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What are Neuromodulators, Like Botox, For?

Neuromodulators, including popular brands like Botox, Dysport, Daxxify, and Xeomin, are a cornerstone of cosmetic dermatology treatments offered at Sanova Dermatology across Texas and Louisiana. These treatments are designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause these signs of aging. Our expert dermatologists are skilled in administering these treatments, ensuring natural-looking results that maintain facial expression and character.

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What are Neuromodulators?

Neuromodulators are injectable treatments derived from botulinum toxin, an FDA-approved ingredient that works by blocking nerve signals to the muscles, causing them to relax. This relaxation reduces the appearance of wrinkles and can prevent new wrinkles from forming. Commonly treated areas include the forehead, around the eyes (crow’s feet), between the eyebrows (frown lines), and lines around the mouth.

What Treatment Areas are Appropriate for Neuromodulators?

Neuromodulators are versatile and can be used to address various aesthetic concerns and treatment areas:

  • Forehead lines: Smooths horizontal lines across the forehead caused by raising the eyebrows.
  • Crow’s feet: Reduces the fine lines around the eyes that appear when smiling or squinting.
  • Frown lines: Softens the vertical lines between the eyebrows, often known as the “11s.”
  • Bunny lines: Diminishes the wrinkles on the sides of the nose.
  • Lip lines: Often referred to as “lipstick lines,” these can be minimized for a cleaner lip appearance.

What are the Different Neuromodulator Brands?

At Sanova Dermatology, we offer a selection of the top brands in the industry, ensuring that our patients have access to the best products suited to their specific needs:


One of the most well-known neuromodulators, Botox is renowned for its efficacy and safety in treating fine lines and wrinkles.


Similar to Botox, but with a formula that can provide results more quickly, Dysport is particularly effective for larger areas like the forehead.


The newest addition to the neuromodulator family, Daxxify is noted for its longer-lasting results, potentially up to 6 months or more.


Known for its ‘naked’ formula without any additive proteins, Xeomin is a great option for patients who have developed resistance to other neuromodulators.

Are Neuromodulators Safe?

Yes, neuromodulators are considered safe when administered by a qualified healthcare provider. Products like Botox, Dysport, Daxxify, and Xeomin have been extensively studied and are approved by the FDA for cosmetic use. Side effects are generally mild and temporary, such as minor bruising or swelling at the injection site.

What is the Neuromodulator Treatment Like?

Neuromodulator treatments are quick and minimally invasive. The process typically takes about 10 to 20 minutes. Using a fine needle, the neuromodulator is injected into specific muscles of the face. Most patients report only minimal discomfort during the injection, often described as a slight pinch.

Is There Any Downtime After Neuromodulator Treatments?

There is typically no significant downtime required after receiving neuromodulator injections. Patients can usually return to their normal activities immediately after the treatment. Some minor redness or swelling may occur at the injection site, but this usually subsides within a few hours. It’s recommended to avoid strenuous activities for the first 24 hours to ensure the best results.

How Long Do Neuromodulators Last?

The effects of neuromodulator injections typically last between 3 to 6 months, depending on the product used, the area treated, and the individual’s metabolism. Regular treatments are recommended to maintain the desired aesthetic results.

How Much Do Neuromodulator Treatments Cost?

The cost of injectable neuromodulator treatments can vary based on several factors, including the product used, the amount of product needed, and the frequency of treatments. Sanova Dermatology customizes each treatment plan to the patient’s specific condition, which will be outlined and discussed during a personal consultation. At this time, we will be able to provide you with a transparent explanation of all costs associated with your treatment. We accept most major insurance plans and also offer financing options to ensure that our treatments are as affordable as possible.

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