Neuromodulators/Neurotoxins have been used in North America for over 30 years, and since the late 90’s for cosmetic purposes. They are designed to relax facial muscles to improve frown lines, horizontal forehead lines, crow’s feet, bunny lines, upper lip lines, and to reduce the appearance of prominent neck muscles. It is also used to the treatment of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) and migraines. Treatments may be repeated every 3-6 months (longer for sweating) and the effects are totally reversible with time.
There are many different brand names of Neuromodulators in the market.
With some Neuromodulators patients have reported a faster onset of action and some are reported to last longer. Onset typically occurs 2-3 days post injection and effects generally last up to 4 months.
Hyperhidrosis is classified as abnormal excessive sweating that is not always related to heat or exercise.
Neuromodulators are used to block the nerves that activate the sweat glands in the under arms. This inhibits the glands to produce sweat. This treatment may be covered by extended health, for more information on reimbursement please contact us.