Anti-Wrinkle Injections – The Best Approach

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    Before and After Anti-Wrinkle Treatment

    Anti-Wrinkle Injections Treatment (Neuromodulators and more)

    At PRP Medical Aesthetics, we have several ways to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, creating a younger, more refreshed look. Anti-wrinkle injections with neuromodulators are the number one anti-aging treatment. Dr. Yam has personally performed thousands of these treatments as well as trained other physicians on these types of injections.

    Due to Health Canada regulations, we are not allowed to state the name of any of the neuromodulators which we use in the clinic, but they are all licensed and approved by Health Canada. All neuromodulator injections at our clinic are performed by Dr. Yam who specializes in a gentle technique and natural results. Touch ups, if necessary, are included. We only charge $9 per unit of neuromodulator.

    Other Treatments for Wrinkles

    In addition to Anti-wrinkle Injection Treatment, we have also seen a great improvement in wrinkles and fine lines with our other treatments, such as PRP Vampire Facial, and Dermal Fillers. If you are specifically concerned about under eye dark circles, you may want to consider using PRP. If you’re not sure where to start, we invite you to come in for a no charge comprehensive consultation with Dr. Yam for personalized recommendations to suit your budget and goals. Please give us a call or feel free to use our handy online booking system.

    A History of Neuromodulator Treatments

    In 1895, Belgian bacteriologist Emile van Ermengem discovered Clostridium botulinum in a home-cured ham that had caused an outbreak of botulism. During World War II, the US Army investigated the botulinum toxin for potential military applications. In 1953, physiologist Dr. Vernon Brooks was the first to describe injection of extremely small amounts of botulinum toxin A into hyperactive muscles to cause temporary relaxation. This was the start of the deliberate use of neuromodulators for medical purposes.

    Cosmetic neuromodulator treatments were first developed in 1987 in Vancouver BC by Dr. Jean Carruthers, an ophthalmologist who is still practicing today. These treatments are now the number one anti-aging treatment in the world.​2​ In 2001, Health Canada approved the use of a single neuromodulators for the treatment of expression lines between the eyebrows. Since then, other neuromodulators​3​ have also been approved in Canada.

    The FDA approved anti-wrinkle injection neuromodulators for similar use in the United States around the same time it was approved in Canada. Every year, over 1.5 million anti-wrinkle injection neuromodulator treatments are performed in the United States alone, and it has quickly become a household name.

    Advanced Uses of Anti-Wrinkle Injections / Neuromodulators

    Anti-wrinkle injections / neuromodulators are great for reducing frown lines, horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet. In addition, we also offer the following advanced uses of anti-wrinkle injection / neuromodulators:

    • Masseter muscle (V-Shape Botox injections), to reduce teeth grinding, TMJ syndrome
    • Gummy Smile
    • Under arm sweating (for hyperhidrosis)
    • Mentalis hyperactivity (pebbly chin)
    • “Lip Flip”
    • Reduce vertical lines (smoker’s lines) on upper lip
    • Lift corners of the mouth
    • Reduce vertical neck lines (platysma band muscle)
    • Sharpen a jawline (platysma band, also known as a Nefertiti lift)

    Anti-wrinkle Injections / Neuromodulator Medical Use

    With over 29 million anti-wrinkle injection neuromodulator treatments​4​ performed in North America so far, it’s easy to forget that botulinum toxin A was first used to treat medical conditions, and is still used in this way today.​5​ Some of these medical conditions can be very debilitating for patients who suffer from them, and these treatments can be very effective. For example, some conditions which can be treated are:

    • Chronic headache
    • Hemifacial spasm​6​
    • Cervical Dystonia
    • Temporalmandibular joint (TMJ) disorders

    Academic References

    1. 1. Dhaked R, Singh M, Singh P, Gupta P. Botulinum toxin: bioweapon & magic drug. Indian J Med Res. 2010;132:489-503. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21149997
    2. 2. Carruthers J, Carruthers A. The evolution of botulinum neurotoxin type A for cosmetic applications. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2007;9(3):186-192. doi:10.1080/14764170701411470
    3. 3. Patil A, Kassir M, Wollina U, Goldust M. [New botulinum toxins for aesthetic dermatology : A comprehensive review]. Hautarzt. 2021;72(5):393-402. doi:10.1007/s00105-021-04801-9
    4. 4. Dorizas A, Krueger N, Sadick N. Aesthetic uses of the botulinum toxin. Dermatol Clin. 2014;32(1):23-36. doi:10.1016/j.det.2013.09.009
    5. 5. Awan K. The therapeutic usage of botulinum toxin (Botox) in non-cosmetic head and neck conditions – An evidence based review. Saudi Pharm J. 2017;25(1):18-24. doi:10.1016/j.jsps.2016.04.024
    6. 6. Duarte G, Rodrigues F, Castelão M, et al. Botulinum toxin type A therapy for hemifacial spasm. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020;11:CD004899. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD004899.pub3