Muscle Relaxant Injections

What are Muscle Relaxants?

A chemical derived from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. When injected into muscles it has has a local effect. It blocks transmission between the nerve endings and muscle fibres around the injection site to cause weakness of the nearby muscle.

What are Muscle Relaxants used for?

Muscle Relaxants is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment for moderate to severe frown lines. It is typically used in people aged 18 to 65. Muscle Relaxants work by blocking nerve transmission to temporarily reduce the contractions of the facial muscles that cause frown lines.

It has been proven to be a safe and effective treatment for wrinkles, and Muscle Relaxants injections are becoming increasingly popular.

The Muscle Relaxants injection procedure

Your practitioner will administer several tiny injections of Muscle Relaxants directly into the muscles of your face. Prior to injection, your doctor will determine where to administer the injections by examining your ability to move certain muscles in your brow area.

The entire Muscle Relaxants injection procedure takes approximately 20 minutes and does not require anesthesia. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief.

After the injection

You should notice an improvement in your frown lines within 3 to 7 days, the effects of which can last up to 4 months. However, results may vary.

After a period of time, your frown lines will begin to reappear as the effects of Muscle Relaxants wear off.

How often can Muscle Relaxants injections be given?

You can receive injections every 4 months.

With repeated treatments, thinning of the muscles occurs, which produces longer lasting results.

How much does Muscle Relaxants treatment cost?

Each treatment costs between £250 to £300.

Possible side-effects of Muscle Relaxants

  • headache
  • flu-like symptoms
  • temporary eyelid droop
  • nausea
  • squint/double vision
  • twitching of the eye
  • facial pain
  • redness at the injection site
  • muscle weakness

Cautions/contra-indications

Do not have Muscle Relaxants treatment if you:

  • have an infection where you will be injected
  • are allergic to any of the ingredients
  • are pregnant or think you might be pregnant
  • have a neurological disorder (eg. Myasthenia Gravis)

There are also a number of medicines that may interact with Muscle Relaxants (eg. quinidine, some antibiotics). It is important to tell your practitioner if you are taking any medication.