Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®, and Jeuveau™ are injectable neuromodulators, also known as "toxins," because they are made up of a protein called botulinum toxin-A. These products work by inhibiting the activity of muscles that cause facial animation. Over time, habitual facial animations result in lines in the upper portion of your face such as frown lines, crow’s feet and horizontal forehead lines. The goal of treatment is to soften facial expression, not to freeze your face. Dr. Hooper and Dr. Jackson are experts in the most up to date and innovative ways to combine neuromodulators with topical and cosmetic treatment modalities to achieve and maintain youthful, natural rejuvenation.
Neuromodulators can soften or erase:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Forehead lines
- Upper-lip vertical wrinkles and lines
- Neck wrinkles
- Chin dimples
- Jaw (masseter) muscle contraction
Neuromodulator injection treatments are safe, quick, require no recovery time, and have minimal side effects. Results become visible in about 72 hours, with maximum results achieved in 1-2 weeks. Muscle relaxation lasts for approximately 3-4 months after injection. Maximum results are achieved by maintaining repeated and timely neuromodulator treatments in combination with proper skin care.
How are Neuromodulator injections performed?
Neuromodulators are pre-loaded into a sterile syringe and injected into the muscle by Dr. Hooper or Dr. Jackson. We use the tiniest needles to ensure the most comfortable experience for our patients. Multiple injections are made into the appropriate muscles that are causing wrinkles. Most patients find the procedure tolerable, but we can numb the area prior to the injections if you are particularly sensitive to needles and injections. The entire procedure will take 15 to 30 minutes.
What is recovery like after Neuromodulator injections?
You may experience mild redness, localized swelling or slight tenderness at the injection site, but no downtime is expected.
How long do results after Neuromodulator injections last?
The anti-aging benefits of neuromodulator injections will last three to four months, but this does vary from patient to patient. Treatment to highly active muscles may wear off more quickly. Maximum results are achieved by maintaining repeated and timely neuromodulator treatments in combination with proper skin care.
What is my next step?
Deirdre Hooper, MD, and Sarah Jackson, MD, offer technologically advanced comprehensive skin care for men and women in New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, and the nearby communities of Louisiana. If you are looking for a non-surgical way to treat fine lines and wrinkles, contact us to schedule a consultation. Our doctors will determine which injectable neuromodulator is best for you.