Over time we all develop habitual facial expressions such as a furrowed brow, squinted eyes, or turning down the mouth. These actions are considered minor when we are young because skin is elastic in nature. With age and time, however, skin elasticity fades and these gestures cause wrinkles, resulting in permanent features of the face that we associate with advancing age.
When treated with neuromodulators (such as Botox, Xeomin & Dysport), a tiny amount of the product is injected into one or more of the dozens of muscles that control facial expression. These purified proteins work by blocking the nerve impulse from reaching specific muscles, causing the muscle to relax and the wrinkle to fade. Over time, the client learns how to control the muscle and reduce the amount of neuromodulator that is required in order to maintain the relaxed and younger appearance.