Botox and Dysport: What to Know about Neuromodulators

If you’re considering Botox, or its competing brand Dysport, both known generically as neuromodulators, then you will want to understand just how these cosmetic treatments work. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Botox/Dysport SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Botox is practically a household name. Though its discovery dates back to the 1920s, its modern reputation for turning back the clock on aging and providing relief for a myriad of conditions only spans about two decades. For all its celebrity, most people aren’t quite sure what Botox does, but what many do know--it works when artfully applied. What is a Neuromodulator? As you may recall from biology class, neurotransmitters stimulate neighboring neurons or muscle or gland cells, allowing impulses to be passed from one cell to the next