Learn more about Neuromodulators like Botox
Dana Duarte, Cosmetic Nurse Injector and Family Nurse Practitioner
Dana is passionate about empowering clients with knowledge and choices to find creative solutions to their health and aesthetic concerns.
How Neuromodulators Work
Botox and other neuromodulators work to freeze the contractability of muscles below the skin so that wrinkles are diminished temporarily and there is a lifted look to the face, which usually is in effect about 3-5 months. Depending on the placement and amount of neuromodulator used, Botox injections may additionally relieve headaches, TMJ pain, diminish excessive sweating, alleviate a resting frown, smooth out bands of muscle on the neck, and calm small imperfections of the skin caused by hair follicle muscles.
When should I get FIRST TIME Botox?
Although we can treat your face whenever you feel you are ready, our rule of thumb is that it’s time for Botox once you have a line that doesn’t disappear when your face is at rest.
When should I make my next appointment?
Since we prefer to error on the “less-is-more” look of natural beauty, it’s best to schedule a touch-up appointment two weeks after your initial treatment. That way, we can get your dosage just right. Botox takes about 10 days to fully set in. Once everything looks optimal, then we will plan to treat you again in 3-5 months! Many patients prefer to maintain their look and come for treatments up to four times a year, while others just come twice a year and let their wrinkles rest in-between appointments.