When it comes to relaxing wrinkles and visible signs of aging, Neuromodulators such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and NUCEIVA are some of the most popular and extensively studied injectable treatments worldwide.
Located in Burnaby, British Columbia, our medical team at Lougheed Laser Centre has over 30 years of combined experience. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for Neuromodulator treatments for wrinkle relaxation.
Derived from the botulinum toxin, neuromodulators are used to temporarily reduce moderate to severe lines and wrinkles between the brows, around the eyes, and on the forehead, caused by regular muscle contractions such as frowning, smiling, and squinting. During treatment, very low doses of the neuromodulator are injected directly into the muscles that cause stubborn lines. Neuromodulators work by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those persistent lines to form. As the muscle weakens, the wrinkles in the skin gradually soften and often disappear, giving the face a more relaxed and refreshed look. Unlike dermal fillers, which are injected underneath the skin and add immediate plump to volume-deficient areas, neuromodulators such as BOTOX® Cosmetic are administered directly into the facial muscles with a fine needle.
Neuromodulators treat multiple signs of aging, such as:
While some Neuromodulator treatments can leave you looking frozen, fake, or exaggerated, our treatments at Lougheed Laser Centre are performed by our doctors and registered nurse, who are specially trained and certified in administering these treatments.
When used in the proper dosage and by licensed medical professionals, Neuromodulators such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and NUCEIVA are typically well-tolerated by patients with no major complications. Minor bruising, swelling, and redness at injection sites are the most common side effects, which generally subside after the first day.
During your consultation with our medical team, several factors such as your health, medical history, cosmetic goals, and treatment expectations will be evaluated in order to determine if BOTOX® Cosmetic or NUCEIVA may be the best course of treatment for you. Some contraindicating medical conditions may require further evaluation before treatment is approved.
Contact Lougheed Laser Centre today to schedule a consultation with our medical team and find out how a neuromodulator treatment can safely and effectively relax your wrinkles for smoother, more youthful skin.