How Neuromodulators Work to Smooth Out Your Wrinkles

How Neuromodulators Work to Smooth Out Your Wrinkles

Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jennifer Walden explains how neuromodulators such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin work to smooth out your wrinkles and crowfeet.

“They work by blocking nerve signals. The muscle the little portion is injected into is paralyzed, you can’t move it, and so you get a smooth forehead and crowfeet.”

Dr. Walden recommends looking for someone who is very experienced in injecting Botox, Dysport or Xeomin, or fillers.

“Generally, I like to start people very light because if you inject a lot of Botox the first time they will feel over treated and not be able to move their forehead. This will scare patients and they will not want to do it again,” cautions Dr. Walden.

There is a new trend of millennials getting Botox early in their 20s and early 30s. “If a patient comes to me and they don’t need it I say wait. Wait until you have a reason to need it, until you’re older and have children and worry lines and then we’ll treat you. I don’t think it is in their best interest to get them injecting something into their body and paying for that if they don’t need it,” notes Dr. Walden.

For more information on neuromodulators, go to the Botulinum Toxin procedure page.