Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, and Daxxify are all brand names for wrinkle relaxers that are commonly used in cosmetic treatments. Wrinkle relaxers, such as Botox, work by temporarily paralyzing or relaxing the facial muscles responsible for causing wrinkles. These injections contain a purified form of botulinum toxin, a substance produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When injected into specific areas of the face, the toxin blocks the nerve signals that cause muscle contractions, resulting in a smoother and more youthful appearance.
These wrinkle relaxers are most commonly used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in areas such as the forehead, between the eyebrows (glabellar lines), and around the eyes (crow's feet). By softening the muscles and preventing excessive movement, these injections can help diminish the appearance of wrinkles, giving the skin a smoother and more relaxed look. The effects of wrinkle relaxers typically last for several months before gradually wearing off, at which point the treatment can be repeated if desired. It's important to note that these injections should only be administered by trained medical professionals to ensure safety and optimal results.