Clinic 360

Botox Wrinkle/Muscle Relaxer Injection

Have you started noticing frown lines, crow’s feet and wrinkles that weren’t there before? Do makeup and foundation only make these lines even more noticeable? If so, it might be time for you to consider a muscle relaxer injection with Botox or Dysport.

Join the many people who have reduced the telling lines of age through muscle relaxer injection by contacting Clinic 360 in Toronto to see how we can help you do the same.

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What is Muscle Relaxer Injection?

Botulinum is normally a toxin (produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum) found in uncooked foods that can result in botulism. It is, however, also a powerful muscle relaxant, as it blocks the release of acetylcholine, a chemical that is responsible for muscle contraction. In small, purified doses this toxin can be injected directly into wrinkles to temporarily relax them. In other words, it keeps muscles from tightening in order to make wrinkles less conspicuous. This results in a smoother and more youthful appearance around the treated area. Because certain lines and movements give our faces a natural look, practitioners at Clinic 360 in Toronto will selectively target certain muscles in order to diminish certain facial wrinkles. After the treatment, you will still look like yourself, only less tired.

Areas that Can be Treated

There are essentially two types of wrinkles: static and dynamic. While static wrinkles appear even when the muscles are at rest, dynamic wrinkles only form when the muscles surrounding it move. Muscle relaxer injection is most effective when treating dynamic muscles, because the solution prevents the underlying muscles from contracting, thereby eliminating the appearance of dynamic lines. Unfortunately, because static wrinkles are caused by the loss of skin elasticity – which can be caused by sun damage, poor nutrition, and aging – muscle relaxer injection treatments are generally not effective for static lines. Nevertheless, static wrinkles are also caused by prolonged dynamic wrinkling. That is, dynamic lines can eventually become static if untreated. In this way, muscle relaxer injection can help slow the development of certain static lines.

At Clinic 360 in Toronto, our practitioners treat the upper portion of the face for moderate to severe:

  • Glabellar lines (“frown lines”)
  • Lateral canthal lines (“crow’s feet”)

How Can I Get Rid of My Facial Wrinkles?

The first thing you should do is contact Clinic 360 in Toronto for a consultation. During this consultation, a certified medical practitioner will discuss with you your medical history, aesthetic goals, and any concerns you may have. After considering possible allergies and other complications, the practitioner will then discuss the amount of muscle relaxer injection that will be necessary for your desired results as well as the areas that will be targeted. Before the procedure, we will photograph your face so that you may more accurately assess the results of the treatment.

Who is a Good Candidate for Muscle Relaxer Injection?

Please be aware that not all people are candidates for muscle relaxer injection. The treatment is intended for men and women between the ages of 18 and 65. The practitioner will discuss your health and medical history with you during your initial consultation to assess your candidacy for the procedure. You will be given a consent form and a summary of your medical history and overall health that you must sign prior to the treatment.

How is a Muscle Relaxer Injection Performed?

The actual injections can sometimes be performed on the same day as the complimentary consultation. We use fine needles for the injections, which generally only take several minutes, so that you feel as little discomfort as possible. Anaesthesia is rarely needed for the procedure, but sedatives and numbing agents are available upon request. After the injections, the treated muscles will relax and weaken gradually.

You can expect minimal downtime, and should be able to return to your normal activities almost immediately following the treatment. The injected areas may become bruised, swollen or red, but this should subside after several days. It, however, can take up to two weeks for the effects of the treatment to reach their intended results.

About Dysport Aesthetic

Dysport Aesthetic (botulinum toxin type A) is used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines and/or moderate to severe lateral canthal lines. Effect onset can be noticeable as soon as 24 hours, while longer-lasting results may vary.

Dysport was approved in Europe for the treatment of specific dystonias in December 1990 and now has marketing authorizations in 75 countries.

Risks & Complications

In some cases, the effects of Botox, Dysport and all botulinum toxin products may affect areas of the body away from the injection site. Symptoms can happen hours to weeks after injection and may include swallowing and breathing problems, loss of strength and muscle weakness all over the body, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, or loss of bladder control. Swallowing and breathing problems can be life threatening and there have been reports of death. You are at the highest risk if these problems are pre‐existing before injection.

These effects could make it unsafe for you to drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.

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