Neuromodulators or wrinkle-relaxing injections are made from botulinum toxin which is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
Neuromodulators are commercially known as Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®, and Jeuveau® that are used to smooth out facial wrinkles.
Injection of neuromodulator into certain muscles, causes them to weaken or paralyze and relaxes the skin above them as well. The results become noticeable 24 to 48 hours after injection to temporarily improve the appearance of wrinkles.
Even though you are altering your muscle with this injection, it is safe when administered by medical professionals
What are the common area for Botox® injection?
- Frown lines
- Forehead lines
- Glabellar Lines or between eyebrows that resemble to number 11
- Crow’s feet line around the eyes.
What are the most common side effects?
- Swelling, bruising or pain at the injection area
- Headache or flu like symptoms
Who is not a good candidate?
- Women who are pregnant or nursing
- Have a muscle or nerve related conditions such as ALS or MS
- Have allergy to Botox component
- Who are in a poor general health