Muscle relaxing injections offer a safe and convenient treatment designed specifically to soften facial lines and brow furrows. Some patients choose to have Botulinum toxin injections as preventing wrinkles from forming and others can use to help soften the wrinkles.
Treatment with Botulinum toxin injections are effective in harnessing signs of ageing as well as combating wrinkles. It’s effective at improving frown lines and permanent creases around the eyes, mouth and neck.
The main aim of this anti-wrinkle treatment is to give you a natural and refreshed look through the prevention of muscle cell contraction.
Both men and women visit us for treatment with Botulinum toxin (otherwise known under the product name Botox®).
At Global Health and Beauty Clinic in Coventry we offer skin rejuvenation treatments like muscle relaxing injections and dermal fillers to improve the aesthetics of your skin.
What is Botulinum toxin?
Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxic protein commercially produced for cosmetic and research use. Over the past 20 years it has grown in popularity across all genders and adult age groups. The techniques have also improved, with more refined tools enabling treatment of more areas of the body.
There are several of different types of muscle relaxing injections. The primary use for this type of injectable is to starve off lines and wrinkles from forming around the eyes, forehead, and mouth.
In most cases, Botulinum toxin injections are used on their own, however some patients choose to combine them with other injectables – such as muscle relaxing injections and volumisers – in order to get the specific result they require.
How do Botulinum toxins work?
Botulinum toxin helps to relax the dynamic muscles of the face and combats wrinkles. It also helps with excessive axillary underarm-sweating. When injected, the toxin prevents nervous signals from reaching specific muscles thereby leaving them without instructions to contract. This, in turn, decreases the degree of tension on your facial features, resulting in a smooth face, free of lines and creases.
What areas can Botulinum toxin help to improve?
Botulinum toxins can be used as a muscle relaxing injections to improve the skin’s appearance by reducing lines and wrinkles.
Botulinum toxin can be used to improve:
- Frown lines that run between the eyebrows (glabellar lines)
- Smoker’s lines which are vertical lines on the mouth (perioral lines)
- Marionette lines at the corner of the mouth (oral commissures)
- Worry lines that run across the forehead (forehead lines)
- Crow’s feet at the corner of the eyes (periorbital lines)
- Helps to improve gummy smile
Who is suitable for Botulinum toxin?
Most people can receive Botulinum toxin treatment. During your consultation with us we will discuss whether or not you require a skin allergy test before starting Botulinum toxin treatment.
Why choose Botulinum toxin treatment?
It offers a safe, non-surgical solution to common wrinkles around the mouth and fine lines around the eyes. The results last around 3 or 4 months.
What happens during Botulinum toxin treatments?
Tiny quantities of Botulinum toxin are injected into the skin which freezes the facial muscles that cause frowning or creases to form. Depending on how many lines are targeted, the treatment could take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, with minimal discomfort.
What are Botulinum toxin treatments like?
This is a non surgical form skin rejuvenation. Treatments with muscle relaxing injections are relatively quick and you can be back at work on the same day.
Are Botulinum toxin painful to inject?
The treatment is not painful but can be uncomfortable, as a fine needle is used to inject the product. It is not essential to use topical anesthesia to use toxin injection
How frequent are treatments?
Often it is advisable to make appointment every 3 to 4 months to have best outcomes.
What side effects are associated with muscle relaxing injections?
Botulinum toxin is usually well tolerated as long as it’s performed by an expert. Immediately after treatment the area may be red, swollen and sore, but this usually improves within a few days.
Allergic reactions to Botulinum toxin are rare. There are some side effects that potentially can occur and the doctor going to treat would explain and discuss prior to treatment in detail.
What is the recovery like?
The redness and swelling subsides soon. The effects of the toxin are evident after 2 weeks.
How long do Botulinum toxin results last?
The effects of the treatments can be maintained and it is best to rebook in 3 to 4 months.
Who can administer Botulinum toxin and where are clients treated?
Treatments are carried out at Global Health and Beauty Clinic that is a medical facility fully equipped with all the latest equipment. Our practitioners are highly trained Save Face registered doctors.
Additional uses for Botulinum Toxin
Botulinum Toxins can also be used to reduce the masseter muscle, which is the biting muscle, it helps to sculpt the jaw and helps with teeth grinding
It is also used for Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).