Want younger-looking skin without the pain and cost of surgical procedures like facelifts? At About Face Hawaii, in Kailua, Hawaii, Dale Bartolome, MD and the team offer Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® — cosmetic injectables that relax muscles to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. You can instantly shave years off your appearance with help from neuromodulators like these. Call or book an appointment online today to learn more about how neuromodulators can turn back the clock on your skin.

Neuromodulation Q & A

What are neuromodulators?
Neuromodulators are wrinkle-relaxing injections that target the muscles in your face to fight fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet. They are injected directly into the underlying muscle, which relaxes your facial muscles and smoothes out the overlying skin.

Because neuromodulation essentially freezes the muscles in your face, it’s only used to treat wrinkles and creases caused by muscle movement, known as dynamic wrinkles, such as:

  • Frown lines
  • Laugh lines
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Crow’s feet
  • Wrinkles between the eyebrows

Neuromodulators aren’t effective treatments for wrinkles caused by volume loss or naturally saggy skin. Unlike other anti-aging treatments, neuromodulators also offer the added benefit of preventing future wrinkles from forming.

They’re minimally invasive and require little to no downtime — perfect for busy people on the go.

Are there different types of neuromodulators?
There are three popular neuromodulators used to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, including:

The most well-known type of neuromodulator, Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin that blocks nerve signals and paralyzes muscle movement to smooth fine lines and minimize the appearance of deep wrinkles. Botox can treat an array of wrinkles, but is most commonly used to improve dynamic wrinkles in the upper face — forehead, crow’s feet around the eyes, and wrinkles between the eyebrows. While the results are temporary and last about four months, Botox can help prevent future wrinkles from forming.

Dysport works much in the same way as Botox, but it primarily focuses on improving wrinkles of the glabella — the area between the eyebrows. It is targeted toward patients with moderate to severe wrinkles, especially those who continue to notice their deep lines when they are relaxed, not frowning or moving the muscles in their forehead.

Call About Face Hawaii or book an appointment online today to learn more about the anti-aging benefits of neuromodulators.