What are muscle relaxing injections?
Muscle relaxing injections contain Botulinum toxin A and are branded as Botox, Azzalure and Bocuture. They have been used in medical practice for over 30 years. When injected under the skin, they relax the muscles in that specific area for a period of 3 to 4 months.
These treatments have made it possible to smooth out facial lines without having any surgery. Because they are so effective, muscle relaxing injections have become the most popular doctor-administered cosmetic procedure in America and Europe.
Muscle relaxing injections are used for many different purposes. Chiefly, they are used to reduce facial lines which occur secondary to muscle action.
These are the lines that occur between the eyebrows during a frown
These are the lines that occur on the outer side of the eyes on smiling or squinting
These are the lines that occur across the forehead when raising the eyebrows
Muscle relaxing injections can be used in many other areas of the face, including for
- chin dimpling
- downturned mouth corners
- neck lines
- excessive sweating over the forehead and scalp
Is Botulinum Toxin Type A safe?
Botulinum toxin is a toxin and in extremely high doses can cause widespread muscle paralysis. However, the small doses that are used for aesthetic and medical purposes are entirely safe. The results of tretments are temporary and the effects reverse fully, usually after 3 to 4 months.
Muscle relaxing injections at Belgravia Dermatology
Detailed consultation and aesthetic facial analysis by a Dermatologist to design an individualised treatment plan
Muscle relaxing injections to specific anatomic targets to suit your individual face, giving a soft and natural result
How effective are muscle relaxing injections?
The level of satisfaction among patients who have muscle relaxing injections is very high. Our Dermatologists are experienced and skilled at giving muscle relaxing injections, as this requires a thorough knowledge of anatomy in order to get a natural result while minimising the risks of any side effects.
What should I do next?
If you would like to be considered for treatment with muscle relaxing injections then please arrange to see one of our Dermatologists who will be happy to help.
“Muscle relaxing injections improve lines which occur with muscle action. They also create a more relaxed and less tired appearance”