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Wrinkle Relaxers

 

Aging and skin damage from sun exposure, cigarette smoking, stress, poor nutrition, and skin disorders inevitably lead to
wrinkles. Collagen and other substances produced by the body to give skin its elastic and smooth texture decrease with age.
Persistent facial wrinkles, especially those involved in negative emotional expressions, may mistakenly portray to others the look of worry, anger, and sadness despite one’s own positive internal feelings.

Wrinkle Management

Dynamic facial wrinkles are wrinkles from contractions of specific facial expression muscles giving rise to forehead lines, frown lines, crow feet, lip lines and bunny lines. The treatment for these types of wrinkles is injectable muscle relaxants.

Static wrinkles are lines and folds that occur at rest. These include nasolabial folds, tear troughs, mouth frown lines, vertical lip lines and neck banding. The treatment options are injectable fillers, laser skin resurfacing, and surgical lifting (eg. Facelift).

Wrinkles can now be safely and successfully treated to produce a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.

Methods used to Manage Wrinkles are:

 

Injectable Wrinkle Relaxers

The doctors at Westside Head and Neck have all received specialized training in and are experienced in using injectable wrinkle relaxers to improve your appearance. It is a simple and safe procedure and is now the most widely used cosmetic treatment. Wrinkle relaxers can reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, smiling lines, frown lines and forehead wrinkles. They can also prevent the formation of these lines when used early on. The procedure is simple and short. A tiny microneedle is used to inject a small amount of a wrinkle relaxer into specific locations on the face. Discomfort is mild and there can ben temporary bruising. Ice packs are used to reduce swelling. Minor skin irritation and swelling can occur but usually resolve in a few hours and makeup can be used to cover the areas immediately. The effects of wrinkle relaxers can take up to a week to become apparent.

Different forms of wrinkle relaxers are available including Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. Speak to your doctor about the different types available. 

Cosmetic uses for the Wrinkle Relaxers include:

  • Frown Lines
  • Forehead Wrinkles
  • Bunny Lines on the Nose
  • Asymmetric Brows
  • Droopy Outer Brow
  • Under Eye Wrinkle
  • Crow’s Feet
  • Droopy Nose Tip
  • Chin Puckering
  • Gummy Smile
  • Lipstick Lines (Fine wrinkles around the lips)
  • Platysmal Bands (Muscle cords in the neck)
  • Toning Down a Square Jaw

Medical uses of Wrinkle Relaxers inclue:

  • Facial Paralysis
  • Blepharospasm and Facial Tics
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Excessive Saliva Production
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Muscle spasm from TMJ disorders