(BOTOX Cosmetic, Xeomin)
Neuromodulator injections are the most common cosmetic procedure used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. The FDA approved active ingredient in these products is a bacteria-derived protein that, when directed into a target muscle group, blocks the repetitive facial movements that create fine lines. After a set of minimally invasive injections, the appearance of wrinkles begins to improve within 24 hours, with full results developing gradually over the following five days. Most patients achieve their desired result after just one treatment session, although a “touch up” session is sometimes required. The effect of a neuromodulator typically last for up to four months, but with continued use the effect may be extended even longer.