How do Neuromodulator Injections work?
When you purposefully make a frown, you can feel the corrugator muscle just above the inner part of your eyebrows contract. Injecting Botox, Jeuveau, Dysport or Xeomin weakens the muscle and its associated contractions. By inhibiting contractions of the muscle, and stopping the frequent creasing of the skin, the lines gradually improve and may disappear. Therefore, after these injections, not only do the lines improve, but the area between the eyebrows can no longer make an unsightly scowl. Forehead lines are caused by contraction of the frontalis muscle, which can be seen when the eyebrows are raised. Squinting produces a gathering of the skin next to the eyes in the crow’s feet area, and is caused by a portion of the orbicularis oculi muscles. Neck wrinkles and bands are caused by protruding fibers of the platysma muscle. Each of these muscles is readily visible to the skilled physician, and can be safely injected in a single session.
Our physicians have performed thousands of Botox, Jeuveau, Dysport or Xeomin procedures, and train physicians around the world on their techniques. These injections are an art form as much as a science. Excessive injections or misjudgment can lead to obvious asymmetry, distorted expressions, or complete lack of expression or the “frozen” look.