3 Myths About Neuromodulators, Part I

A neuromodulator is a drug used in the medical spa industry to help relax tightened muscles. This is done by injecting small amounts of the solution into specific muscles. Neuromodulators are used for a myriad of reasons, one of the most prevalent being that neuromodulators help to reduce the appearance of some wrinkles and can temporarily reverse fine lines.

A few of the most popular cosmetic neuromodulator treatments are Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport. While neuromodulation is a popular treatment and is widely used, myths about the procedure still abound. Listed below are three common myths about neuromodulators.

Neuromodulators will freeze your face permanently.

Many people are hesitant about neuromodulation because they assume that the drug will freeze their face permanently. When harnessed appropriately by a licensed medical professional, neuromodulators should actually do the opposite of freezing a person’s face.

Neuromodulators are injected into the muscle, not to tighten muscles across the face, but to relax them. The drug can intentionally target muscles to help ease tensions within the muscle group, leaving a face with fewer fine lines, wrinkles, and crows feet. After having a neuromodulator injected into the muscle, movement will diminish and in some cases stop altogether. While it may take the muscle anywhere from one to two weeks to relax, once it does the positive effects can last up to three months. After receiving Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport, people will often look well rested and their skin may appear brighter.

Neuromodulators are toxic

Many people have been informed to believe that neuromodulators like Botox are poisonous to your body and your skin. However, the opposite is true. Neuromodulators have been approved by the FDA to alleviate tension in facial muscles along with many other uses. People don’t often think about neuromodulators being used outside of muscle treatment, but neuromodulators are also used to help alleviate chronic migraines and even treat overactive bladders.

Neuromodulators will reverse or cure your sun damage.

Many people who have damaged their skin because of the sun want to seek neuromodulation treatment. Sometimes overexposure to sun can create an early onset of wrinkles or even discoloration in the form of hyperpigmentation. While there are other medical treatments that exist to help heal the skin from sun damage, neuromodulation is not one of them. Instead, neuromodulation focuses on how to manipulate a specific facial muscle in hopes that tension from age or stress will decrease and present a more favorable appearance. While some wrinkles or sagging skin areas are caused by the sun, neuromodulators will not change these.

If someone is injected with a neuromodulator in hopes of curing sun damage, they will likely be disappointed. There are very specific uses for neuromodulators, and they all revolve around how to positively manipulate and loosen a muscle. Therefore, fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration that are caused by the sun will not be cured from Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport.

At Kalologie Medspa, we harness the power of neuromodulators to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Kalologie Medspa offers treatments that will not only temporarily reverse fine lines and wrinkles but will also help to freshen your face. Call today to learn more about the minimally invasive neuromodulator treatments we offer that can improve the appearance of your skin.