The most popular of all the non-surgical treatments is botulinum toxin injections – otherwise known as muscle relaxing injections. Botox is the commonly used muscle relaxing injection brand and has been well-recognised now for over 25 years.
Muscle relaxing injections are best known as an anti-ageing treatment for the reduction of lines and wrinkles around the eyes and across the forehead. However, there are many other issues for muscle relaxing injections, some of which you may never have heard of.
As well as improving some classic signs of ageing, muscle relaxing injections can address some health problems. And not only are muscle relaxing injections non-surgical, they are also quick and affordable compared to anti-ageing surgery.
So, what exactly are the benefits of muscle relaxing injections, what can they do for you?
Reduce Lines and Wrinkles
Muscle relaxing injections are now most commonly used for addressing and reducing the signs of ageing such as lines and wrinkles.
Typically, the average person who seeks this treatment is aged 35+ but with muscle relaxing injections being so widely covered in the media now, it is proving popular amongst women in their late twenties too.
The injections are placed into areas of the face – such as the eyebrows, on the forehead and around the eyes – to freeze the muscle and prevent further creases forming within the skin.
Treatment typically takes less than 20 minutes and the results are visible after around a week, giving time for the muscle relaxing injections to work its magic.
Improve Sagging Neck
To improve the dreaded ‘turkey neck’, muscle relaxing injections are used to treat the lower face by freezing the platysma muscles, which run down the sides of the face.
Typically, this treatment is suited to women aged 45+
Treatment takes around 30 minutes
This is more suited to those who have a mild case of neck sagging rather than those with an extensive amount; they may want to consider neck lift surgery.
Injections like Botox have been known to treat migraines, with sufferers reporting less to no further episodes post-treatment.
Botox is injected into specific areas of the head and neck to target migraines.
Experts believe that the toxin reduces the number of neurotransmitters and chemicals inside the brain which causes migraines. The fact that Botox is a muscle relaxing injection will also ease the muscles that tense up during migraines and headaches.
Reduce Excessive Sweating
Muscle relaxing injections can be used as a treatment for those who suffer from excessive sweating.
Help reduce sweating in areas such as armpits, hands and feet.
During treatment, twenty to thirty small doses of muscle relaxing injection are used.
Muscle relaxing injections help to suppress the sebaceous glands which cause sweat to occur.
Help Incontinence & Overactive Bladder
This issue is fairly common among women, particularly after having children or the menopause.
Spasming of the bladder muscle can be reduced with muscle relaxing injections
This is also available on the NHS when prescribed drugs aren’t working.