What are muscle relaxing injections?

These muscle relaxing injections are used medically to treat certain muscular conditions, and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles. It is made from a natural purified protein which is a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botulinum toxin can be injected into humans in extremely small concentrations and works by preventing signals from the nerve cells reaching muscles, therefore paralyzing them. In order for muscles to contract, nerves release a chemical messenger, acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter), at the junction where the nerve endings meet muscle cells. Acetylcholine attaches to receptors on the muscle cells and causes the muscle cells to contract or shorten. Injected botulinum toxin prevents the release of acetylcholine, preventing contraction of the muscle cells. Botulinum toxin causes a reduction in abnormal muscle contraction, allowing the muscles to become less stiff. The lines / wrinkles will therefore appear less deep and will give a more relaxed expression giving you a natural fresh look.

How does it work?

A tiny amount of serum is injected into specific muscles and blocks impulses from the nerve which make them contract. Because the muscles relax, undesirable frown lines and wrinkles are significantly reduced.

How long does it last?

The results can last between 3 to 6 months, but bear in mind that this might vary from patient to patient. With repeated treatment, the results can last longer, but treatment should not be repeated more than three times a year.

 

Our relaxant treatment is done by a Registered Medical Doctor