No one escapes the aging process; your age is your age, but when it comes to your skin, there is a way to temporarily turn back the clock. You can age gracefully without sacrificing your face thanks to anti-aging medicines like cosmetic injectables. At Inner Vitality in Bellevue, WA, we are proud to offer two very effective neurotoxins on the beauty market: Botox and Dysport. These injectables have the power to erase your wrinkles and increase your confidence.
What Are Neuromodulators?
Neuromodulators are cosmetic injectables that relax the facial muscles to erase dynamic wrinkles that form on the face due to the aging process. At Inner Vitality, we are proud to offer Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. These three are the most trusted brands for one reason: they work. They erase wrinkles and restore your youthful appearance.
These injectables are made of purified proteins and their primary purpose is to smooth the skin. They can erase wrinkles between the eyebrows, on the forehead, and around the eyes. They address the root cause of dynamic wrinkles and work to restore youth to your face and turn back the clock on aging.
How Do They Work?
Neuromodulators temporarily disable the nerve signals so that the brain and the muscles can’t communicate. When this communication is interrupted, the muscles in the face can no longer contract, and the skin can rest. Wrinkles disappear, the skin smoothes out, and youth is restored, if only temporarily. However, when you schedule consistent treatments, you can maintain wrinkle-free results.
The aging process is responsible for your wrinkles because your expressions haven’t changed; your skin has. Over time, your skin loses elasticity and can’t recover from all of the expressive movement like it used to. As a result, moderate to severe lines and wrinkles form and they don’t disappear when your face is at rest. Not only do these wrinkles make you look older, but they make you feel older. In just one appointment, neuromodulators can change everything.
What Will My Face Feel Like After Treatment?
If you’ve never experienced a treatment with a cosmetic injectable designed to relax the muscles, you may be concerned about how your face will feel. Botox, Dysport and Xeomin don’t prevent your face from making expressions altogether. You’ll still be able to express, but all of your expressions will look subtle, not exaggerated. You’ll still just like you, just a better version of you.
These injectables don’t affect how your face feels, they just affect the ability of the muscles to move. Your face won’t feel numb, and you won’t look frozen. You will look more youthful and well-rested.
What Happens During Treatment?
Neuromodulator injectables appointments are quick, which is why they are often referred to as “lunch break” injectables. If needed, you can schedule them during your lunch break and then return to work. Typical appointments take 20 to 30 minutes to complete and then you can get on with your day.
In addition to using ultra-fine needles for the injections, Dr. Kuntz uses ice, numbing cream or vibration distractor to keep you comfortable for the duration of the treatment. You can resume all of your normal activities once your appointment is over, but should refrain from strenuous activity for 24 hours.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Neuromodulators will give you results that will typically last anywhere from three to four months. Ultimately, your body is responsible for how long your results last. Once it begins to metabolize the ingredients in the injectables, you’ll see the gradual return of your wrinkles. This will happen slowly over time, so you don’t need to be concerned about a sudden change in your appearance.
As soon as you notice that the effects of these injectables are wearing off, simply schedule a follow-up treatment and we’ll help you maintain your smooth, wrinkle-free skin.
How Often Can I Get Injections?
You can schedule your touch-up appointments as soon as you notice that your results are starting to fade. Typically, most patients schedule follow-up treatments every three to four months throughout the year.
Once you determine how long it takes for your body to metabolize the ingredients in these injectables, you will be able to get a feel for how often you need to make your follow-up appointments. If needed, we can pre-schedule your treatments so that all you need to do is set a reminder on your phone and then show up for your appointment.
Does Neuromodulator Tolerance Matter?
Your body can build up a tolerance to the proteins in these injectables. This means that your body can learn how to handle these proteins and then build up a tolerance to their effects, making them less effective.
Typically, it takes years for this to take place, if at all, but if tolerance is of concern to you, we can help develop a treatment plan that will keep your body guessing. Alternating between Botox, Dysport and Xeomin can help prevent a tolerance build-up so that you can enjoy your results. We know how these injectables work, and we will develop a treatment plan that will help you get the best results. All you have to do is show up and let us take care of the rest.
Who Is a Candidate?
If you have frown lines, forehead lines, or crow’s feet that are making you feel older than you or less attractive, you are most likely a candidate that will benefit from this treatment. If dermal fillers can’t treat your wrinkles, you will benefit from an injectable like Botox, Dysport or Xeomin which will address your wrinkles at the root cause, that being the muscular level. We’ll review your health history before your treatment to make sure that you are a candidate for these injectables.
Taking the Next Step
The most important aspect of cosmetic injectables is who you choose to administer them. Anyone can administer a cosmetic injectable, but that doesn’t mean that they should. When you choose Inner Vitality for your anti-aging needs, you can rest assured that you’ll be in the hands of an expert who is skilled in the art of facial anatomy. Dr. Alice Kuntz has been administering these neuromodulators for over 15 years and is ready to help you reach all of your aesthetic goals.