About Wrinkle Relaxers
To help turn back the hands of time and to prevent lines and wrinkles from forming on the upper section of the face, Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center in Dallas, TX is proud to offer BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin injectable wrinkle relaxers to local men and women. This nonsurgical procedure provides gorgeous results and is extremely popular among both men and women. Wrinkle relaxers can make a big enhancement to dynamic lines and wrinkles, which are created by making expressions with the muscles contracting on the upper face. The dynamic lines disappear as the face relaxes, but static lines can still exist. BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin temporarily block the movements of the muscle to correct these static lines. Wrinkle relaxers are most commonly placed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George A. Toledo between the brows, on the Crow's feet, and along the forehead.
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"Let me start by saying if you are looking for a plastic surgeon, schedule a consultation with Dr. Toledo today! I had decided I was going to get a facelift two years ago, but wanted to find the right doctor and not rush into anything (even though I was eager to look younger again!) There are an almost overwhelming number of plastic surgeons in Dallas, let alone the state of Texas, so I was confident I would find a place. I had gone to three consultations at other offices and thought I would be happy at any of them, but when I came to see Dr. Toledo, I immediately saw the difference and knew this was the place I wanted to schedule my surgery. I felt at home right away - the office feels very comfortable and the staff were all friendly and warm to me. During the appointment, Dr. Toledo listened to my concerns and what I was hoping for in terms of results. He was honest and straightforward, explaining what was possible and what was not. He clearly has a great deal of experience and not only knows what is best, but took the time to explain what he could do for me. Just from the first appointment it is easy to see that Dr. Toledo cares about his patients and was not trying to sell me on different treatments or procedures. In fact, he even told me that I didn't need some of the other procedures that I was considering or thought I needed! He wanted me to be happy with the results, but made sure I had realistic goals. The day of my surgery I was very nervous, but as soon as I arrived to the office (the surgeries are done right in the office building!) everyone put me at ease. My recovery was manageable and the staff were incredibly patient with my questions and called multiple times to check on me. It has been 3 weeks since my surgery and I could not be happier! I feel like years have been erased off of my face and I have a new confidence that I haven't had in a long time! I don't shy away from the camera - I feel gorgeous! Thank you, Dr. Toledo."- L.J. / Google / Aug 01, 2019
"My 55 year old face looked like it was melting in the Texas heat. My forehead and eyes were droopy making me look tired all the time and my neck was hanging down like a turkey. Needless to say, it was time to talk about a facelift because I looked about 15 years older than I should. I have always heard Dr. Toledo’s name mentioned by ladies as the facelift king. I met with him and he recommended a face and neck lift, forehead lift and upper eyelid surgery. He also required I get medical clearance prior to surgery which I appreciated. I had my surgery in May. My recovery was quick, and I went back to work in 10 days. I had no discomfort or bruises but did have to keep ointment in my eyes for a couple of days. My results are perfect, I look like I’m forty again. My neck is smoothed with no sagging, but I love my forehead and eyes. People keep telling me my eyes look so bright and I look really happy. Well I look that way because of this incredible surgery but an excellent surgeon. Dr. Toledo and his staff are as good as it gets. After my experience with surgery and recovery I trust him completely."- B.T. / Google / Jul 25, 2019
"My 55 year old face looked like it was melting in the Texas heat. My forehead and eyes were droopy making me look tired all the time and my neck was hanging down like a turkey. Needless to say, it was time to talk about a facelift because I looked about 15 years older than I should. I have always heard Dr. Toledo’s name mentioned by ladies as the facelift king. I met with him and he recommended a face and neck lift, forehead lift and upper eyelid surgery. He also required I get medical clearance prior to surgery which I appreciated. I had my surgery in May. My recovery was quick, and I went back to work in 10 days. I had no discomfort or bruises but did have to keep ointment in my eyes for a couple of days. My results are perfect, I look like I’m forty again. My neck is smoothed with no sagging, but I love my forehead and eyes. People keep telling me my eyes look so bright and I look really happy. Well I look that way because of this incredible surgery but an excellent surgeon."- B. / Healthgrades / Jul 24, 2019
Wrinkle relaxers are ideal for individuals who want to smooth the appearance of static lines and prevent dynamic lines on their face nonsurgically. Often, they are used as a preventive treatment even if you are younger — keep in mind how often you tend to make facial expressions. They are a great nonsurgical approach if you have forehead lines or noticeable furrows between the brows. They are also a solution for lines that form around the eyes. If you have deeper lines, an injectable filler may be recommended. Furthermore, if you are older with severe wrinkles, you may opt for a facelift. This offers a more dramatic result, and it is more long-term. Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center offers facelifts, brow lifts, and eyelid surgeries as great options.
Wrinkle relaxer injections are done as an outpatient procedure directly at Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center. If it is your first time to visit us in Dallas, TX for wrinkle relaxers, we usually perform the injection during the same appointment as your consultation with Dr. Toledo. You will be asked to make a number of facial expressions using the upper face, such as squinting, frowning, etc., which will allow us to see where the injections need to be placed. The skin will be cleansed and the relaxer will be injected through a fine needle. You can request a numbing cream to make the procedure more comfortable, but it generally is not necessary. The injections typically take about 10 – 15 minutes, and you can return to your normal activities almost immediately.
What to Expect
After the injection, you can resume your normal activities, but strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least 24 hours. You will be asked to not rub the treated area for a few hours, so the protein binds more effectively to the nerve endings and not spread to adjacent muscles. The treated areas of the face may be slightly red, swollen, or bruised for a few days, but you will not experience any serious or lasting side effects. Overall, the treatment requires no downtime and the patient can resume a normal routine the same day. It takes about 2-3 days for the results to become completely noticeable and the results typically last 3 – 4 months. You should speak to Dr. Toledo about how often to schedule touch-up appointments at Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center to maintain your results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does an injectable wrinkle relaxer treatment cost?
Your cost for a wrinkle relaxer treatment will depend on how much product is used. This will vary based on your needs and goals. During your consultation, Dr. Toledo will create your personal treatment plan before he can estimate your costs. Wrinkle relaxers can produce amazing results when performed by a skilled plastic surgeon, like Dr. Toledo, but it can also be unsafe if done by someone without training, which is why it is better to avoid places offering cheap or knock-off injections. Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center often offers treatment specials on wrinkle relaxers, so be sure to ask during your consultation.
How long will my results last?
The results from a wrinkle relaxer treatment can last up to four months, but this may vary between patients. Most patients schedule an appointment every season to refresh their results, but you may want to come back sooner. If you are getting treatments while you are younger as a preventive treatment, you may be able to schedule appointments further apart. After listening to your goals and creating your treatment plan, Dr. Toledo will be better able to estimate when you should schedule your next appointment.
What is the difference between wrinkle relaxers and fillers?
Wrinkle relaxers and wrinkle fillers (like Juvéderm and Restylane) are both popular cosmetic treatments that decrease wrinkles and smooth fine lines. Wrinkle relaxers relax overused facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles, like frown lines (between the eyebrows), Crow's feet (in the outer corner's of the eyes), forehead wrinkles, and smile lines. Wrinkle fillers add volume under the skin to correct hollow areas and decrease the appearance of wrinkles on the surface. Depending on your goals, Dr. Toledo may recommend wrinkle relaxers, injectable fillers, or a combination of both.
Are wrinkle relaxers safe?
When administered properly, wrinkle relaxers rarely cause any complications. With that said, it is still very important to find someone who has experience in handling this medication, like Dr. Toledo. Too much of the product can cause an undesirable outcome. A skilled plastic surgeon will use just enough of the medication to effectively freeze the facial muscles that cause wrinkles while leaving nearby muscles unaffected.
Plan Your Procedure
Just Express Yourself
Do not worry! You can smile, frown, laugh, and make any other expression you want without causing wrinkles, thanks to wrinkle relaxer injectable treatments. To smooth and prevent lines on the face, we invite you to schedule a consultation with double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Toledo in Dallas, TX to learn more about these amazing, nonsurgical injectable options.