If you’re new to the world of cosmetic injectables, you may have a few questions about what to expect. You may even be wondering what the difference between wrinkle relaxer and dermal filler is, how long treatment lasts and what you need to know before your first appointment. We’ve put together some of our most commonly asked questions so you can arrive for your treatment fully armed with all you need to know.
What are wrinkle relaxers?
Wrinkle relaxer is a treatment that works by relaxing the underlying muscle of the area that is treated to create a softer and more pleasant appearance. The aim of this treatment is not to freeze the face (which can happen with over treatment!) but instead to treat fine lines and wrinkles, preventing them from becoming deeper and more permanent. It is one of the safest treatments in the world, with side effects being extremely rare and minimal.
Wrinkle relaxer treatment can be applied all over the face and body, including in the jaw (masseters) to treat chronic teeth grinding and in sweat glands to treat excessive sweating.
How long do wrinkle relaxers take to work?
Depending on the product used, some wrinkle relaxers can start to take effect in as little as three days, with best results visible around 14 days.
How long do wrinkle relaxers last?
Typically, and depending on the desired effect, we see patients opting for treatment every 3-4 months. Everyone is different, with some patients enjoying the effects of their wrinkle relaxer treatment for up to 6 months, with others requiring it much sooner.
Do wrinkle relaxers hurt?
Wrinkle relaxer is administered with a very fine needle, which, for most people does not cause any pain or discomfort. You may feel a slight sting, but unless you have a low tolerance to needles, the treatment is largely pain free - and very quick!
Is there any downtime?
There is no downtime associated with wrinkle relaxers. It is recommended avoiding the following for 24 hours following your treatment: alcohol, strenuous exercise, rubbing the treated area, facials, skin treatments or saunas. Some patients experience a slight tenderness at the injection site and potentially a mild headache which can be eased with paracetamol.
What happens at my appointment?
At The White Room, we always recommend an initial consultation before commencing treatment. This way, we can assess your goals and work with you to devise a bespoke treatment plan that aligns with your budget, timeline and what you’d like to achieve. It is also important for us to get a full picture of your health before commencing.
Following the creation of your treatment plan, before photos are taken so we can assess the progress of your treatment. From here, we administer the wrinkle relaxer in the targeted areas and just like that, you’re done!
If you are considering wrinkle relaxers but are unsure where to start, contact us at The White Room to book in for an initial consultation. Our team would be delighted to guide you on your injectables journey and ease any fears you may have.