Neuromodulators are injections made of botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin protein that blocks communications between nerve roots and targeted muscles. Neuromodulators essentially relax or paralyze targeted muscles, and this property can be leveraged for numerous purposes. Neuromodulators, such as Dysport and Xeomin, are commonly used in aesthetic medicine to treat unwanted dynamic wrinkles, such as forehead lines and frown lines. But neuromodulators can also treat numerous medical conditions, such as chronic migraines, overactive bladder, neck pain and spasms, shoulder pain, and lazy eye.
What are Neuromodulators?
How They Work
Neuromodulators are made of botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin protein that binds to the receptors in targeted muscle groups. After binding to the receptors in muscles, neuromodulators prevent the release of a substance known as acetylcholine, which is essential for communications between muscles and nerve endings. As such, neuromodulators essentially block nerve transmissions, preventing the targeted muscle from becoming active. Neuromodulators can be used in numerous medical conditions wherein overactive muscles need to be relaxed, such as hyperhidrosis, chronic migraines, lazy eye, shoulder pain, etc.
- Minimally invasive, injectable treatment — no incisions or scarring
- Treats a wide range of cosmetic and medical conditions
- Causes minimal pain and discomfort
- Concludes within 15 minutes
- No harsh side effects or complications
- Resume your daily activities immediately
- Results last for 3 to 4 months
Neuromodulators produce gradual results over 2 weeks. You might start noticing improvements after a few days, but the results will finalize after 2 weeks. The final results last for 3 to 4 months, following which you need additional treatments to sustain the results.
Francienne is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and aesthetic injector with years of specialized training in functional medicine and aesthetic treatments. She believes everyone is unique and curates highly personalized treatment plans that address her patients’ specific goals and concerns. Her considered approach to functional treatments ensures optimal results without complications or undesired results. Please schedule an appointment to explore your neuromodulator treatment options in Missoula, Montana.