Neurotoxins are a purified protein that blocks receptors at nerve endings, preventing release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter, thereby preventing muscle contraction. Neuromodulators are used to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing the muscles of the face into which it is injected, and to prevent future wrinkles.
It takes from 4-7 days to see optimum results for Neuromodulators. You may require additional units at a subsequent follow-up visit within two weeks to complete the injection series to obtain the goals we have discussed. 10-50 units per area is only an average and is by no means the standard. Males usually require more than females. People with stronger muscles may require more. Neuromodulators will not fill any wrinkles/lines; they relax and smooth the moving lines, not stationary wrinkles. The results from a Neuromodulators can last anywhere from 6 weeks to 4 months or more. The duration will vary from patient to patient.
Juvederm Ultra Plus, Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Voluma, Radiesse, Belotero, Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Perlane
Most fillers are a hyaluronic acid that has a light, gel-like consistency which acts like a sponge to absorb water. It is already found in our connective tissue and when injected into the dermis, it fills in lines and restores volume in lips, cheeks, and under the eyes. Each filler has unique characteristics that makes it appropriate for volumizing different areas of the face. Thicker fillers such as Juvederm Voluma are great for cheek augmentation and last up to 2 years while Belotero and Restylane Silk are thinner and finer fillers which can be used for lines around the lips or hollows under the eyes. Radiesse is the only filler that is a calcium based product. Fillers come in a 1 cc syringe and generally speaking, unless you are only doing your lips, you may require more than one syringe. Radiesse the only filler that is used with a 1.5 cc syringe, is great for cheeks and smile lines. Radiesse has been shown to promote collagen production as the calcium product is degraded by the body where it was injected. Fillers generally last up to one year but will degrade sooner in places that have more movement such as lips.