Facial lines and wrinkles are some of the earliest signs of aging — some people develop wrinkles as early as in their 20s. While all wrinkles and fine lines are undesirable, dynamic wrinkles are particularly awful because they make you look old, tired, and grumpy. The frown lines between the eyebrows, for example, make it seem like you’re constantly upset or frowning, which can affect the way people perceive you. Wrinkle relaxers in Yakima are the ideal means of suppressing dynamic wrinkles to smoothen your facial skin and appearance.
Synergy MedAesthetics provides some of the best wrinkle relaxers known to man, including Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. Our exceptional aestheticians and skincare providers carefully assess your skin quality and goals to recommend the ideal injectable for your specific needs. Please schedule an appointment with our injectors to discuss your wrinkle relaxer options.
What are wrinkle relaxers & How do they work?
Wrinkle relaxers, also known as neuromodulators, are cosmetic injectables that prevent or treat dynamic wrinkles in adults. These injectables relax the underlying facial muscles responsible for your dynamic wrinkles, such as the frown lines, crow’s feet, and laugh lines, making your skin appear smoother. They don’t make the wrinkles go away entirely or permanently, but they reduce their prominence for several months.
The primary ingredient in neuromodulators is a neurotoxin protein called botulinum toxin, derived from the bacterium clostridium botulinum. This neurotoxin protein’s primary function is to block the transmission of signals from the nerve endings to muscles, essentially paralyzing the muscles. When injected into strategically chosen facial muscles, neuromodulators freeze the muscles responsible for your dynamic wrinkles, which, in turn, smoothens out the wrinkles. The results last as long as the product remains in your body, which may be 3 to 4 months, depending on the dosage, your body’s metabolic rate, and the chosen formulation.
Why do neuromodulators only treat dynamic wrinkles?
You must note that neuromodulators only treat dynamic wrinkles — not fine lines and static wrinkles. To understand this, you must understand the difference between static wrinkles and dynamic wrinkles. Static wrinkles only appear due to the age-related loss of collagen and elastin from your skin. Collagen and elastin make your skin appear firm, taut, and youthful. As such, the loss of collagen makes your skin droop downwards and sag, leading to fine lines and wrinkles.
Dynamic wrinkles are caused by the overuse of facial muscles, such as the forehead lines, frown lines between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet around the eyes. The frown lines appear when you frown or knit your eyebrows together. The crow’s feet appear when you smile. And the forehead lines appear when you raise your eyebrows. All of them are connected to underlying facial muscles.
When you’re young, these wrinkles only appear when you’re actively communicating certain emotions. They fade away when your face returns to a neutral position. However, overuse of these facial muscles strengthens them, just like using your biceps regularly makes them grow bigger. As such, over time, the dynamic wrinkles remain etched on your face even when you’re not actively communicating emotions.
Neuromodulators only treat dynamic wrinkles because they freeze the facial muscles responsible for their prominence. They can’t treat static wrinkles because they can’t do anything about your body’s depleting collagen reserves. If you want to treat your static wrinkles, you should instead consider wrinkle relaxers in Yakima that restore facial volume, such as Juvederm, Sculptra, Radiesse, and Restylane.
What are the benefits of wrinkle relaxers?
- Non-surgical treatment
- Quick lunchtime procedures
- No pain and discomfort
- Reduce the visibility of wrinkles
- Delay the appearance of wrinkles
- Minimal side effects
- No downtime
When will I see the results?
- The results from Botox generally appear in 3 to 4 days and last for 3 to 6 months.
- The results from Dysport generally appear in 3 to 4 days and last for up to 4 months.
- The results from Xeomin generally appear in 4 days and last for 3 to 6 months.
What are my wrinkle relaxer options?
Botox: Botox is perhaps the world’s most popular wrinkle relaxer because it was the first one of its kind. It’s so popular that patients often use the name “Botox” to refer to neuromodulators in general. The primary ingredient in Botox is clostridium botulinum type A, and it’s considered one of the most effective wrinkle relaxers.
Botox is FDA-approved to treat forehead lines, crow’s feet, and glabellar lines (frown lines). However, it can also be used for several other off-label purposes, such as treating the chin wrinkles, bunny lines around the nose, perioral lines around the mouth, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), migraines, etc. At Synergy MedAesthetics, we strive to give you the very best results from Botox Yakima can provide. Schedule your treatment today.
Dysport: Dysport is a highly effective wrinkle relaxer, but it’s only FDA-approved to treat the glabellar lines between the eyebrows. While most people with glabellar lines can consider Dysport, this treatment is mostly meant for patients with moderate to severe frown lines. Your cosmetic provider will determine if you have mild, moderate, or severe frown lines.
Xeomin: Xeomin is a purified wrinkle relaxer, popularly called a “naked injectable.” Xeomin is only FDA-approved to treat the frown lines or glabellar lines. However, Xeomin’s primary advantage is that it doesn’t contain any unnecessary components or accessories that dilute the treatment’s efficacy. As such, Xeomin treatments remain effective long after patients develop a tolerance for Botox and Dysport.
What can I expect from my neuromodulator treatment?
The neuromodulator treatment is fairly simple. Your cosmetic provider will carefully assess your skin quality, review your medical history, and discuss your cosmetic goals to curate the ideal treatment plan. Based on your wrinkles and history, they’ll choose the ideal wrinkle relaxer and dosage. They’ll apply a numbing cream on the treatment areas and deliver the chosen injectable into strategically-chosen injection sites. The number of injections depends on your goals and concerns.
Your ideal wrinkle relaxer options at Synergy MedAesthetics
Synergy MedAesthetics provides some of the most effective wrinkle relaxers to suppress, minimize, or prevent wrinkles from appearing on your face. Our providers carefully understand your goals to recommend the ideal neuromodulators for your unique needs. They deliver highly-calibrated doses that provide optimal results without any signs of cosmetic work. Please schedule a consultation today with our providers to discuss your options for wrinkle relaxers in Yakima.