Consultation for lines and wrinkles
A consultation with one of our specialist doctors will help you understand which treatments for lines and wrinkles might be suitable for you. It is important to understand that not all treatments are suitable for each individual and that results vary significantly. Injections, lasers, Tixel and skin care form part of a considered plan that will be provided to you by our Doctors, to address underlying causes. Here, we offer information on muscle relaxing injection treatments.
What are muscle relaxing treatments?
As part of your treatment, we may recommend that you have treatments to reduce muscle contraction. These are usually in the form of injection directly into the muscles. 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. Some facial lines that are caused by muscle action may improve. Examples are:
These are the lines that occur between the eyebrows during a frown
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:
- Chin dimpling
- Downturned mouth corners
- Neck lines
- Excessive sweating over the forehead and scalp
- Masseters – Masseter muscles can be treated as well
Are muscle relaxing treatments safe?
The medications used 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 treatments are temporary and the effects reverse fully, usually after 3 to 4 months.
How effective are muscle relaxing treatments?
The level of satisfaction among patients who have muscle relaxing injections is very high.
Muscle relaxing injections at Belgravia Dermatology
- Why – Muscle relaxing treatments may improve facial lines caused by muscle action. They may be recommended as part of a treatment plan by our medical experts.
- Areas – Forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet lines, downturned mouth corners, strong masseters (jaw muscles)
- Frequency – every 3 to 5 months
- Results – within 2 weeks
- Downtime – none