Wrinkle Relaxers

Wrinkle Relaxers

Bringing out your natural beauty

Fine lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles are an inevitable part of aging. They add character to our faces and serve as testimony to a lifetime of a wide range of emotions. But there are times when we wish we could have more control over how we age, and wrinkle relaxers can help with that.

Wrinkle-relaxing injectables like Botox are now widely used for skin rejuvenation. They are minimally invasive, relatively painless, safe and quick, with little to no downtime. These FDA-approved injections help prevent fine lines and reduce the appearance of existing wrinkles, in addition to being used for medical purposes like migraine prevention and the treatment of movement disorders.

If you are a resident of the Tampa, FL, region and are ready to age gracefully with the help of wrinkle relaxers, please schedule a consultation with Bespoke Rx or call us at (813) 203-6196. Our practitioners will create a customized wrinkle relaxer treatment plan based on your unique concerns.

What are Wrinkle Relaxers?

What are Wrinkle Relaxers?

Also called “neuromodulators,” wrinkle relaxers are a category of injectable medications used for facial rejuvenation.

The most widely used and best-known brand of wrinkle relaxer is Botox, the world’s first approved medication of its kind. It has been in use by medical professionals since 1989 and today is practically synonymous with anti-aging.

As their name implies, wrinkle relaxers “relax” wrinkles. Specifically, they help soften, remove or prevent fine lines, creases and folds by stopping muscle movement temporarily. But their benefits go even beyond that: at Bespoke Rx, we also utilize neuromodulators to smooth out skin, elevate the brows, create the appearance of fuller lips, treat excessive sweating and more!

Botox and other wrinkle relaxers work best for what’s called dynamic lines. These are the temporary wrinkles formed by facial movement — think frown lines and crow's feet. Static lines, on the other hand, are permanent wrinkles that appear permanently imprinted on the skin because of the skin aging process — think marionette lines and nasolabial folds. In most cases, we treat static lines with dermal fillers. Dynamic lines can turn into ingrained static lines over time, which is where wrinkle relaxers can be preventative.

When used in combination with dermal fillers, wrinkle relaxers can help you gain a more youthful and refreshed look by correcting signs of aging in various problem areas.

How do Wrinkle Relaxers work?

Wrinkle relaxing injections work by relaxing the underlying facial muscles that cause our skin to wrinkle.

The active ingredient responsible for this action is botulinum toxin type A, a purified form of a protein derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. This protein inhibits the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine at the junction point where nerves and muscles meet. Acetylcholine is the main neurotransmitter that triggers muscle contractions. When we reduce its release with the help of this rejuvenation treatment, you get a naturally relaxed appearance and smoother skin because the muscle does not receive the signal to contract.

Besides stimulating muscle contractions, acetylcholine also regulates sweat and sebum production. This is why neuromodulators that block its release are also used for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and oily skin.

How do Wrinkle Relaxers work?

Products we use at Bespoke Rx

Botox

The first and most studied brand of wrinkle relaxer, Botox, is best used to prevent and treat lines in the upper face, i.e. frown lines, bunny lines and crow's feet. However, it has also proven to be successful for other areas and concerns, including lip lines, gummy smiles and neck bands, to name a few. It takes approximately 2 to 14 days for Botox to take effect, and it generally lasts three to four months.

Dysport

Dysport has been FDA-approved since 2009. While it can be used for the same purposes as Botox, Dysport is only FDA-approved for moderate to severe lines between the eyebrows, also known as glabellar lines or "elevens."

What to expect during treatment

When you come to your appointment at Bespoke Rx, we will personally assess your skin and determine the best course of action to give you the results you are looking for.

The treatment with Botox or Dysport is quick, taking only a couple of minutes to complete, and there is minimal downtime required. You are free to continue with your day once the treatment is over and wait for the results to reach their full strength over the next two weeks. However, you should not exercise the day after treatment, wear makeup on the sites for injection and receive a facial massage for up to one week, doing any of these can potentially affect your results.

We use a thin needle to deliver small, targeted doses of the neuromodulator to the facial muscles. While this may sound uncomfortable, patients typically tolerate this quick treatment very well.

Most people experience few, if any, side effects after wrinkle relaxer treatments. You may experience mild irritation, swelling and bruising around the injection site, which typically resolves within a couple of days. Wrinkle relaxers have been proven safe in many clinical studies, and serious side effects are rare.

Who can get a Wrinkle Relaxing treatment?

Most men and women over the age of 18 can be a candidate for this treatment.

No matter your age, gender or skin tone, wrinkle relaxers may be suitable for you, providing that you are in relatively good health. If you are worried you might be too young or too old to start these rejuvenation treatments, know that there’s no right age to start. Botox and similar wrinkle relaxers are used both to prevent wrinkle formation in people in their 20s as well as to soften existing wrinkles in mature skin.

Still, there are circumstances in which we may not be able to provide such treatments safely, including if:

  • You have a known allergy to the ingredients used
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You are recovering from surgery
  • You have an infection near the treatment site

Additionally, if you are taking blood thinners or have a history of bleeding problems, it’s best to consult with your doctor before getting wrinkle relaxers.

Who can get a Wrinkle Relaxing treatment?

How much does this procedure cost?

At Bespoke Rx, our mission is to help our clients feel happier and more confident by helping them achieve the results they desire. That is why we provide a flat rate per area so that we can focus on what is important — patient satisfaction. We also offer complimentary touch-ups within three weeks after treatment, if needed. Below are our flat-rate prices for different treatment areas.

Pricing for Wrinkle Relaxer treatments
Forehead & Frown Lines (11s)
$375
Frown Lines
$225
Crow's Feet
$250
Botox Package (Frown Lines, Forehead & Crow’s Feet)
$575
Lip Flip
$125
Gummy Smile
$100
Bunny Lines
$100
Underarms (hyperhidrosis)
$1,000
Jawline Slimming
$500
Downturned Smile
$100
Pebble Chin
$100
Neck Bands (Neck / Jaw Lift)
$500

FAQS

Answers by Amanda Conti
APRN

What are neuromodulators?

Neuromodulators such as Dysport and Botox are composed of Botulinum Toxin. This quick, relatively painless procedure takes approximately 2-14 days to take effect and typical results last approximately 3 months.

How long do neuromodulators and fillers last?

Neuromodulators (Wrinkle Relaxers) typically last 3-4 months. Fillers vary greatly depending on product and placement.

Will I look fake?

At Bespoke Rx, our goal is to enhance your natural beauty. We will listen to your concerns and develop a treatment plan with you in order to give you a beautiful, natural looking result.

Is there anything I should do before or after my appointment?

Because we have blood vessels throughout our face, avoiding bruising cannot be guaranteed. However, the following can help you to minimize your risk of bruising and swelling. For 72 hours before and after treatment avoid NSAIDs, aspirin, fish oil, vitamin E, St. John's wart, and alcohol. Do NOT stop taking prescription blood thinners. Avoid exercise 24 hours before and after treatment.

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Ready to give yourself the rejuvenation you deserve to feel like the best version of yourself? Schedule a consultation with Bespoke Rx or call us at (813) 203-6196.

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