About Injectable Wrinkle Relaxers
Reducing the initial aesthetic effects of repetitive facial expressions on the forehead and around the eyes is easy and effective with injectable wrinkle relaxer treatments at Bodian Dermatology. Founding dermatologist Dr. Adam Bodian is pleased to offer injectable treatments at his office in Great Neck, NY. These injectable treatments help both women and men obtain the gorgeous complexions they want. Wrinkle relaxers, like BOTOX, use a specialized strain of type A botulinum toxin to temporarily weaken the contractions of the muscles used to make certain expressions in the forehead and eye region. The wrinkles that develop from these constant muscle contractions are called “dynamic” because they are the product of muscle activity. Eventually, these dynamic lines remain in the skin, even when the face is fully relaxed. Injections can dramatically modify the depth of these lines by restricting these facial expressions and allowing the tissue above the muscles the opportunity to rejuvenate itself without interruption. Injections can also be done on the neck to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Wrinkle Relaxer Treatment Options
We have several wrinkle relaxer options to choose from based on your specific cosmetic goals.
- BOTOX® is a specialized strain of type A botulinum toxin that temporarily eases the movements of the muscles used to make specific expressions in the upper brow and forehead area.
- XEOMIN® is an injectable treatment that periodically relaxes the treated facial muscles so your wrinkles appear softer and smoother. XEOMIN is formulated with only a single ingredient (botulinum toxin A), unlike BOTOX, which contains additional proteins.
- Jeuveau™ is the latest injectable wrinkle relaxer approved for cosmetic treatment by the FDA to reduce early signs of aging. With a formula similar to other wrinkle relaxers, Jeuveau relaxes strained muscles to smooth dynamic wrinkles, such as the frown lines in the middle of your eyebrows.
- Dysport® is an injectable treatment that works similarly to BOTOX to soften and reduce dynamic wrinkles and lines throughout the face.
"Very happy with my Botox results. Dr. Bodian focuses exclusively on the face and his experience and skill is evident in my results. The results are natural and I look refreshed and well rested rather than "over botoxed". I highly recommend Dr. Bodian."- J. / Healthgrades / Sep 25, 2016
"I went here because I needed Botox treatment. I’ve been to several other dermatologists, but I’ve never been treated the same as how I was treated here. I look amazing now"- E. / Google / Jan 25, 2020
" Very happy with my Botox results. Dr. Bodian focuses exclusively on the face and his experience and skill is evident in my results. The results are natural and I look refreshed and well rested rather than "over botoxed". I highly recommend Dr. Bodian."- J. / Healthgrades / Sep 25, 2016
"This doctor is the best of the best. Had Botox treatment with amazing, long-lasting, natural results, no pain or bruising. I’ve relocated and wish I could fly back to Long Island to see Dr. Bodian. No doctor compares."- R.H. / Google / Jan 08, 2022
"I have been going to Dr Bodian for over a decade. I’ve had tattoo removal, Botox and filler‘s as well. I wouldn’t go to anyone else his entire team is extremely professional. And I always leave his office feeling better than when I went in"- D.A. / Google / Feb 11, 2022
What are the benefits of Botox?
BOTOX's primary benefit is its ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face. It is most effective at targeting dynamic wrinkles — wrinkles that appear when you move your face — by blocking the nerves that contract your muscles. If your muscle isn't moving as much, then the wrinkle can't form (e.g. smile and frown lines). BOTOX injectable filler is also used in treating conditions such as TMJ and chronic migraines by relaxing the muscles causing the pain. These injections are non-invasive and can be performed quickly so you can get back to your life. Unlike other anti-aging treatments, results from BOTOX can be seen as early as 3 – 4 days and last up to three months.
Ideal Candidates for Injectables
Wrinkle relaxers, such as BOTOX and Dysport, are ideal for individuals who wish to nonsurgically soften the appearance of dynamic lines and wrinkles on their upper face. Injectables are often thought of as a preventive anti-aging treatment, even if wrinkles have not yet formed. They are a terrific noninvasive approach if you have forehead wrinkles, glabellar lines between the brows, or neck lines and wrinkles. It's also a solution for lines that form around the eyes and can help your eyes appear more open. Wrinkle relaxers can also help patients with certain medical issues, including excessive sweating, in addition to jaw pain and dysfunction (TMJ). After evaluating all of your medical or aesthetic concerns, Dr. Bodian will determine your wrinkle relaxer treatment plan.
Our Injection Technique
Your injections are completed as an outpatient procedure at Bodian Dermatology. If it is your first time to visit us in Great Neck, NY, we usually perform the injection during the same appointment as your initial consultation with Dr. Bodian. You will be asked to make different facial expressions, like frowning, squinting, smiling, etc., which will help us plan where to place the injections. Next, your face will be cleaned and the injections will be placed under the skin with a fine needle, followed by a cold compress to help reduce swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Wrinkle relaxer injections typically take about 10 – 15 minutes.
What to Expect After Your Injections
After the injections, you may return to your normal schedule, but strenuous exercise should be avoided for a minimum of 24 hours. You will be advised to sleep with your head elevated for the first night and to avoid touching your face. The injected sections of the face can appear bruised, swollen, or red for 2 – 3 days, but you will not have any serious or lasting side effects. In many cases, it usually takes about 5 – 7 days before the final effects of your wrinkle relaxer become visible. The results typically last 3 – 4 months. Dr. Bodian or a member of his team will advise you as to when to make your next appointment at Bodian Dermatology to extend your results.
How many BOTOX treatments will I likely need?
The number of BOTOX injections given will vary according to individual needs and the extent of your facial lines and wrinkles. Dr. Bodian can recommend the ideal number of BOTOX injections according to your targeted treatment results and whether you want to address the forehead, Crow's feet, or between the eyes. Our team could recommend scheduling BOTOX every few months at Bodian Dermatology to keep up with your cosmetic outcomes.
Can BOTOX be paired with additional nonsurgical procedures?
BOTOX pairs well with additional nonsurgical solutions at Bodian Dermatology for those who wish to minimize signs of aging. If you experience more pronounced and extensive wrinkles and lines, our experts might talk with you about administering a filler for optimal results. Dr. Bodian may provide other complementary treatments, like microneedling or a chemical peel to further enhance a youthful glow.
What's the difference between wrinkle reducers and fillers?
Although wrinkle relaxers, such as BOTOX, are provided to decrease facial lines by temporarily blocking your muscle engagement, fillers are a different category of aesthetic formulations that improve volume in the face. Fillers are intended to add volume gaunt-looking areas and reduce static wrinkles. Dr. Bodian can discuss if you might be a good candidate for a dermal filler (such as JUVÉDERM® or Restylane®) to further enhance your BOTOX outcomes.
Just Express Yourself
With BOTOX, XEOMIN, Jeuveau, and Dysport, you can make natural facial expressions without creating lines and wrinkles. To prevent and smooth lines throughout the face, we invite you to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Bodian in Great Neck, NY to discover more about our revolutionary nonsurgical relaxers for wrinkles.