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Neuromodulators/Wrinkle Smoothing Injectables

Aging is something we embrace, but on our own terms. We want how we feel on the inside to be reflected in our outward appearance, and we know you do too. Neuromodulators (which are known by the brand name Botox in Canada) are non-invasive injections that improve the signs of aging with no recovery time and natural looking results.

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What is Botox and how does it work?

Botox is a highly purified protein isolated from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Following injection into specific facial muscles, neuromodulators cleave a protein on nerve endings, preventing release of the chemical which signals muscles to contract. The effect of neuromodulators peaks at two weeks and then gradually wears off as the nerve endings regenerate the cleaved protein.

At Compass Dermatology, all injections are performed by our experienced, board-certified dermatologists. Prior to your treatment, Dr. Cook or Dr. Carroll will carefully assess your facial anatomy and movement to determine the correct dosage and injection locations.

Why Neuromodulators Could Be a Good Choice for You

Neuromodulators are able to significantly improve dynamic wrinkles of the face and neck within weeks. Dynamic wrinkles are lines and creases that are due to repeated facial movements, such as furrowing your brows or raising your eyebrows. They often appear in your late 20s and deepen as the years pass. Neuromodulators reduce the movement of the muscles responsible for these wrinkles, and the lines gradually soften, leaving you with a rested and refreshed appearance. The goal for a natural look is to soften lines, not create a completely frozen, expressionless appearance. At Compass Dermatology, our board-certified dermatologists will customize your treatment to achieve your goals.

Neuromodulators may also be used to shape and contour the face. Injection of neuromodulators into the muscles that pull the brows down weakens the action of these muscles and results in a brow lift. This principle can also be used to lift the corners of the mouth and sharpen the jawline. Injection of neuromodulators into the masseter muscles at the angles of the jaw can reduce the bulk of these muscles and slim the jawline. Neuromodulators are also able to soften lines above the upper lip, smooth out chin dimples, and lower the upper lip to improve the appearance of a “gummy” smile.

Another benefit of neuromodulators? Not only do they make you look better—they make you feel better too. The mood-boosting benefits of Botox are well described, and neuromodulators can also help ease tension headaches and reduce jaw pain.

The full effect of your treatment is seen by 2 weeks. Most people require treatment every 3 to 4 months.

Our Comprehensive Approach to Neuromodulator Injections

Patients new to Compass Dermatology will meet with one of our board certified dermatologists for a consultation and skin assessment to determine the optimal approach to achieving your aesthetic goals.

Once the consultation is complete and neuromodulators are deemed appropriate for you, your treatment will begin. The injections are performed with a tiny needle and are associated with minimal discomfort. Your appointment will take about 30 minutes and no recovery time is needed. Side effects may include bruising and there is a very low risk of mild drooping of the eyebrow or eyelid which resolves over several weeks. You should avoid lying down, rubbing or applying pressure to treated areas for 4-5 hours following your treatment. We recommend avoiding intense exercise for the remainder of the day.

Botox FAQ

When should I begin neuromodulator treatments?

We recommend beginning regular neuromodulator treatments once lines are visible at rest.

What are neuromodulators used for?

Neuromodulator injections are commonly used for treatment of the following:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown or glabellar lines (the ‘11s’)
  • Forehead lines
  • Drooping brows
  • Bunny lines (from wrinkling the nose)
  • Prominent platysmal bands in the neck
  • To lift the corners of the mouth
  • To slim and sharpen the jawline
  • To lower the upper lip in the case of a ‘gummy’ smile
What are the potential complications of neuromodulators?

Potential complications of neuromodulator injections include mild bruising and swelling, headache, and a drooping eyelid. Drooping of the eyelid is an extremely rare side effect if the injections are performed by an expert dermatologist. Complications resulting from neuromodulator injections spontaneously resolve over several weeks.

How long do the effects of neuromodulator injections last?

The effects of neuromodulator injections typically last for 3-4 months.

What can I expect after treatment with a neuromodulator?

There is typically no recovery time following neuromodulator injections. Small bumps are commonly visible for 20-30 minutes at injection sites. Bruising may occur. You should avoid lying down, rubbing or applying pressure to treated areas for 4-5 hours.

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To learn more about how your comprehensive aging plan might benefit from Botox injections, please complete this form, text or call us at 647-351-9277.

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