Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC
Neuromodulators (Botox/Xeomin)
Frown lines between your eyes can make you look angry, tense or tired. Your first impression may not be as positive as you'd like it to be. Those lines can give people the wrong impression about you.

Are you interested in Botox? Have you had your eyebrows microbladed? There are many misconceptions around the topic of Botox and microblading and whether or not it is safe to get one procedure with the other. Many raise the question of whether or not it is safe to get microblading done after Botox. Results show that it is best to wait at least two weeks after microblading to get a Botox treatment. One of the main reasons for this is because your brow placement may not settle properly if you have a Botox treatment first. Once the Botox wears off over time, it may affect your brow placement. If you have your microblading done first, your doctor will be able to determine where to place the Botox injections without altering the brow position. So when in doubt get your microblading done before your Botox to derive the best results from both treatments.

Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC

How do neuromodulators work?

Botulinum Toxin Type A, the active ingredient in neuromodulators, acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting. By reducing these contractions, neuromodulators can temporarily reduce expression lines like the ones on your forehead between your brows.

All neuromodulators generally work in the same way. Clinically relevant muscle relaxation is usually observed after some 2 to 10 days. The peak effect is then reached after about 2 weeks. The effects persist for approximately 3 months as nerve endings regenerate. However, the clinical effect due to other factors including general weakening of the injected muscles and behavior modification may last considerably longer.

Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC

What to expect during and after treatment?

A neuromodulator treatment is simple and fast; the whole treatment is typically completed within 10-15 minutes. A very fine needle with a small amount of liquid is injected into the muscles in your forehead that cause frown lines between your brows. The discomfort due to the injection is minimal and no anesthetic is required.

You will be fit for work immediately after treatment and can resume your daily activities as usual. You can, of course, take a shower, gently wash your face and apply light makeup without any problem.

Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC

What treatment results can I expect?

In the hands of a skilled and experienced injector, a neuromodulator can help you look rested and refreshed - still you, but rejuvenated. You and Dr. Jaggi will work together to determine a plan to keep your expression natural and animated.


Botox/Xeomin

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