Wrinkles are a natural part of aging, wrinkle relaxers slow that process.
You've probably heard of Botox, the most popular brand of wrinkle relaxers (medically known as neuromodulators). Neuromodulators are most commonly used to prevent or diminish wrinkles in the forehead, frown lines, and crow’s feet.
So what exactly are neuromodulators, and what do they do? Facial expressions are created through the contraction of facial muscles. The repetition of certain expressions will create wrinkles over time as the overlaying skin repeatedly creases during contraction.
When injected, neuromodulators will cause the target muscle to relax, gradually resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance to overlaying skin in the area.
Muscle contractions can be conscious or subconscious. Either way, the brain must communicate with our muscles. An electric signal will travel from the brain through nerves toward the muscle it wants to contract. This signal will cause the release of a substance called acetylcholine, which attaches to the muscle causing it to contract. Neuromodulators block acetylcholine to reduce the strength of muscle contraction in that area.
The effect of neuromodulator injections is typically seen 10-14 days after treatment and last approximately three months.
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What to Expect
We want your experience with IIAM to feel as comfortable as possible, without any surprises along the way.
The instructor and students will take the time to landmark your face based on your unique anatomy and treatment goals.
You are now ready to be injected with wrinkle relaxers in areas that have been mapped. The needle is very small, but you may feel a slight prick!
Below are some frequently asked questions that may help ease your mind.
Typically, results can last anywhere between 3-4 months, depending on the area in question as well as the patient's metabolism. For instance, a person who works out daily will metabolize neuromodulators faster than someone who doesn’t work out at all.