Types of Wrinkle Relaxers
BOTOX is the original neuromodulator, i.e., a wrinkle relaxer that temporarily freezes the facial muscles that cause wrinkles, smoothing out the fine lines. Botox is so popular that most people use the term synonymously with all neuromodulators in general. During the Botox treatment, the doctor injects a small amount of the botulinum toxin into the targeted muscles underneath the skin. This relaxes the muscle, preventing muscle contraction, and smoothes out facial lines. While the results vary for different individuals, a single treatment usually lasts about three months.
Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) is a neuromodulator made from botulinum toxin, and it’s FDA-approved specifically for frown lines. As such, Xeomin specializes in smoothing out moderate or severe frown lines between the eyebrows or forehead, and nowhere else on the body. It doesn’t include any additional ingredients besides botulinum toxin type A, so there’s a minimal risk of your body developing a resistance to the drug, making it more effective in the long run. The results of a single Xeomin treatment last for around three to six months.
Dysport is a natural-looking and fast-acting neuromodulator specializing in smoothing out moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Dysport contains smaller botulinum toxin molecules than other neuromodulators, allowing its effects to kick in faster. You can start seeing the results of your Dysport treatment within three days, and the results may last over five months. Furthermore, the results of further Dysport treatments are similar to the first use, so its effects don’t diminish over time.
Jeuveau is a neuromodulator that specializes in reducing or preventing the appearance of glabellar lines, making it one of the best wrinkle relaxers for frown lines and the wrinkles on the forehead. Like other neuromodulators, it uses botulinum toxin type A to restrict the movement of wrinkle-causing muscles, smoothing out your wrinkles. The results of a single Jeuveau treatment usually appear within five days, and they last for around three to four months.