When you look into the mirror, do you see Deep frown lines and horizontal lines on the forehead? Did you know that these are signs of ageing. Prolonged sun exposure causes sun damage to the different layers of skin leading to reduced collagen production and depletion of hyaluronic acid during the ageing process.
Skin Ageing to some extent is prevented through routine skin care, sun protection, wearing protective clothing, anti ageing serums and different home remedies to protect your skin.
However we must understand that not all wrinkles can be improved by these measures and excessive deep wrinkles which appear on face can only be treated with the help of muscle relaxant.Muscle relaxant is a solution used for deep wrinkles and fine lines treatment. Patients can return to most everyday activities immediately after the procedure. Results are visible in 3 to 7 days.
What is muscle relaxant?
The muscle relaxant is a popular medical treatment that temporarily reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Muscle relaxant is a purified protein derivative. Injections of muscle relaxant causes temporary relaxation of muscle in which it is injected. Thus, the muscle is not able to contract. The end result is softening of the unwanted facial fine lines and wrinkles.
What is it used for?
Muscle relaxant can be used to diminish different facial wrinkles:
Active wrinkles like:
Horizontal Forehead Lines
Frown lines between the eyebrows
Smoker Lip Lines
Nose Bunny Lines
Passive wrinkles like:
Vertical Neck Bands
Jaw line - Nefertiti Lift
Dropping Lip Corners
Other medical conditions where its used are :
Who is a right candidate for muscle relaxant injections?
Any person developing wrinkles on expressions like smiling, frowning, squinting and even chewing—is a good candidate for muscle relaxant injections. These wrinkles can make you appear tired or angry even when you are not. Muscle relaxant injection is the fastest and safest remedies to remove these wrinkles.
How is the procedure done?
Injections of muscle relaxant is a simple lunch time procedure. A numbing cream is applied on the treatment areas for 20-30 minutes to make the procedure almost painless.
Small amounts of muscle relaxant is injected into specific muscles using very fine needle.
By carefully choosing specific muscles, only the wrinkle-producing muscles are relaxed, preserving your natural facial expressions.The total number of injections required depend on your facial features and the extent of your wrinkles. For example, crow’s feet usually require 2-3 injections per side, and horizontal forehead lines may require 5-6 points of injection.
Is the procedure painful?
Injection of muscle relaxant is associated with slight stinging sensation. However, application of topical anaesthesia cream for 20-30 minutes before the procedure helps in decreasing the discomfort.
How much time does the procedure takes?
Muscle relaxant treatment injections usually take less than 45 minutes.
What should I expect during my recovery period?
Muscle relaxant injections have no down time or recovery time. You may resume normal activities immediately post procedure. Wear Sunscreen regularly to protect yourself from sun damage.
There might be some redness and swelling at the injection points, which usually subsides within 2-3 hours.
When can I expect the results?
YYou can start to appreciate the relaxation of your wrinkles in 4-7 days after the treatment. Best results are seen at the end of 2 weeks post treatment.
Muscle relaxant can also be combined with other aesthetic procedures—such as chemical peels: alpha hydroxy acids, laser treatments, dermal fillers or microdermabrasion—to enhance the results and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
This combination of therapies can even help to prevent the formation of new lines and wrinkles.
How long does the effect last?
The effect of muscle relaxant usually lasts for 4-5 months.
What are the risks of muscle relaxant injections?
Muscle relaxant injections is an absolutely safe treatment. You may resume normal activities immediately.
Some of the rare and temporary risks include:
Bruising and pain at the injection site
Temporary muscle weakness
In rare conditions, difficulty breathing
Its Should not be used in patients with Myasthenia Gravis
It's important to know that it is USA FDA Approved for treatment of forehead wrinkles and folds and must be performed only by a qualified healthcare professionals such as Dermatologist as per medical advice.
What is the difference between Fillers and Muscle Relaxant Treatment?
Face is an index of mind! It is through our face that we express various emotions to each other.
Face is a powerful tool in communication as we use its expressions so widely to express different emotional feelings which gives rise to appearance of different lines on our face while we are in expression.
As we advance in our age the lines of expressions becomes fixed and continue to be present even while we are not making any expressions. These gives rise to Horizontal forehead lines which appears due to raising our eyebrows , Crows feet under eyes wrinkles due to smiling, Bunny lines due to smiling, Chin dimpling and Smokers lip lines while pouting, Frown lines due to anger. They are called Dynamic Wrinkles. These excessive deep expression lines are treated with the help of Muscle Relaxant.
There comes another type of wrinkles and folds on our faces which are present even without making any expressions and some due to volume loss as we advance in our age due to the process of ageing.
They are Folds besides and below nose, Jaw line folds, Cheek hollowness, Temple Hollowness, Forehead hollowness, Under Eyes hollowness and Short Chin. These folds and volume loss occurs due to fat loss with ageing which gives rise to sagging face. They are called Static Wrinkles. Dermal Fillers are used to correct the volume loss and lift the face to more youthful look.
To summarise, Muscles Relaxants are used to correct deep wrinkles and folds which appear with facial expression and Dermal Fillers are used to correct the Folds and Volume loss which appear due to Fat Loss with Ageing.
Will Muscle Relaxant change my face to expressionless plastic look?
No! This is not true and its only a myth! The fact is it's going to give more refreshed and youthful look to ones face. The effect of the treatment is temporary and present only as long as the product lasts. One can discontinue the treatment if the desired result is not required further.
Muscle Relaxants and Dermal Fillers both are USA FDA Approved aesthetic treatments to enhance and restore beauty and youth. These are the most commonly performed procedures at our Dermatology Clinic by the Dermatologists.
We have always wondered how do the elite and celebrities always look so young even at their advance ages! Yes! Well, These are the favourite aesthetic treatments of celebrities world wide and secret to their wrinkle free face forever!
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