Click below for our most Frequently Asked Questions about Neuromodulators such as BOTOX®/Dysport. If you can’t find what you are looking for, get in touch with us so we can better assist you.
A tiny needle is used to inject the solution into the muscle that creates the wrinkle. The solution, BOTOX® /Xeomin or Dysport then acts to prevent the nerve impulse sent by the brain from reaching the muscle. This overtime leads to muscle weakening, and the skin overlying the muscle gradually softens leading to resolution of the wrinkles.
This is truly a lunch break procedure. After the clinician has a short assessment of your areas of concern and determines which area to inject, it takes approximately 10 minutes to administer. Anesthesia is usually not required.
The onset of muscle relaxation is gradual, and usually takes anywhere from 2-6 days to see the results. Full effect is achieved approximately within 2 weeks.
When properly injected, Neuromodulators last anywhere from 3-4 months. The blocking action of BOTOX® Xeomin or Dysport is temporary, and over time the protein is broken down by the body and the ability of the muscles to contract returns to the treated area.
If treatment is done on a regular basis then the injection intervals get longer, and you can expect the product to last up to 6 months. People who actively exercise may see the lasting effects decrease to 2 months on a case-by-case basis.
While the risk of bruising is present during all injections, if it does occur, it is often very minimal.
At Lets Glow Salon, we make an effort to take photos of our Cosmetic Injection clients in order to document their current status and to keep a record of any changes that may occur. Without photos, we aren’t able to view the changes that have occurred either from the natural aging process or from the treatments that have been preformed.
The photos are kept absolutely confidential in the patient’s file. They are NEVER used in advertising or for training purposes unless the client clearly indicates authorization to do so. Our staff may access these photos when a client has inquiries about their treatment progress or possible treatment concerns.
No! Your face will never get worse if you stop using neuromodulators, or when it wears off. These products “stop or slow” the clock of aging. When you stop receiving treatments, the “aging clock” will resume as normal. Meaning, you will simply return to where you started. If you use neuromodulators for a number of years and then stop – your muscles learn to relax and therefore you will end up looking a little better than you did when you originally started.
This medication stays local in the muscles that are injected. After the injections, it is simply metabolised and broken down into natural by-products.
There are certain limitations to your activities after receiving BOTOX®/Dysport injections. It is not recommended to ingest alcohol, engage in an strenuous exercise, touch/massage the areas of injections or expose skin to hot water for 48 hours.
The sensation of the injection is usually described as a mosquito bite or a mild prick. Most of the time no anesthesia is required, and clients tolerate the procedure very well.
If your skin is very sensitive an ice pack or topical lidocaine cream can be applied to numb the skin and make you more comfortable.
Minimal bruising is the most common side effect associated with neuromodular injections, however most of the time there is no bruising at all.
Very few people may experience mild headaches lasting for a few hours.
If incorrectly injected it may lead to unintended relaxation of a different muscle groups. This may potentially result in eyelid drooping, flattening of the eyebrows and/or asymmetry. These unwanted side effects are temporary and can be avoided with proper placement and can be corrected. When you receive your BOTOX® Xeomin or Dysport injections at LGS, you can rest assured that our clinician has a medical background as a Nurse and has been trained in all aspects of Neuromodulators. Injections at Let’s Glow Salon will produce consistently smooth and natural results and achieve desired rejuvenating effects without unwanted complications.
Facial wrinkles are the result of two forces and involve two similar processes. Dynamic wrinkles are natural skin folds that follow contraction of any muscle group in the face and are essential part of any human emotion. The wrinkles do not persist in the relaxed state, and are usually not a cause of concern to patients.
Static, or permanent, wrinkles are secondary to gradual collagen loss in the skin as the forces of muscle contraction exert its toll over time. Static wrinkles persist in the relaxed state, and are usually evident in pictures causing frustration to many patients.
Most patients seek treatment for the first time when they start to notice static wrinkles. In the very early stage of collagen loss, temporary relaxation of muscles with BOTOX®/Dysport leads to complete reversal of wrinkles and immense satisfaction with the results.
Continued use of treatment significantly delays development and/or progression of permanent wrinkles and is the recommended course of action for many patients.
The use of Neuromodulators is usually the first treatment that most new clients opt to receive as a minimally invasive anti-ageing solution. When the wrinkles and folds are too deep to treat with muscle relaxation alone, facial fillers can be utilized to achieve a more youthful appearance. For instance, Juvederm or Stylage are popular and well established Dermal, Hyaluronic Acid Derived Filler. They are used to replenish lost volume and definition in cheeks, nasolabial folds, lips, marionette lines, jowls and other areas.
The most commonly treated areas include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Crow’s Feet or Laugh Lines around the eyes
- Forehead or Worry lines
- Bunny lines on the nose
- Dimpling of the chin (“peach pit” chin or peu D’Orange chin)
- Smoker’s lines (vertical lines around the lips)
- Eyebrow lift (arched eyebrows)
- Lip Flip
- Corners of the Mouth (grimace lines)
- Platisma Bands or Turkey Neck (strong bands of the neck)
Typically for a cosmetic treatment, you receive fewer than 100 units. To make someone ill, one would have to receive OVER 35 times this dose, all at one time, and directly into a vein… which would NEVER happen.
The cost of treatment varies by each patient, but a personal consultation can give you the exact amount.
A unit of a neuromodulator is simply a very tiny measurement of a medication. The exact number of units you require (to achieve the desired result) will be discussed during your confidential consultation.