If you see signs of aging, you may wonder what solutions are available to slow things down or “turn back the clock.” Wrinkle relaxers are an excellent option to help with problems such as forehead lines, frown lines and crow’s feet.

You’ll find a range of wrinkle relaxer treatments to meet your specific skin concerns. If you want to learn more about wrinkle relaxers, the medical professionals at It’s a Secret Med Spa can help you explore options such as cosmetic injections and dermal fillers.

Wrinkle Relaxers Treatment: What It Does for You

Wrinkles are lines and creases that form in your skin and are part of aging. This process happens as your skin naturally becomes firm due to collagen loss as we age. Before discussing how you can reduce wrinkles, it’s helpful to understand what they are and why they form.

Wrinkles can form on almost any area of your skin but are most noticeable on your face. Forehead lines are often some of the first wrinkles people get because they’re generally caused by everyday facial movements, such as smiling, laughing, frowning and squinting. Frown lines are similar and, despite their misleading name, aren’t only caused by frowning.

You know why wrinkles form, but how do wrinkle relaxers work to reduce them?

Our medical spa offers a variety of FDA-approved treatments to help you attain your aesthetic goals. Wrinkle relaxers like Botox and Dysport target specific facial muscles and reduce their movement. This helps create a smoother, more youthful appearance.

Botox vs. Dysport: Battle of the Wrinkle Relaxers

There are many wrinkle relaxers you can choose from. However, Botox and Dysport are two of the most common options you’ll find β€” and the ones we offer here at It’s a Secret Med Spa.

Botox is a name you’ve probably heard, while Dysport injections are less widely known. Here’s the bottom line about how these anti-aging injectable options compare.

Botox Cosmetic

  • Botox is one of the most well-known injections used in treating wrinkles. It can help diminish (or even eradicate) the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by injecting botulinum toxin into the facial muscles.

    Botox is FDA-approved and an excellent alternative to more invasive plastic surgery options. In addition, many patients find botulinum toxin particularly useful in treating a small targeted area (such as severe frown lines). Botox typically takes 12 days to fully kick in.


  • Dysport is one of the lesser-known wrinkle relaxers, but it’s an excellent option for people hoping to have the same results as Botox in half the time. Dysport typically takes 5 days to kick in. If that’s what you’re looking for, consider using Dysport as your go-to treatment for reducing lines and wrinkles.

how it works


Service typically takes anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes to complete


The recovery time after Botox injections is generally minimal. Most people are able to return to their normal activities immediately after the treatment, with no downtime required. There may be some mild redness, swelling, or tenderness at the injection sites, but these side effects typically resolve within a few hours.


It typically takes several days to two weeks to see the full results of Botox injections. During this time, the Botulinum toxin will be working to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles, and the lines and wrinkles will gradually soften and become less noticeable.

What to expect after Botox or Dysport?

What to expect after Botox or Dysport?

You may be a little nervous if you’ve never received a wrinkle relaxer treatment. Understanding what you can expect during and after the procedure can help alleviate some of your anxiety or uncertainty.

During your cosmetic treatment, you can expect the following:

  • No local anesthesia or sedation since they’re unnecessary
  • The injections themselves take around 10 minutes
  • A short wait period in the office following your injections
  • Possibly some mild pain, but most patients don’t experience any significant pain or discomfort

After your wrinkle relaxer, you can expect the following:

  • Mild continuing pain
  • For most people, to be able to return to normal activities directly following the procedureΒ 
  • Some bruising at the injection site
  • Some results become apparent after 3 to 5 days
  • Maximum results to become evident after about 2 weeks

Wrinkle Relaxer
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When Should I Get Wrinkle Relaxer, Filler or Both?

A simple rule is whether wrinkle relaxers or dermal fillers are a better option. If you experience fine lines and wrinkles while using your facial muscles to express yourself, wrinkle relaxers are a better choice. However, dermal fillers are a better option if you experience these lines when your facial muscles are resting.

What if you experience fine lines and wrinkles at rest and when expressing yourself? These two cosmetic options can often be administered during the same session. You could benefit from both treatments simultaneously.

How Long Do Wrinkle Relaxer Results Last?

There are several considerations for how long the results from wrinkleΒ relaxers will last. Most people see continued results for 3 to 6 months following their sessions. However, this is only a broad estimate, and your results may vary based on factors such as:

  • Your age and overall health
  • How deep or noticeable your wrinkles are
  • The type of wrinkle relaxer you chose for your treatment
  • The environment you’re in (which can affect your skin, thus affecting the longevity of your results)

Treat Wrinkles Today at It’s a Secret Med Spa

Are you ready to turn back the clock a little with wrinkle relaxers? If you’re looking for an anti-aging treatment in Texas or Arizona, book an appointment with It’s a Secret Med Spa today. Our team of cosmetic professionals can help you achieve an aesthetic that makes you feel confident and beautiful.