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Relaxers Reduce Appearance of Wrinkles and Fine Lines

What at Relaxers?

At Fountain of Youth Medical, we refer to our Botox services as relaxers; the injections relax the treated muscle. Let's relax together! Learn all the areas where you can relax those pesky lines.

Relaxers are primarily known for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face. However, the application of Botox extends beyond these commonly known facial treatments. Botox injections are used for various elective or cosmetic purposes throughout the body by medical professionals, plastic surgeons, and dermatologists.

Relaxer injections, also known as neuromodulators or muscle relaxants, are commonly used for cosmetic purposes to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Botox contains botulinum toxin, the most popular relaxer injection brand.

Facial Botox

The most common and well-known use of relaxers is for cosmetic enhancements of the face. It is primarily used to minimize the appearance of dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle contractions, such as forehead lines, frown lines (between the eyebrows or glabella), and crow’s feet (around the sides of the eyes). These relaxers have also been used to “lift” the brow. Read more about a Botox brow lift.

Under eye Botox

“Banana” rolls under the eyes are typically treated with relaxer injections. However, dark circles and eye bags are treated with facial fillers (hyaluronic acid), fat transfer, or lower eyelid surgery. Read more about lower eyelid surgery.

Neck Botox

Relaxers are also commonly used to reduce the appearance of neck bands and vertical and horizontal lines in the neck area. The treatment can help smoothen the skin and create a youthful appearance by injecting a relaxer such as Botox into specific neck muscles.

Like brow lifting with Botox, relaxers in the neck muscle can help “lift” the neck a bit. This treatment, known as the “Nefertiti lift,” involves injections into the lower face and neck's platysma muscle, which may result in a more defined jawline and a smoother neck.

Jawline Botox

Relaxer injections can be utilized to reshape and contour the jawline. Injections into the masseter or jaw muscle can gradually soften a “wide” face over time by slimming the muscle. Patients with large or tense jaw muscles can also reduce pain from TMJ.

Chin Botox

A dimpled chin or peau d’orange chin is also a concern for our Washington, DC, Botox patients. Relaxer injections help create a smoother chin. Lastly, chin injections can subtly augment the chin for those with powerful muscles.

Lip Botox

Relaxers can help enhance the upper lip too. Patients with a thin upper lip, especially when smiling, can improve their appearance with a “lip flip.” Remember that lip results with relaxers differ from traditional lip fillers, which can be combined in the same setting.

Gummy Smile Botox

A gummy smile is also treatable with relaxers such as Botox. A couple of injections on the sides of the nose may help prevent an excess upward pulling of the lips.

Décolletage Botox

The décolletage, or the upper chest area, is prone to fine lines and wrinkles due to aging and sun exposure. While skin care and topical treatments are primarily used in this area, relaxers can help diminish the appearance of horizontal lines and creases, resulting in a smoother, more youthful décolletage.

Underarm Botox

Excessive sweating, known as hyperhidrosis, can be effectively treated with Botox injections. By injecting Botox into the sweat glands in the underarm area, sweat production can be reduced, relieving excessive perspiration.

Hand Botox

Excess sweating can be a problem in the hands too. Relaxer injections can help relieve hand sweat.

Feet Botox

Relaxers can help alleviate foot-related problems such as excessive sweating and muscle spasms. By treating specific foot muscles, relaxer injections can relax the muscles and reduce discomfort caused by muscle overactivity.

Shoulder Botox

Relaxers can also be used for treating trapezius muscle hypertrophy. The trapezius muscle is located in the upper back and neck region and can sometimes become enlarged or overdeveloped, leading to an asymmetrical or disproportionate appearance.

Like jaw or masseter injections, treating the trapezius can help reduce muscle size and alleviate any associated discomfort or pain. The treatment aims to create a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing appearance by injecting it into specific points of the trapezius muscle. The neck may appear longer too, which is desired in some patients.

Nose Botox

Elective Botox injections for the nose, also known as “Botox nose lift” or as part of a nonsurgical rhinoplasty, have gained popularity as a cosmetic procedure. It is important to note that Botox injections for the nose do not involve altering the structure of the nose itself but instead focus on addressing specific aesthetic concerns.

Nasal Tip Lift: Some patients dislike the appearance of a droopy tip, especially when smiling. Botox can be used to lift and contour the nasal tip. By injecting Botox into the depressor septi nasi muscle, which pulls the direction downward, the muscle is relaxed, allowing the nasal tip to elevate slightly. This can create the illusion of a more refined, lifted nose.

Nasal Flaring: Some patients dislike the appearance of wide or flared nostrils, especially when smiling. By injecting Botox into the muscles responsible for nostril widening, the muscles are weakened, resulting in a more balanced and narrower appearance of the nostrils.

Bunny Lines: Bunny lines are diagonal wrinkles that appear on the sides of the nose or nasal bridge area when scrunching the nose. Relaxer injections can soften these lines by injecting small amounts into the muscles, causing their formation.

It is important to note that while relaxers have various potential applications, they should always be administered by a trained medical professional. Make an appointment today for a free consultation to discuss which areas are most important to you, and we'll determine the most appropriate and safe treatment plan.

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