What to Expect When You’re Coming In For Wrinkle Treatment
A good skin-care regimen helps keep your skin looking young and healthy. Sometimes, part of taking good care of your skin is finding the right cosmetic solutions for you. Injectables are some of the most effective cosmetic solutions available. With injectables, you will be able to reduce signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines.
What Are Muscle Relaxers?
Muscle relaxers are a type of injectable that focuses on smoothing away fine age lines. These injectable products are derived from Botulinum toxin type A. Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxic protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. Type A is used commercially in medicine, cosmetics, and research.
Injectable muscle relaxers block neurotransmitters sent from the nerves to the muscles. This temporarily paralyzes muscle activity, relaxing the facial muscles and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Botulinum toxin is medically used to treat excessive sweating, repetitive neck spasms, lazy eye, an overactive bladder, and sometimes chronic migraines.
Is This Your First Injectable Appointment?
Many people are worried about their first injectable treatment. Most doctors recommend getting treated by experienced physicians, as injectable wrinkle-reduction therapy can be dangerous if it is administered incorrectly.
The treatment begins with a consultation with a medical practitioner, who will determine whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. A suitable candidate is one who:
• Is over 18 years of age
• Does not have any wound or infection in the treatment area
• Has not had any cosmetic procedures recently
• Does not have asthma or any breathing problem
• Is not allergic to ingredients present in the muscle relaxer
• Does not have any disease that affects the nerves or muscles
• Is not pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to be pregnant soon
A treatment plan will be framed and discussed with you based on the depth of the wrinkles and where they are positioned. The treatment area and the amount of the product to be injected are also discussed.
The Treatment Procedure
The medical practitioner will first carefully identify and mark the areas on the face to be treated. A mild cleanser or disinfectant is used to clean the treatment area, which is numbed using a topical anesthetic to avoid any discomfort.
A narrow microneedle is used to inject the product directly into the facial muscles. Ice and pressure are applied to the treated area to avoid swelling.
After the procedure, you will be asked not to lie down, exercise, or rub the treatment area for a time. The medical practitioner also provides post-procedure care to treat any side effects.
The treatment usually only takes around 15 minutes to complete. Because it is so convenient, patients can return to work immediately after treatment.
The results of this injectable differ from one person to another. It is important to know that it is not a permanent solution. Once the effects diminish (typically after three to four months), you will need a repeat treatment.
Schedule a Consultation to Learn More
Contact Bader Medical Institute of London to schedule your consultation to find out more about injectable muscle relaxers. At Bader Medical Institute, we strive to help patients achieve their desired aesthetic goals.