When battling frown lines and crow’s feet, over-the-counter skin care products often fail to deliver significant results. Neuromodulators are a popular cosmetic treatment that can effectively tackle frown lines, crow’s feet, fine lines, and wrinkles! You may find yourself looking into various cosmetic options to reverse these age-related changes but wondering which is the best option for you.
Columbia Laser Skin Center in The Dalles, OR, offers neuromodulators like Botox and Xeomin to help patients combat signs of aging in the skin. These popular cosmetic procedures utilize advanced aesthetic science to target the nerves that change and sag your skin. Read on to learn more about how these neuromodulators work.
What Is a Neuromodulator?
Neuromodulators are cosmetic treatments that alter nerve activity in specific regions to produce certain aesthetic effects. A neuromodulator uses the targeted delivery of a stimulus to block or relax nerves that may be overactive.
These overactive nerves can cause excess motion of the skin and underlying muscle, leading to lasting changes in the skin, like forehead creases and crow’s feet.
Types of Neuromodulators
Columbia Laser Skin Center offers injectable neuromodulators like Botox and Xeomin that work to diminish fine lines, wrinkles, frown lines, and more. Find out all about the process, results, and recovery for Botox and Xeomin here:
Botox is one of the most popular neuromodulators used in the cosmetic industry. Botox injections work by relaxing overactive facial nerves. Overactivity of these facial nerves can cause fine lines and wrinkles. As an answer to this problem, Botox relaxes these nerves, limiting the excessive movement of the facial skin. This minimizes skin-related aging effects like crow’s feet and frown lines, resulting in smoother, more youthful skin.
Results from Botox develop within two weeks of treatment and can last up to three to four months. To maintain firm and younger-looking facial skin, you would need Botox treatment at least three times per year.
Xeomin is a neuromodulator used to diminish glabella lines, otherwise known as frown lines. These lines form when the muscles under the skin contract during facial expressions. Over the years, continuous facial expressions can create lasting frown lines. Xeomin is a cosmetic injection that works by blocking the release of chemicals that cause particular muscle contractions that lead to frown lines.
The results from Xeomin cosmetic treatment appear over 30 days and last for about three to four months. To maintain your Xeomin results, you should repeat treatment about three times per year.
Neuromodulators at Columbia Laser Skin Center
Do you want to experience the benefits of neuromodulators like Botox or Xeomin? Columbia Laser Skin Center provides various cosmetic options to improve your facial appearance, including treatment with neuromodulators. We work with patients in The Dalles, OR, and throughout the Columbia Gorge region.
Whether you opt for Botox injections or dermal fillers, our primary goal is to help you feel like the best version of yourself. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our cosmetic professionals!