About Wrinkle Relaxers
While there are several varieties of wrinkle relaxers, they all are unique at meeting patients’ goals of younger, smoother skin. Houston, TX double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Anthony E. Brissett, provides his patients with BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin to restore a more youthful look. All of the injectables work to smooth out lines and wrinkles, especially in the upper third of the face.
Benefits Of BOTOX And Wrinkle Relaxers
Wrinkle relaxer treatment plans created by Dr. Brissett and his team offer a wide range of benefits to help you revitalize your appearance, including:
- Providing customizable treatment options
- Reducing dynamic lines and wrinkles
- Working to prevent new wrinkles and lines
- Pairing well with dermal fillers and other aesthetic treatments
- Treatments are quick and easy
- Results are fast
- More cost effective than surgery
- Proven safety and efficacy
- No scarring
BOTOX is FDA-approved and is a neurotoxin derived from Botulinum toxin type A and relaxes the muscles whose activity causes lines and wrinkles. It is commonly used for the dynamic wrinkles in the forehead, furrows between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet. A very popular "lunchtime procedure," BOTOX treatments typically take 10 minutes then the patient is able to resume their normal activities. Patients will be able to see results 1 - 2 days after their BOTOX treatment that can last up to 4 months. While there are cheaper or discount wrinkle relaxer treatments that claim to work as well as BOTOX, patients will get safer, better results with real BOTOX injected by a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Brissett. After listening to the patient's concerns and goals during their consultation, Dr. Brissett will develop a unique BOTOX treatment plan to get patients the results they desire. Dr. Brissett uses his extensive training to create a refreshed, but natural-looking appearance that doesn't look frozen or over-done.
Dysport is also FDA-approved and similar to BOTOX where it’s also a neurotoxin that controls muscle activity. It’s used for moderate to severe lines between the eyebrows. Compared to BOTOX, it’s commonly used to treat larger areas.
Xeomin is FDA-approved, as well, and is a neurotoxin that’s used to halt the muscle contractions that causes lines and wrinkles. Chemicals are blocked to diminish the look of frown lines, which are found between the eyebrows.
BOTOX® and Wrinkle Relaxers Reviews
"Dr Brissett is extremely thorough, calm, makes sure all questions asked and answered"- anonymous / Office Visit / May 19, 2023
"Fantastic - As Always!"- anonymous / Office Visit / May 23, 2023
"He is excellent!"- anonymous / Office Visit / May 23, 2023
"Dr. Brissett is amazing, I highly recommend to family/friends"- anonymous / Office Visit / Jul 01, 2023
"The most wonderful doctor ! Could not say enough good things about Dr. Brissett After consulting with 5 doctors for my deviated septum , and cosmetic changes I finally found the right doctor . He listened to my concerns and I could not be happier with the results. His staff is amazing attentive and helpful. If you are looking for ent / plastics Do not go anywhere other than Dr Brissett !"- C.P. / Google / Nov 29, 2023
The best candidates for wrinkle relaxers:
- Have moderate to severe lines and wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet), between the eyebrows (frown lines), and on the forehead
- Want to temporarily halt muscle activity responsible for wrinkling
- Desire short-term results
- Desire natural-looking results
What to Expect
Prior to receiving a wrinkle relaxer, a doctor will thoroughly assess a patient’s face to determine the appropriate injectable, the correct dosage, and the most appropriate site(s) to inject. Wrinkle relaxers are administered through fine needles and usually don’t require numbing. One treatment takes around 30 – 45 minutes, depending on the patient’s condition. Treatments are usually needed every few months.
There’s no downtime associated with wrinkle relaxers, so patients can go about their normal routine after a treatment. Common side effects are a slight stinging sensation, mild redness, and swelling. The effects from BOTOX usually appear 4 – 7 days after treatment and results can last 3 – 6 months. With Dysport, results can be seen in 1 – 2 days and full results are achieved in around 10 – 14. Results can last 4 – 6 months. Xeomin’s results are seen in about 5 – 10 days and results typically last 3 – 6 months.
BOTOX and Wrinkle Relaxers FAQ
How many wrinkle relaxer units/injections will be required?
The number of wrinkle relaxer injections given can range according to individual concerns and the depth of your facial wrinkles and lines. Dr. Brissett can recommend the appropriate number of injections with a focus on your desired cosmetic goals and if you want to treat Crow's feet, the forehead, or the space between the eyes. To extend your aesthetic outcomes, our staff might recommend returning for treatments every 3 – 4 months apart at Dr. Anthony E. Brissett.
Are wrinkle relaxer injections painful?
As with the majority of injectable treatments, patients will feel a minor poking sensation as the treatment is delivered. However, this feeling only goes on several seconds, and most people say that this minor discomfort is quite bearable. Our staff will help you stay relaxed during your treatment. If you like, we can apply an anesthetic cream to make the injections more pleasant.
What's the difference between dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers?
Both wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers can work to you look younger, but they both function differently. Wrinkle relaxers, like BOTOX, briefly immobilize the muscles in your face to diminish minor furrows and creases. Dermal fillers, meanwhile, boost fullness to recessed parts of the face and fill in deep wrinkles. Our team can tell you more about the advantages of dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers at your appointment at our Houston, TX office.
Plan Your Procedure
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Relax Your Wrinkles
Wrinkle relaxers are a great way to temporarily diminish the look of lines and wrinkles around the forehead and eyes. These treatments are safe enough to be administered several times per year. To find out which wrinkle relaxer is right for you, contact our office to schedule a consultation.