Neuromodulators for Frown Lines and Forehead Furrows
Learn more about the treatment options available for frown lines and forehead furrows.
Neuromodulators – wrinkle-relaxing injections of botulinum toxin commercially known as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin – can be used to treat frown lines. A minute amount of the neuromodulators is injected directly into the underlying muscle, causing it to relax and gradually smooth out the appearance of the overlying skin.
Why choose neuromodulators for frown lines and forehead furrows
- Non-invasive – does not require surgery.
- Can be quickly performed in your doctor’s office.
- Virtually no recovery time.
- Mild bruising
- Temporary weakness of surrounding muscles
- Drooping eyelid
The average cost neuromodulator therapy is $325 to $425. Since most medical insurance companies consider neuromodulators therapy a cosmetic procedure, it is usually not covered, except in special cases.
How to prepare for the procedure
Before the procedure, an ASDS dermatologist will review the patient’s medical history. This is the time for the doctor and patient to discuss expectations, potential risks and outcomes of the procedure. You should tell your doctor if you use or have recently taken:
- Blood-thinning drugs
- Previous neuromodulator therapy
- Antibiotics by injection
- Muscle relaxants
- Allergy or cold medicine
What to expect after the procedure
- Virtually no recovery time is required after neuromodulator injections.
- Patients should take care not to rub treated areas, which could cause it to migrate to another area.
Find a doctor for your neuromodulators for frown lines and forehead furrows
Visit “Find a dermatologic surgeon” and choose “Neuromodulators” from the dropdown menu. In 2013, ASDS dermatologists performed 1.8 million neuromodulator procedures, up from 1.5 million in 2012. Because ASDS dermatologists are trained in a variety of the best and latest techniques, they are the most qualified to evaluate and select the best treatment choice based on the individual patient’s condition.