Muscle relaxants are used to smooth out the appearance of wrinkles, frown lines, forehead furrows and crows feet by relaxing the facial muscles.
It can be used to smooth existing lines or as a preservative measure to prevent the development of lines.
The procedure takes less then 20 minutes, a tiny amount of muscle relaxant is injected into the area and it works by blocking transmission to the muscle underneath the skin.
The muscle relaxes and at the same time the facial lines formed by the action of the muscle are diminished.
The procedure is minimally invasive and only mildly uncomfortable.
After the procedure there may be some redness in the treated areas but this is usually minimal.
Patients can leave the clinic a few minutes after the procedure, it is possible to return to work the same day and resume normal activities within 4 hours, the treatment starts to work within 3-5 days.