Neuromodulators such as Botox and Dysport have become a standard part of most anti-aging regimens. In fact, some people even refer to neuromodulator injections as modern-day aspirins. Many patients in Hamilton, ON who wish to maintain their youthful appearances consider this treatment nearly as essential as breathing. Yet, despite its familiarity, many people are unaware of the long history and wide variety of benefits that neuromodulators have.
The history of neuromodulator treatment
Botox and Dysport, which were developed from botulinum toxin, have gained widespread popularity in recent years. However, the therapeutic benefits of this ingredient were first discovered about a century ago. It was refined and available for use by the 1940s. Although the formula was a breakthrough in the medical world, the general population had little interest in it. That all changed when, after several decades of medical use, the cosmetic benefits were discovered.
In the 1980s an ophthalmologist who used the medicine to treat muscle spasms in the eye area had an odd request from a patient. The woman wanted to continue injection in her forehead even though she no longer had spasms. The reason? Those injections also made her wrinkles disappear! Research and clinical studies proved that the patient’s claim was true. Furthermore, her case was not an anomaly. Within a few years, an aesthetic version of the medication – named Botox Cosmetic – was introduced. Soon thereafter a similar formula, Dysport, came on the market. In the years since millions of satisfied patients have used these products to safely and effectively turn back the clock.
How neuromodulators are used medically
Eye spasms are far from the only medical condition that is treated with neuromodulator injections. Others include:
- Strabismus (misaligned eye muscles)
- Overactive bladder
- Hyperhidrosis (excess sweating)
- Focal spasticity (muscle spasms and rigidity)
- Cervical dystonia (abnormal neck positioning)
How neuromodulators are used aesthetically
With their excellent record of safety and uncanny ability to tame muscles and smooth away wrinkles, Botox and Dysport injections have a wide variety of cosmetic benefits. They may be used to treat:
- Lateral orbital lines (crow’s feet)
- Forehead lines
- Transverse nasal lines (bunny lines)
- Glabella lines (frown lines)
- Marionette lines
- Peri-oral lines (smoker’s lines)
- Vertical platysma bands (turkey neck)
- Much more
Discover the benefits for yourself
Are you ready to turn back the clock with Dysport or Botox Cosmetic injections? Just give us a call at (905) 524-1712.
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