Medical Spa located in Inver Grove Heights, MN & Roseville, MN
Wrinkle Relaxer injections are an easy way to eliminate wrinkles and keep skin taut. At Enhance MD Body & Skin Clinic in Roseville and Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, Inell Rosario, MD, creates a personalized treatment plan for you and can give you the injections regularly for maintained results. To find out if you’re a good candidate for wrinkle relaxers, call Enhance MD Body & Skin Clinic or book a consultation online today.
Wrinkle Relaxers Available
One of the main causes of wrinkles is repeated muscle movement. Raising your eyebrows, squinting, frowning, and other habitual expressions create facial lines that develop into wrinkles. Wrinkle relaxers help by injecting a chemical that reduces muscle contractions in areas that are susceptible to fine lines.
BOTOX®…………….$15 per unit
Botox is one of the most popular injectable choices. The chemicals halt the release of neurotransmitters from motor nerves in targeted areas, keeping the muscles relaxed and smoothing your skin. The results of Botox last anywhere from 3-6 months depending on your treatment plan.
Dysport®…………....$7 per unit
Dysport® is a wrinkle relaxer that is used to smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows without changing the look or movement of the rest of your face. The results are fast and long-lasting, often remaining effective for up to 5 months.
Wrinkle Relaxer Injections Q + A
What are wrinkle relaxers?
Wrinkle relaxers are neuromodulator injectables. There are a lot of uses for wrinkle relaxers in medicine, but by far, their most well-known use is their cosmetic application for fine lines on the face. A typical treatment lasts for about four months at a time, but you can talk to Dr. Rosario at Enhance MD Body & Skin Clinic about receiving injections repeatedly for ongoing smoothness.
Botox and Dysport work well against wrinkles because of their main ingredient, a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin. When placed in certain muscles in minuscule doses, botulinum toxin stops the muscles from receiving the motor nerve impulses that cause them to contract. This, in turn, keeps the muscles relaxed and smooths the targeted fine lines.
During your consultation at Enhance MD Body & Skin Clinic, Dr. Rosario asks you a series of medical questions and helps you define your treatment goals. Be sure to let her know if you’ve had Botox or Dysport injections in the past.
Which facial features can I target with wrinkle relaxers?
As cosmetic injectables, wrinkle relaxers can minimize some of the fine lines that show your age. Specifically, they treat a type of fine line called a dynamic wrinkle, which is named as such because of its association with your facial expressions and muscle movements. Some examples of dynamic wrinkles, which appear and get more prominent with time, are:
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines
- Smoker’s lines
- Bunny lines
While you might worry that the injections will freeze your face and make you expressionless, this is not the case at Enhance MD. Dr. Rosario makes sure the injections are carefully placed in only very specific muscles so you can keep using the others around them.
How are wrinkle relaxer injections performed?
Dr. Rosario injects wrinkle relaxers in her comfortable office at Enhance MD Body & Skin Clinic during a brief outpatient visit. The needle she uses is very thin, so you’ll feel little, if any discomfort. She may also offer you some form of numbing agent beforehand, like ice or topical anesthesia.
The exact number of injections you need depends on the depth of the targeted wrinkles and how many of them you want to treat. You’ll start to notice a difference 1-3 days after your appointment, with the final effect settling in within two weeks.
To make sure you don’t spread the product into muscles where it doesn’t belong, you should avoid strenuous exercise and rubbing your face for about 24 hours following your Botox or Dysport injections. You should also remain upright and refrain from lying down for a few hours after treatment. Besides these small aftercare considerations, you can go back to your usual activities right away.
Don’t let the fine lines on your face affect your self-image. Call Enhance MD Body & Skin Clinic for an appointment or schedule online today.