What are Injectable Neuromodulators?
Neuromodulators or facial fillers, as they are commonly known, are dermal fillers that stimulate the production of collagen in depth. They are a unique class of anti-wrinkle injectables that relax your facial muscles by temporarily inhibiting their movement. They are often performed to plump skin and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Injectable neuromodulators can also be used to increase your lips fullness as well as reduce drooping eyelid over-eye bags.
How do you prepare for Neuromodulators?
Before your neuromodulator treatment, you’ll have a consultation with one of our Aesthetics specialists. During this consultation, you’ll discuss your skin goals, medical history, and areas of concern so that our specialist can design a custom skin care plan for you. If the best course of treatment includes injectable neuromodulators, you may decide to do the procedure the same-day, or may need to plan a bit further in advance.
Prior to your neuromodulator injection, you’ll be advised to:
- Stay off blood thinners (Advil, Ibuprofen, etc.)
- Avoid alcohol at least 24 hours prior to treatment
- Avoid beverages containing caffeine at least 24 hours before the treatment
- Stay away from topical products like Retinols, Glycolic Acid, and Alpha Hydroxy Acid for 3 days prior to your injection. These products may break your skin, making you susceptible to bruises and infections after the procedure.
- Avoid bleaching, waxing, using depilatory creams, or tweezing in the area to be treated for one or two days prior to treatment.
All these measures will help to minimize the risk of bruising or infection after your neuromodulator injection procedure.
Why are Neuromodulator Injections performed?
Neuromodulators are a popular cosmetic treatment that offers many benefits. While they are most commonly known as anti wrinkle injections, they also effectively soften expression lines, shape and lift the brows, and smooth and rejuvenate the skin’s overall appearance. You may be surprised to learn how many areas of the face can be treated with neuromodulators. These include:
- (Horizontal) Lines and Wrinkles
- Worry Lines
- Crow’s Feet Wrinkles
- Nonsurgical Brow Lift
- Bunny Lines
- Marionette Lines
- Facial Slimming Treatment
- Neck Rejuvenation
What can you expect during a Neuromodulator Injection procedure?
As a neuromodulator injection patient you should expect only the best services and products available. If you are looking for an expert injector to administer your injectable neuromodulators, look no further than Viva Eve. We are here as your partner in your healthcare journey, knowing that injectables require a more delicate touch and a gentle hand to avoid over-injecting, ensuring the best possible results.
With topical anesthetic, a neuromodulator injection procedure at Viva Eve is virtually painless. Even when patients choose not to use a numbing agent, all they feel is a small pinch and report that pain is minimal. Our injectors are experts and do the anti wrinkle injections so quickly, you might not even notice when they are already done.
What is the followup and recovery like for a Neuromodulator procedure?
There is no downtime or recovery time for injectable neuromodulators, whether it’s an anti-wrinkle injection or a different type of neuromodulator injection. You may resume normal activities immediately. However, our Aesthetics specialists offer the following advice following the procedure:
- If there is any swelling, applying an ice pack to the treatment areas can help.
- Avoid lying down completely flat for 4 hours after a neuromodulator injection. This prevents the treatment from migrating outside the targeted areas.
- Avoid vigorous physical activity for at least 24 hours.
- Don’t rub or massage the treated areas because it can cause the botulinum toxin to migrate to other areas of your face.
- Consider using arnica, a natural remedy, to help reduce post-treatment pain and bruising.
What should I expect during Neuromodulator Injection recovery?
Neuromodulator injections are generally very safe, but each person reacts differently to this treatment in terms of pain and length of recovery time following injection. After treatment, you may experience slight bruising at the injection site that can last up to a week. If side effects persist, don’t hesitate to contact your neuromodulator injector.
What are the potential costs for a Neuromodulator Injection procedure?
Cosmetic services are generally not covered by most insurance plans, but there may be some specific exceptions that are considered medically necessary and may be partially/fully covered.
What are the potential risks for a Neuromodulator Injection procedure?
As with any kind of procedure, there are risks to take into consideration before you decide to get it done. Injectable neuromodulators are relatively safe when performed by an expert injector. Possible side effects and complications include:
- Pain, inflammation or bruising at the treatment area
- Headache or flu-like symptoms
- Droopy eyelid or cockeyed eyebrows
- Crooked smile or drooling
- Eye dryness or excessive tearing
We also generally recommend against using injectable neuromodulators while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Are there related procedures to a Neuromodulator procedure?
Viva Eve offers a number of combination treatments, depending on your specific needs. Injectable neuromodulator and dermal fillers are two types of injectables made of substances that affect the body in different ways. When used at the same time, they complement each other. Your Aesthetics specialist may recommend either doing both treatments at the same time or waiting a week or two after the neuromodulator injection.