What Are Neuromodulators, And How Can They Help You?

As we age, our skin goes through many changes. The natural production of collagen and elastin decreases, leading to wrinkles and fine lines. While there are many ways to address the signs of aging, neuromodulators are a popular option. These injectables temporarily paralyze the muscles that cause wrinkles, resulting in a smoother appearance that can last for months. 

At Proper EU Medical and Aesthetics Center in Caledonia, MI, we offer neuromodulator treatments to help our clients achieve their desired results. Neuromodulators, such as Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport, can effectively promote a more youthful appearance as we age.

What Are Neuromodulators?

Neuromodulators are nerves that send signals to our muscles, causing them to move or contract. Neuromodulators can also be used as injectable cosmetic treatments, containing an active neurotoxin ingredient that is injected into the desired treatment area. When administered to the muscles in the desired treatment area, this neurotoxin blocks communication between nerve signals and muscles, preventing further contractions. This smoothing effect on expression lines can restore a youthful complexion.

Different Types of Neuromodulators

Regarding non-surgical cosmetic procedures, neuromodulators are some of the most popular options. These injected substances temporarily paralyze muscles, smooth out wrinkles, and give the face a more relaxed appearance. While neuromodulators achieve comparable results, they each have their unique qualities.


Botox is a neurotoxin derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It temporarily paralyzes the muscles in specific areas, reducing fine lines and wrinkles on the face. It is mainly used for cosmetic purposes on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes. Still, the FDA has also approved it for medical uses such as treating excessive sweating and muscle spasms.


Dysport, also known as abobotulinumtoxinA, is a type of injectable neurotoxin used in cosmetic procedures. Like Botox and Xeomin, Dysport temporarily reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by paralyzing the muscles in specific areas of the face. However, Dysport tends to spread out over a larger surface area than Botox, meaning it may be more effective for treating wrinkles that cover larger areas, such as forehead lines or crow’s feet.


Xeomin is a prescription medication commonly used in the cosmetic industry to treat wrinkles and fine lines. It temporarily paralyzes the muscles that contribute to facial expressions, resulting in a smoother appearance. Xeomin is made of botulinum toxin type A, a protein that blocks specific nerve chemical signals, allowing muscles to relax and soften. While Xeomin is like Botox and Dysport, the main difference between Xeomin and its competitors is that it does not contain any additional proteins, making it slightly less likely to cause an immune reaction in certain patients.

Benefits of Neuromodulators

Neuromodulators offer a variety of benefits for those who receive treatment: 

Fewer Wrinkles

One of the primary benefits of neuromodulators is that they can help reduce wrinkles’ appearance. Neuromodulators temporarily paralyze the muscles in the face, which can help smooth out lines and wrinkles.

A More Youthful Appearance

In addition to reducing wrinkles, neuromodulators can help give the face a more youthful appearance. This is because neuromodulators can help to lift sagging skin and improve the overall contours of the face.

Quick Treatment Time

While treatment times may vary depending on the specific areas being treated, most patients can expect to be in and out of our office within 20 minutes.

Minimally Invasive

Finally, it is important to note that neuromodulator treatments are minimally invasive and do not need surgery or recovery time. This makes them an attractive option for people who want to improve their appearance without going through a more invasive procedure.

Reduced Sweating 

Excessive sweating can be a problem for many people, particularly during hot weather or when participating in physical activity. Neuromodulators such as botulinum toxin can help to reduce sweating by temporarily paralyzing the sweat glands. This can provide relief from excessive sweating for up to six months.

What Should You Expect During and After Your Treatment

When considering a neuromodulator treatment, such as Botox or Dysport, it is essential to know what to expect before, during, and after your procedure. Before your treatment, you must discuss your skincare goals and concerns. You may feel slight discomfort from the injections during the actual process, but this can be easily managed with a topical numbing cream or ice.

After the treatment, you may have minor swelling or redness at the injection sites that should resolve within a few days. Results usually become noticeable within 1-2 weeks and can last up to three months. Make sure to follow up with us for any necessary touch-ups or adjustments. With proper preparation and aftercare, neuromodulator treatments can help improve wrinkles and give you a refreshed appearance.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Neuromodulator Injections

Neuromodulators are commonly used to address fine lines and wrinkles. However, you can also use them for other medical and aesthetic concerns. Patients with excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, may see improvement with neuromodulator injections in their armpits or palms. These injections can also be effective for relieving migraine headaches and improving the appearance of a tilted or asymmetrical eyebrow. In general, good candidates for neuromodulator injections are those who want to enhance specific concerns without undergoing surgery.

Take Care of Your Skin with Neuromodulators

If you want to improve your skin’s look, reduce sweating, or alleviate pain, consider neuromodulator injections as a safe and effective solution to these issues. These injectables can treat both the appearance of wrinkles on the face and relieve muscular-related pain. 

At Proper EU Medical & Aesthetics Center, we meet with you to carefully evaluate your concerns and create a personalized treatment plan using the appropriate neuromodulator for optimal results. Don’t wait any longer to live wrinkle-free, pain-free, and without excess sweating. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward achieving your goals.

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