SkinCenter’s new blog series, titled, “The Evolution of Beauty Treatments” continues with the evolution of cosmetic neuromodulators. Discover the history of these incredible injectables and learn about the latest cosmetic neuromodulator treatments offered right here at Westchester’s Best SkinCenter!
What are Cosmetic Neuromodulators?
Cosmetic neuromodulators (such as Botox) originate from a protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. This protein works to prohibit the release of movement-related neurotransmitters, strategically “freezing” facial muscles at the injection site and preventing folds and wrinkles in the face from deepening over time.
Neuromodulators were first discovered to freeze facial muscles for cosmetic purposes by Dr. Jean Carruthers in the 1980s. Jean was an eye doctor looking to treat a patient with uncontrollable eye spasms. Her idea to use a small amount of the botulin toxin to stop her patient’s spasms was a success, and, as a “wanted” side effect, the treatment also caused long-standing wrinkles to disappear!
The Modern-Day Neurotoxin Injectable
In 2002, the FDA approved Botox for use with improving the appearance of moderate-to-severe glabellar lines, thus birthing the world’s most popular cosmetic procedure. This injectable treatment is safe and effective for use in patients of all ages. Treatment can also be beneficial for those with frequent migraines, as well as anyone suffering from excessive underarm sweating.
Westchester’s Destination for Botox, Dysport, Xeomin & Jeuveau
Today, there are three major brands of neuromodulators used for cosmetic purposes— Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau and Xeomin. All four injectables achieve effective results for our Westchester clients, and treatment with the neuromodulators is performed right here at SkinCenter in the comfort of our spa-like atmosphere.