How Do Wrinkle Relaxers Work?

Wrinkles are cute on bulldogs, but when it comes to humans — it’s a sign of aging no one wants to endure. Unfortunately, wrinkles are a hard truth we all endure usually in our thirties.

Once only used by celebrities, wrinkle relaxers are now used to smooth away wrinkles and fine lines in people from all walks of life. But with all the information out there, it can be hard to know exactly how they work.

Anushka Med Spa, located in West Palm Beach, Florida is here to break down the details of wrinkle relaxers and why they should be part of your skincare regimen.

The different kinds 

Human expression is part of what makes us uniquely human. But after years of repeated facial expressions, you’ve probably noticed wrinkles and fine lines have started to show. 

Wrinkle relaxers, also known as neuromodulators, come in several different forms. At Anushka Med Spa, we use BOTOX and Jeuveau. All three wrinkle relaxers work to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles while preventing new wrinkles from forming. 

BOTOX was the first wrinkle relaxer on the market and is made to relax muscles in the forehead, glabellar lines, and crow’s feet. Dysport is designed to treat moderate to severe glabellar lines and many patients report having slightly more flexible effects. Jeuveau is the newest wrinkle relaxer of the three and primarily targets the frowning wrinkles between your brows.

Temporarily freezes facial muscles

Wrinkle relaxers work by temporarily freezing your facial muscles. They are composed of botulinum toxin, a neurotoxic protein, that stops nerve signals from being sent. With no signal, the targeted muscles can’t contract which leaves you with baby-smooth skin like never before.

One of the best perks about wrinkle relaxers is their long-lasting results. You can expect wrinkle-free skin for three to four months after your treatment. No aftercare is involved and no upkeep is required which makes it one of the most cost-effective treatments you can find.

How it’s injected

If you are interested in experiencing the wonders of wrinkle relaxers, you’re probably asking yourself, “What is the injection like?” 

Bonnie Marting, DNP, APRN is an expert injector known for her artistic injection approach that gives you a natural, but younger-looking you. Many patients find that Dr. Bonnie administers wrinkle relaxers with a light hand and a nearly “discomfort-free” approach. Even if you have low pain tolerance, you can expect to feel comfortable while she smooths away your wrinkles.

On the day of your appointment, she starts by answering any questions you may have. Then, she lets you relax in a reclining chair as she preps the wrinkle relaxer of your choosing.

Next, she injects the solution directly into the muscle of your treatment area. She uses a series of injections to effectively freeze the muscle. After she’s done, she explains aftercare information and sends you on your way.

A skincare miracle

While anti-aging products may be desirable, most do little to change the nature of your skin. Wrinkle relaxers work from the inside out, stopping muscle contraction so you can’t make extreme expressions like frowning or squinting.

No matter what wrinkle relaxer you choose, you can expect noticeable results that will shed five to seven years off your appearance.

Are you feeling down about how the effects of aging have altered your look? Get the ultimate confidence boost today by undergoing a wrinkle relaxer treatment. Call 561-468-6896 or book online.

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