Time takes its toll on all of us, and it would be nice if we could slow down its effects, wouldn’t it? Well, Lakeside Dermatology has some good news for you – there is a way to turn back the clock! Neuromodulators can smooth out your wrinkles and creases to give you a fresh, youthful appearance.
What are neuromodulators? You’ve probably heard of the most familiar one already, Botox. Neuromodulators such as Botox work by blocking nerve signals to a certain area, thereby preventing the muscle contractions that cause skin to fold and crinkle, leaving telltale signs of aging in the form of crow’s feet and frown lines.
When we are young, our skin is smooth because it is constantly regenerating itself and collagen and elastin production is high. As we age, the texture of our skin changes. Less oil is produced, leaving skin prone to dryness. Collagen and elastin production decreases. The facial expressions that we make most often start to become etched into our faces.
Neuromodulators like Botox, Dysport and Jeuveau are injected into the muscle tissue underneath the affected skin, causing it to relax. The result is a gradual smoothening of the skin – meaning fewer wrinkles and a more youthful appearance. This procedure can be used to smooth the forehead, creases between the eyebrows (frown lines), laugh lines around the mouth (marionette lines), or anywhere else your skin has started to show lines or wrinkles.
If this sounds appealing to you, call Lakeside Dermatology for a consultation. We’ll discuss your goals and your medical history to make sure that you are a good candidate for treatment with a neuromodulator. Then you can set an appointment that works with your schedule.
Treatment sessions are quick and easy, with little or no downtime, and no need for anesthesia. It generally takes less than one hour to administer the necessary injections. After that, you can leave and go right back to your daily routine.
The results of treatment with Botox or other neuromodulators won’t be visible immediately, as it takes a little time for the body to respond to the procedure. Most patients see results in just three to four days, which then last up to six months. If you like what you see during that time, our dermatologist can discuss your options for maintenance treatments. We want you to love what you see in the mirror every day!