Wrinkle Relaxers are one of the best known and popular non-surgical treatments for treating lines and wrinkles caused by smiling, laughing and frowning. It is used to prevent the muscle contractions that cause furrows and fine lines when the face is making expressions.
Our Doctor at Bodilight is extremely experienced in the application of this truly amazing anti-ageing treatment. He is particularly noted for achieving a very natural appearance for his patients. He is able to use Wrinkle Relaxers in an artistic way to restore a relaxed and more youthful appearance to the face, lending a subtle lift to the brows.
Although the consultation and procedure can be carried out on the same day, we offer no-obligation free assessments for all our services. This allows you to make an educated choice about the treatments as well as answer any questions you may have.
The treatment is safe and virtually painless and results are visible within three to ten days, lasting for three to four months. In addition to softening lines and wrinkles Wrinkle Relaxers are also used to treat Hyperhydrosis (Excessive Sweating).
Wrinkle Relaxers may also be used in conjunction with other non-surgical treatments such as facial fillers, skin peels and micro-dermabrasion.
How is Wrinkle Relaxers used?Madison Chandler2023-06-19T19:45:24+00:00
A few drops of Wrinkle Relaxers are injected with an extremely small needle into the muscle that creates a wrinkle. This blocks the nerve impulses from stimulating the muscle and as a result the muscle relaxes. As the muscle stops contracting, the skin overlying the muscle also relaxes. This results in the wrinkles/lines in the skin to soften.
Surrounding untreated facial muscles will contract in the normal fashion. This allows normal facial expressions to remain unaffected.
How safe is Wrinkle Relaxers?Madison Chandler2023-06-19T19:46:19+00:00
For over 15 years Wrinkle Relaxers has been used safely and successfully in Oculoplastic surgery for wrinkle therapy. Since Wrinkle Relaxers are not is not permanent, possible side effects are temporary and are localised to the area injected.
How do I prepare for this procedure?Madison Chandler2023-06-19T19:47:01+00:00
Firstly our doctor will take a complete medical history to determine if you are a good candidate for treatment. He will perform a facial examination to assess which areas of your face may benefit from Wrinkle Relaxers. Wrinkle Relaxers can only treat lines/wrinkles caused by muscular contractions.
Where is Wrinkle Relaxers most effective?Madison Chandler2023-06-19T19:47:36+00:00
The most common areas to treat with Wrinkle Relaxers are the frown lines (vertical between the eyebrows), forehead lines (horizontal lines along the forehead), and crows feet (lines to the side of each eye). On occasions other areas may also be treated.
Will it give me an artificial appearance?Madison Chandler2023-06-19T19:48:16+00:00
Treatment with Wrinkle Relaxers produces a more youthful and rested appearance, doing away with the lines/wrinkles that form around the upper part of the face. When performed properly, it does not produce an artificial appearance.
Is Wrinkle Relaxers painful?Madison Chandler2023-06-19T19:48:45+00:00
The injections are shallow and most patients tolerate this quite comfortably. It is often described as a small pinch for a few seconds. Cold compresses and anaesthetic cream can be used to numb the skin.
How long does the procedure take?Madison Chandler2023-06-19T19:49:28+00:00
Wrinkle Relaxers treatments generally take approximately 10 minutes. Results can be seen from as early as 1-2 days after treatment, but can take as long as two weeks.
Are there any limitations on my activities following treatment?Madison Chandler2023-06-19T19:50:08+00:00
Most people can usually return to normal activities immediately. The only restrictions are that you should not have a facial massage or allow any form of pressure to face for 24 hours.
Can I apply make-up immediately after the treatment?Madison Chandler2023-06-19T19:50:52+00:00
Make-up can be applied within a few minutes of treatment, Application should be gentle over areas of treatment.
What is the recovery time?Madison Chandler2023-06-19T19:51:21+00:00
Wrinkle Relaxers may leave a red mark for a few minutes where treatment was administered. There may be a small area of swelling and at the injection sites which typically resolves within a couple of hours if at all.
Are there any side effects/risks?Madison Chandler2023-06-19T19:51:50+00:00
Side effects are rare; indeed it is one of the safest cosmetic procedures available. Occasionally a temporary drooping of the eyelids or eyebrows may occur, but this only last a few weeks. Rarely a transient numbness develops in the treated area. As with any injection there is a small risk of infection. Minor bruising may occur at the injection sites, and if you are prone to cold sores, treatment may bring out an eruption. Finally an extremely rare side effect is weakness and fatigue. In one study less than 3% of patients experienced any of these complications.
How long do the results last for?Madison Chandler2023-06-19T19:52:23+00:00
Allagan, the manufacturer of Wrinkle Relaxers, states the effects last about three months, we have found routinely the effects to last from four to six months.
How many treatments will I need?Madison Chandler2023-06-19T19:52:51+00:00
Repeat treatments are usually required every 3-4 months over a 12 -24 month period. Clinical trials report that some patients subsequently require treatment once or twice per year after this period. Some patients claim permanent improvement occurs. Further treatments are best performed soon after muscle activity begins to return.
What should I do/not do after my treatment?Madison Chandler2023-06-19T19:53:50+00:00
• Refrain from touching the area for 3-4 hours.
• Remain upright for 3-4 hours.
• Do not have a facial massage or electrical stimulation to the face.
• Do not overstretch, bend or kneel excessively for 2 weeks following the treatment.
• Do not fly for up to 72 hours after the treatment.
• Muscle weakening does not begin until at least 1-2 days after treatment, but sometimes takes as much as 2 weeks.
• After cosmetic treatment, the effects of Wrinkle Relaxers usually persist for about 4 months before muscle activity is gradually resolved.
• It is recommended that you return for more treatment at the first sign of muscle re-activation.
For further advice or to arrange an appointment please call: 01908 395 031
Wrinkle Relaxers (glabella and forehead zones)
At 24 years old I was already growing increasingly conscious of the lines across my forehead and in-between my eyebrows. They were apparent even when I was not making an expression. The results have been fantastic. I had the treatment in my lunch hour, it was quick, easy and I was able to return to work immediately after. My forehead feels lovely and smooth and wrinkle FREE! I will definitely be having it again.
Wrinkle Relaxers (crowsfeet)
When I visited Bodilight for a consultation for treatment to reduce the lines around my eyes (crows feet) I was recommended Wrinkle Relaxers. I was slightly apprehensive, but after proceeding with a thorough consultation with the Doctor, he really put me at ease and I decided to go ahead. I have been so pleased with the results. The lines have softened greatly and some have completely disappeared. I have since had Wrinkle Relaxers 3 more times. I can honestly say I am hooked. In my opinion there is no better treatment. It is safe, fast, affordable and extremely effective.
Jane, aged 47 – Leighton Buzzard
Wrinkle Relaxers & filler (glabella)
Living in Spain for several years with the bright sunlight, had unfortunately caused my frown lines to develop faster than they probably would have normally. The two lines in-between my eyebrows were very deep and noticeable. Since having Wrinkle Relaxers and Restylane you can hardly see what was once like two grooves. My face and forehead looks much more relaxed and refreshed. People have said that I look happier and I certainly feel it.
A zone is determined by different muscle groups or treatment regions for example, horizontal forehead, lateral and medial brow lifts (Glabella lines) and crows feet. You will be advised as to which areas for treatment best suit your needs.
Prices are quoted per treatment. Consultation and treatment can be carried out on the same day.