During a thorough exam at our Highland Heights, OH or Avon Lake, OH practice, our aesthetic team will go over which wrinkle relaxer is appropriate for you and your aesthetic desires. We conduct wrinkle relaxer treatments as an in-office treatment that can be carried out during the same visit as your consultation. You might be asked to make a range of facial expressions using the top part of your face, which allows us to administer the injections in the correct area. To begin, we wash the skin, mark the injection sites, and use a fine needle to deliver the treatment. To limit soreness and swelling, we utilize a cold compress right after the injections. Depending on the formula type and number of injections, your procedure may last about 10 – 15 minutes, and then you will be able to return to your previously planned routine. Boost Wellness provides several varieties of wrinkle relaxers based on your unique needs, including:
BOTOX®: This formula temporarily minimizes the development of moderate to severe forehead creases, Crow's feet, and frown lines. BOTOX is made from a clean type A strain of botulinum toxin. It works to temporarily relax the muscles that create those movements, allowing the overlying skin to recover over time.
Dysport®: This product uses a filtered form of type A botulinum toxin to temporarily relax particular muscles in your face. Although the frequent movements that result in dynamic wrinkles will cease and the overlying skin will tighten, you will still be able to smile, frown, and make many different facial expressions without causing dynamic wrinkles. You will also see a rejuvenated look that won't look "overdone."
XEOMIN®: Much like BOTOX, this injectable wrinkle relaxer treatment relaxes the facial muscles with a purified strain of botulinum toxin type A so your dynamic wrinkles appear smoother and softer. It can help if you want to improve the appearance of dynamic wrinkles on the face, including frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal lines on the forehead, Crow's feet in the outer corners of the eyes, and smile and laugh lines.