Muscle relaxant injections can help restore a youthful appearance by reducing fine lines and wrinkles, as well as helping to treat a number of issues such as bruxism and TMJ dysfunction.
As we grow older, wrinkles and fine lines begin to show as skin becomes dryer and less elastic, while muscles also grow weaker and less resilient.
What are muscle relaxant injections?
Muscle relaxant injections use a pharmaceutical-grade protein which are injected into specific muscles. This blocks the nerves from communicating with the muscles by blocking the signal. The muscles which receive injections cannot contract, which causes fine lines and wrinkles to soften.
If you’re interested in facial injections, then contact Oracare as a consultation will last around 30 minutes. During this appointment you have the chance to explain to our team what you would like to achieve with facial injections.
With the information you provide, our dentists will be able to decide on a treatment plan, including where and how much muscle relaxant will be injected.
Our team will discuss the risks, potential complications and what outcomes may be achieved through having facial injection treatments.
What can muscle relaxant injections treat?
Facial injections can treat a number of issues, such as:
Wrinkles and fine lines
Crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes)
Corners of the mouth
Cobblestone skin on the chin
Preparing for your injections:
Please avoid alcohol consumption at least one week prior to your treatment and stop taking anti-inflammatory medications two weeks before your treatment.
You must also avoid blooding thinning medication and make-up prior to your injections.
How long do results take?
It usually takes about two to three days for results to begin showing and up to two weeks for the full results following your treatment.
What can you expect after muscle relaxant injections?
After you finish your facial injection treatment, you can expect small bruising or bleeding at the injection site. It’s safe to return to work immediately after the procedure.
The results of facial injections will last from three to six months as the muscles will regain their ability to contract normally. This will cause wrinkles to begin returning, at this stage you can be treated again.
Facial injections for Bruxism or TMDs
In some patients suffering from either bruxism or a temporomandibular disorder, the muscle relaxant injections may be a form of treatment.
The injections can be targeted at the specific muscles that are contributing to your condition, causing a reduction in the muscle contraction strength. This can reduce tension which can have a positive impact for bruxism or TMD sufferers.
Facial injections can reduce teeth grinding and serve as a reversible or temporary treatment option for some patients. Our team at Oracare may also use the injections to form part of a diagnosis for determining the exact cause of your facial pain or condition.
Facial injections from Oracare in Cleveland QLD
Get in touch with the experts at Oracare if you would like to see if you are suitable for muscle relaxant injections.
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