M.D prescribed treatment | Consultation required | Refresh your appearance | $18 per unit.
- What are muscle relaxing (MR) injectables?
MR injectables are a natural, purified protein that relax wrinkle-causing muscles to create a smoothed and improved appearance. Botox was first used in humans for the treatment of strabismus ("crossed-eyes") in 1978, and is now used to treat a number of medical conditions including cerebral palsy, migraines, teeth grinding and excessive sweating, as well as facial wrinkles.
- How do injectables work?
MR injectables block impulses from the nerves that control muscle movement. Muscle relaxation occurs approx. 3 days post injection, leaving muscles unable to contract. This muscle relaxation creates a smooth, rejuvenated appearance of the overlying skin which can last anywhere from three to 12 months. Collagen remodelling also occurs during this period and repairs damaged collagen beneath the wrinkle line and "fills in" the lines caused by the former movement of the now paralysed muscle.
- What does the injection process involve?
Small quantities of MR injectables are injected into facial muscles using a tiny needle similar to an acupuncture needle. Anaesthetic is not required and patient discomfort is minimal. There is NO DOWNTIME and patients can resume normal activity during the same day, however exercise and vigorous rubbing of the injected area should be avoided for at least 3 days post treatment.
- Are there any possible complications?
MR injectables injections are safe and effective, with the vast majority of patients experiencing no complications. The contents of the injections are not absorbed into the blood stream and only affect the muscles that are injected. No serious or long term health hazards have been attributed to injectables, even after years of patient treatment. Some mild, transient side effects can occur including mild swelling or redness at the injection site which settles within a few hours; bruising at the injection site (that can be covered with makeup). Occasionally the injected muscles will not be weakened enough to achieve the desired result, and corrective touch-up injections can be admisitered after two weeks.
Refresh your appearance; and improve migraines & teeth grinding.