Neuromodulators work by temporarily paralyzing specific muscles that cause wrinkles, folds, and lines. One of the most common injection sites for neuromodulators is between the eyebrows to stop the two vertical lines (the “angry elevens”) from forming. Botox injections around the eyes are also common to reduce unwanted crinkling and lines. However, neuromodulators also have various off-label uses such as preventing and treating migraines as well as reducing unwanted sweating.
All neuromodulators are temporary, providing results for approximately three months. When using these products to minimize lines and wrinkles, neuromodulators can also be a preventative treatment. Many younger clients opt for routine Botox and Dysport injections in order to “train” muscles to be less active. When wrinkles can be prevented and delayed rather than treated, the signs of aging can be slowed.