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Smooth away unwanted dynamic wrinkles

Neuromodulators are used in cosmetic procedures to alleviate dynamic wrinkles, which form due to repeated facial muscle contractions. These injectables, including BOTOX, Dysport, Xeomin, DAXXIFY, and Jeuveau, work by targeting the communication between nerves and muscles. Specifically, they act on the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which transmits signals from nerves to muscles, causing them to contract. By blocking the release of acetylcholine, neuromodulators interrupt the muscle contractions that lead to dynamic wrinkles.

When facial muscles cannot contract fully, the overlying skin remains smooth, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Additionally, by inhibiting muscle movement, neuromodulators prevent the formation of new wrinkles, particularly in areas prone to repetitive movements, such as around the eyes and forehead. This process is temporary, typically lasting several months, after which muscle function gradually returns to normal, necessitating repeat treatments for sustained results. Overall, neuromodulators offer a scientifically proven method for smoothing away unwanted dynamic wrinkles.

Smiling woman after neuromodulators in St. Louis

Neuromodulators can treat the following:

  • Dynamic wrinkles caused by facial muscle movements
  • Fine lines around the eyes (crow’s feet)
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Frown lines (glabellar lines)
  • Bunny lines (lines on the nose)
  • Vertical lip lines (smoker’s lines)
  • Chin dimpling
  • Neck bands (platysmal bands)

Your personalized neuromodulator options at SVSS

You have several options for neuromodulators in St. Louis, including BOTOX, Dysport, Xeomin, DAXXIFY, and Jeuveau. Each has unique properties and may better suit your specific needs and preferences. Rachel will carefully assess your desired outcome, skin type, muscle strength, and medical history to determine the most suitable option for you. You’ll collaborate to select the neuromodulator that aligns best with your goals.

BOTOX® (OnabotulinumtoxinA)

BOTOX is one of the most well-known neuromodulators. It consists of a purified form of botulinum toxin type A that works by blocking the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter responsible for muscle contractions. When injected into specific facial muscles, BOTOX temporarily paralyzes them, preventing them from contracting fully. This effect typically lasts three to four months before muscle function gradually returns.

Dysport® (AbobotulinumtoxinA)

Like BOTOX, Dysport also contains botulinum toxin type A but in a slightly different formulation. It works by inhibiting the release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction, blocking muscle contractions. Dysport spreads more easily than BOTOX, making it suitable for treating larger areas like the forehead with fewer injections. This neuromodulator in St. Louis treats forehead lines, crow’s feet, and glabellar lines, providing a smoother appearance.

Xeomin® (IncobotulinumtoxinA)

Xeomin is another neuromodulator containing botulinum toxin type A, but unlike BOTOX and Dysport, it is a purified form without complexing proteins, which may reduce the risk of antibody formation. Since your body doesn’t develop a tolerance to Xeomin, it remains effective even after years of consistent use. It may be suitable for individuals who have developed a tolerance to Botox and other neuromodulators.

DAXXIFY® (DaxibotulinumtoxinA)

DAXXIFY is a newer neuromodulator formulation that offers a unique approach to wrinkle reduction. It contains botulinum toxin type A, similar to other options, but is engineered with peptides that enhance the durability of the product. While most other neuromodulators last up to four months, DAXXIFY can last six to nine months. If you want to maintain smooth, wrinkle-free skin with one or two sessions per year, this is an excellent choice.

Jeuveau® (PrabotulinumtoxinA)

Jeuveau, also known as “Newtox,” is a neuromodulator in St. Louis designed specifically for aesthetic use in treating wrinkles. It contains a purified form of botulinum toxin type A and works by blocking the release of acetylcholine at nerve terminals. This inhibits muscle contractions, reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. Jeuveau is particularly popular for targeting glabellar lines, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet, especially in younger patients.


How long do neuromodulator results last?

The duration of neuromodulator results depends on the product used and individual factors such as metabolism and muscle activity. Typically, results last three to six months before gradually wearing off as the body metabolizes the substance. However, DAXXIFY lasts between six to nine months due to its unique peptide-based formulation.

Are there any side effects associated with neuromodulators?

While neuromodulators are generally well-tolerated, some individuals may experience mild side effects, including temporary bruising, swelling, or redness at the injection site. In rare cases, more severe reactions such as drooping eyelids or difficulty swallowing may occur. Please discuss any concerns or potential risks of neuromodulators in St. Louis with your provider before undergoing treatment.

How soon will I see results after neuromodulator injections?

The onset of results depends on the neuromodulator used and individual factors such as metabolism and muscle strength. Generally, patients start to notice improvements within a few days to a week after treatment, with optimal results appearing within two weeks. For best results, it’s essential to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your injector.

Schedule your consultation with Rachel Closser

SVSS Aesthetics is your gateway to achieving radiant skin, making glowing skin possible. Led by Rachel Closser, a board-certified advanced nurse practitioner with 15+ years of professional experience, we specialize in aesthetic treatments that enhance your natural beauty. Schedule a consultation with Rachel to explore the benefits of neuromodulators in rejuvenating your appearance. Unlock the true potential of your skin today.

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