Neuromodulators, such as Botox® and Dysport® are injectable medications used to relax muscles and prevent visible signs of aging. When these agents are strategically placed, they soften appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while eliciting a more relaxed, refreshed, and awakened appearance.
Did you know that Botox® Cosmetic is the number one aesthetic procedure in the world? This is certainly no surprise as most clients are captivated after their first treatment! Once treated, the effects will appear gradually and last on average 3-4 months before wearing off. Treatment dose varies as no two faces are the same. Here at The Alchemy Clinic, our goal for each neuromodulator treatment is to provide you with natural and predictable results time and time again.
Neuromodulators, such as Botox®, Dysport®, and Daxxify® are injectable medications used to relax muscles and prevent visible signs of aging. When these agents are strategically placed, they soften appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while eliciting a more relaxed, refreshed, and awakened appearance.
Neuromodulators work by targeting the root causes of wrinkles in the skin. Starting from when we are young we make facial expressions regularly. When we are younger there is more collagen and elastin in the tissue so lines and wrinkles usually don’t form. As we age collagen begins to deplete, the skin loses its elasticity and hydration, therefore leading to more prominent lines and wrinkles.
Over time these lines and wrinkles become a permanent fixture on the face and give the appearance of an aged complexion. Targeted Botulinum treatments can relax some of the muscles of facial expression and cause these lines to soften and disappear over time. Neuromodulators are by far one of the most sought after anti-aging procedures in the world, which is certainly no surprise as most patients are captivated after their first treatment.
Once treated, the effects will appear gradually and last on average 3-4 months before wearing off. Treatment dose varies as no two faces are the same. Here at The Alchemy Clinic, our goal for each neuromodulator treatment is to provide you with natural and predictable results time and time again.
Daxxify is the newest neuromodulator on the market and is different from the rest of the agents available. Daxxify is made of Botulinum Toxin A, just like the others, however instead of being bound by protein molecules, Daxxify is bound by a positively charged peptide. Given the positively charged nature of this peptide, research shows that it may have more affinity to the synapse in the muscle leading to a more rapid onset and longer lasting results.
Horizontal forehead wrinkles
Lateral brow lift
Widening of the eyes
Nasal bunny lines
Narrowing of the nasal flare
Elevation of the nasal tip
Upper lip vertical lip wrinkles
Secondary smile lines (or cheek wrinkles)
Mouth frown (corners of the mouth that turn down)
Minimize the crease on the chin
Reduce the “Squaring” of the jaw, thinning the appearance of the face (also reduces clenching of the jaw)
Jawline, Nefertiti lift—which gives a lifted appearance to the neck/jaw
“Dimpling” of the chin
Platysmal bands on the Neck reducing the appearance of skin laxity
Necklace lines on the neck
Severe underarm, hand, head, or foot sweating
The Alchemy Clinic is proud to offer Microtox®, taught exclusively by Leslie Fletcher, NP, at the InjectAbility® Institute. Microtox® is an innovative use for muscle relaxers such as Botox®, that accelerate the effects producing an instant tightening and lifting result. Microtox® also allows for a more refined treatment as we now have the ability to treat areas that were previously not amenable to standard dosing of neuromodulators.
In general, our body begins to lose collagen by the age of 30 and this process continues to accelerate through the decades. So boosting collagen production with mirconeedling can be beneficial at any time. Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, rejuvenates the skin by creating thousands of controlled micro-injuries to the dermis. This process triggers the healing cascade which is a complex process that activates the formation of new collagen and elastin which generates new skin cells. The skin then becomes thicker, plumper and more youthful.
The providers at The Alchemy Clinic use one of the only FDA approved micro needling devices on the market, the SkinPen®, also known as the “MicroPen.” This treatment is performed in conjunction with stimulatory topical active serums or PRP.
The SkinPen® has become a leader in safe practices by addressing sanitation and treatment efficacy. Unlike other dermal rollers that can bend, break, or even rust resulting in possible infection or scarring with re-use, the SkinPen® is a single-use, 12 needle tip that can penetrate at customizable depths of 0.25-2 mm, depending upon skin thickness and type. We recommend a series of 4 treatments, 6 weeks apart, for maximum results.
Have a special event coming up? This is the perfect treatment which will leave your skin glowing!
AQUAGOLD® is a microneedling treatment that uses tiny 24 karat gold hollow needles to apply customizable formulas into your skin, making for a more direct treatment with immediate results. Unlike other forms of microneedling, which puncture and penetrate the dermis to encourage cellular stimulation, AQUAGOLD delivers combinations of neuromodulators, dermal fillers, PRP, and vitamin compounds directly into the dermis at a consistent depth, painlessly and effectively.
On average a treatment may last 3-4 months for most patients. Daxxify may last upwards of twice as long as your traditional treatments.
Results start to kick in a few days after treatment and reach full effect between 10-14 days. Patients choosing Daxxify may see results kick in a bit faster.
Yes! It is very common for neuromodulators to be given on the same day as procedures such as dermal fillers, PDO threads DiamondGlow, and microneedling. When using energy based devices that will leave a considerable amount of heat in the tissue we recommend that treatments be performed on different days.
The most common side effects include bruising, mild swelling, and headaches. Ptosis (drooping of eyelid) can occur, however when being treated by a trained professional that is treating each patient individually, the likelihood of this occurring is rare.