How do you know if you’re a candidate for wrinkle relaxers?
Your best bet to know if wrinkle relaxers, like Botox, are right for you is to have a consultation with an experienced, licensed injector.
But if you’re noticing static fine lines and wrinkles when at rest, that may an indication that you’re a candidate. If deep lines and sagging are your concern, wrinkle relaxers alone might not be enough to get you to your goals.
Don’t worry. You don’t have to have your exact treatment plan before you go–you’re licensed injector will be the one to guide you on the Medspa treatments needed to achieve your goals during your one-on-one consultation.
Are Botox and wrinkle relaxers the same thing?
Yes! Botox is just a brand of wrinkle relaxer. Xeomin, Dysport, and Daxxify are other common brands and new brands hit the market all of the time.
You can learn more about wrinkle relaxer brands in the free Bustmob Academy app.
What is a wrinkle relaxer anyway?
Wrinkle relaxers are neurotoxins injected into the muscle to relax the muscle. They're used in cosmetic procedures for anti-aging and medical treatments for migraines and TMJ.
Botox works by relaxing the muscle (as do the other brands), which limits movements and facial expressions to reduce, prevent, and smooth out dynamic wrinkles.
When it comes to cosmetic treatments the most common areas are:
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
- Between the eyebrows (also known as 11s or bunny lines)
But depending on your skin and aesthetic goals, other areas such as the neck, frown lines, and upper lip can also be treated with Botox injections.
What age is best for Botox?
There’s no “perfect age” to have a wrinkle relaxer treatment. A good age is when you’re noticing and bothered by fine lines and wrinkles. For some people that time is in their 20s, others in their 50s–it's all about what is best for you and your goals.
Did you know our natural collagen production drops around the age of 30 and for some as early as their mid-20s?
Which is why a lot of folks in their 20s are starting wrinkle relaxers as a preventative treatment.
Starting wrinkle relaxers before the deep wrinkles set in gives your skin a chance to look younger, longer by limiting the muscle movements that form wrinkles.
Of course, even people in their 60s and beyond can see improvements in their skin’s brightness, texture, and the visibility of wrinkles.
Keep in mind your specific treatment and dosage will depend on your skin type and goals. Your injector may recommend combing wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers to smooth out wrinkles as well as replace lost volume.
It’s important to know what your goals are to see if a wrinkle relaxer or a combination of Medspa treatments can help get you where you want to be.
To learn more about the ins and outs of medical-grade skincare and Medspa treatments, hop into the free Bustmob Skincare group.
With thousands of members, there is no shortage of expert and personal advice from the members and the skincare professionals of Amelia Aesthetics.
Curious about starting treatments, but don’t know where to begin?
Good news! This is just one in a full series of fun, factual videos in the Bustmob Academy app to simplify your skincare research.
From commonly told myths and FAQs, to recovery time and costs, Jenny Eden, founder of Bustmob, and Gretta Nance, lead educator at Amelia Aesthetics, break down your skincare and Medspa treatment research into bite-size, binge-able pieces.
Schedule a consultation to get personalized advice for your skin or hop in the free Bustmob Skincare Group to get tips, advice, and expertise on everything from eye creams and sun damage prevention to Botox.