Neuromodulators, like Botox, Dysport, and Daxxify, soften existing wrinkles and fine lines and effectively prevent new ones. All cosmetic neuromodulator injectables contain a purified strain of botulinum toxin, which blocks the release of the chemical responsible for muscle contraction resulting in temporary muscle relaxation.
Neuromodulators are primarily used for cosmetic purposes to temporarily reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the case, especially on the forehead and around the eyes, and for various medical purposes. Some uses for Neuromodulators include:
Bunny lines (wrinkles around the nose from squinting or smiling)
Headaches and migraines
Skin bands around the neck
Relaxing muscle spasms
Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
Types of Neuromodulators: Botox, Dysport, and Daxxify
- Botox is the oldest and most researched neuromodulator. Visible results are seen within 4-7 days and last for 3-4 months.
- Daxxify is a peptide-powered neuromodulator that also helps reduce pore size. Visible results are seen in 1-2 days and last for 6-9 months.
- Dysport is made of smaller-sized botulinum molecules, allowing it to spread quickly. Visible results are seen within 2-3 days and last for 4-6 months.
During your initial consultation, your injector will work to understand your goals and help decide the right product, placement, and dosage for you.
Neuromodulators block the release of the chemical acetylcholine, which contracts muscles. By temporarily relaxing specific facial muscles, neuromodulators effectively smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
When administered by an expert, neuromodulators like Botox, Dysport, and Daxxify are generally considered safe. Patients should avoid treatment if they have a diagnosed nerve or muscle disorder, are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, have any active infections, or have had recent surgery. Your injector will discuss other potentially dangerous situations.
Common side effects include temporary bruising, swelling, and redness at the injection site, as well as headaches or flu-like symptoms in some cases.
Different products have different results. Typically, patients see Botox results for 3-4 months, Dysport results for 4-6 months, and Daxxify results for 6-9 months.
There is no downtime after this treatment, which takes only a few minutes. Patients are typically instructed to avoid strenuous activity for a few hours following treatment.
The wrinkle-relaxing treatment costs vary depending on the product used and the amount needed to achieve your aesthetic goals. Your injector will work with you to determine the best plan for your needs and budget.