A Neuromodulation treatment is a purified protein that inhibits the nerve pathways when injected precisely. It is widely used for the non-surgical treatment of wrinkles, facial sagging, and asymmetries. When used to diminish wrinkles, it essentially relaxes the muscles that contract to form the crease.
The effects of treatment with Botox® are evident between three and seven days. Results that typically last from three to four months.
Similarly the effects of treatment with Dysport are achieved faster and are evident between two to three days, and typically last from three to four months.
Neuromodulators are sold by the unit as every client will require a different number of units based on the size of the muscle. Most clients require a combination of Neuromodulators and Dermal Fillers.
Botox® – $8 /unit + GST
Dysport – $8/unit + GST
During your consultation, Jessica will evaluate your skin and help you select the best treatment for your skin, desire, and budget.
- Control facial muscle spasms and ticks
- Reshape the face by decreasing the volume of the muscles
- Control sleep bruxism, grinding and clenching
- Significantly reduce chronic frontal tension headaches and migraines
- Reduce dynamic wrinkles and lines
Treatments Areas of the Face and Neck
- Glabellar complex (AKA the “11s” between the brows)
- Peri-orbital (Crow’s feet)
- Brow shaping
- Peri-oral lines (Smokers line)
- Depressor Anguli Oris
- Platysmal bands
- Don’t consume alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment as alcohol may thin the blood and increase the risk of bruising.
- Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications for a period of 1 week before treatment. Medications and supplements such as aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo Biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, and other NSAIDS have a blood thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injections.
- Arnica (OTC homeopathic anti-inflammatory) can be started 2 days prior to dermal filler treatment.
Schedule your Neuromodulator injections at least 2 weeks prior to a special event that you may be attending, such as a wedding or a vacation. Results from the Neurotoxin injections will take approximately 3 to 5 days to appear. Also bruising and swelling may be apparent in that time period. You may require a tweak or additional product 2 weeks from the original treatment.
- Discontinue using Retinol 2 days before and 2 days after treatment.
- Reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours in advance if you have a rash, cold sore, or blemish on the area.
- If you have a history of cold sores please let your provider know, we may put you on an anti-viral medication prior to treatment.
- Be sure to have a good breakfast, including food and drink before your procedure. This will decrease the chances of lightheadedness during your treatment.
- You are not a candidate if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
As you leave the clinic, you might notice some slight swelling. This is temporary and should return to normal within a few hours.
10% of clients may experience a mild headache after the treatment. You may take Advil or Motrin should this occur.
For the next 4 hours you should keep your head upright. Do not bend over or lay down. Wait at least 4 hours before touching, pressing, or manipulating the treated area.
For 1 hour after your treatment, you should exaggerate the use of muscles that have been injected. This promotes the binding of the neuromodulator.
You may notice some light bruising from the injection. This is temporary and it should go away in the next following days.
Be patient, the results are not immediately apparent. you may notice some change 3-5 days after the injection, and the final results usually take up to 2 weeks.
When you return in 2 weeks for a follow-up, we will evaluate the progress of today’s treatment. You may need an additional touch-up treatment to be sure that the targeted muscle are adequately weakened.
Please notify your medical doctor immediately if :
- If you experience severe nausea, muscle weakness in your extremities or breathing difficulties, you must contact your provider.
Side effects or possible risks to neurotoxins injections?
- Previous treatments with unsatisfactory results.
- Previous facial surgery in the region that may be treated.
- Blood thinning medications. They may increase the risk of bruising. Examples include anti-inflammatories, aspirin, vitamin E, antioxidants, and herbal supplements.
- Long-term steroid use. A neurotoxin works by interfering with communication between the nerves and the muscles that they serve. Steroids minimize the inflammation from the immune response, but they should not have any impact on injections aside from decreasing the swelling that may occur.
- Calcium channel blockers. These medications are used to lower blood pressure work by slowing the movement of calcium into the cells of the heart and blood vessel walls. It is thought that the effects of Botox® may be increased if a client is on channel blockers. This is theoretical but not proven.
- Aminoglycosides. An aminoglycoside is a powerful antibiotic used to treat serious bacterial infections such as meningitis and tuberculosis. The medication interferes with the neuromuscular transmission which therefore may increase the effects of BoNTA. Examples are streptomycin, tobramycin, neomycin, gentamicin), polymyxins, tetracyclines, lincomycin, or any other medicine that interferes with neuromuscular transmission (e.g. neuromuscular blocking agents, both depolarising (succinylcholine) and nondepolarizing (tubocurarine derivatives), lincosamides, magnesium sulfate, and anticholinesterases)
- Known peripheral motor neuropathy disease.
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), sometimes called Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rapidly progressive, invariably fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscles.
- A neuromuscular junction disorder such as myasthenia gravis or Lambert Eaton, is an autoimmune disorder in which acetylcholine is prevented from being released at the presynaptic terminal and is required for muscular contraction.
- Known sensitivity to any ingredient in Botox® including sodium chloride.
- Active or herpes simplex at our near injection site.
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding