If persistent wrinkles and fine lines have marred your youthful appearance, McLean Plastic Surgery offers a variety of injectable wrinkle relaxers to help you achieve smoother skin and improved confidence.
To learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport, Xeomin and other skin rejuvenation options at McLean Plastic Surgery, please contact us today by completing the form on this page or calling 703-893-1111 to schedule a consultation. We serve McLean, Tysons Corner and nearby Fairfax County, Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C.
How Do Wrinkle Relaxers Work?
A lifetime of displaying emotions by tightening and contracting facial muscles eventually leads to the formation of lines and wrinkles. These imperfections, known as dynamic wrinkles, can be treated by injecting specially-formulated neuromodulators into targeted areas, temporarily blocking the signals between your nerves and your muscles. This popular approach to wrinkle treatment has been proven safe and effective.
The special formulation in wrinkle-relaxing neuromodulators such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport and Xeomin contain botulinum toxin and take only a few minutes. Patients can return to their normal activities right away.
Benefits of wrinkle relaxers such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport and Xeomin include:
- No downtime
- No scalpels, sutures or stitches
- Quick and comfortable injections
- A number of wrinkles can be addressed in a single treatment session
- Results typically last three to four months
- Results can be prolonged indefinitely with repeated treatments
Not only is BOTOX® Cosmetic the most popular wrinkle relaxer compared to Dysport and Xeomin, it is also the single most popular injectable cosmetic treatment in the world. It was approved by the FDA in 2002 for the reduction of forehead lines, and later for the treatment of crow’s feet and glabellar lines (lines between the eyebrows).
Like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport uses a botulinum toxin formulation to reduce the appearance of dynamic lines and wrinkles by inhibiting the nerve signals that trigger specific muscle activity. When underlying muscles are relaxed, the skin above the muscles relaxes in turn, softening the appearance of facial creases, lines and wrinkles.
While Dysport and BOTOX® Cosmetic are similar in many ways, Dysport does have a slightly quicker onset than BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Xeomin is a highly effective injectable wrinkle relaxer approved by the FDA for treating moderate to severe lines between the eyebrows. Xeomin differs from other wrinkle relaxers because it only contains the active ingredient needed to affect muscle contractions without any additional additives. Because it has no additives, Xeomin may be tolerated better by some patients’ bodies.
Will I Look Frozen?
Some people worry about having a “frozen” look with wrinkle-relaxing treatment. This concern may be related to misinformation or based on the results of inexperienced, unqualified injectors. At McLean Plastic Surgery, we know how crucial it is to provide results that are refined and natural-looking. Our highly-trained team will help you look refreshed and revitalized.
Call McLean Plastic Surgery Today
If you would like to diminish the appearance of facial lines, wrinkles and creases, call McLean Plastic Surgery today at 703-893-1111 to find out more about BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport and Xeomin. Our office serves McLean, Tysons Corner and nearby Fairfax County, Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C.