How Effective Are Muscle Relaxants?

Dec 05, 2019

No, we are not talking about muscle relaxants for muscle pain and spasms, but facial regeneration.

No one wants to have wrinkles and for ages, both men and women (especially women) have been looking for ways to stay young and beautiful. This has opened room for companies to manufacture products such as anti-wrinkle creams, lotions, and supplements that promise never-ending beauty. One of those great discoveries is the muscle relaxants for face regeneration.

What Are Muscle Relaxants?

Muscle relaxants may appear as a new-age technology, but the treatment has been around for a couple of decades. The current muscle relaxants or anti-wrinkle injections are purified from a bacterial neurotoxin, a protein extracted from bacteria such as Clostridium Botulinum. Yes, bacteria are used, but no cause for alarm as the protein is used in subtle amounts to relax the muscles, and rarely, will you get an overdose.

In the past, muscle relaxants were used to treat a variety of conditions related to muscle spasms. However, out of a fluke, people noticed an improvement in their wrinkles when the muscle relaxants were applied to the face.

Today, muscle relaxants are used to treat crow’s feet, forehead, and frown lines, lift eyebrows, and elevate the corners of the mouth.

How Do the Muscle Relaxants Work?

As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and forms creases and folds. Additionally, too much exposure to sunlight and UV radiation causes the skin to wrinkle. When you apply the muscle relaxants, the active protein will temporarily block the formation of wrinkles.

The muscle relaxant is injected into the selected facial muscle using a fine needle. You will feel a little discomfort as the treatment is administered, but anesthetic cream or ice can be used to ease the discomfort.

Keep in mind that the results will take two to three days to appear and up to two weeks for the maximum effect. Depending on the dosage used, the face appearance may be subtle or dramatic. It’s important to discuss with the doctor or dentist about the right dosage for your face.

Muscle relaxants are used on specific muscles so it is possible that the rest of the facial expression will not be affected.

Can Men Use Muscle Relaxants?

Yes, but they will need a higher dose than women—sometimes twice as much because of their muscle and face structure.

How Long Will the Results Last?

The results are different on an individual level, however, the treatment may last between three to five months. If you want better results, you will need more treatments at least two or three annually.

Remember, muscle relaxants do not offer a permanent solution. With time the muscles will fall back and cause wrinkles. Without retreatment, your skin may revert to its original pre-treatment appearance.

Are There Any Potential Risks?

Yes, muscle relaxants can present a small risk of swelling, redness, tenderness, or bruising. In rare cases, you may develop headaches, nausea, vomiting, or drooping eyelids. When you experience severe pain and headaches, call our clinic immediately for assistance.

Who Can Perform the Anti-Wrinkle Injections?

We understand the urge to go for cost rather than quality, but this can cause more harm than good. Muscle relaxants are provided by registered dentists and doctors who have received the required training. We recommend you come to M2 Dental for your muscle relaxant treatment and facial regeneration.

Are There Alternatives?

The cosmetic anti-aging industry is not short of wrinkle treatments. If you have deeper lines on your face, you can use dermal fillers which are soft gels injected to the face to smoothen the face. Dermal fillers can provide a long-term solution than muscle relaxants.

What about Botox? Botox and muscle relaxants are similar in that they are both extracted from purified bacteria. Unlike muscle relaxants, Botox freezes the muscle and blocks the nerve signals which restricts muscle movement and as a result improves wrinkles.

M2 Dental Magic

We offer muscle relaxants at M2 Dental Clinic in downtown Vancouver and facial regeneration to help improve your facial appearance and confidence. Additionally, we have other services designed to give you a smile makeover and fix all your dental needs. Some of our services include root canals, halitosis (bad breath) treatment, dental fillings, veneers, and implants.

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