Wrinkle Relaxers

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Wrinkle Relaxers are an excellent treatment option to create a smooth, youthful face specifically reducing unwanted facial wrinkles caused by expression. Most commonly referred to by its product name, BOTOX ® Cosmetic and Xeomin ®, or Wrinkle Relaxers are most often performed on the brow (glabella), forehead, around the eyes (crow’s feet), on the ridge of the nose (bunny lines), on the border of the lips (perioral wrinkles along the vermillion border), and neck. There is no downtime and minimal discomfort and risk. It is the perfect treatment for those wanting a smooth complexion while still enjoying their regular daily activities.

Treatments are approximately 10-30 minutes depending on the treatment area. Your skin will be cleansed prior to beginning the treatment. You will be asked to contract the muscles revealing the wrinkles upon expression. These areas will be marked or notated and then treated. A very fine needle will be inserted into the muscle where the product will be placed. This process will repeat in each area that the Provider feels is necessary to reduce the contraction, with the goal of creating a natural look.

The lines that have formed in the skin have developed due to varying reasons. Wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes (crow’s feet), on the ridge of the nose (bunny lines), on the border of the lips (perioral wrinkles along the vermillion border), and neck are created and then imbedded into the skin due to muscle contraction with movement as many refer to our expressions. The constant use of these muscles causes these lines to form and become embedded in the skin. In these areas, we want to retrain the muscles memory by blocking the impulse that causes the muscle to contract. BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomin® provide this service. The lack of response or contraction gradually weakens the muscle and its memory to respond to that signal. The result is a smoother surface, with smaller or no wrinkles when trying to contract.

BOTOX COSMETIC

What is a Botox® Treatment?
wrinkleBotox® Cosmetic is a purified non-animal protein that, when expertly injected into selected facial and neck muscles, will improve the look of moderate-to-severe wrinkle lines. Botox® works by temporarily blocking the nerve impulses to the injected muscles, thus reducing muscle activity that causes persistent lines to form on the face and neck. Botox® must be administered by a healthcare professional and is a low discomfort, nonsurgical treatment. This cosmetic treatment can change your life in many ways. As we age, the movements that are repeated in the face create lines or wrinkles. Over a period of years, these wrinkles become deeper and deeper. The beauty of Botox® is that within a short period of time the wrinkles disappear and we can appear 10 or more years younger.

How long will a Botox® treatment last?
Results usually last 3 - 6 months, after which a repeat injection can be performed to maintain the aesthetic results.

What areas can be treated with Botox®?
Areas which are treated with Botox® may include frown lines, forehead lines, bunny lines, crow’s feet, brows and lip lines.

How much is a Botox® treatment?
Soulage Med Spa charges by the unit of Botox® used. This way we can insure that you receive the optimal amount of Botox to produce the best treatment for your aesthetic concerns. During your consultation we will discuss the amount of units you will require and will provide you with an "on-the-spot" quote.

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XEOMIN

XEOMIN® is a prescription medication used in facial aesthetics to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar frown lines between the eyes (glabellar lines) in adults.

XEOMIN® in Aesthetics: How Does it Work?
When you squint or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing the skin to furrow and fold. These lines that occur due to facial mimics are referred to as dynamic lines. Over time, as your skin ages and loses some of its elasticity, these repeated contractions can cause persistent frown lines.

Botulinum toxin type A – the active ingredient in XEOMIN® – is used in facial aesthetic treatment to treat dynamic lines like glabellar frown lines. It acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting. By reducing these contractions, XEOMIN® can temporarily reduce the frown lines on your forehead between your eyes.

How much is a Xeomin® treatment?
Soulage Med Spa charges by the unit of Xeomin® used. This way we can insure that you receive the optimal amount of Xeomin to produce the best treatment for your aesthetic concerns. During your consultation we will discuss the amount of units you will require and will provide you with an "on-the-spot" quote.

Before and After Treatment Instructions

  • Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen-like medications, fish-oil for 1 week prior to a Botox® or Xeomin treatment; this will minimize risk for bruising and bleeding.
  • Avoid lying down or massaging the treated area for 4 hours after treatment.
  • Do not exercise for 24 hours.
  • Exercise the treated muscles for a few hours after the treatment.
  • If you get a headache (as some people do for few hours after the treatment) you may take a Tylenol, unless otherwise advised by your physician.
  • You may take Arnica tablets if there is any bruising in the site of injections, or if you are prone to bruising.
  • You will notice the effect of the Wrinkle Relaxer in 5 to 10 days, with final effects at the end of 2 weeks.

If you are interested in Botox or Xeomin injections for the treatment of wrinkles, please feel free to contact our office for a free consultation visit. The staff at Soulage Med Spa takes pride in offering cutting edge medical procedures to our patients. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedure, please feel free to call our office at 512-304-0302.