What are neuromodulators?
Neuromodulators are wrinkle-relaxing injections of botulinum toxin – commercially known as Botox Cosmetic, Dysport or Xeomin – that are used to treat wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet (the lines around the eyes).
A very small amount of the neuromodulator is injected directly into the underlying specific muscle, causing it to relax and gradually smooth out the appearance of the overlying skin. The effects typically last about three months. They take about 2 weeks to begin to work after it is injected into the skin. It is used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines temporarily, but it can also be used to soften coarse expressions. If you begin at a younger age, it can help prevent wrinkles or lines in a natural way over time.