Wrinkle relaxers, commonly referred to as Botox, relax targeted facial muscles that cause wrinkles. A shallow injection into the skin’s surface, the injection inhibits the muscles’ ability to contract. Wrinkle relaxers are commonly used along the forehead, brow, and around the eyes.
Frowning, a facial contraction along our forehead and eyes leads to wrinkles. The injection disallows the muscles to contract, or move, when we frown to prevent wrinkles. As people often frown unconsciously, the injection allows the skin to gradually smooth, removing lines.
The injection is extremely shallow, and often equated to the same feeling as a mosquito bite. The amount of injection depends on the individual needs, and takes an average of 10-14 days to see the full effect of the treatment. As wrinkle relaxers are a protein, the effect is temporary. Professionals recommend a touch up every four months to maintain the desired effect.