What are wrinkle relaxers?
Wrinkle relaxers are treatment options that can relax fine lines and wrinkles on your face. Wrinkles are formed due to decreased collagen levels in the skin as we grow older. Increased skin laxity is also common to mature skin, with some wrinkles forming as your age reaches the mid-30s. These wrinkle relaxers are an effective treatment option for treating fine lines and wrinkles.
Treatment options such as wrinkle relaxers can generally be used to treat any area of your face, including horizontal lines on your forehead, vertical lines between your eyebrows, and specific nasolabial lines around your nose and mouth (also known as expression lines).
How do wrinkle relaxers work?
Wrinkle relaxers are minimally invasive treatment options that need targeted injections of special serums into your skin. Most of them are formulated with neurotoxins, which are absorbed by your facial nerves to disable the muscle-moving transmitters. Neurotransmitters can be thought of as the selective numbing of the nerves in the face, which prevent certain muscles from contracting. This prevents the formation of wrinkles as well as smooth out the look of your skin.
What are your treatment options?
Here are some treatment options available for you:
Botox is one of the most well-known and reputable wrinkle relaxers around the world. It is a versatile injectable treatment used to treat the signs of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, and smile lines. Botox injections are concentrated in the area where it’s injected.
Dysport is considered the second most popular wrinkle relaxing treatment. Just like Botox, it’s also a versatile anti-aging injectable treatment. However, although Botox is ideal for moderate to severe wrinkles, Dysport is ideal for mild to moderate wrinkles. The reason for this is that the formula for Dysport is more diluted compared to Botox. It spreads under the surface of the skin to achieve a look that is more natural.
Xeomin is a specialized wrinkle relaxing treatment that gives a concentrated dose of neurotoxin to the area that needs to be treated. It is generally used in treating glabellar lines (wrinkles that form between your eyebrows).
Jeuveau has a formula that is very similar to Botox with a purified neurotoxin that relaxes facial muscles. It particularly targets the upper face and the frown lines around your mouth. This wrinkle relaxer is an ideal treatment option for patients who have mild to moderate wrinkles.
Which treatment option is right for you?
Choosing which treatment option is right for you will depend on your individual needs. Usually, one or more injectable treatments are used to treat different areas of the face to achieve desirable results. We at EC Medical Group choose what’s the best treatment option for you based on the wrinkle type that you have and how severe it is.
Are these wrinkle relaxing treatments safe?
Yes, these wrinkle relaxing treatments are generally safe for most patients. The reason for this is the purification of the neurotoxins, which are carefully injected by your doctor. As a standard safety measure, all new patients are asked to complete an allergy test before having the treatment to confirm that they have no allergies.
How soon can you see results?
Results coming from wrinkle relaxers can typically be visible within 1 to 3 days after having the treatment. The results will include smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles on the face and the relaxation of the muscles in the face, which helps improve your overall look.
How long do results last?
Although Botox and Dysport can both last for up to 4 months, both Xeomin and Jeuveau can both last for up to 6 months. The results may last longer if you add cosmetic treatments (like dermal fillers) to your wrinkle relaxing treatment.
How frequently do you need treatments?
Many patients choose to have a follow-up treatment when the result of the first injection starts to fade. This means that you’ll be having regular wrinkle relaxing treatments 3 to 4 times a year. Your frequency depends on how well you react to the treatment and the product that you used. You may also need to alternate between multiple products, so avoid using one specific product.
Will you need a consultation?
Yes, you need to have a consultation with your doctor before having the wrinkle relaxing treatment. Your consultation will help your doctor determine what your concern is and what specific type of wrinkle do you have. Your doctor will also ask you some important information about yourself, such as if you have any allergy to drugs or if you had previous wrinkle treatments in the past. You may also be asked about your skincare routine and the skincare products that you use.
Who are wrinkle relaxers right for?
Any person who likes to get rid of their fine lines and wrinkles is a good candidate for this wrinkle relaxing treatment, especially the ones with:
- Mild, moderate, or severe wrinkles
- Fine lines
- Crow’s feet
- Laugh lines
- Frown lines
- Glabellar lines
- Wrinkles around the nose and mouth
What are the benefits of wrinkle relaxer treatments?
There are many reasons to consider having wrinkle relaxing treatments. Injections of these wrinkle relaxers are quick and easy, and there is no downtime after having the treatment. Also, injections from these wrinkle relaxing treatments are so accurate to avoid affecting the surrounding area. These wrinkle relaxers can treat most of the common signs of aging and keep you look young with just 3 to 4 treatments a year.
To learn more about wrinkle relaxers, visit EC Medical Group and see all the services that we offer. Schedule your consultation and contact us today!