The overuse of certain facial muscles to smile, squint, or frown can lead to deep expression lines. Abbott Aesthetics offers personalized neuromodulator treatments, such as Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau, to suppress these wrinkles and reverse the signs of aging.
The Root Cause of Dynamic Wrinkles
Dynamic wrinkles are lines and creases that appear on the face when we make facial expressions, such as smiling, frowning, and squinting. They are caused by the overuse of the underlying facial muscles, whereas static wrinkles form when the skin loses elasticity and collagen due to age and sun exposure. When you’re young, dynamic wrinkles only appear when you’re conveying expressions, but over time, they become more permanent. Neuromodulators can soften and reduce these expression lines.
What are Neuromodulators?
Neuromodulators, also known as neurotoxins, are injectable medications that treat dynamic wrinkles caused by facial expressions. The neuromodulators temporarily block signals from the nerves to the targeted muscles. This temporarily paralyzes the facial muscles and prevents them from forming expression lines, resulting in a youthful and smoother appearance. Neuromodulators are a great option for reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and cheeks, resulting in a more youthful and relaxed look.
Your Neuromodulator Options
Botox is the most popular neuromodulator, offering a safe and effective way to reduce wrinkles. Made from a purified form of botulinum toxin, Botox works by temporarily relaxing your facial muscles, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Botox is FDA-approved for correcting forehead lines, frown lines between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet.
Dysport is an injectable substance composed of abobotulinumtoxinA, a purified form of botulinum toxin type A, which can reduce wrinkles. Dysport is similar to Botox in that it targets wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle contractions but spreads over a larger area. Your medical provider will determine if you’re a better candidate for Dysport.
Jeuveau, also known as “Newtox,” is a new cosmetic injectable of botulinum toxin type A. It works much like Botox to improve facial wrinkles, but some say it leads to more subtle results, making it suitable for people with early signs of aging. Your medical provider will determine if you’re a better candidate for this injectable.
Xeomin is another popular injectable treatment for wrinkles and fine lines on the face. Similarly to Botox, Xeomin works by temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles. It is specifically used to treat frown lines between the eyebrows and crow’s feet around the eyes. Results can be seen within a few days after your treatment session.
Candidates for Neuromodulators:
- Are at least 18 years of age
- Have unwanted dynamic wrinkles or want to avoid wrinkles
- Are in generally good physical and mental health
- Have realistic expectations from the treatment
- Don’t have underlying health conditions that preclude treatment
Contact Dr. Abbott
Dr. Meredith Abbott is a Fellowship-Trained Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon with a keen understanding of facial anatomy. Her medical team is dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals without obvious signs of cosmetic work. Each neuromodulator treatment is personalized to ensure your results look subtle and natural. Please schedule an appointment to explore your neuromodulator treatment options in Dallas.