Wrinkle relaxers represent a transformative approach to achieving a more youthful appearance. These non-surgical treatments, often utilizing botulinum toxin, such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin, are designed to address fine lines and wrinkles by temporarily relaxing the underlying muscles. Widely recognized for their ability to soften facial lines and restore a smoother complexion, wrinkle relaxers offer a subtle yet impactful solution to rejuvenate and revitalize one’s appearance. Whether targeting crow’s feet, forehead lines, or frown lines, these treatments have revolutionized the pursuit of youthful radiance, providing individuals with a convenient and effective means to embrace a refreshed and revitalized look.

What Are Wrinkle Relaxers?

Wrinkle relaxers, commonly known as neuromodulators, are a type of cosmetic injectable used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines. The primary ingredient in these injectables is botulinum toxin, which works by temporarily blocking signals from the nerves to the targeted muscles. By inhibiting muscle contractions, wrinkle relaxers prevent the formation of wrinkles and soften existing lines. They are frequently used to address dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive facial movements, such as crow’s feet around the eyes, forehead lines, and frown lines between the eyebrows. 

These treatments are minimally invasive and provide a smoother, more youthful appearance without the need for surgery. The effects typically last several months before gradually wearing off, requiring periodic touch-ups to maintain the desired results.

The Wrinkle Relaxer Experience

Undergoing wrinkle relaxer treatments is a straightforward and relatively swift experience. The process begins with a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank where he assesses your facial structure and discusses your aesthetic objectives to formulate a personalized treatment plan. 

During the procedure, which often lasts between 10 to 20 minutes, the designated areas are cleansed, and if desired, a topical numbing cream might be applied for added comfort. Using fine needles, Dr. Frank administers Botox, Xeomin or Dysport into specific facial muscles responsible for wrinkle formation. While you might experience a mild pinch or sting at the injection sites, discomfort is usually minimal and fleeting. Post-treatment, you can resume your regular activities almost immediately. Minor redness or swelling may occur briefly at the injection sites. Over the following days and up to two weeks, the effects of the wrinkle relaxer become noticeable as the treated muscles relax, softening the appearance of wrinkles and lines.

Results typically last three to six months before the muscles gradually regain activity and wrinkles may slowly reappear. Follow-up appointments may be scheduled to assess outcomes and discuss any additional treatments needed to achieve desired results. Overall, the process is generally well-tolerated, with minimal discomfort and downtime, making it a popular choice for those seeking temporary wrinkle reduction and facial rejuvenation.

The Benefits of Wrinkle Relaxers

Reduced Wrinkles 

Wrinkle relaxers effectively target dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive facial movements, such as crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines between the eyebrows. By temporarily relaxing the underlying muscles, they soften the appearance of these wrinkles and prevent them from becoming more prominent.

Preventive Measures

Beyond reducing existing wrinkles, these treatments can also act preventively. By hindering muscle contractions, they can potentially prevent the formation of deeper, more ingrained lines over time, particularly when used as a long-term treatment strategy.

Non-Invasive Solution

Wrinkle relaxers offer a non-surgical and minimally invasive approach to rejuvenating the face. Unlike surgical procedures, they require no incisions or anesthesia, resulting in minimal discomfort and little to no downtime.

Quick Procedure

The treatment is usually swift, taking only around 10 to 20 minutes to administer, making it convenient for those with busy schedules.

Natural-Looking Results 

When properly administered by a skilled practitioner, wrinkle relaxers can provide natural-looking results that maintain facial expression and movement while softening the appearance of wrinkles.

Temporary Effects

The effects of wrinkle relaxers are temporary, lasting around three to six months. This temporary nature allows for flexibility in treatment and adjustments to ensure the desired outcome without committing to long-term changes.

Versatile Application 

Besides addressing facial wrinkles, wrinkle relaxers can also be used to address other concerns, such as reducing the appearance of neck bands or creating a more defined jawline.

Are Wrinkle Relaxers Right for You?

Determining if wrinkle relaxers suit you involves considering a few key aspects. These treatments can be beneficial if you aim to reduce facial lines caused by movements like crow’s feet or frown lines. It’s important to note that wrinkle relaxers offer temporary results lasting about three to six months. If you prefer non-invasive procedures with minimal downtime, these treatments might align with your preferences. Consulting an experienced practitioner can offer personalized advice based on your goals and facial structure, helping decide if wrinkle relaxers are the right choice for you.

Schedule A Consultation

Ready to rejuvenate your look and embrace a more youthful appearance? Discover how wrinkle relaxers can help you achieve the revitalized look you’ve been dreaming of! Contact the PFRANKMD team today to schedule your wrinkle relaxer consultation at our West Village or Upper East Side location in New York City.


Are Wrinkle Relaxer Treatments Suitable for All Skin Tones?

Yes, individuals with light, medium, or darker skin tones may be candidates for wrinkle relaxer treatments.

If I am Pregnant or Breastfeeding, Can I Get Wrinkle Relaxer Treatments?

No, patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding are not considered to be suitable candidates for the procedure.

Are There Any Conditions That May Prevent Someone from Getting Wrinkle Relaxer Treatments?

Certain medical conditions, allergies, or medications may make someone ineligible for wrinkle relaxers. It’s essential to discuss your medical history and current medications with a qualified healthcare professional to ensure safe treatment.

What Happens When the Effects of Wrinkle Relaxers Wear Off?

With the return of muscle activity, dynamic wrinkles and lines that were temporarily smoothed out by the wrinkle relaxer will gradually start to reappear.