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How do muscle relaxants work?
Very small amounts of muscle relaxant (Botulinum Toxin type A) are used per treatment and injected into the muscle. The relaxant stagnates the transmission of stimuli from the nerves to the muscles, causing the muscles to temporarily relax and muscle twitching to be suppressed.
Where are muscle relaxants used?
Muscle relaxants are used in aesthetic medicine to correct disruptive expression wrinkles as well as facial gesticulation wrinkles. These are caused by frequent facial expressions and are often noticed between the eyebrows (frown wrinkles), on the forehead (forehead wrinkles) and next to the eyes (crow's feet or smile lines). Also some lines in the neck, folds under the chin, pits in the chin, drooping corners of the mouth, vertical wrinkles around the mouth, nose wrinkles and a drooping nose tip can also be treated quickly, safely and extremely efficiently with a muscle relaxant.
Apart from that, muscle relaxants can also be used to dull e.g. tension headaches and even combat excessive sweating (also called hyperhidrosis) on the hands and feet for instance.
Through very fine injections, muscles are temporarily weakened, so that expression wrinkles as well as facial wrinkles are greatly reduced and the skin becomes beautifully smooth again. Your face will consequently regain its relaxed appearance. The treatment lasts approximately 5 to 10 minutes.
The side effects of muscle relaxants are insignificant, provided that an experienced doctor performs them.
How long will the results last?
Muscle relaxants only work locally in and around the injected area. The effect is temporary and lasts about 3 to 6 months.
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