Georgetown Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer our neighbors in Georgetown and the surrounding areas a variety of wrinkle relaxers, which are one of the most popular and safest cosmetic treatments to restore youthfulness.

How do wrinkle relaxers work?

A tiny amount of botulinum toxin (brand names are Botox® and Dysport®) is introduced to specific facial muscles. The relaxer blocks muscular nerve signals, weakening the muscle so that it can’t contract and diminishing unwanted facial wrinkles. This procedure is part science and a great deal of art. The face contains 43 muscles and Dr. Staebel is expert at pinpointing the exact ones to optimize your treatment while preserving your natural facial expressions.

What benefits can I expect from Wrinkle Relaxers?

Smiling, frowning, squinting – basically any and all facial movements – can eventually lead to wrinkles. Georgetown Plastic Surgery uses the botulinum toxin to reduce or eliminate frown lines, forehead creases, crow’s feet, and thick bands in the neck. Most patients notice results within a few days, but it can take up to a week to see the full effect. At times, improvements can continue to develop for several months.

Recovery and other considerations.

Botulinum toxin treatments generally take just minutes. The number of treatments needed varies — crow’s feet usually require two to three while furrows above the brow could take more. Wrinkle relaxers can be combined with other cosmetic skin procedures offered at Georgetown Plastic Surgery such as chemical peels, cosmetic fillers, and microdermabrasion to produce greater results.

During your consultation, Dr. Staebel will discuss your cosmetic goals and recommend a treatment regime to achieve your optimum results. Contact Georgetown Plastic Surgery today for an appointment and more information about wrinkle relaxers and how they can take years off your appearance.