases, making it safe for clinical use. When it comes to specifying the differences between neuromodulators, the difference between the brands can be in the molecule size and potency of the proteins. Besides these minor differences, all neuromodulators are used to safely and effectively smooth lines and wrinkles. When it comes to determining the right option for you, the individual’s needs must be assessed before a recommendation can be made.
What Areas Can You Treat With Anti-wrinkle Injections?
With our versatile services at MD Skin Lab, the following can be treated with the use of Neuromodulators:
- Frown Lines (Number "11's" or Glabella)
- Crow's Feet
- Brow Lift
- Bunny Lines (Side of Nose)
- Lip Flip
- Chin Dimpling
- Gummy Smile
- Crepey Neck
- Downturned Mouth
- Trapezius Size Reduction
(also known as Swan Neck Botox)
These are specific medical and therapeutic areas that can be treated with the use of Neuromodulators:
- Masseter/Jaw Clenching
- Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
Are Neuromodulator Injections Safe?
The neuromodulator Botox first gained FDA approval in 1980 (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin and Nuceiva) have been researched extensively over the last few decades. That said, neuromodulator injections are a safe procedure. Our exceptional physician injectors, Dr. Soreya Dhanji and Dr. Vishaal Govan, are experienced and are here to assist you with achieving your desired skin results. They are both trusted doctors that focus on the utmost safety of patients while providing a friendly, thoughtful experience at MD Skin Lab in Toronto.
What Happens During An Appointment?
The first step of your appointment is consultation, where our physicians, Dr. Soreya Dhanji or Dr. Vishaal Govan, will greet you. During the appointment, you will be asked about your medical history or medications that you are taking, as they may play a role in your treatment plan. Next, they must examine the areas you are looking to treat. Our physicians will educate you throughout the appointment to ensure you are well informed and comfortable.
In terms of preparation for the actual treatment, a medical grade antiseptic is to be used to clean the area of the skin where the injection will occur. Your physician would then use a fine needle to inject the neuromodulators into the treatment area.
How Long Will A Treatment Take?
You would be looking at under 30 minutes, and that means being able to visit MD Skin Lab during your lunch break!
What Does The Treatment Feel Like?
Usually minimal with no down time. Most patients rate the discomfort level at a one or two out of then. A subtle pinch may be felt during the injection but would fade reasonably quickly. At MD Skin Lab, we use a vibratory tool to minimize discomfort.
What Is The Downtime After Anti-Wrinkle Injections?
Our experienced physicians at MD Skin Lab will provide thorough directions on how to look after the treated area. A two-week follow-up is always scheduled with our first-time patients and as needed to ensure optimal results.
Post-treatment instructions are as follows:
- Stay upright for 4 hours
- Avoid applying pressure on the treatment area
- Avoid wearing hats for 24 hours
- No blood thinners for 24 hours (alcohol, anti-inflammatory medications, omega-3, etc)
- Avoid working out, hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms for 24 hours
How Many Appointments Will I Need, And When Will I See The Results?
Each skin type is unique, so the number of appointments required to get the desired results varies. Based on your aesthetic goals and previous results, your physician uses these details to plan your appointment. In addition, it depends on the brand and other factors as well. We suggest maintenance treatments every 3 to 4 months, especially if your goals are smooth, wrinkle-free skin.
What if you choose to stop getting Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin® or Nuceiva® injections? As time passes, the neuromodulator will wear off; thus, muscle movement is restored. The skin's appearance will eventually return to its pre-treatment condition.
In the first 48 to 72 hours, you may notice some improvement in lines and wrinkles, however it does take full 14 days to see the final result. If this is your first time undergoing an aesthetic treatment, it is normal to require a touch-up as your physician fine-tunes your results. Results typically last 3-4 months, however, individual differences such as metabolism, activity level, and sun exposure can impact longevity.
Will I Experience Any Side Effects?
We are dedicated to performing both a safe and effective treatment via the neuromodulators being used (Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin® or Nuceiva®). At the same time, it is possible that you may encounter temporary side effects such as headaches, bruising at the injection site, flu symptoms, weak muscles as well as pain and aches.
Your physician is there to review the possible side effects with you before your treatment and to provide you with assurance. Please note that any blood-thinning medication or alcohol should be avoided before and after your treatment, as it would minimize any risks associated with bruising. Lastly, any intense activities should be put off for at least 24 hours.
How Much Do Anti-Wrinkle Injections Cost? Is Financing Available?
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