Muscle relaxing injections and dermal fillers for lines and wrinkles
Non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments have come on leaps and bounds in the last 10 years – none more so than muscle relaxing injections and dermal fillers. Whilst looking similar, and easy to get mixed up, these two treatments for lines and wrinkles are very different.
Muscle relaxing injections and dermal fillers for lines and wrinkles can offer patients quick and effective solutions for the treatment and improvement of ageing skin concerns. From crows feet to smoker lines around the lips, there are several forms of line and wrinkle treatments that can help you without drastic, painful surgery.
Dr. Thevendra from APSARAS Clinic in Coventry is an expert in non-surgical facial rejuvenation and has put together this handy guide for understanding the basics of anti-ageing injectables.
Muscle relaxing injections
What is a muscle relaxing injection?
Muscle Relaxing Injections temporarily freeze the muscles to prevent further lines from forming when contracting. This treatment is the most popular non-surgical aesthetic treatment with brand name, Botox, leading the way.
How long does treatment with muscle relaxing injections take?
Botulinum toxin is injected into the target area, which takes between ten to fifteen minutes.
Do muscle relaxing injections hurt?
Muscle relaxing injection treatment is totally painless, so no anaesthetic is required. There may be a small amount of redness, swelling or bruising afterwards which will fade very quickly.
Are results from muscle relaxing injection treatment instant?
It does take a while for the botulinum toxin to work its way into the muscles, but you will start to see the effects of the treatment within a week. You are required to return to the practise every three to six months for top-ups, as the effects do fade overtime.
What is dermal filler treatment?
Dermal fillers are designed to fill-in lines and wrinkles, and are made from hyaluronic acid which is a substance that is naturally produced by the body to keep the skin hydrated. Most of these fillers are bio-resorbable – meaning that after a certain amount of type, the product will be broken down and reabsorbed by the body. Fillers can also be used to enhance the lips and cheeks, where they are injected deeper into the skin to create a volumising effect.
Do dermal filler injections hurt?
Discomfort is generally very mild. A local anaesthetic cream might be required for these injections, although some ranges have an anaesthetic built in to them. There is minimal downtime after this treatment although there may be some redness at the site of injection and a small amount of bruising, though this is rare.
Are results from dermal filler treatment instant?
In many cases, yes. Fillers are temporary though so will need topping up after six to twelve months to maintain the results, but some products can last a few years.
They can also be injected into areas of the nose – only if it needs a minor tweak. The great advantage of this is that results are immediate so you have complete control of the finished effect and it is a good introductory measure for anyone who is unsure about pursuing a full-blown nose job.
For more information on muscle relaxing injections or dermal fillers book a consultation with Dr. Thevendra at APSARAS Clinic in Coventry today.