July 19, 2023Discover the Benefits of Neuromodulators: A Comprehensive Guide with Skin Method
by skmethod

As we grow older, our skin undergoes changes, including a decrease in elasticity and collagen production. This gradual process leads to the development of wrinkles and fine lines. During this phase, we often contemplate an anti-aging routine that goes beyond basic skincare practices like sunscreen, sheet masks, and serums. 

Alternatively, there comes a time in our lives when we start considering if a preventive skincare routine can help delay the onset of aging. More people are increasingly exploring the option of Botox treatments to slow down the natural aging process of the skin and prevent the formation of new wrinkles. 

If you find yourself pondering the idea of incorporating Botox into your anti-aging regimen and are curious about the potential benefits of regular injections, you’re not alone.  

Here at Skin Method, we take a careful approach to skin rejuvenation. So, we’re happy to provide you with information you may need to know to feel confident about your skincare journey. 


What is Neuromodulator (a.k.a. Botox)? How Does It Really Work? 

Neuromodulators, which are protein substances, function by temporarily inhibiting neurotransmitter activity in a specific area. They are derived from a purified form of botulinum toxin, and the most popular brand among them is Botox, renowned for its cosmetic uses. 

When these neuromodulators are skillfully injected into targeted muscles, they impede the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter responsible for muscle contractions.  

It became common practice to refer to all neuromodulators as Botox. But Botox is, in fact, a brand name of one of the most well-known used brands of neuromodulators used for cosmetic and medical purposes. It became the catch-all name for wrinkle relaxers, although several different brands are on the market.  

Brands such as Dysport and Xeomin are other well-established neuromodulator products like Botox and are FDA-approved for cosmetic or medical purposes. 

Treatment Step-by-Step

Consultation: Prior to receiving any injectable treatment, we conduct a thorough consultation to evaluate your unique anatomy and address your concerns. Our experienced injectors will develop a customized treatment plan that aligns with your goals while considering realistic expectations and your budget. 

Treatment Time: Using a small syringe, your injector will meticulously administer the neuromodulator to the specific areas targeted for treatment. They may request certain facial expressions, such as raising your eyebrows, to assess the impact on forehead wrinkles. The injection process is quick with very minimum discomfort; it will feel like a brief pinch that is easily tolerable.  

Patience is Key: Unlike dermal fillers, the results of neuromodulators are not immediate. It takes approximately 2 weeks for the neurotoxin to fully settle and manifest noticeable improvements. Therefore, if you observe some movement in the treated area within a few days, there’s no need for concern, as this is a normal part of the process. 

Schedule Your Follow-up: The effects of the neurotoxin typically last between 3 to 5 months, although the duration can vary based on the treated area, your body’s metabolism, and lifestyle factors. To maintain optimal results, we recommend scheduling a follow-up treatment as the neurotoxin’s effect gradually dissipates. 

Start Your Skincare Journey With Us at Skin Method 

As a holistic medical aesthetic clinic located in Yaletown, Vancouver, Skin Method takes a comprehensive 360° approach to skincare, ensuring your skin health goes beyond what’s on the surface. Each consultation and treatment plan is personalized to your unique concerns and goals. 

Book a Complimentary Consultation today with one of our knowledgeable aesthetic injectors. Learn more about neuromodulators, the treatments that complement them well, and medical-grade skincare that elevates your rejuvenated skin! 

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