Neuromodulators are Health Canada approved drugs made with a special neurotoxin called botulinum A- used to intercept messages from the brain before they reach the targeted muscles. Commonly known by the brand names BOTOX (marketed by Allergan) and Dysport (marketed by Galderma), neuromodulators are prescribed to address a number of conditions, both cosmetic and therapeutic.
Cosmetic neuromodulators help reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles, and can serve as a preventative treatment to delay the formation of new lines.
Wrinkles develop when the muscles under your skin cause the skin to crease in the same place repeatedly. Cosmetic neuromodulator treatments temporarily block the transmission of signals from nerve cells to muscles. As a result, the muscles stop moving, which keeps the skin from developing or deepening these dynamic creases. Treatments take about 10-15 minutes, are easily tolerated (injections feel like a pinch) and last four to six months.
In addition to its cosmetic uses, neuromodulators can also be used to treat several chronic conditions. You may benefit from therapeutic neuromodulators if you have:
Insurance companies and benefits plans often provide coverage for these treatments.
Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes chronic excessive sweating. Unlike the average person, someone with hyperhidrosis sweats even without exercising or feeling unusually warm.
Just as neuromodulators interrupt signals to the muscles, it can also interrupt signals to the sweat glands. We inject neuromodulators directly into the areas that produce the most sweat. Once the toxin is in full effect, you should experience reduced sweating for 6 to 12 months.
Temporomandibular joint disorder (also known as TMJ) is a condition causing tension and pain in the joint that hinges your jaw to your skull.
Neuromodulators help alleviate this symptom by relaxing the jaw muscles. By injecting the toxin into the muscle, we can reduce unnecessary and unintentional jaw movements or tension.
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