Wrinkle relaxers, also called neuromodulators, are cosmetic treatments used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the face. These cosmetic treatments block nerve signals to the muscles responsible for facial expressions. When these muscles are temporarily relaxed, they soften the appearance of wrinkles and lines in the treated areas. Some areas often treated include; forehead lines, frown lines, jawline slimming, neck, nose, and around the mouth.  

Although wrinkle relaxers are one of the most popular facial rejuvenation procedures, many misconceptions surround it – partly due to the overuse of these procedures among celebrities. Because of this, there’s some fear, cynicism, and suspicion about the process. Let’s break down some of these misconceptions. 


Wrinkle relaxers freeze your face.

Wrinkle relaxers do not freeze your face. Wrinkle relaxers specifically work on the muscles, not your whole face. The facial muscles that cause expression lines are relaxed, but your face is not frozen. You can still smile and laugh. Enhancing your natural beauty is our only goal.


Wrinkle relaxers don’t take away your smile. 

Many people think wrinkle relaxers freeze their faces and make them look expressionless. Meanwhile, it only prevents typical facial expressions, which cause wrinkles. More importantly, a skilled injector will understand the proper dosage and injection points to achieve a natural look.


Wrinkle relaxers can treat all types of wrinkles. 

Wrinkle relaxers work best for dynamic muscles, which are formed due to muscle contractions. They may not be as effective as the static wrinkles usually present when the muscle is at rest. This is why wrinkle relaxers can be used for treatments, including curing cerebral palsy in children.


Wrinkle relaxers are irreversible. 

The wrinkle relaxer’s effect lasts only a few months, and the muscles regain their functions over time. To ensure a long-lasting wrinkle relaxer effect, keep repeating the treatment. 


Wrinkle Relaxers are only for women.

We increasingly see men who want to naturally and easily refresh their looks. This goes for all aesthetic procedures, BBL laser, dermal fillers, and wrinkle relaxers! These treatments are no longer reserved for women or celebrities. We welcome everyone to visit our Providence, RI office to discuss how they’d like to utilize wrinkle relaxers. 


Visit Our Office in Providence, RI!

Not just anybody can administer wrinkle relaxers. It requires the attention of skin specialists that will understand the right chemical to use. Allura Medical Esthetics is specialized in natural beauty enhancements for all and offers the highest quality medical-grade treatments. Book an appointment today if you have questions or concerns regarding your skin health this summer.

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