How Neuromodulators Can Boost Your Beauty Regimen
For many, the notion of cosmetic surgery or enhancement feels extreme and summons ideas about invasive procedures and lengthy recoveries. These days, for a wide variety of procedures, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Fortunately for all of us, technology in medicine has evolved considerably, and the majority of these procedures nowadays no longer even take place in operating rooms. Most have very short recuperation times, if any at all. In today’s modern world, you can enhance your natural beauty with just a little help from science.
Because of advancements in both medical and beauty care options, the use of these kinds of services is steadily rising among the world’s population, making it the billion-dollar industry it is today. In other words, we no longer need to experience the visual of wrinkles around the mouth every time we look in the mirror. With advancements in medical technology and more streamlined care, we no longer need to “look our age”! Enhance the beauty that you already have with the help of neuromodulators.
What Are Neuromodulators?
Neuromodulators is a big word for something that is fairly simple. Neuromodulators are injections that relax wrinkles and face tension, organically creating more youthful skin. Though once considered a fad, more skin care experts and medical professionals see the benefits of neuromodulators not just for esthetics but also for less facial tension – it improves wrinkles while helping to prevent them. This under eye wrinkles filler does more than most people think.
Prominent doctors are also proponents of neuromodulators. Consider what one expert says: “There are some issues that require more than just a cream to achieve noticeable improvements. Injectables are non-invasive, minimally uncomfortable, have little downtime, and are cost-effective.” says Joshua Zeichner, MD, the Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.
How do Neuromodulators Work?
Essentially, neuromodulators interrupt the signal between a nerve and the muscle it attaches to, which results in a relaxation of the muscle. Some of the most common signs of aging are things like crow’s feet around the eyes and wrinkles around the mouth. Both are actually caused by the muscles tightening over the course of time as we age. Unfortunately, there’s not much we can do to control these natural signs of aging with traditional diet and exercise, but science can help. Neuromodulators work to relax those muscles, resulting in any visible wrinkles smoothing themselves out , resulting in a more youthful complexion.
Dermal fillers, on the other hand, work a little bit differently. These kinds of injectables actually add volume to areas that have been depleted. For instance, one common side-effect of aging is the loss of bone and muscle volume. Injectable fillers allow a doctor to replenish what used to be there, non-invasively, and essentially reconstruct an earlier version of your own face.
With both types of injectables, the effects are temporary. Traditional neuromodulators, such as the well-known Botox, typically last three to four months. The length of time dermal fillers last will vary a little more widely. The duration of their effects can last from six months up to several years. This depends on which part of your face you get the treatment and which specific product you and your doctor choose is right for you.
Pros and Cons of Neuromodulators
Like a medical treatment, the benefits of neuromodulators come with some considerations. If you are wondering whether these sorts of treatments are right for you, think about the following list of pros and cons.
Neuromodulators are minimally invasive, produce results quickly, and have low recovery times. You no longer have to spend weeks recovering from a cosmetic procedure, as most people experience zero side-effects after a treatment with neuromodulator injectables. The appointments for the procedure typically take only a few minutes, making them convenient to schedule as well.
Con: Temporary Bruising/Discoloring
Some people do experience bruising for a few days after treatment. Luckily, there are many ways to minimize this outcome. Doctors recommend avoiding alcohol in the days before your treatment, as it increases the risk of bruising. Aspirin and other NSAIDs, along with vitamins C, E, and fish oil also have blood-thinning properties, so should be avoided in the days leading up to your treatment, if possible. Especially for your first treatment, doctors recommend giving yourself a couple of days leeway after treatment until you know how your body will respond.
Pro: Ability to Change Procedure
Because the results are temporary, you can explore what works best for you and try various formulations to get the result you want. It’s important to remember that it may take a few treatments to figure out how to get your desired look dialed in. Depending on what kind of treatment you and your doctor choose, the results can last for anywhere from three to twenty four months. Botox, for example, typically lasts three to four months, which has been part of its wide appeal. So, even if you aren’t completely satisfied with your first treatment, you don’t have to wait long for the effects to wear off and make some changes on your subsequent treatment.
Con: Regular Maintenance
The results being temporary is viewed as both a pro and a con. Since some neuromodular treatments last for only three months, you will have to get injections regularly to maintain your desired look. Currently, however, there are some dermal fillers (such as JUVEDERM VOLUMA) that last up to 24 months, so repeat treatments are not necessary nearly as often. Most skin care routines require maintenance, so adding this to your beauty regimen could be as easy as another entry on your Google calendar.
Pro: Widening Accessibility
Neuromodulators are more popular and more widely-used today than ever before. This also means that there are a variety of services available and for most budgets. With more people using these services every day, it’s likely you’ll be able to find an option that’s right for you.
Con: Some Offer Poor Quality
More advice than a drawback, be sure to trust your skin care to a professional. With the increase in popularity, some less than honest offices are taking advantage of consumers by offering bargain options. Unfortunately, you’re getting what you pay for with these offers. Bargain prices mean low quality and perhaps little experience. For this reason, it’s important to do your research and only get treatments from a quality and experienced clinic like the experts at French Radiance Esthetics.
Pro: Find More than Beauty Enhancements
Neuromodulators can have additional benefits beyond the aesthetic. Many patients have reported the muscle-relaxing injectables also alleviate migraine headaches, tension headaches, and a variety of muscle pain. The data suggests the neuromodulators inhibit pain pathways at the neurotransmitter level, which makes sense, given their effect on facial musculature. Patients who use dermal fillers also experience a heightened ability to retain moisture in their skin and lips, which only further adds to the positive aesthetic effects of the treatments. Imagine not having to worry about chapped lips or overly dry skin.
While there are things to consider when investing in beauty routines, what neuromodulators offer far outweigh any potential drawbacks. For some people, a more beautiful complexion and less head pain can be transformative.
Available Brands to Consider
With so many people utilizing these services worldwide, the brands available to the general public have expanded greatly as well. The two main neuromodulars in use are Botox and Dysport, which are both used in the treatment and prevention of wrinkles. While they both work in a similar fashion, by relaxing the constricted muscles which cause the wrinkles, Botox is generally used for a wider variety of wrinkles, such as those around the mouth, under eyes, and near the forehead. Dysport, on the other hand, is more frequently used for those deeper brow or forehead wrinkles.
One other difference between these two neuromodulars is the time they take to show their effects. With Dysport, for example, you may see faster results (within a week). Typically, though, the effects won’t last as long as Botox, which ranges from 3-6 months. Your dermatologist can help determine which one is the best fit for you.
Aside from our neuromodulars, dermal filler brands also available at French Radiance Esthetics include Revanesse, Restylane, and Juvederm, among others. The effects of filler treatments vary in length, depending on the brand and location of application, but most will last for at least 12 months, with some extending up to as long as 24 months.
Introduce Neuromodulators into Your Beauty Routine
When you’re ready to be the best you can be by looking your best, find help from French Radiance Esthetics. We believe that beauty comes from the inside, but everyone can use some help revealing the inner light you have to the outside world. We invest in the latest techniques and technologies to ensure our clientele feels radiant, youthful, and always looking their best. Founder of French Radiance Esthetics and French-born entrepreneur, Axelle Mesmacque, explains that beauty is her art – she wants to leverage her art so that her clients can look as beautiful as possible.
French Radiance Esthetics also offers a variety of other cosmetic services, including microneedling (with and without PRP) to stimulate collagen production and various topical skin care products. Whatever your beauty enhancement or age mitigation needs, trust our experienced and expert team of technicians to improve your daily life by enhancing your natural beauty. Come to us for a free consultation, and learn how the inner beauty you already have can be enhanced.