Neuromodulator Options

 

Botox*

Reloxin**

Product source

Purified form of botulinum exotoxin A

Purified form of botulinum exotoxin A

Indications

Frown lines between eyes, forehead wrinkles, crow’s-feet, upper lip, lower face and neck

Frown lines between eyes, forehead, crow’s-feet, upper lip, lower neck

Onset

Three days—the peak effect takes place 7–10 days after treatment

2–3 days—the peak effect takes place 7–10 days after treatment

Duration

3–4 months

3–4 months

Treatment protocol

A series of injections every 3–4 months

A series of injections every 3–4 months

Cost

$400–1,500, depending on the number of injections and the amount of material used

$400–1,500, depending on the number of injections and the amount of material used

Benefits

Temporarily paralyzes the muscles that cause lines through negative facial expressions

Temporarily paralyzes the muscles that cause lines through negative facial expressions

Risks

If performed properly, almost none, although bruising, an incomplete effect, brow droop, eyelid droop, lip droop and asymmetry of the effect can occur.

If performed properly, almost none, although bruising, an incomplete effect, brow droop, eyelid droop, lip droop and asymmetry of the effect can occur.