Ever since BOTOX® hit the market in the ’90s as a solution to reverse the signs of age, the popularity of the product and similar wrinkle relaxers has been enormous. Today you see people regularly heading into the med spa for their “tox,” and coming out afterward looking younger and refreshed. Now there are four different types of wrinkle relaxers–called neuromodulators–each specially formulated to relax your muscles and smooth away lines.
What Wrinkle Relaxers Do for You
Lines and wrinkles form by repetitive facial movements (think of smiling, frowning, squinting–even chewing). Over time, the muscles lose their ability to relax, and they remain contracted. This is what causes lines and wrinkles in your face. Neuromodulators are designed to force the muscles to relax, which causes the wrinkles to fade or disappear and prevents new wrinkles from occurring.
All neuromodulator injectables are based on botulinum toxin type A. This is a bacteria modified into a purified protein that is proven to be safe and effective. Botulinum toxin targets the muscles that are contracted, forming the wrinkle lines you want to get rid of. Botulinum toxin temporarily blocks nerve receptors in the muscle, stopping the muscles from being able to contract.
What Are the Different Types of Wrinkle Relaxers?
Taking years off your face is the goal, but where to start? BOTOX® is the go-to for many because it’s so well known. But others on the market are known to be excellent, too. Each has its own positives to think about when you’re choosing a product.
BOTOX® and Dysport are all fairly well-known wrinkle relaxers, although, of course, BOTOX® is a household name these days. Each of them can help you turn back the clock and slow down the signs of aging.
Essentially, they are similar products. Each of these injectables are FDA approved, and they are each based on the botulinum toxin. The effects last several months. Despite their similarities, each has its own unique take on the ultimate outcome of smoothing lines and wrinkles from your face.
BOTOX® and Dysport
BOTOX® is potent and can be used for small targeted areas like crow’s feet. It’s FDA-approved for frown lines and forehead lines as well.
Dysport is approved for the same areas as BOTOX®, but is slightly less potent. It spreads out better than BOTOX®, making it a good option for a larger treatment area, such as the entire forehead. Dysport can also give more natural-looking results, allowing a bit more movement in the face.
Xeomin is approved for the same areas as Botox and Dysport. It has no additives or preservatives, leading to its nickname, “naked Botox.” This quality lowers your chance of building up a resistance to it. It is a good alternative to Boxtox or Dysport if you’ve built up a resistance to those wrinkle relaxers.
What to Expect During Treatment
The first step will be a consultation and discussion with our providers to talk about your cosmetic goals and to choose the right wrinkle relaxer for you. Once the consultation is done and you’re ready to begin, the treatment is short and simple. Our specialists will inject the wrinkle relaxer into the targeted area or areas. Once this is complete, you can be on your way–no downtime or recovery required. And with a smoother, younger-looking face, and a boost in your beauty and confidence!
Schedule a Consultation at Synergy MedAesthetics
Synergy MedAesthetics is a top-rated med spa with offices throughout Washington. We provide patients with a luxurious and relaxing environment to experience the latest aesthetic treatments. Our female-led staff includes highly trained aesthetic providers who will create a custom skincare plan for you. Contact Synergy MedAesthetics to schedule your consultation for the right wrinkle relaxer treatment for you.