Neuromodulators: Botox, Dysport
By now, most people in the Vancouver area have heard about neuromodulators, most commonly known as Botox or Dysport, to name a few. The reason for such popularity and notoriety is that this injectable wrinkle relaxer delivers real results when it comes to softening the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are those that form when we make facial expressions. When administered by an expert, neurotoxins looks natural and does not interfere with the patient’s ability to make normal facial expression. Neurotoxins can significantly improve the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles, including lines on the outside of the eyes, on the forehead, and between the brows.
Botox or Dysport, can be used alone or in combination with other skin rejuvenating treatments such as dermal filler and laser & skin resurfacing for an unparalleled anti-aging result.
Neurotoxins is derived from a natural, purified protein that has been safely used for many decades to treat a variety of conditions including eye disorders and even excessive underarm sweating. The active ingredient in neurotoxins impedes the nerve impulses that cause facial muscles to contract. The result is a significant reduction in the “dynamic wrinkles” that show up as forehead lines, crow’s feet, and furrows between the eyebrows. By targeting specific facial muscles and causing them to temporarily relax, Dr. Buonassisi is able to create a smooth and youthful skin appearance for his patients.
Common Neurotoxins Treatments
- Wrinkles: Neurotoxins smooth out dynamic wrinkles (the ones that are caused by when the facial muscles contract to make a facial movement, like frowning.
- Hyperhidrosis: Neurotoxins are a safe and effective way to treat excessive sweating in a range of areas, including the hands, underarms and lower back.
- Masseter Hypertrophy: Accurate placement of Neurotoxins into the masseter muscles allows for a significant reduction in the size of the muscles over the following several months.
Preparing for Your Treatment
One of the more appealing aspects of non-surgical treatments like neurotoxins and dermal fillers is that they require practically no preparation time. Patients simply schedule their visit to facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Buonassisi’s office, have a brief consultation to ensure their candidacy for treatment, and then have their non-surgical enhancement procedure performed. Patients can resume their normal activities almost immediately afterwards, so they do not need to plan for an extended recovery period.
Neurotoxins for Vancouver Patients
Lines and wrinkles on the face can be caused by many factors, including environmental damage, sun exposure, repeated muscle movement from facial expressions, and even the natural aging process. In many cases wrinkles begin to form as collagen in the skin begins to break down. But the wrinkles that form from smiling, laughing, frowning, and other facial expressions are actually caused by repeated muscle movement over time. These lines and creases, known as “dynamic wrinkles,” are most commonly found on the forehead and around the eyes, the primary areas treated by neurotoxins. There is no denying that facial wrinkles can make you look older than you feel. And not so long ago, your only options were to try to cover these wrinkles with makeup, undergo surgical correction, or live with an aged appearance. Neurotoxins gives Vancouver residents another option, long-lasting wrinkle correction in a procedure that takes only minutes to perform. To reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, Dr. Buonassisi treats targeted areas with small injections of neurotoxins. Most patients describe the sensation they feel during treatment as a small sting, but any discomfort is very minor and very short-lived. You can carry on with your day’s activities immediately after treatment with only a few temporary restrictions to ensure that the neurotoxins does not migrate to an unintended area.
Recovery & Results
Most patients begin to see treated lines and wrinkles diminish within a few days after treatment. You should see your smoother skin tone last for 3 to 4 months before another treatment is required. After several treatments, many patients notice that they can go longer between visits and still enjoy smooth skin texture.