Wrinkle relaxers delay and reverse the effects of ageing on the skin by reducing wrinkles and fine lines. Wrinkle relaxers are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments.

What are wrinkle relaxers?

Wrinkle relaxers are a popular treatment that provide a smooth and refreshed-looking face. It’s among one of the more broadly used cosmetic treatments and has become a popular method of delaying the ageing process by reducing wrinkles and fine lines. Made from a purified protein produced in a laboratory, wrinkle relaxers are designed to work at the point where the nerve connects to the muscle, preventing the muscle from working.

What can be treated with wrinkle relaxers?

Wrinkle relaxers can be used on many areas of the face and body and has over 800 medical users. At Dental O So Gentle, we use wrinkle relaxers to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, to prevent teeth grinding, correct facial asymmetries, and address other cosmetic concerns of our patients.

Will wrinkle relaxers prevent/get rid of all of my wrinkles?

Wrinkle relaxers work best on wrinkles associated with movement in the face and neck, known as dynamic lines. So, while an excellent treatment for fine lines, wrinkle relaxers may take a few months to work on deeply ingrained wrinkles to allow the skin to resurface naturally. Deeper lines can often be treated through other options, such as dermal fillers, skin needling or a combination of treatments tailored specifically for your needs.

Wrinkle relaxers prevent wrinkle formation when applied before the wrinkles are established. However, special consideration should be taken when deciding to treat younger patients, but this will be based on the patient’s individual needs.

Do wrinkle relaxers hurt?

Most people describe wrinkle relaxers as a little uncomfortable, rather than painful. Some factors may make the treatment feel more painful, such as stress or hormonal fluctuations. At Dental O So Gentle, we apply some topical aesthetic prior to injection, if requested, to numb the area and make the treatment more comfortable.

How quickly are results visible?

Patients normally see the results from the wrinkle relaxers between 4 days and 2 weeks after treatment. Some patients may require a little top up for optimal results sometime between 10 and 14 days after the initial treatment.

How long do wrinkle relaxers last?

For most people, wrinkle relaxers last between 3 and 4 months. We advise people to expect 3 months’ worth of results from their first treatment. Some patients do find that the effects of treatment last much longer.