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Wrinkle Injection With Relaxants

Wrinkle Injection With Relaxants

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When we make certain facial movements repeatedly, it can cause the formation of dynamic wrinkles. Through the use of wrinkle injections, the appearance of those dynamic wrinkles can be reduced greatly.

Are Wrinkle Injections A Preventative Wrinkle Treatment?

Since dynamic lines only appear when a certain facial movement is made, you can state that wrinkle injections are a preventative treatment. By preventing certain muscles to repeat that movement, it prevents the formation of deeper wrinkles in the future.

Wrinkle injections will block nerve impulses to the muscle that cause the dynamic wrinkles to appear in the first place. Because of its interactions with certain nerves, this procedure should only be executed by an experienced and highly trained medical professional.

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Can Wrinkle Injections Be Combined With Other Rejuvenating Treatments?

There are some instances where wrinkle injections are combined with other rejuvenation treatments. A prime example is the combination of laser resurfacing and wrinkle injections, as there is some evidence that the results from laser treatment is enhanced by these injections.

The softening of facial wrinkles can require a combination of treatments for the best result; this can be the case for patients whose skin quality has been influenced by sun damage or other external factors. If you believe you might benefit more from a combination of treatments, you can discuss this with Dr Lanzer during your consultation.

How Long Does It Take For Results To Appear After Wrinkle Injections?

Results can take several days to appear on the treated area. Patients may also start to notice that certain facial muscles become harder to move, which in turn causes the reduction of those dynamic lines we mentioned earlier.

The results obtained from wrinkle injection treatment can last between three to six months. However, duration can be quite unique to the patient. Some patients may find that their treatment lasts longer, while others must return for a maintenance session sooner.

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Muscle Relaxant Treatment Goals

  • Smile Lines
  • Frown Lines
  • Expression Lines
  • Forehead Lines
  • Softens Neck Muscles
  • Lifts eyebrows
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Marionette Lines
  • Gummy smile
  • Accordion lines
  • Square Jaw
  • Upper lip/smokers lines

Please note that muscle relaxants are not the same as dermal filler. Muscle relaxants are used for dynamic lines, which means the lines that appear through facial movement. Dermal filler is used for fine lines and wrinkles that are constantly present or to change the volume of a certain area.

Is An Additional Treatment On Top Of Wrinkle Injections Recommended?

We believe that the best results are seen when skin rejuvenation therapy is combined. Today there are many non-invasive light sources and therapies that can help make the skin surface appear smoother, refreshed and tighter. Dr Lanzer finds that combining treatments is effective and may suggest treatments such as microdermabrasion, Revlite, Aura, Isolaz, and Dermaxel Fractional Laser.

Are Facial Muscle Relaxing Injections Safe?

It is a common procedure and is relatively safe. Of course, most treatments always have some degree of risk. Any risks associated with the procedure will always be explained to you before the treatment takes place.

Relaxing the muscle in the face can influence certain crucial nerves, which is why it is important to have an experienced professional execute your treatment. If placed too close to the upper eyelid, an injection could lead to drooping of the eye or eyebrow.


Discover Wrinkle Injection Advantages!

An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for Wrinkle Injection procedures. Muscle relaxants can also be used on the muscles of the neck, on the wrinkles of the upper lip and also are for the smile region.

If you’re looking to remove wrinkles  from the face, get a free consultation at Melbourne Wrinkle Injection clinic with Dr Lanzer.

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Can I Go Straight Back To Work?

Yes, there is no downtime with wrinkle injections. However, it is possible to experience some slight side-effects, which may include a tiny bruise on the injection site.

What Areas Are Treated With Muscle Relaxants?

Most areas that are subject to dynamic lines can be treated with muscle relaxant injections. As a result, frown lines, forehead lines, and other common dynamic lines can be softened.

Can Results Improve Through Repeated Injectable Treatments?

In his experience, Dr Lanzer has found that some patients experience longer lasting results with repeated injections.

Treatment Time For Cosmetic Injectables

Wrinkle injections do not take long at all. Most patients will be treated with anti-wrinkle injections for approximately one minute; this not considering information provided by our registered nurses before or after your treatment.

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Can I Do Anything To Improve The Results From Wrinkle Injections?

A combination of skin treatments is usually most effective to improve the results you get from the injections. However, protecting your skin against sunlight and a good skincare routine will certainly enhance the results over time.

One of the most common facelift treatments for aging of the face today is muscle relaxing injections also known as anti-aging injections or anti-wrinkle injections. These injections fall into 2 groups. First, there are the injections aimed at relaxing and stopping dynamic movement of the facial muscles. Secondly, there are the are injections used to fill defects and create a more convex curvature shape.

The muscle relaxing injections work via blocking the release of enzymes in the path of the nerve conduction to the muscle. As a result, facial movement is reduced in particular areas. Some people tend to overuse certain muscles. This is particularly seen in the area between the eyebrows called the glabella. As a result, a person may have a constant frown. This is often referred to as the “11” sign because of the 1 or 2 prominent deep vertical lines.

People often complain that others tell them that they look angry when they are not. Although it is important to have facial movement in order to indicate facial expression, sometimes the over-contraction of the muscles for no real reason portrays a false perception to other people.

When injecting the glabella area, the practitioner will place the injection into the deep muscle belly on either side of the frowned depression. They will also continue the injection in a lighter form above the upper eyebrow in order to relax the associated muscles. The procedure will take just a few minutes and the results will last for 3-6 months.

The effect will gradually reduce, and the patient will then return for a touch up. There is some evidence to suggest that treating patients repeatedly may lead to a reduction of the frown line and less injection material would be required in the future. Also, treating people at a younger age will reduce the actual tendency for the crease to occur and therefore is considered preventative.

Other areas that are injected are the smile lines or the crow’s feet. Smiling is a wonderful thing and laughter is certainly therapeutic for the general well-being. However, one does not need to crease the skin on the outer eyes to feel happy. Some patients have a constant squint, so that the skin is always in a wrinkled state. Two or three small pricks in this area can lead to a smoothing and relaxed effect of the lines. It is important to also protect one’s skin from the sun in the future and also to consider sun glasses, which may also reduce squinting.

The other areas of the body that we treat with muscle relaxants include the lines across the forehead. One needs to take particular care in this area not to go too low as this could lead to dropping of the actual brow. There are methods of reversal of muscle relaxants if required.

Can Wrinkle Injections Be Used For Excessive Sweating?

One of the most common uses of muscle relaxants today is for hyperhidrosis. This is when patients have had many years of excessive sweating in the armpits – axillae. As a result, their clothes often become drenched in sweat without a possible cause. This can be very distressing factor for people and quite embarrassing. Fortunately, muscle injections can almost stop this sweating and can certainly bring it into the normal range. The injection is partially covered by Medicare and can be performed up to three times a year. Generally, the results last for six to nine months and occasionally twelve. The injection takes not more than a few minutes and there is a little bit of pain associated with each prick.

Other devices can be used to reduce sweating. This includes Ulthera or the Viva. Speak with your cosmetic surgeon to determine which treatment is best for excessive sweating.

What Combinations Are Used For Facial Rejuvenation?

Muscle relaxants work well when combined with other anti-wrinkle treatments. Dr Lanzer offers many levels of skin rejuvenation these include:

  • Light rejuvenation such as glycolic peels or medical microdermabrasion
  • Stronger dermal rejuvenations such as laser phototherapy using eye peel or Aura and YAG Revlite laser
  • Dermal penetrating therapies such as Dermafraxel
  • Erbium fractionated laser or Dermapen- enhanced dermal therapies such as Viva, and radiofrequency
  • Generalised skin thickening treatments such as the Enerjet filler pore therapy using Isolaz

Please note that due to laws of the Therapeutic Good Administration (TGA), The Dr Lanzer Clinic is prohibited to mention any product names relating to muscle relaxant treatment. As such, we advise patients to contact our clinic for more information.

To illustrate the results that could be obtained from wrinkle injections, our clinic provides several pages with before and after photographs. The changes in the photographs are caused by the procedure undertaken by the patient. Therefore, these photographs are always an example of results that could be obtained, not a guaranteed result.

We also would like to mention that our pictures can vary in light and contrast. Patients may also be wearing different clothing or even be wearing makeup, which could reflect on the displayed results on the photograph.

Patients who would like to discuss wrinkle injections with a trained cosmetic surgeon can benefit from a no-obligation and free appointment at our clinic. Simply contact our team of receptionists via telephone or the online enquiry form to request your free consultation.


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