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Neuromodulators: What Is Their Role in Cosmetic Injectables?

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Have you tried neuromodulators treatment? Neuromodulators improve all types of skin. It is an injectable medication that softens and relaxes the skin by preventing face muscles from tightening. 

This can reduce or eliminate wrinkles and decrease sebum production for a younger, revitalized appearance. If you want to know more about how neuromodulators work, Lush skin Aesthetic is here to guide you!

This post will help you identify their roles and what they can do to help you with your aesthetic goals. Stay tuned with us here for more info.

Everything about Neuromodulators

In cosmetics, neuromodulators and relaxers temporarily diminish wrinkles, frown lines, and sagging skin. It temporarily inhibits nerve signals to restrict or limit muscle mobility at the injection site, thus, eliminating the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin.

Botulinum toxin injections known as Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau are neuromodulators used to treat wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet. Expressions such as frowning, surprise, and smiling cause forehead lines, deep furrows, crow’s feet, and bunny lines to appear. 

To address this, a minute amount of the neuromodulator is injected directly into the muscles responsible for horizontal lines on the affected areas causing them to relax and gradually smooth out. 

Wrinkles on the skin diminish with time, causing the skin to become smoother. Typically, the benefits last approximately three months.

More about Neuromodulators

Neuromodulation has significantly contributed to clinical medicine and altered the lives and conditions of patients with various diseases. 

Because neuromodulation involves manipulating activity directly through the nerves, this technique has produced astounding results in treating symptoms such as mild to severe headache, spinal cord injuries, involuntary urine leakage, and chronic pain.

Neuromodulation is also one of the most sought-after treatments in the cosmetics industry. And surprisingly, most patients are unaware that they receive this chemical agent through the skin.

How it works

Again, neuromodulators in cosmetics are wrinkle-relaxing chemicals administered through injection to the afflicted area of the skin. People are more familiar with its trade names Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin, which are used to reduce the appearance of aging-related symptoms such as wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet.


Dysport is a treatment for moderate to severe frown lines in the forehead and between the eyebrows, often known as glabella lines. Even when the facial muscle is relaxed, these naturally occurring lines might become more noticeable with time.

This type of neuromodulator is only recommended for individuals with moderate to severe glabellar lines. The chemical used in the treatment penetrates the skin deeply to heal severe wrinkles.


Botox is well-known for its efficacy and astonishing ability to reduce facial creases and lines. However, because Botox is a neuromodulator, its components can also be used to treat other disorders.


Unlike Botox, which contains proteins, Xeomin is a botulinum toxin in its purest form. It is injected into the afflicted area without additions or on its purified structure to prevent antibody resistance.

How we treat here at Lush Skin Aesthetics

Your treatment at Lush Skin Aesthetics is individualized based on the amount of muscle movement. Greater muscle mass may necessitate a greater dosage. We will conduct a follow-up appointment to determine if additional therapy is required. We advise treatment every three months.

The three neuromodulators mentioned above will give you a mild and natural-looking facial rejuvenation. Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport are all produced from botulinum toxin type A; nevertheless, their formulations can generate varying effects. 

So, during your appointment, we will discuss the differences and benefits of these neuromodulators so that you can make an informed decision about which treatment is best for you.

Factors to consider

A skilled and experienced neuromodulator professional will review your medical history when consulted. They will review your expectations, potential dangers, and expected outcomes if you are in suitable physical, mental, and emotional health. 

Doctors will frequently inquire whether a patient has recently or is now taking blood-thinning medications, over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, supplements, neuromodulator therapy, injectable antibiotics, muscle relaxants, allergy, cold, or sleep medication.

Although neuromodulators are usually not uncomfortable, a topical anesthetic or ice pack may be used to alleviate any pain. After the operation, you may suffer discomfort, moderate bruising, headaches, and/or drooping eyes. 

It is essential to avoid rubbing or massaging the treated areas, as the solution could be transferred to another site.

Negative Impacts of Neuromodulators

After receiving any neuromodulator-based cosmetic treatment, adverse symptoms are typical. The symptoms of these negative effects will gradually subside, with or without additional treatment. The following adverse effects are common:

  • Weakness of muscles at or near the injection location
  • Difficulty in swallowing (up to several months)
  • Pain and stiffness in various muscle groups
  • Foggy vision
  • Droopy eyebrows
  • Dryness of the mouth
  • Headache
  • Fatigue

Even when used for cosmetic objectives, neuromodulators can lead to more severe and dangerous adverse effects. The following symptoms should not be neglected after a neuromodulator injection for cosmetic purposes:

  • Chest discomfort or pressure
  • Increasing discomfort in your jaw or shoulder
  • Abnormal heartbeats
  • Pain or burning during urination
  • Trouble emptying your bladder
  • Painful throat

There are also risks and adverse effects associated with neuromodulators. Still, most of them are harmless and will fade over time. 


The neuromodulator reduces facial muscle activity to smooth out wrinkles and creases caused by normal aging. Some patients are concerned that the outcome may cause their faces to stretch excessively and be emotionless. 

However, there is no possibility of this factor happening if you have a cosmetic injection performed by a trained specialist. Someone who knows the proper amount to administer where you can be safe. 

People who desire neuromodulation injections are also concerned that their pre-treatment aging symptoms would increase, as neuromodulator effects are not permanent.

But then again, a neuromodulator is a safe injectable alternative for cosmetic purposes.

Consult with us today

If you’d like to discover how neuromodulators work for you, you can visit us directly at our clinic. Or you can also schedule an appointment for any treatment that suits you. We will help you decide and evaluate your history to get the best results! Contact us today at Lush Skin Aesthetics!



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