What Are Wrinkle Relaxers?
As we start to age, fine lines and wrinkles may start to remain on the face, even when totally relaxed. Caused by repetitive facial expressions, dynamic wrinkles happen when the muscle stays contracted. This creates permanent, etched lines in the skin. To reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, Dr. Michelle Eagan has experience with various wrinkle relaxer products, including:
Each of these wrinkle relaxer treatments offers a variety of benefits and helps smooth and soften the complexion. At New Orleans Plastic Surgery in Louisiana, Dr. Eagan is an expert cosmetic surgeon who has a precise, artistic, and conservative technique. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Eagan to learn more about the benefits of wrinkle relaxers.
Wrinkle Relaxers Reviews
"I met with Dr. Eagan to explore options for mimimizing the signs of facial aging that I have been noticing for the last couple of years. I'm 39 and my crows feet and "worry wrinkle" have been bothering me every time I look in the mirror! Dr. Eagan recommended Xeomin injections around my eyes and on my forehead to solve the crows feet problem and, though I had not considered it before, Radiesse in my cheeks to bring some lift and youthfulness back into my face. Dr. Eagan was personable and kind and made me feel at ease from the start, just as the friend who referred me to her said she would. She explained how the procedure would happen and what I could expect. I was nervous as I'd never had facial injections before, but she was gentle and the procedure was quick. I could tell she knew what she was doing. Initially I was startled by the cheek swelling I experienced as a result of the Radiesse injections (Dr. Eagan told me this would happen) but after a couple of days the swelling went down and I now look years younger. I look fresh and rested every morning when I wake up thanks to the Xeomin. I am looking forward to my next treatments with Dr. Eagan - it is so fun to be out in the world and have strangers think I'm 29 instead of 39!"- J.C. / Google / Jun 05, 2018
"Absolutely best plastic surgeon on the south shore. Well run office, excellent pre-visit communication and I felt important. Dr. Eagan listened to me and was easy to talk to. First time Botox and filler client; painless and professional. I will return."- J.G. / Yelp / Feb 26, 2021
"The best botox treatment/results I have ever had! Dr Egan took her time to ensure all of my areas of concern were addressed."- A.M. / Google / Dec 26, 2020
"UPDATE 4/3/2018 (with CoolSculpting): I just absolutely loved my previous experience with Dr. Eagan, that I've gone back to her for CoolSculpting on my love-handles and belly. After a couple of months, I'm in disbelief and incredibly happy with the results I'm seeing. My love-handles look more trimmed down and my stomach looks much flatter and smoother. She is seriously my go-to doctor for anything and everything now. I had my first cycle of CoolSculpting back in January. Previously, during the consultation appointment, Dr. Eagan informed me that each cycle would reduce fat on a targeted area by 20%-25%, so I decided to go with two cycles per area. My second cycle took place a month later in February. She also explained that there is no downtime and you can return to working/exercising right away. Even with CoolSculpting, you'll still need to continue eating healthy and be consistent with exercising. It's no miracle quick fix to losing weight, but more so to sculpt down trouble areas, with full results within 1-3 months. During the procedure, Dr. Eagan was extremely accommodating. It took only 35 minutes per area. She has two machines, so two areas can be treated at the same time. My love-handles and belly felt sore and swollen for a few days after, but that didn't stop me from continuing to exercise. At night I wore a compression band which definitely felt like it helped. After 5 days, the swollen areas subsided. And after 2 weeks, that's when I started seeing a difference. Each week after and up until now, I feel a noticeable reduction in the amount of fat in my love-handles and stomach (with a pinch test) and can visually see these areas smoothed out. I would highly recommend Dr. Eagan if you're looking into doing CoolSculpting. She is absolutely amazing, kind, and extremely knowledgeable, and the same goes for her staff, Loreena. ORIGINAL 9/12/2017 (with Masseter Muscle Reduction with Botox): Dr. Eagan is truly amazing. She's personable and knowledgeable. I've struggled with how wide my jawline looked and with clenching my teeth at night, and she recommended masseter reduction with Botox. I couldn't be happier with the results. After 3 months, I saw a significant difference in how slender my face started to look. A bonus is that I don't grind my teeth at night because the masseter muscles are relaxed. Would highly recommend Dr. Eagan. :)"- S.Y. / Google / Oct 03, 2018
"Dr. Egan is simply AMAZING!! Her skill of natural looking plastic surgery is unmatched. She is a true artist! I began seeing Dr. Egan in 2019 for botox, dysport, and fillers. From the moment I met her I knew I was in good hands. She is empathic and connects with you on a personal level. She takes the time to thoroughly answer any questions or concerns. Before anything is started you will feel you both are on the same page for your desired results. Dr. Egan is committed to natural results. Her knowledge and application of natural facial movement will leave you speechless. She will recommend exactly what you need no more and no less. This is very important to me when choosing a plastic surgeon because many doctors are more concerned with the sale rather than the results. Dr. Egan treats your face as if it is her face. I metabolize my filler very fast. After discussing this with Dr. Egan, she informed me of more permanent and cost effective options. To be honest, I had never even heard of some of the procedures before. She was the only doctor to suggest a solution that would be best for me long term. As in I wouldn’t have to constantly come back for filler like I was. I decided to have a lower blepharoplasty, cheek implants, and fat transfer done. Hands down the best money I’ve ever spent in my life. My results are so natural I forget I even have cheek implants. I haven’t had to purchase filler once since my surgery. I feel the prettiest I’ve felt in my entire lie. The best part about it all… NO ONE knows!!! Dr. Egan used liposuction to transfer fat from my stomach to my face. She sculpted my stomach with the liposuction. For the first time in my life I can wear crop tops and not feel self conscious. I’m 29 years old and very active but always had a little pouch on my stomach. Now, pooch-NO-MORE! Just a perfectly defined core! The incision scar is only 2mm hidden in my belly button and is almost completely faded. It’s incredible how such small changes to your physical appearance can have such enormous impacts on your confidence. Dr. Egan’s work has changed my life in more ways than one! P.S. Dr. Egan’s work is worth any travel you’re considering a plastic surgeon. I’ve moved away from Louisiana since my surgery. However, I will travel to her for any future procedures."- C.S. / Google / Feb 16, 2021
BOTOX, Jeuveau, XEOMIN, and Dysport help decrease the appearance of different types of dynamic wrinkles on the face. If you experience forehead lines, Crow's feet, smile and laugh lines, or frown lines, wrinkle relaxers can help rejuvenate your complexion. Ideal candidates for wrinkle relaxers should maintain good health, not be pregnant, and not have a botulinum toxin allergy. At your consultation, please let Dr. Eagan know about your current medications, cosmetic goals, and medical history so she can create a tailored treatment plan.
Our Injection Technique
For most wrinkle relaxer injections, your procedure should only take about 30 minutes to complete. Generally, we can perform the treatment on the same day as your consultation. If possible, we will take you back to one of our private treatment rooms. At the beginning of your treatment, Dr. Eagan will clean your skin and apply a numbing cream to reduce discomfort. However, most patients do not need a numbing cream because the pain is minimal. Prior to your treatment, Dr. Eagan will discuss how many injections you need for the treatment area. This will vary for each type of product, but she will ensure you feel knowledgeable about your procedure. No matter the injection type, we will apply cold compresses and pressure, which will reduce minor bleeding.
What to Expect
After completing your injections, you can resume your normal activities, but you should avoid strenuous activities for the rest of the day. Additionally, we may recommend that you sleep upright and apply cold compresses to encourage healing. For several days, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and redness near the treatment sites. However, these symptoms are common, and you can easily conceal them with makeup. Additionally, each product will last a certain amount of time. Before you leave, Dr. Eagan will discuss when to schedule follow-up appointments so you can maintain your results.
How Much Do Wrinkle Relaxers cost?
Costs for wrinkle relaxers depend on the amount required to address your unique concerns. During your initial consultation, we will ask you to share your aesthetic goals so we can create a detailed treatment plan and estimate your costs. New Orleans Plastic Surgery accepts many payment methods, and we offer various specials on nonsurgical treatments.
Wrinkle Relaxers FAQ
Are wrinkle relaxers safe?
Yes, they are. Our wrinkle relaxers are FDA-approved, have clinical studies backing their safety and efficacy, and are used by millions worldwide to achieve a more refreshed, youthful appearance.
Does getting a wrinkle relaxer injection hurt?
No, most patients don't experience discomfort during their procedure. Dr. Eagan will apply a topical anesthetic cream to the treatment area to keep you comfortable and the needles used are much smaller and finer than the needles used to give vaccinations.
How long do wrinkle relaxers last?
- BOTOX — 3 - 4 months
- XEOMIN — 3 - 6 months
- JEUVEAU — 5 - 6 months
- Dysport — up to 5 months
How long does it take to get a wrinkle relaxer injection?
How long your wrinkle relaxer treatment takes depends on how many injections you need and the number of areas treated. Typically, a session can take about 30 minutes.
Are dermal fillers better than wrinkle relaxers?
Dermal fillers can smooth lines and wrinkles just as effectively as wrinkle relaxers like BOTOX and XEOMIN, but do it by filling and promoting the growth of new collagen rather than relaxing the muscles. However, some fillers can last longer than wrinkle relaxers, and that's why many patients choose to pair a wrinkle relaxer with a dermal filler for even better results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
Smooth and Relaxed
Age comes with a few great gifts, including wisdom and experience, but it can also come with some unwanted changes, like facial wrinkles and lines. Reduce the signs of aging with wrinkle relaxer injections at New Orleans Plastic Surgery. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michelle Eagan at New Orleans Plastic Surgery in Louisiana to create your unique treatment plan.
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