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Muscle Relaxants For Men

Muscle Relaxants For Men

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Muscle relaxants are used for a variety of treatments; this includes skin rejuvenation. Contrary to popular belief, these relaxants are not only used by female patients, as they have become increasingly popular among male patients.

Do you want to learn more about muscle relaxants and their uses? Or do you have an interest in the procedure overall? For more information about muscle relaxants, please read the information provided by the Dr Lanzer Clinic below.

What Are Muscle Relaxants?

Muscle relaxants are injections that are performed into muscles to relax the muscle and thereby reduce the wrinkled appearance. Thus, muscle relaxants find common applications in rejuvenation treatments for both men and women.

Where Do Men Have Muscle Relaxants?

Muscle relaxants are particularly used around the eyes for the crow’s feet lines and the glabella area, which is between the eyebrows. There are a number of strong muscles in the glabella region that makes patients frown; this line is often called the L-shape because there sometimes are two distinctive vertical lines.

Can Muscle Relaxants Be Used in Other Areas?

Yes, sometimes people have muscle relaxants on their chin, on the side of the nose or on the eyebrow to help elevate the eyebrow.

Where Are Muscle Relaxants Used Elsewhere in Men?

Men often come in to have muscle relaxants under their arms for axillary hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is a term used to describe excessive sweating; this can occur on the underarms as well as the palms and soles of the feet.

Hyperhidrosis is now partly covered by Medicare; this reduces the expense for patients who experience quite some discomfort from the condition. It can be performed every four months throughout the year. 

Is There A Difference Between Muscle Relaxants?

Muscle relaxants act in a different way but there are some differences between the muscle relaxants available today. Naturally, Dr Lanzer and his staff have their preferences. So, the muscle relaxants used at our clinic are not necessarily the same you will find in other cosmetic surgery clinics.

When Would A Man Know That He Needs A Muscle Relaxant?

Often a man will have this when people comment that he is making an angry face or that he has got some aging and tiredness around the eyes. The medical condition hyperhidrosis could be another reason why a male patient chooses muscle relaxants.


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How Long Does It Take For The Muscle Relaxant To Work?

They usually start working in a day or two and reach their peak effectiveness in 1-2 weeks. Muscle relaxants are often repeated after 3 or 4 months. Sometimes patients who use the relaxant regularly report that the effects can be much more long lasting.

Muscle Relaxant ManMuscle relaxants for men are suitable for:

  • Smile Lines
  • Frown Lines
  • Forehead Lines
  • Softens Neck Muscles
  • Lifts eyebrows
  • Excessive Sweating

How Do Wrinkles Form and How Can Facial Relaxants Help?

When Men smile, frown and make other repeated facial movements, lines known as dynamic wrinkles can form. In the early stages of male wrinkle formation the use of localised muscle relaxants can assist in the prevention of deeper wrinkles.

Muscle relaxing injections decrease wrinkles in a different way than filler wrinkle injections such as, hyaluronic gel filler, collagen or fat injections do. A facial muscle relaxant is a substance injected in small amounts into an area to block the nerve impulses to the muscles, inhibiting their ability to contract; this can prevent the formation of new wrinkles and relax existing wrinkles; thereby reducing their appearance.

More recently we have found that muscle relaxing wrinkle injections around male eyes can prolong the results of laser resurfacing of wrinkles in this area. The effect of the muscle relaxing wrinkle injections for men takes three to five days to occur. Patients know it is working when they see a decrease in wrinkles and can either no longer move the muscle, create the lines or find it much harder to do so. The results last 3-6 months. As the effect wears off, wrinkles return, but often not as severely. With each subsequent wrinkle injection, the effects can be more prolonged.

The techniques mentioned for softening male wrinkles are often used individually or together. The best technique for you depends on several factors, including location of the wrinkles, cost factors and general health considerations. Our staff can help you decide if muscle-relaxing injections are right for you.

Male Muscle Relaxants

Are Facial Muscle Relaxing Injections Safe for Men?

It is now one of the most common cosmetic procedures and is relatively safe. Of course, as with all procedures, there is always some degree of risk involved. Before having the procedure, always speak to your cosmetic surgeons about your concerns and be sure to ask any questions you may have.

Is the Procedure Painful?

There can be slight pain on the injection are. However, there is no real downtime associated with this procedure.

Which Areas Are Commonly Treated for Men?

Crow’s feet on the sides of the eyes, the glabella frown lines, and the horizontal forehead lines. More recently lip lines from pursing the mouth and down-turned corners of the mouth are treated. It is also used for eliminating excessive sweating under the arms and prominent muscle bands on the neck.

Do the Effects of Muscle Relaxants Improve with Time?

Yes. Often effects last longer with each repeated injection. Of course, each patient is unique; this means that the duration of muscle relaxants can vary slightly too.

What Are the Risks of Muscle Relaxant Treatments?

If injected very close to the upper eyelid it may cause a temporary lid droop or changes the shape of the eyebrow. Patients should be aware that there may be bruising. Transient headaches have occurred and patients should not be pregnant and should not suffer from neurological diseases.

How Long Does the Treatment Take?

The injection takes less than 1 minute. However, this treatment should always be performed by a licensed medical professional.

How Can I Enhance the Results Obtained from Muscle Relaxants?

Often skin rejuvenation treatments will compliment muscle-relaxing treatments. Daily use of sunscreen is essential in any anti-ageing regime.

What Are the Terms & Conditions Regarding Muscle Relaxants?

Due to Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) laws about advertising trade names in Australia over the Internet, it has become necessary to label some treatments products with different names. For more information, it is required to contact the surgery directly.

All photographs represent one person’s experience, and results may vary for each patient. All photographs are of actual patients of Dr Lanzer. The visible change in these photographs has occurred as a result of procedure(s) undertaken. Best results are obtained when the procedure is combined with a balanced diet and exercise.

Some before and after photos shown are not exact, in that they vary in light, contrast, clothing, background, and distance from camera, hairstyle and make-up. Please take this into consideration when viewing the before and after photographs on the Dr Lanzer website.

We offer a FREE, No Obligation Cosmetic Surgery Consultation and a detailed explanation of the procedure. Dr Lanzer can email all patients a detailed consent form, which provides information related to the treatment. This information is made available to all patients before any treatment take place, allowing enough time for the patient to ask any questions they may have.


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