Wrinkle reducers are injectable medications known as neuromodulators that block the signals sent from the brain telling muscles to contract. This allows for the reduction of lines and wrinkles caused by repetitive facial movements, known as dynamic wrinkles. Muscles are responsible for all of our facial expressions like smiling, frowning, and laughing. Over the years, these repetitive movements contribute to the formation of wrinkles and lines in the face because they continuously fold and crush the skin. Neuromodulators help to stop the formation of these wrinkles and lines by weakening the muscles that cause them. The lines that are most treatable with neuromodulators are in the forehead, near the eyes (a.k.a crows feet), and between the eyebrows (a.k.a ‘The 11s”). Patients treated by Dr. Plant with neuromodulators will still make natural facial expressions, but the weaker muscles will not form lasting wrinkles and lines.
If you are looking to reduce wrinkles and lines in the face for a younger appearance, you may be a candidate for a neuromodulator treatment. These Wrinkle Reducers are available for both men and women seeking nonsurgical, minimally invasive facial rejuvenation solutions.
All Wrinkle Reducers used by Dr. Plant are approved by Health Canada.
During your consultation with Dr. Plant, he will review your concerns and goals to recommend the best treatment for you. Before proceeding with any treatment, he will explain everything to you in detail, including the costs, and you will have the opportunity to review an informed consent form that explains all the risks and benefits of Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport®.
Once you and Dr. Plant decide on the right treatment for you, there are certain treatment steps you can expect. Dr. Plant will clean the skin with Alcohol first to prevent infection, then using a very, very small needle he will then inject the product into targeted points in the face to achieve the goals you set together. The appointment should not take any longer than 30 minutes.
Injections are well-tolerated by most patients but can be uncomfortable.
Although most patients do not experience any side effects, some patients may experience slight redness, minor bruising or tenderness in the treated area. In rare cases some patients may have a mild short-term headache. If any of these occur they will generally disappear in just a few days. Minor bruising and redness can generally be covered with makeup.
A complete list of possible side effects and complications will be provided and reviewed prior to the treatment.
Dr. Plant performs all the injection treatments himself. He does not delegate these to a nurse practitioner or medical aesthetician. He firmly believes the best results are delivered by someone who knows the anatomy inside and out, and no one knows it better than someone who operates on faces regularly.
Dr. Plant tailors each Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport® treatment to the individual needs and concerns of each patient. This achieves a natural result where you will look refreshed and relaxed without having a frozen appearance or the tell-tale shiny forehead that comes with a less trained injector using too much product.
Generally the treatment is performed every 3 months to maintain the results and prevent wrinkles from forming.
When the effects of Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport® wear off, your face will typically return to the state it was in. Natural aging will continue to take place from that point on, but the face will not be worse than it would have been if the treatments had not been performed. To maintain results, it is recommended to have the treatment repeated every 3 months.
The Wrinkle Reducer is injected into the muscles of the face. It will remain where it is injected and only work on the muscles it is injected into. It is important to not rub or massage the treatment area for a few hours after treatment to make sure not to spread the product to the adjacent muscles.
The cost of Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® is unique to each patient. During your personal, complimentary consultation with Dr. Plant, he will provide you with a custom treatment plan and cost based on your needs and goals.
A consultation with Dr. Plant is necessary to determine if this treatment is right for you. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have an allergy to these products then you should not undergo treatment with neuromodulator
Dr. Plant offers Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport ® which are the two most recognized brands in the field. There are slight differences between the two and after speaking with Dr. Plant, he can help to recommend the best product for you.