Muscle Relaxing Injections
Muscle relaxing injections are the most popular non-surgical treatments for treating lines and wrinkles. Botulinum toxin can be used to treat all wrinkles associated with underlying muscle movement in the upper part of face (and some areas around the lips, chin and neck).
Muscle Relaxing injections can be combined with other treatments such as Dermal fillers to treat the overall facial rejuvenation.
HOW DO THE MUSCLE RELAXING INJECTIONS WORK?
A few drops of Botulinum toxin are injected with a tiny needle into the muscle that creates the wrinkle. This blocks the nerve impulses from stimulating the muscle and as a result, the muscle relaxes. As the muscle stops contracting, the skin overlying the muscle relaxes and the skin softens. After the treatment, the wrinkles relax along with the muscles while surrounding untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion. This allows normal facial expressions to remain unaffected.
The benefits of Muscle Relaxing injections are visible within 5-12 days after the treatment and will last for 3-4 months, giving the face a smoother, more rested appearance.
The effect usually persists for about 3-4 months before muscle activity is gradually resolved. It is recommended that you come back for more treatments at the sight of muscle re-activation.
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