Hundreds of thousands of men and women have experienced the benefit of muscle relaxant injections and indeed, muscle relaxant injections are the most common procedure performed at our clinic for both men and women. It is an affordable treatment that yields natural-looking results.
Muscle relaxants are natural, purified proteins that block impulses from the nerves to the tiny facial muscles responsible for the deep muscle pull creases. Consequently, the muscles relax and the undesirable creases gradually fade away. After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, allowing desirable facial expression to be unaffected, yielding a natural rejuvenation.
One of the most commonly treated areas is the glabellar furrows–the vertical wrinkles that appear between the eyebrows. These are the lines that make one look angry or concerned even when happy. After treatment, these frown lines fade yielding a more pleasant and more youthful appearance. The crow’s feet around the eyes are another commonly treated area and these aging lines usually respond very well to muscle relaxant injections.
Three muscle relaxants have been approved in Canada. The most commonly recognized one is BOTOX COSMETIC® and it has been used by physicians for medical and aesthetic purposes for years. More recent products available to Canadian physicians include DYSPORT™ and XEOMIN®.
These same products have been approved for the treatment of excessive sweating (hyperhydrosis).
Description: Injection of muscle relaxants into facial muscles inhibits muscle action; thereby decreasing dynamic wrinkles. Muscle relaxants are injected into the underarms to control excessive sweating.
Average Cost: Muscle relaxant injections for treatment of dynamic wrinkles cost $230.00 per syringe.
Length of Procedure: Minutes.
Anesthesia: Not required.
Recovery Time: Immediate; results seen within 3 to 10 days.
Treatment Frequency: On average two to four times a year depending on how quickly the muscle relaxant metabolizes.
Risks: Bruising, numbness and burning during injections. Eyelid droop is possible, but rare and temporary.
Duration of Results: Temporary.
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