Written by Ali Waychoff,
Wrinkle Relaxers — What Exactly Do They Do and why should they be invited into a skincare regimen
Humans seem to have an innate drive to pursue youth and beauty. These days, we’re not searching for the mythical fountain of youth — instead, wrinkle relaxers like Botox, Dysport, or Jeuveau have made it possible to effortlessly stave off the appearance of aging.
Putting those pesky wrinkles to rest is much easier than one may think, and including wrinkle relaxers in your skincare regimen could make you feel that you have mastered the skincare game.
What are wrinkle relaxers?
Wrinkles form when repeated facial expressions fold the skin and create permanent creases. Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau are bottled up liquid injections of a neurotoxic protein that smooths out fine lines and wrinkles by preventing the underlying muscles from contracting and forming deep lines in the forehead, between the brows, and around the eyes.
Wrinkles are formed from repetitive muscle movements which fold the skin and damage the underlying dermis, generating lines. Wrinkle relaxers such as botox, dysport, and jeuveau are neuromodulators or purified proteins that relax the muscles and help smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
Wrinkle relaxers can also be injected above the lip — aka the “lip flip” — to pull the lip up for a fuller appearance, into the chin to help with “pebbling,” and into the masseter muscle in the jaw to create a slimmer lower face or help with teeth grinding. (we technically are not treating teeth grinding, yes its a side effect but we aren’t treating the medical condition of TMJ)
How long does this process take?
Wrinkle relaxer treatments take 20 minutes, and one of our Master Providers administers the injections. This treatment is often called the “lunch break treatment” because of its speediness, and Juvly is happy to spend your lunch break with you!
This treatment is easy and relatively painless, and it requires no downtime or recovery period. You can go right back to your day once it’s over! It is possible that a client could experience a headache, redness or bruise at the site of the injection, but these symptoms go away after just a few days.
Clients will start to see results in as little as 3-10 days after treatment. The longevity of wrinkle relaxers ranges between 2-4 months depending on the individual and product.
Why should they be in my skincare routine?
Ever notice any creasing in your foundation? Are the lines on your forehead getting deeper? Maybe certain parts of your face are collecting more oils than others? No worries, wrinkle relaxers can clear all that up!
When wrinkle relaxers are injected to your area of concern — forehead, between the brows, or crows feet — this miracle substance not only improves skin appearance, it will stop makeup and oil from building up in those creases, since the creases will no longer be there.
Wrinkle relaxers are also subtle. While you will notice a difference when you look in the mirror, your friends might only ask what new skincare routine you’re trying out this week because your skin is glowing. Your secret is safe with us!
While these neurotoxins are able to soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles in just a few days post-treatment, they are also working to prevent deeper lines from forming in the future.
Should I still have a skincare routine if I get wrinkle relaxers?
Yes! Finding a skincare routine that works for you is the best part of treating yourself. Protecting your skin from fine lines, wrinkles, unwanted breakouts, clogged pores, and free radicals in the air is important.
When it comes to skincare routines, building one on your own can be scary — we get it! But with Juvly’s help, it doesn’t have to be. We do free skincare consultations, in which our Master Aestheticians tailor a treatment plan suited perfectly for your skincare needs and concerns.
Skincare routines don’t have to be overwhelming, expensive, or 15 steps long. But it’s good to have a cleanser, moisturizer, and exfoliator that is going to work for your skin and its concerns.
Let Juvly help you put a treatment plan and skin care regimen together today! Be sure to go online and book your free skincare consultation with one of our Master Aestheticians at your nearest Juvly location, here.