Medical Esthetics: Dermal Fillers and Injectables
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Muscle Relaxant Injectables (Botox / Dysport)
Move Toward a Natural Look
Wrinkles aren’t your style and the “frozen look” isn’t either. For adults who want a natural look, there’s Dysport, a prescription injection proven to help smooth the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows without changing the look or movement of the rest of your face. Untreated muscles still work normally, so you can continue to express feelings naturally. It’s the lines that are minimized, not your expressions.
Muscle relaxant injectables or neuromodulators are most commonly used to erase forehead wrinkles, the glabellar lines (the lines between the eyes), and crows’ feet. They may also be used on chin creases, the neckline, nose or “bunny” lines and to provide a lift to the eyebrows and smile. Purified botulinum toxin injected directly into the muscles. This causes the muscles to relax and blocks any further contraction. Consequently, the muscles relax so that the undesirable creases gradually fade away.
As we reach our mid 30’s, the majority of us will develop lines on the upper half of the face commonly known as “worry lines”, “frown lines” or “crow’s feet”. This undoubtedly makes one appear older and also can give a mean or tired look to the face. Some individuals also get tension headaches from constant usage of the forehead muscles.
Smiling, frowning, squinting, and even chewing – basically any facial movement – can eventually lead to one of the most common signs of ageing: wrinkles. They can make you appear tired or even angry when you are not.
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Muscle Relaxant Injectables - FAQ
How do Muscle Relaxant Injectables work?
What areas can be treated with Muscle Relaxant Injectables?
Muscle relaxant injectables are most commonly used to erase forehead wrinkles, the glabellar lines (the lines between the eyes), and crows’ feet. They may also be used on chin creases, the neck line, nose or “bunny” lines and to provide a lift to the eyebrows and smile.
Should you start at a certain age?
It really depends on the client. We have seen 50-year-olds who don’t need it and 20-year-olds who are overdue. Many people make negative gestures like frowning or pursing their lips for every expression they have, without even realizing they are doing it. It often starts at childhood and that’s when your mom would tell you, “Don’t keep making that face or one day it’ll stick!” – she was right! More women in their 20s are starting to use facial muscle relaxants as an anti-aging treatment. The less frown lines you make, the less pronounced, or etched in, your wrinkles will be as you age.
Who should administer my Muscle Relaxant Injectables?
Injections of botulinum toxin may seem like a simple procedure to you, since it’s just a few shots. But it’s actually both an art and science that only an experienced clinician (Healthcare Professional) should do. There are 43 muscles in your face and it’s vital that the person who performs botulinum toxin injections understands and pinpoints the correct spots to optimize your treatment.
Your clinician weakens only the wrinkle-producing muscles, preserving your natural facial expressions.
Does it hurt?
Some people may feel pinching or stinging, but only for a few seconds while the needle is injected into the skin. We use one of the smallest needles you can get!
Will my face look like I've had plastic surgery?
For people who’ve never had facial muscle relaxants, sometimes the preconceived notion is that you’ll end up with a frozen, expressionless face. That’s not the case. A properly administered treatment by a qualified clinician should never leave you expressionless. We always aim for a very natural look and prefer to adopt the less is more approach to injectable muscle relaxants. You can always come back and add more if you need it.
How much Muscle Relaxant will I need?
The number of injections you need will depend on your facial features and the extent of your wrinkles. Crow’s feet, for example, usually demand two to three injections. Furrows above your brow could take five or more.