Although ‘Muscle Relaxant’ or ‘Anti wrinkle treatment’ are relatively new names, the purified protein it contains has been used in clinical cosmetic practice under the trademark name BOTOX® for more than 10 years. This extensive experience confirms the established safety profile of treatment with Muscle Relaxants.
A minute quantity is injected into the muscles that cause dynamic lines, for example frown lines. The injection temporarily prevents nerve signals from reaching the muscle and, as a result, the muscle relaxes.
As the muscle relaxes, the skin smoothes out. Treatment can take as little as 20 minutes and most people return to normal activities immediately afterwards.
Muscle Relaxant treatment can take anywhere from 3 to 7 days to start taking effect. It is sometimes estimated that it takes several weeks for the treatment to have full effect. Therefore, when you receive Muscle Relaxant treatment it will take up to 2 weeks to see the results. We offer a free appointment at 2 weeks, to review you and top up any areas if required.
Treatment can last from up to 3 to 4 months (everybody metabolises differently), towards the end of this time frame the effects of the Muscle Relaxant’s begin to gradually soften. When the effects begin to soften, we aim to ‘top up’ with further treatment.
Side effects, if they occur, are usually temporary and mild to moderate. As with all prescription medicines, Muscle Relaxants can cause side effects and we will advise you about these in more detail.
Most side effects experienced by patients are short-lived and are linked to the injections e.g. pain after treatment, redness, swelling etc which are all temporary side effects.
Rare side effects such as ptosis (drooping of the upper eyelid), whilst still temporary in nature can be caused by a spread of the injection contents into nearby muscles. We explain in the consultation how to minimise this from happening.
Muscle Relaxants should only be injected by an experienced injector who can make sure that the correct amount is injected in precisely the right places. In this way the desired result with a natural look can be achieved.
Those who have medical conditions, such as damaged nerves or muscle complaints, should disclose this information during consultation, to avoid any complications. There is no known risk to those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, but we would advise against having treatment under these circumstances.
Avoid touching the treated areas for at least 6 hours. After 6 hours have passed, the areas can be washed gently with soap and water, its best to avoid applying make up for 24 hours. If the area is tender, you can apply a small amount of arnica cream to the treatment site.
Don’t lay down for the first 4 hours post treatment, sit upright and do not rub the injection sites, we advise this to minimise the diffusion of the injected contents.
Do not engage in strenuous exercise right after the treatment. If possible, avoid the sun immediately after treatment. Do not enter sauna’s or environments of extreme heat for at least two weeks following the treatment.
When you receive Muscle relaxant treatment it will take up to 2 weeks to see the results. We offer a free appointment at 2 weeks, to review you and top up any areas as necessary if required.
Treatment can last from up to 3 to 4 months (everybody metabolises differently), towards the end of this timeframe the effects of the Muscle Relaxant’s begin to gradually soften. When the effects begin to soften, we aim to ‘top up’ with further treatment.
Our focus is to provide you with safe, high quality therapies, which are tailored to meet your specific requirements, offering an extensive range of innovative products and medical aesthetic treatments to address your anti-ageing and cosmetic needs.
Our view is that the decision to undergo any cosmetic procedure should not be taken lightly. We will help you consider all of the options available in an open and relaxed environment. During the consultation we will discuss lifestyle, nutrition and general health and consider the steps, which can help to keep your skin young and vibrant.
We can advise you on how best to take care of your skin, what products do and don't work, and advise you on further skin protection.
24 hour follow up care is available if required. Please note that this may be over the phone. We offer a 2 week review appointment following treatment.
A comprehensive range of skin care products is also available to compliment your treatments. Please contact us for further information or to arrange a consultation. Complete discretion is assured.