How do I obtain better results from wrinkle injections? Our Toronto practice is often asked this by patients who are seeking neuromodulators to attain a softer, more youthful appearance. This treatment is extremely popular and a minimally invasive option for relaxing dynamic wrinkles and lines on the face. Neuromodulators contain botulinum toxin type A, a purified protein, and work by blocking signals from the nerves to prevent the facial muscle contractions that cause wrinkles to form. Although these treatments provide impressive results when they are used on their own, there are ways of enhancing and prolonging their results.

  1. Combine Different Types of Treatments

Neuromodulators are very effective for dynamic wrinkles – ones that form due to our repeated facial expressions, such as crow’s feet and frown lines; however, they are not effective on static wrinkles, which are present even when the face is at rest. For a comprehensive approach to wrinkle reduction and facial rejuvenation, consider combining neuromodulator treatments with dermal fillers. Fillers can restore lost volume, smooth out static wrinkles, sculpt and lift the face, and complement the results of neuromodulators.

  1. Manage Your Stress Levels

Stress is one of the leading causes of glabellar wrinkles commonly known as frown lines. Repeatedly using these muscles can cause the neuromodulator effect to wear off more quickly. Try meditation or exercise to help manage your stress.

  1. Take Sun Protection Seriously

Exposure to ultraviolet light causes collagen breakdown leading to deepening of wrinkles as well as other signs of aging. Squinting in direct sunlight also causes frown lines and crow’s feet. Don’t forget to prioritize sun protection to maintain youthful skin, especially if you’re having neuromodulator treatments for wrinkles. In addition to limiting sun exposure, you should also apply an antioxidant serum and broad-spectrum sunscreen daily and don’t forget your sunglasses and a hat. These habits will help to preserve the effects of the treatment while also keeping your skin in good health overall.

  1. Avoid Touching the Injection Area

Although it may be tempting to touch the areas that were injected, leave these areas alone. Don’t lie down for 4 hours after your treatment and don’t massage for at least one day. You should do the recommended facial exercises for at least 30 minutes after your treatment to ensure the muscles are taking up the neuromodulator.

  1. Maintain a Good Skincare Routine

Keeping your skin nourished and supple with quality skincare products can complement the results of your neuromodulator procedure. Consult us to see which products would be appropriate for you to use. Antioxidants, retinoids, peptides and hyaluronic acid can enhance the overall benefits of neuromodulators while improving the quality and health of your skin.

How to achieve better results from wrinkle injections? Contact our Toronto-based Gidon Aesthetics & MediSpa team to find out more. Call us at 416-483-4541 or submit a contact form to request a consultation.