Muscle Relaxing Treatment
(Botox®, Azzulure®, Bocouture®, Dysport®, Neurobloc®, Vistabel® and Xeomin®).
Do you look sad or angry all the time? Have you got wrinkles in your forehead? This is due to the aging process, which reduces the elasticity and volume in your skin and makes wrinkles more pronounced. The Muscle relaxing treatment however, can smooth those wrinkles away, leaving your skin looking youthful once again.
You can smooth away facial lines, crow’s feet, smoking lines and frown lines. Botulinum toxin also acts as a muscle relaxant to the muscles that pull down the eyebrow, pushing them back up again. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions asked about botulinum toxin.
What does botulinum toxin do?
Basically it restricts the movement in your muscles which cause the lines and wrinkles to appear in the first place. Botulinum toxin is a protein produced by a bacteria and it has been used successfully in non-surgical procedures for many years.
It smooth’s away any wrinkles created by movement, especially on your forehead or around your eyes and in the corners of your mouth.
What is the procedure?
You don’t actually need an anaesthetic because the procedure is painless. However, if you feel more comfortable having the area frozen then a topical anaesthetic can be applied. The botulinum toxin is then injected into the muscles in your face, where you have the lines. It is a very quick procedure and should take around 10 or 15 minutes.
Is there any bruising?
If you have had muscle relaxing treatment, there might also be some swelling and bruising, which will be temporary. Try not touch the area which was treated for a least few hours, so that the botulinum toxin doesn’t spread into other muscles.
How long will it last?
The procedure lasts around 4-6 months. In order to keep the lines at bay, you will need to have regular injections, about every 4-6 months. If you choose not to have this treatment again, it will not have any adverse effects on your skin, you will just develop normal lines and wrinkles.
Can anyone have muscle relaxing treatment?
Obviously every patient is given a consultation before a procedure. If you have had a condition affecting your muscles, or you have any allergies, or might be pregnant, then you should let the prescriber know during the consultation.