Anti-wrinkle Muscle Relaxants

February 23, 2011

Anti-wrinkle Muscle Relaxant injections are by far the most popular cosmetic treatment performed throughout the world. To give you some idea, according to American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) statistics, in 2009, there were more than 5 million procedures performed in the USA alone. The reason for this boom in popularity is that, generally, the results are good, it’s minimally invasive, it’s quick and there are very few problems with side effects.

Essentially the injections work by relaxing and partially immobilizing muscle in the area where it’s injected. It works particularly well in areas where we develop, so called, “character lines” …that is, crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead lines.

It’s also worth considering that there’s a valid argument for getting anti-wrinkle muscle relaxant injections relatively early. Breaking the cycle of repetitive muscle movement early has a preventative value, since relaxing the muscles will actually inhibit the formation of “character lines” and stave off the progression of fine lines becoming deeply etched lines.

Some people fear that frozen look! Our experienced injectors can target specific muscles and give you the desired look that you are trying to achieve with no threat of being inexpressive or unnatural looking.

Anti-Wrinkle Muscle Relaxant Injections is an effective, walk-in walk-out procedure that you can conveniently have done in your lunch hour, before or after work. Most people can return to normal activities straight after their treatment without anyone knowing that they have had something done.

Want to stop looking tired? Anti-Wrinkle Muscle Relaxant Injections help to build self-esteem, keep you looking younger and help you to look like a more refreshed version of yourself. Anti-Wrinkle Injections can make you feel brand new!

Bye for now. Let me know if you have any questions

Dr Ingrid Tall

How to avoid bruising from injectable treatments

September 30, 2010

Bruising is relatively common after injectable treatments, even with experienced injectors, but the risk can be minimized by following some simple instructions.

Some people, such as the elderly or those of Celtic origin, are more prone to bruising. Also those on regular aspirin will bruise more as well.

To minimise the risk, avoid for up to 10 days prior to your treatment, any medication or herbal or complementary medicine that ‘thins’ out your blood or increases your risk of bruising. These include  aspirin, ibuprofen (Nurofen or Advil), anti-inflammatories, fish oil supplements, garlic tablets, ginger tablets, evening primrose tablets, St John’s Wort, gingko biloba, multivitamins containing Vit E and Vit E tablets.

Alcohol prior to your treatment or soon after can also increase your risk, as can saunas and strenuous exercise on the day of the treatment.

Seek medical advice about whether you should discontinue your aspirin or anti-clotting medication for the short term if your doctor has prescribed them for medical reasons such as heart or stroke problems in the past.

Choose your injectors carefully – make sure they are experienced and operate with good lighting but even in the best of hands, bruising happens.

If you do bruise – don’t fret, often the poor dentist gets the blame.  Most people don’t like to say they ‘ran into the end of the needle’ when someone asks them about their bruises.

– Dr Ingrid Tall