WRINKLE RELAXATION

WRINKLE RELAXATION TREATMENT ALBUQUERQUE NM

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WHAT ARE WRINKLE RELAXATION INJECTIONS?

Wrinkle Relaxation Injections are injections of neurotoxins (nerve poisons) designed to reduce the ability of specific muscles to contract and thereby relax wrinkles in the skin above those muscles. Wrinkle Relaxation Injections are widely used on the face to reduce dynamic lines and wrinkles on the forehead or around the eyes.

There Are Four Wrinkle Relaxation Injectables On The Market:

All Of These Use Botulinum Toxin To Smooth Out Wrinkles And Lessen The Signs Of Aging In The Same Way.

WHAT WRINKLE RELAXATION TREATMENTS EXIST?

Wrinkle Relaxation Injections are used to treat a variety of cosmetic conditions. These include::

  • Botox for Sweating
  • Bunny Lines
  • Chin Wrinkles
  • Crows Feet
  • Dimpled Chin
  • Forehead Wrinkles
  • Frown Lines
  • Gummy Smile
  • Horizontal Neck Lines
  • Jawline Reduction
  • Lip Flip
  • Lip Lines
  • Marionette Lines
  • Masseter Reduction
  • Mental Crease
  • Nasolabial Fold
  • Purse String Wrinkles
  • Smile Lines
  • TMJ
  • Vertical Neck Lines

WRINKLE RELAXATION TREATMENTS

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BOTOX TREATMENTS

BOTOX INJECTIONS

BOTOX® is a non-surgical treatment for mild to moderate wrinkles caused by muscle contraction using highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum.
BOTOX FOR SWEATING
XEOMIN AESTHETIC INJECTION

XEOMIN AESTHETIC INJECTIONS

XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medication injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults.
BUNNY LINES
COSMETIC JAWLINE CONTOURING TREATMENT COSMETIC JAWLINE SLIMMING TREATMENT COSMETIC JAWLINE REDUCTION TREATMENT

COSMETIC JAWLINE CONTOURING TREATMENT

We specialize in the art of non-surgical jawline slimming by injecting Botox/Jeuveau into the masseter muscle. The masseter muscle is the muscle used for chewing food and clenching our jaws.
CHIN WRINKLES
BOTOX TREATMENTS

BOTOX INJECTIONS

BOTOX® is a non-surgical treatment for mild to moderate wrinkles caused by muscle contraction using highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum.
CROWS FEET
XEOMIN AESTHETIC INJECTION

XEOMIN AESTHETIC INJECTIONS

XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medication injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults.
DIMPLED CHIN
COSMETIC JAWLINE CONTOURING TREATMENT COSMETIC JAWLINE SLIMMING TREATMENT COSMETIC JAWLINE REDUCTION TREATMENT

COSMETIC JAWLINE CONTOURING TREATMENT

We specialize in the art of non-surgical jawline slimming by injecting Botox/Jeuveau into the masseter muscle. The masseter muscle is the muscle used for chewing food and clenching our jaws.
FOREHEAD WRINKLES
BOTOX TREATMENTS

BOTOX INJECTIONS

BOTOX® is a non-surgical treatment for mild to moderate wrinkles caused by muscle contraction using highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum.
FROWN LINES
XEOMIN AESTHETIC INJECTION

XEOMIN AESTHETIC INJECTIONS

XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medication injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults.
GUMMY SMILE
COSMETIC JAWLINE CONTOURING TREATMENT COSMETIC JAWLINE SLIMMING TREATMENT COSMETIC JAWLINE REDUCTION TREATMENT

COSMETIC JAWLINE CONTOURING TREATMENT

We specialize in the art of non-surgical jawline slimming by injecting Botox/Jeuveau into the masseter muscle. The masseter muscle is the muscle used for chewing food and clenching our jaws.
HORIZONTAL NECK LINES
BOTOX TREATMENTS

BOTOX INJECTIONS

BOTOX® is a non-surgical treatment for mild to moderate wrinkles caused by muscle contraction using highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum.
JAWLINE REDUCTION
XEOMIN AESTHETIC INJECTION

XEOMIN AESTHETIC INJECTIONS

XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medication injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults.
LIP FLIP
COSMETIC JAWLINE CONTOURING TREATMENT COSMETIC JAWLINE SLIMMING TREATMENT COSMETIC JAWLINE REDUCTION TREATMENT

COSMETIC JAWLINE CONTOURING TREATMENT

We specialize in the art of non-surgical jawline slimming by injecting Botox/Jeuveau into the masseter muscle. The masseter muscle is the muscle used for chewing food and clenching our jaws.
LIP LINES
BOTOX TREATMENTS

BOTOX INJECTIONS

BOTOX® is a non-surgical treatment for mild to moderate wrinkles caused by muscle contraction using highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum.
MARIONETTE LINES
XEOMIN AESTHETIC INJECTION

XEOMIN AESTHETIC INJECTIONS

XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medication injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults.
MASSETER REDUCTION
COSMETIC JAWLINE CONTOURING TREATMENT COSMETIC JAWLINE SLIMMING TREATMENT COSMETIC JAWLINE REDUCTION TREATMENT

COSMETIC JAWLINE CONTOURING TREATMENT

We specialize in the art of non-surgical jawline slimming by injecting Botox/Jeuveau into the masseter muscle. The masseter muscle is the muscle used for chewing food and clenching our jaws.
MENTAL CREASE
BOTOX TREATMENTS

BOTOX INJECTIONS

BOTOX® is a non-surgical treatment for mild to moderate wrinkles caused by muscle contraction using highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum.
NASOLABIAL FOLD
XEOMIN AESTHETIC INJECTION

XEOMIN AESTHETIC INJECTIONS

XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medication injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults.
PURSE STRING WRINKLES
COSMETIC JAWLINE CONTOURING TREATMENT COSMETIC JAWLINE SLIMMING TREATMENT COSMETIC JAWLINE REDUCTION TREATMENT

COSMETIC JAWLINE CONTOURING TREATMENT

We specialize in the art of non-surgical jawline slimming by injecting Botox/Jeuveau into the masseter muscle. The masseter muscle is the muscle used for chewing food and clenching our jaws.
SMILE LINES
BOTOX TREATMENTS

BOTOX INJECTIONS

BOTOX® is a non-surgical treatment for mild to moderate wrinkles caused by muscle contraction using highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum.
TMJ
XEOMIN AESTHETIC INJECTION

XEOMIN AESTHETIC INJECTIONS

XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medication injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults.
VERTICAL NECK LINES

WRINKLE RELAXATION FAQ

Wrinkle Relaxation Injections are muscle relaxers that come in the form of a purified protein and are traditionally injected into facial muscles, causing them to relax rather than contract. BOTOX is a Wrinkle Relaxation drug that has been on the market for decades, and we have been successfully treating patients with BOTOX for many years.

A Wrinkle Relaxation drug is injected into muscles that tense up, and these contractions cause the lines, or wrinkles, on our faces. The Wrinkle Relaxation drug blocks some of the transmitters in the muscles, preventing them from contracting and essentially forcing them to relax.

The forehead, eye areas, chin, and lip-lines are the most common facial areas treated with Wrinkle Relaxation Injections for lines or wrinkles. We also use Wrinkle Relaxation Injections in the muscles in the jaw to treat patients with TMJ or alleviate pain from grinding.

For Botox Training, You Must Provide Documentation That Shows You Are A Licensed Medical Practitioner. Specifically, Only Medical Practitioners Who Hold An MD, DO, DDS, DMD, NP, And Nurses Under The Supervision Of A Physician May Inject At A Botox Certification Program.

There’s no right or wrong age for Wrinkle Relaxation Injections since everyone’s lines form differently. Usually, it depends on when the lines start to bother you.

We prefer to ask: Are my lines severe enough to be treated?

As times are changing, it’s not uncommon today for patients in their early 30s to start using Wrinkle Relaxation Injections.

Genetic factors, collagen reduction, cellular changes, and damage from the sun and environment influence each of us differently, affecting the timing of the formation of our lines.

Absolutely. BOTOX is an FDA-approved treatment for reducing or reversing wrinkles. But if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or have certain neurological diseases, we do not recommend receiving BOTOX treatments.

Our Board-Certified Nurse Practioner and Master Level Injector, Tonya C. Tuggle, has had more advanced training in injections than most Injectors. The face is where she spends much of her time every day. In addition to extensive education related to the face, Tonya’s daily in-office experience ensures her proficiency in facial injections and her first-hand knowledge of facial-muscle function.

The needle that is used to inject Wrinkle Relaxation drugs such as BOTOX and XEOMIN is tiny, and its sting is minimal. The entire process is almost painless, so no anesthesia is needed, and our patients are usually awake during treatment.

It typically takes about two weeks to see the full results, but you may begin to see changes within the first few days. Every experience is different, and there are rare cases in which it takes up to 2 weeks to realize the complete effects of Wrinkle Relaxation Injections.

The effects of BOTOX usually last 3-4 months, but results vary from patient to patient, so we will discuss your aesthetic goals when scheduling your next appointment. We typically recommend periodic maintenance treatments every 3-4 months.

BOTOX typically takes 2 to 5 days to start working, with full slimming results seen in a few weeks. The treatment wears off after 3 to 4 months. To maintain a slimmer appearance, you will need to continue to get BOTOX injections three to four times per year.

There may be a slight dull irritation when chewing following the first few days after BOTOX injection into the Masseter muscles, but this should resolve within a week. Avoid lying down in the first four hours after the procedure and avoid massaging the Masseter muscles after treatment.

Like BOTOX, XEOMIN works by temporarily immobilizing the muscles that cause facial wrinkles to form, smoothing expression lines, so you look better refreshed. Additional similarities include: XEOMIN injections take about 15 minutes to perform. Full results are visible in about 7 days.

A double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in April 2019 in Aesthetic Surgery Journal found that XEOMIN was just as effective in addressing forehead lines as BOTOX.

The exact number varies from patient to patient, depending on several factors. On average, it takes about 40 units of BOTOX for a single treatment for jaw reduction.

Yes, provided you wait at least four hours before lying down. BOTOX takes a few hours to settle into place, so lying down straight away could cause it to migrate to other muscles in your face and increase the risk of complications.

Botulinum toxin is used cosmetically to paralyze the facial muscles. BOTOX both contain botulinum toxin. In the jaw, we can use neurotoxins in the masseter muscle. This is one of many muscles that help us chew. You can feel the masseter muscle as a deep prominence along your jawline when you clench your teeth down.

Yes, carefully placed injections of BOTOX will relax the jaw muscle (the masseter muscle) to a degree. In many cases, there is a noticeable reduction in the size of the jaw area. Your jaw will appear smoother and less prominent. The angle of the jaw may appear altered. A sharp square jaw angle can be softened.

BOTOX injections for TMJ can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes to complete. Most patients will begin to feel relief within 24 to 48 hours. Relief can continue to increase for up to one week.

Here are three techniques you can try:

  1. Manual jaw-opening exercise: Repeat small mouth-opening and mouth-closing movements several times as a warm up.
  2. Jaw joint stretch: This exercise helps stretch the muscles of the jaw and neck.
  3. Smile stretch: This stretch helps eliminate stress in the facial muscles, upper and lower jaw, and neck.

Glabellar Lines usually require starting dose for a female is 20 units. Forehead Lines usually require an average of 20 units. Crow’s Feet or the Periorbital Area can average 20-24 units.

Individual results vary, but most people start to enjoy the benefits of treatment two to three days after the injections.

No bending, lifting, or lying down for 4 hours. No exercise for 24 hours. Do not touch your face or the areas where the Wrinkle Relaxation Injection was injected for 4 hours.

Aside from using a slightly different form of Botulinum ToxinXEOMIN sets itself apart from BOTOX by its price tag. XEOMIN is typically less expensive than either BOTOX, Dysport®, or XEOMIN, even though it creates similar results.

Both BOTOX and XEOMIN have the same common manageable side effects when it comes to safety. Experts conducted a series of research and clinical trials before coming to the market to rule out any harmful effects. 

The Masseter Muscle is located close to the muscles that make you smile. The person injecting you must understand facial anatomy because injecting the wrong muscle, or if the Wrinkle Relaxation Injection spreads to the smile muscle, you may not be able to smile for three to four months.

Treatment using BOTOX for Bruxism Treatment could cost anywhere from $500-$1,500 or more.

It depends upon the injection area. If BOTOX migrates to one or both specific areas, the injection can result in a droopy eyelid (called Ptosis). These two areas are the forehead and between the eyes.

Yes. However, Wrinkle Relaxation injections around the eyes can cause you to not close your eyes for several hours, which then causes eye dryness.

You should wait at least 24 hours after your Wrinkle Relaxation injections before any eyebrow waxing or other treatments.

Your body makes new neurotransmitters all the time, so the “blocking” effect of Wrinkle Relaxation Injections gradually wears off as these chemicals start circulating in your body again. The muscles are no longer inhibited.

You will not experience any difference in day-to-day eating or chewing. However, if you eat a chewing intensive meal, you may feel slight muscle fatigue towards the end of the meal. This is temporary and typically occurs in about 30% of individuals after jaw BOTOX injections.

Small doses of BOTOX are injected into the lower jaw and down the side of the neck, along with the lateral neck muscles. As with all BOTOX® injections, it may take up to two weeks to see the final results. The effects can be expected to last three to four months.

BOTOX for TMJ is injected into the jaw muscles, forehead, and temple, depending on your symptoms. The injections will cause the jaw muscles to have a limited function, bringing pain relief and decreasing TMJ symptoms.

Tell your doctor about all your muscle or nerve conditions, such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease), Myasthenia Gravis, or Lambert-Eaton Syndrome. You may be at increased risk of severe side effects, including severe dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) and respiratory compromise (difficulty breathing) if you have any of these conditions.

No. Wrinkle Relaxation Injection works by targeting the underlying cause of dynamic wrinkles. Over time, these wrinkles become a permanent fixture of your appearance. The formula in both drugs contains a purified form of a neurotoxin known as Botulinum Toxin type A.

Common side effects include headaches, eyelid drooping, upper respiratory tract infection, and increased white blood cell count.

Once Wrinkle Relaxation Injections wear off, wrinkles begin to reappear again, but you do not look worse after the treatment wears off than your look before the treatment. However, since you have become used to smoother skin and a youthful appearance, it might come as a shock when the BOTOX wears off.

It doesn’t. Eventually, the action of the neurotoxin will wear off, and the nerves will again be able to send those signals to the muscles to start working or contracting. In general, Wrinkle Relaxation Injections last 3-4 months.

If a Wrinkle Relaxation Injection hits a blood vessel, it will not cause any harm to the human body. You will develop swelling, pain, and bruising on the injected site due to a punctured vein. BOTOX is known as Botulinum Toxin, which is a toxin that is made up of protein.

Treating wrinkles with BOTOX also affects the brain, according to a recently published study by the University of Zurich. The team measured electric signals inside the brain before and after a BOTOX treatment. If we wrinkle our foreheads or raise our eyebrows, we stimulate the brain via the many facial nerves.

The frequency of injections shouldn’t occur any sooner than three months to prevent the development of resistance to BOTOX. You may be able to go for longer periods of time between BOTOX treatments if you receive BOTOX or regularly, possibly up to six months.

No. Wrinkle Relaxation Injections do NOT cause weight gain.

Botulinum Toxin type A, the ingredient BOTOX, is a protein complex that can cause the immune system of some patients to respond by forming neutralizing antibodies that weaken the toxin’s effectiveness.

20 units of BOTOX is the starting dose for a female for the Glabella area (or 11’s) or cover the starting dose for Crow’s Feet.

The average woman under the age of 65 will need 60-70 units of BOTOX to treat the three main areas: 11’s, Upper Forehead Lines, and Crow’s Feet.

After the Wrinkle Relaxation Injections procedure, patients are instructed not to lie down or touch the injection site areas for 4 hours after injection.  After Wrinkle Relaxation Injections, keep the face clean and wash fash with antibacterial soap before bed. See the “Aftercare” section on this page for full details.

It is best to avoid the gym (where MRSA is rampant) for the day of the Wrinkle Relaxation Injections.  Hiking, running, or working out at home is normally acceptable after 4 hours after receiving BOTOX. See the “Aftercare” section on this page for full details.

Wrinkle Relaxation Injections appointments typically last 20-30 minutes.

There is no need to avoid making facial expressions after receiving Wrinkle Relaxation Injections.

Wrinkle Relaxation Injections are injected between and just above the central brow area to achieve a brow lift. To lift the tail of the eyebrow, BOTOX can be injected into the crow’s feet area.

BOTOX is injected into the masseter muscles (the jaw muscles) to weaken the contraction and prevent wear and tear on the TMJ joint. While night guards help protect teeth, they do not project the TMJ joint or prevent pain.  BOTOX for TMJ protects the TMJ joint and prevents the pain of the joint while also protecting teeth.

BOTOX is injected in a small dose in the muscles around the upper lip to relax the muscle.  The result is a subtle enhancement of the upper lip when talking and smiling.

BOTOX dose equals BOTOX duration.  If BOTOX didn’t last 3 months, the most likely cause is the dose was not high enough.  In the upper forehead, most women will need 20 units for BOTOX to last 3 months.  In the crow’s feet, most women will need 10-16 of BOTOX near each eye for the dose to last 3 months.

There are two possible reasons why BOTOX did not smooth 11’s.  The first is too low of a dose.  If the dose does not entirely prevent muscle contraction, the lines are still allowed to form.  The second is the wrinkles very deep.  In some cases, BOTOX is needed every three months for 18 months to smooth deep 11 lines.

Not really. Wrinkle Relaxation Injections are the most effective solution for preventing forehead wrinkles.  Other solutions are CO2 laser resurfacing, a surgical brow lift, or filler.  The forehead is not a safe area for filler injections, as there is an increased risk of avascular necrosis and blindness.  Laser resurfacing and surgery will improve forehead lines for a time, but as the skin is allowed to fold with facial movement, the lines will soon return.

There Are Four Such Injectables On The Market: Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, And Now Jeuveau, And All Of These Use Botulinum Toxin To Smooth Out Wrinkles And Lessen The Signs Of Aging In The Same Way.

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Registered Nurse Practitioner Tonya Tuggle is Albuquerque’s choice for those who want to keep their youthful appearance and healthy glow. Tonya is passionate about educating patients on preventative skin care and providing non-surgical maintenance for graceful aging. We can’t wait to meet you!

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