“The art of muscle relaxant treatments & facial sculpting is in its subtlety and considering each individual’s needs. It’s not a matter of one syringe fits all”
Nicole Bell, Principal Cosmetic Injector, Face Today Medi-clinic.
When we frown, smile or laugh we contract muscles that over time form dynamic wrinkles such as worry lines, nasal scrunches and crow’s feet. Our muscle relaxant injections can dramatically soften facial expression lines. At Face Today, we offer you the choice of two popular muscle relaxants. These simple, effective non-surgical treatments can leave you looking youthful and more refreshed.
Although research to date has not shown any risk, in the interest of good medical practice, we would not recommend this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. A full background medical history is discussed between the patient and doctor.
Anti-wrinkle injections have been used for medical purposes such as controlling muscle spasms in children with cerebral palsy for over 20 years; it has been used in the cosmetic industry for over 10 years without any reports of long-term side effects. Although the substance is derived from a bacterium, as are many of our other commonly used medicines, it is able to be used for treatment because it is applied in extremely small amounts and when applied properly does not spread outside the immediate muscles into which it is injected.
Creating a naturally young looking face requires advanced injecting techniques, but most importantly an artful injector who is sensitive to the client’s needs as well as examining each face individually and studying the way particular muscles are being used.
At Face Today all our cosmetic injectors assess each client on an individual basis and a treatment plan is developed according to their needs. All patients are photographed and asked to return 2 weeks post treatment in order to create an individual plan.
You laugh, you frown, you concentrate and over time, those expressions leave their mark upon your face. Until today there wasn’t a lot you could do about it. Today there’s a solution, it’s a simple non-surgical procedure that can dramatically reduce even your toughest wrinkle within days.
A local anaesthetic cream is applied to the skin and ice is used to minimize the discomfort. Most patients find the treatment quick and easy and not too uncomfortable, some describe it as feeling like an ant-sting bite for a few seconds. The needles used are tiny micro needles and once the injection is complete, there is usually no discomfort. Some patients experience a mild headache after treatment but this is not very common.
The initial effect usually occurs within 3 days, with the maximum muscle relaxation reached within 1-2 weeks, and lasting approximately 3 to 4 months. After this, you should return for a repeat dose to maintain the effect.
They can be used to relax the muscles of the frown between the eyebrows, horizontal lines across the forehead, around the eyes to prevent or improve the appearance of lines or in the chin to prevent or improve the contracting or ‘pull-down’ of mouth corners. Also for the “bunny lines” or fine lines we develop around the nose from squinting and other facial movements.
Preventatives and fillers do different things. Preventatives are often combined with fillers where deep, permanent creases have already formed. Regeneration treatments are also best used in conjunction with wrinkle prevention to prevent further wrinkles and prolong the effectiveness.
Lines that are present at rest (static lines) can be treated with dermal fillers
Anti-wrinkle injections are composed of a natural purified protein that relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles creating a smoother, rejuvenated and more youthful appearance. The muscle relaxant inhibits the communication between the nerves and the muscles therefore disenabling them from contracting and forming wrinkles. The number of injections required varies depending upon what part of the face is being treated
There may be slight swelling or redness at the injection site and a possibility of bruising may occur. Some patients may have a sensation of heaviness around the injected area for a short time after treatment.
In the hands of our very experienced physicians, the products we use are very safe and have been used by doctors for nearly 30 years, by millions of clients across the world. This is one of the most studied and researched treatments with no long-term reported side effects.
Whether or not you choose to use Face Today Medi-Clinic for your treatment, be aware that using inadequate number of units of this treatment in order to reduce the cost, dilutes the effect and you may not receive the desired result or it may not last as long as expected.