Four Wrinkle Relaxers to Add to Your Anti-Aging Regimen

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Wrinkle relaxers are a great addition to your anti-aging regimen. They can reduce unwanted creases and lines in most areas, including the forehead and around the eyes. While there are many kinds of cosmetic injections available, it can be hard to choose the right one for your needs. The specialists at New Orleans Plastic Surgery review some of the most popular wrinkle relaxer brands – BOTOX, Dysport®, XEOMIN®, and Jeuveau™ – below.

Wrinkle relaxers are one of the most exciting trends in skin care, but they can be confusing! Speak with plastic and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michelle Eagan in New Orleans, LA to learn the differences between these brands and how they help aging skin.

How do wrinkle relaxers work?

Our skin naturally loses firmness and elasticity due to factors like aging, sun damage, and weight fluctuations. As the skin gets less taut, fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear. These include forehead creases, Crow's feet around the eyes, and smile lines. When administered into specific areas, wrinkle relaxers can temporarily paralyze the muscles responsible for causing these creases. This gives your skin a more relaxed, youthful appearance until the effects wear off.   

Dr. Eagan enjoys working with these medications, which collectively are called NEUROMODULATORS because they modulate certain nerves.  This same group of medicines can decrease sweating under arms for hyperhidrosis (oversweating) or for decrease sweating from the New Orleans heat.    

Why should I choose wrinkle relaxers?

There are many different wrinkle relaxers available, each with its own unique set of benefits and target areas. No matter which you choose, all are considered minimally invasive and pose little risk for complications when performed by a qualified professional. Results should also appear natural without looking “pulled” or “fake.” Dr. Michelle Eagan finds that the easiest wrinkle to treat is the one that is not there.  That is why she feels maintaining your smooth skin at an earlier age is better than treating "resting lines."  Resting lines are wrinkles in the skin that remain even while you are not using your muscles, such as raising your eyebrows or furrowing your forehead.  This has lead to the term "baby botox," which is when younger age groups are starting to maintain a smooth and refreshed look versus  to treat a tired look from creases in the skin. 

As mentioned earlier, Dr. Michelle Eagan loves to use BOTOX, Dysport®, XEOMIN®, and Jeuveau™ because there are so many helpful ways to uses these medications besides reducing wrinkles.  Wrinkle relaxers can also help elevate the eyebrows, called a lateral brow lift.  It can help open up the eye area by treating the crows feet area.  A lip flip using wrinkle relaxers can add a hydrated look to the lip without filler.  Also, using BOTOX, Dysport®, XEOMIN®, and Jeuveau™ can help slim the face and smooth the neck.  For those with migraines, BOTOX has helped many improve there symptoms.

The advantages of choosing cosmetic injections over other anti-aging methods include:

  • Minimal discomfort and recovery time

  • Little to no side effects

  • No plastic surgery or incisions needed

What are my options for wrinkle relaxers?

While there are plenty of wrinkle relaxers available, Dr. Eagan recommends one of four brands for skin rejuvenation in New Orleans, LA. The one we choose depends on several factors, including your problem areas, the severity of your wrinkles, and the end results you want. New Orleans Plastic Surgery can offer the following:

  1. BOTOX: BOTOX has the most brand recognition. It’s been around the longest and is approved for common problems like moderate to severe Crow's feet and frown lines. With BOTOX, you’ll often notice a difference in your appearance within a few short days.

  2. Dysport: DYSPORT can be similar to BOTOX.  Dysport spreads out better, which means it can reduce wrinkles in a larger treatment area. The results are also seen a little sooner when compared with other brands.

  3. XEOMIN: XEOMIN doesn't contain any additives or preservatives. This means you’re less likely to develop a resistance to cosmetic injections. If you’ve used BOTOX before and the effectiveness is not as strong as it used to be, XEOMIN may be an alternative.

  4. Jeuveau: JEUVEAU is also known as #newtox . This wrinkle relaxer is similar to other products on the market, with some slight changes in the formula. It’s still proven to be safe and effective, with results showing in just a few days. Outcomes may also last a little longer for some individuals.

Total skin rejuvenation in New Orleans

Wrinkle relaxers are a great way to keep your skin looking refreshed and youthful, especially if you’re not interested in invasive plastic surgery.  The only thing better than treating a wrinkle early is preventing the wrinkle (or at least slowing its formation).  If you're not sure which one is best for you, speak with Dr. Michelle Eagan or any one of our skin rejuvenation experts at New Orleans Plastic Surgery. We can perform an assessment and create a custom treatment plan tailored for your needs in New Orleans, LA.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.