Whether it's a tired look you want to get rid of, troubled by crow's feet, deep furrow lines and wrinkles, or you want a quick refresher, wrinkle relaxers (neuromodulators) like BOTOX®, Dysport® or Xeomin® may be the answer you're looking for.  Neuromodulators are best known for quickly and effectively relaxing age-related wrinkles and are the ideal solution for someone who wants to look better simply and naturally.  By relaxing the muscles responsible for wrinkles, we can smooth away trouble areas that often cause people to look tired, worried or older than their age.

A quick treatment can help reverse signs of aging and provide subtle and natural facial improvements. BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin are used cosmetically to achieve a more restful and smooth appearance in the areas treated. They are frequently used around the eyes (often called the crow's feet area) between the brows and in the forehead. While these treatments have increased in popularity worldwide, the best way to assure natural results is to know the training and experience of the injector providing the service. Results of the treatment depend greatly on the injector's experience, techniques and artistic eye.  Dr. Roland Beverly has been injecting wrinkle relaxers and dermafillers for 20 years, so feel confident that at Beverly Dermatology, you will be in the best hands!

When treated correctly, the results are subtle and you will simply look refreshed. The treatment itself takes a few minutes and most patients begin to see the effects within a few days to a week of their treatment.  Full results can occasionally take up to two weeks to see and benefits typically last about 4 months.  Side effects are uncommon, but when present they are temporary.  They vary by neuromodulator but can include headache, fatigue, flu syndrome, temporary eyelid droop, nausea, and redness around the injection site.  When you receive a treatment at Beverly Dermatology & Laser Center in Orange County, CA, trust that you are receiving the highest in expertise, quality and care.


  • Forehead lines
  • Crow's feet
  • Frown lines between the brows
  • "Saggy" eye brows


  • Minimal to no discomfort during the treatment
  • Takes less than 10 minutes
  • No downtime; return to normal routine immediately
  • Results in 2 to 10 days
  • Typically lasts around 3-4 months

Below is a video of Dr. Roland Beverly performing a BOTOX treatment on an actual patient. 

 **See our Videos page for more procedure examples**

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between BOTOX®, Dysport®, and XEOMIN®?

The actions of BOTOX, Dysport, and XEOMIN are similar and all contain the active ingredient botulinum toxin type A. The formulas of BOTOX and Dysport have the active botulinum toxin with added proteins, whereas XEOMIN contains primarily the botulinum toxin. BOTOX was first shown to be effective against wrinkles in 1989, with FDA approval achieved in 2002.  XEOMIN is the newest product on the market, having received FDA clerance in 2011. All three products are highly effective and their pricing comparable. The most important difference is that some people respond better to one injectible versus another. At your appointment, we will help you determine whether BOTOX, Dysport or XEOMIN is best for you. Our goal is that you experience the greatest results possible. 

How do these wrinkle relaxers (neuromodulators) work?

Whenever you make facial expressions, squint, or frown, your facial muscles are contracting and this causes the skin to furrow and crease. When the skin is young and healthy, it easily rebounds and returns to its smooth appearance. However, as time passes, skin loses elasticity because of decreased collagen production and the skin isn't able to rebound as well. This essentially creates persistent lines, otherwise known as wrinkles. The age that this happens depends on a wide variety of factors, including the skin's overall health, genetics, and strength of the facial muscles. 

BOTOX, Dysport and XEOMIN ease the look of wrinkles by relaxing the muscles responsible for them.  All three neuromodulators contain botulinum toxin type A, a protein purified from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When injected into the muscle, this protein blocks nerve signals to those specific muscles, thereby preventing them from contracting and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.  Preventing the muscles from contracting improves the look of the face even when few wrinkles are present by reducing the harshness of a frowning or squinting expression. 

How do I know how much I need?

At Beverly Dermatology & Laser Center, our providers will help you determine what is necessary to acheive the look that you desire. Although there are typical amounts for treatment areas, your skin may be more or less responsive to the treatment, meaning the amount that you'll need is unique to you. Every patient is different and we want to work with you to determine the optimum course of action for you.

Will it hurt?

The needles used to inject the wrinkle relaxers are very small, much smaller than those used to draw blood. Most patients report that the treatment is easy and practically painless.

Will I bruise?

Brusing is uncommon and usually minor when it occurs. In our office, we use CytoActive® gel to help prevent bruising at the injection site.To further decrease your chance of bruising we recommend that you discontinue the use of non-prescirption blood thinners 2 weeks prior to treatment. Do not stop any prescribed blood thinners (prescription or OTC).

Will I still be able to move my face?

Yes! We will place the product strategically to smooth out the appearance of wrinkles while allowing you to maintain normal animation and smiling. The goal is a natural, relaxed, and rested look.

Where can I get more information about these products?

Come in and visit us! At Beverly Dermatology & Laser, we can answer any question that you have and help determine your best treatment option. You may also visit their company websites by clicking the logos below. 


Botox ®

If you're a Botox user, don't forget to ask about Allergan's Brilliant Distinctions Program. Earn points every time you receive a BOTOX® Cosmetic or JUVEDERM XC Injectable Gel Filler treatment, or purchase a LATISSE® or VIVITE® product. Use those points for money off your next treatment!

Dysport ®


Xeomin ®