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WRINKLE RELAXERS

 

Wrinkles develop over time due to the action of the muscles underneath the skin surface.  With their ability to temporarily stop this muscle movement, wrinkle relaxers allow for a dramatic improvement in appearance, with minimal downtime.  With office sessions that only require ten minutes, and results that may last between three and six months, it is easy to see why wrinkle relaxers are the most common, minimally-invasive, plastic surgery procedures performed

  • ADMINISTRATION TECHNIQUES

     

    Once the treatment areas have been determined, the overlying skin is cleansed of makeup and oil.  Depending on a patient’s comfort level with injections, topical medicine or a cold pack can be applied to temporarily numb the skin.  A series of injections then place the wrinkle relaxer into the desired facial muscle.

     

     

  • RECOVERY

     

    Wrinkle relaxers require little recovery time.  We recommend patients use a cold pack for the first twenty minutes after injections to minimize the chance of swelling or bruising.  We also ask that patients not massage their injection sites, or lay down for four hours after injections, in order to prevent the relaxer from traveling to an unwanted portion of the face.

     

     

  • RISKS

     

    We believe in being preemptive to avoid any side effects, but occasionally the following may occur:

     

    Localized Reactions: Patient’s may have temporary swelling, redness, or soreness at the site of injections.  These reactions typically resolve within 24 hours.

     

    Bruising:  Bruising develops within a day, and usually resolves within a week.  The bruising is normally light enough that it can be covered by makeup.

     

    Headache:  Most commonly attributed to the facial muscles in the forehead being unable to contract, headaches can occur in the first 24 hours.

     

    Eyelid Ptosis: If a relaxer is placed too closely to the upper eyelid, it may cause the lid to droop.  This may last for several weeks, but can be partially improved with an eyedrop medication.

     

     

     

  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     

    Number of Treatments: With conservative administration, some patients may require multiple treatments in order to reach a desired result.

     

    Duration of Results: Wrinkle relaxers can achieve impressive improvement, but only temporarily.  Results may last for 3-6 months, but if not re-treated, the facial appearance present before treatment will return.

Over time, our skin undergoes significant changes: collagen production decreases, leading to skin thinning; elastin fibers diminish, leading to tissue descent and sagging; and fat atrophies, causing hollowing of tissues.  Add environmental factors such as sun exposure and pollution, and it is not surprising that our skin develops unwanted lines and wrinkles that cause us to look tired and prematurely aged.

 

Although a skin care regimen is the cornerstone of skin health, minimally invasive procedures have become popular office visits.  Wrinkle relaxers, dermal fillers, lifting agents, and chemical peels do not require significant recovery time, sedation, or anesthesia, and are cost-effective methods to combat signs of aging.

 

 

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FAQS

 

Will I look overdone?

As each patient has their own idea for what they would like to achieve with a wrinkle relaxer, it is important to have an open discussion with Dr. Castillo about your goals.  Once knowing your goals, Dr. Castillo can guide therapy to ensure the outcome you desire, without looking overdone.

 

What is the best age to start with a wrinkle relaxer?

The decision on when to use a wrinkle relaxer is a personal one, as there is no minimum age requirement.  Though most women typically start in their 30’s to treat developing wrinkles, there is an increasing trend for women in their 20’s to pursue relaxers as a preventive measure.

 

How much wrinkle relaxer will I need?

In short, it depends.  The amount of wrinkle relaxer needed varies based on several factors: patient age, sex, severity of wrinkling, number of treatment locations, and desired goals, to name a few.

 

Are there alternative wrinkle relaxers to Botox?

Though Botox was the first wrinkle relaxer available, and is the most commonly used, some patients may have little response, or may develop a tolerance, to it.  Dysport and Xeomin are alternative wrinkle relaxers that can achieve similar results as Botox.

 

 

 

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