Wrinkle Relaxers

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Wrinkle relaxers, also known as neuromodulators, are a highly effective non-surgical treatment for reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and fine lines. These treatments work by temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles, resulting in smoother, younger-looking skin. Dr. Jennifer Levine, a leading facial plastic surgeon in NYC, offers several types of wrinkle relaxers to address various aesthetic concerns and help patients achieve a refreshed, youthful appearance.

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What Are Wrinkle Relaxers?

Wrinkle relaxers are injectable treatments that use neuromodulators to temporarily inhibit muscle activity. The most commonly used neuromodulators are Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Daxxify. These products contain a purified form of botulinum toxin type A, which blocks nerve signals to the targeted muscles, preventing them from contracting. This relaxation of the muscles helps to soften and reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, which are formed by repetitive facial movements.

Benefits of Wrinkle Relaxers

  • Non-Surgical: The procedure is minimally invasive, requiring no surgery or significant downtime.
  • Quick and Convenient: Treatments typically take 10-20 minutes, making it easy to fit into a busy schedule.
  • Effective for Dynamic Wrinkles: Particularly effective for wrinkles caused by facial expressions, such as crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines.
  • Natural-Looking Results: When administered by a skilled professional, results appear natural and maintain facial expressiveness.
  • Preventative: Can prevent the formation of new wrinkles by reducing muscle activity.

Common Areas Treated with Wrinkle Relaxers

  • Forehead Lines: Smooth out horizontal lines that form across the forehead.
  • Frown Lines (Glabellar Lines): Reduce vertical lines between the eyebrows, also known as “11s.”
  • Crow’s Feet: Minimize the fine lines that appear at the outer corners of the eyes.
  • Bunny Lines: Address wrinkles on the bridge of the nose.
  • Lip Lines: Reduce vertical lines around the mouth, often referred to as smoker’s lines.
  • Chin Dimpling: Smooth out dimples and creases in the chin area.

How Wrinkle Relaxers Work

Wrinkle relaxers are injected into specific muscles using a fine needle. The neuromodulator blocks the nerve signals that cause these muscles to contract. As the muscles relax, the overlying skin smooths out, reducing the appearance of wrinkles. The procedure is quick and typically involves minimal discomfort. Results can be seen within a few days, with the full effect developing over one to two weeks. The effects generally last three to four months, after which the treatment can be repeated to maintain the results.

Types of Wrinkle Relaxers Available

Dr. Jennifer Levine offers several neuromodulators to cater to different patient needs. The product chosen depends on many factors, including the areas being treated, patient’s previous treatments and their goals.

  • Botox: The most well-known neuromodulator, FDA-approved for treating frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines.
  • Dysport: Works similarly to Botox but has a slightly faster onset of action, often chosen for treating larger areas like the forehead.
  • Xeomin: A purer form of botulinum toxin without accessory proteins, reducing the risk of developing antibodies that might decrease its effectiveness over time.
  • Daxxify: A vegan alternative to Botox and other traditional neuromodulators, formulated without animal-derived ingredients, and reported to last as long as 6 months.

Dr. Levine’s Approach

As a top 1% injector in the country, Dr. Jennifer Levine focuses on providing natural-looking results that enhance her patients’ overall appearance without making them look overdone. Her approach to wrinkle relaxers focuses on achieving a subtle, refreshed look. Dr. Levine carefully assesses each patient’s facial anatomy and aesthetic goals, creating a customized treatment plan that addresses their specific concerns. By using precise injection techniques, she ensures that the results are both effective and natural-looking.

JL Tox Lyft

Dr. Levine offers the JL Tox Lyft, a specialized approach that combines wrinkle relaxers with facial contouring techniques to achieve a lifted and rejuvenated appearance. This comprehensive treatment plan focuses on enhancing the overall balance and harmony of the face, ensuring natural and long-lasting results.

Complementary Treatments

Wrinkle relaxers can be combined with other non-surgical treatments to enhance overall facial rejuvenation:

  • Dermal Fillers: Address volume loss and static wrinkles alongside wrinkle relaxers for a more comprehensive rejuvenation.
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing: Improve skin texture and tone, complementing the smoothing effects of wrinkle relaxers.
  • Microneedling with PRP/PRFM or Exion RF: Enhance collagen production and improve overall skin quality for a more youthful appearance.
  • PDO Threads: Lift and tighten sagging skin, offering a non-surgical facelift effect when combined with wrinkle relaxers.
  • Emface: Combines synchronized radiofrequency and HIFES technologies to lift and tighten the skin while enhancing muscle tone.
  • Facelift: For those seeking more dramatic results, combining a facelift with wrinkle relaxers can address deep tissue sagging and surface-level wrinkles.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in reducing the appearance of wrinkles, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jennifer Levine in NYC to discuss your goals and create a personalized treatment plan.

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