Revitalize Your Look: Expert Neuromodulator Treatments with Botox & Dysport



What is a Neuromodulator?

Neuromodulators, such as Botox and Dysport, are non-surgical injectables that relax specific facial muscles to reduce dynamic wrinkles and lines. These treatments are customized to your facial structure and aesthetic objectives, effectively targeting areas like the forehead, frown lines, and crow's feet.

  • Botulinum Toxin Types:
    There are seven distinct serotypes of botulinum toxin, labeled from A to G. However, only types A and B are commonly used in medical and cosmetic applications. These serotypes have slightly different properties and potencies.
  • Injection Sites and Selective Targeting:
    When used for cosmetic purposes, Botox is injected into specific facial muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles. These are wrinkles formed by repeated muscle contractions, such as those caused by facial expressions. By selectively targeting these muscles, Botox aims to relax them without affecting surrounding non-targeted muscles.
  • Dosage and Dilution:
    The effectiveness and safety of Botox depend on the appropriate dosage and dilution. The toxin is highly potent, and precise measurements are crucial to achieve the desired therapeutic effect while minimizing the risk of adverse reactions.
  • Diffusion and Spread:
    Following injection, Botox undergoes a process called retrograde axonal transport, where it travels along the nerve fibers to reach the cell body. This mechanism contributes to the localized effects of the toxin. However, diffusion beyond the injection site can occur, emphasizing the importance of accurate placement.
  • Onset and Duration of Action:
    The onset of action of Botox typically begins within a few days to a week after injection. The duration of its effects varies but generally lasts for several months. As nerve terminals recover, new synaptic connections form, and muscle function gradually returns to normal.

How Botox and Dysport Work

Botulinum toxin primarily acts by cleaving proteins involved in the release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction. The specific target is the SNARE (Soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor Attachment protein REceptor) complex, a group of proteins essential for vesicle fusion and neurotransmitter release.

Botox: Utilizes a highly diluted form of the neurotoxic protein from Clostridium botulinum. It temporarily blocks nerve signals in the injected muscles, reducing muscle contractions and thereby smoothing wrinkles.

Dysport: Similar to Botox, Dysport's formulation of botulinum toxin type A also blocks nerve signals. It's known for quick action and effectiveness in treating larger areas due to its broader spread.

Areas Treated

Our treatments at HouseMD Plastics involve precise injections, taking about 15 to 30 minutes. Results typically become noticeable within days, revealing smoother and more youthful skin.

Neuromodulators are versatile and can treat various areas, including:

  • Forehead Lines: Reducing horizontal lines.
  • Frown Lines: Softening vertical lines between the eyebrows
  • Crow's Feet: Addressing fine lines around the eyes
  • Brow Lift: Subtly lifting and shaping the eyebrows
  • Bunny Lines: Minimizing wrinkles on the nose
  • Masseter Treatment: Alleviating jaw tension and providing facial slimming.
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Doctor About Dr. Adrian House
About Dr. Adrian House

Beverly Hills-Trained,
Bay Area-Raised

Dr. House is Board-Certified & Beverly Hills-trained Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon.

He focuses exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face & neck.  

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