Neuromodulators for Aging Skin

Neuromodulators – wrinkle-relaxing injections of botulinum toxin commercially known as Botox, Dysport or Xeomin – are used to treat wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet. A minute amount of the neuromodulator is injected directly into the underlying muscle, causing it to relax and gradually smooth out the appearance of the overlying skin.

Botox treatment to the glabella, Intense Pulsed Light treatment to the skin and Restylane to tear troughs and outer eyebrow.
Photo courtesy of Rebecca Fitzagerald, MD - Los Angeles, California

Possible risks

  • Soreness
  • Mild bruising
  • Temporary weakness of surrounding muscles
  • Headache
  • Drooping eyelid

Why choose neuromodulators for aging skin

  • Non-invasive — does not require surgery.
  • Can be quickly performed in your doctor’s office.
  • Virtually no recovery time.

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.

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
  • Sleep medicine