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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.
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 several 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.
Men often come in to have muscle relaxants under their arms for axillary hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is another word for excessive sweating; this can occur on the underarms as well as the palms and soles of the feet.
Hyperhidrosis is now partly covered by the healthcare system specifically 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.
Some also use muscle relaxants for acute low back pain. Muscle relaxants are approved for short term treatment of muscle spasms and back pain. These are not over the counter drugs as these can cause adverse effects when taken without a prescription, including drowsiness, low blood pressure, and muscle pain.
Others also use muscle relaxants for cerebral palsy. Muscle relaxants can help relieve the pain, stiffness, and spasticity in muscle movements that can be experienced with cerebral palsy.
Medications, such as skeletal muscle relaxants and antispasticity medications, is one way of relieving spasticity in muscles by decreasing the muscle tone by acting on the central nervous system.
Skeletal muscle relaxants or simply referred to as muscle relaxants can be dosed orally or injected directly into the spinal column. Some of these medications have common side effects that include sedation, drowsiness, dry mouth, cramping, and muscle weakness. These drugs cannot be taken with blood pressure medicines. Muscle relaxants should be taken with caution when used with antidepressants as they can cause adverse effects such as dizziness.
Muscle relaxants can also be used for those suffering from back pain and neck pain. It can be combined with other medicines such as aspirin or an analgesic that can help with chronic pain. Many of these are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or simply called NSAIDs are available over the counter but one must be careful and consult with a professional especially in Pharmacology and to make sure drugs taken are FDA approved.
There are also what we call centrally acting muscle relaxants, used in the treatment of muscle spasms resulting from spinal cord injury, musculoskeletal conditions, tetanus and other disorders.
Musculoskeletal conditions like fibromyalgia, muscle spasm or tension, and neck pain can be relieved by muscle relaxants or NSAIDs.
It is also prescribed for people with sclerosis as it helps relieve symptoms such as acute low back pain, spasticity, and muscle spasms as it acts on the spinal cord nerves and decreases the number and severity of muscle spasms caused by sclerosis, spinal cord injury or other conditions that have something to do with neurology.
Physical therapy may also help together with muscle relaxants to reduce pains for some of these conditions. Physical therapy and other supplements are encouraged for the relief of chronic pain or discomfort associated with musculoskeletal conditions.
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 relaxants for men are suitable for:
• Smile Lines
• Frown Lines
• Forehead Lines
• Softens Neck Muscles
• Lifts eyebrows
• Excessive Sweating
Various areas on the face can be treated with male muscle relaxants. Problems that are often treated with this procedure include crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines. Smoker’s lines above the upper lid could also be treated with a male muscle relaxant. Of course, the most effective treatment for the latter is to quit smoking.
There are some medical problems where male muscle relaxants could be used; this includes chronic pain caused by certain muscles, relieving muscle spasms, and medical conditions that influence muscle contraction. A doctor can prescribe muscle relaxants in some cases, although it is rare.
The face regularly moves; this can be through conscious movements – of which you are aware – but also movements you are not aware of. Because of this repeated movement, men can encounter so-called dynamic wrinkles. Wrinkles that are dynamic can be reduced by preventing the movement of specific muscles. In turn, this will prevent more pronounced wrinkles in the future.
Male muscle relaxants are not the same thing as collagen or fat injections. A male muscle relaxant will stop the nerve from interacting with the muscle, which in turn stops the muscle contraction. This stops the specific movement that causes the dynamic wrinkles we mentioned earlier.
Dr Lanzer has executed many treatments involving male muscle relaxants in the past. Through his experience, he has found that male muscle relaxants can make the effects of laser resurfacing last longer. Since laser resurfacing is another rejuvenation treatment available to men, it is certainly an important factor to take note of. To get the best result from an anti-ageing treatment, cosmetic surgery can recommend a combination of available treatments or procedures. Of course, additional considerations must be incorporated; this includes factors such as cost, the patient’s overall health, and the desired result.
An increasingly large number of patients now opt for Liposuction for Men. This procedure is ideal for those that don’t want a large quantity of fat to be removed, rather small areas for toning or contouring. If you’re looking to lose isolated areas of fat, get a free consultation with Dr Lanzer.Request consultation
Muscle relaxants act differently 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.
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 surgery about concerns or questions you have. Side effects differ for every patient.
Patients who have this treatment will have to return for maintenance sessions. However, Dr Lanzer has noticed that the effects of male muscle relaxants are more long term for some patients after each consecutive maintenance session. Unfortunately, this is a benefit that can be unique to the patient.
Complications associated with male muscle relaxants often relate to improper injection techniques. For example, if an untrained medical professional injects the muscle relaxant too close to the eye, it could cause drooping of the eyes or eyebrows. There can also be some minor bruising short term because of the injection, which is one of the common side effects.
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There can be slight pain on the injection site. In some cases, a numbing topical with a sedative effect may be used to decrease any discomfort. However, there is no real downtime associated with male muscle relaxants.
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.
Yes, sometimes people have muscle relaxants on their chin, on the side of the nose or on the eyebrow to help elevate the eyebrow.
The injection does not take longer than a minute. However, this treatment should always be performed by a licensed medical professional.
Patients who want to enhance the results obtained from male muscle relaxants could choose some complementary treatments; this could include laser resurfacing or other rejuvenation procedures. More information about such complementary procedures can be obtained at our clinic.
Current laws from the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) do not allow us to use the names of certain products on our website; this means the information we can provide on the website is different in Australia compared to other countries such as The United States. As such, we cannot provide you with online information relating to specific products used as muscle relaxants. For more detailed info, patients should always speak to their cosmetic surgery.
Before and after photographs – Patients can review before and after photographs of patients who had male muscle relaxants. The changes in the photograph are there to illustrate the effect of the procedure. However, patients always need to remember that these are examples and not guaranteed results they can encounter themselves.
Photographs taken by The Dr Lanzer Clinic can be taken at different times of the day and in a different consultation room. As a result, the light and/or brightness in the photographs can be different. Some patients also prefer to wear makeup products for their after photograph.
Patients who want more information regarding results that can be expected post-procedure can benefit from a free, no-obligation consultation at our clinic. You can request an appointment at our clinic by phoning our receptionists or by filling in the online contact form.
Daniel Lanzer has retired. He is no longer a registered medical practitioner. This website is currently under review.