Muscle Relaxing Injections

DR DEBUNKS – Is Facial Freezing One Of The Side Effects of Muscle Relaxing Injections?

Our DR DEBUNKS blog series seeks to expose misconceptions about cosmetic procedures. There are so many myths surrounding treatments that it can be difficult to know what to believe but our aesthetic specialists are on hand to reveal the truth. Last time we quashed the idea that Dermal Filler treatments are painful; today, we discuss the side effects of muscle relaxing injections. Does this injectable really freeze features and leave you with a fixed-gaze look? Truthfully, it can – but it doesn’t have to. 


Produced by Allergan, Botox is a brand name for the neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. The same toxin can cause botulism, a life-threatening type of food poisoning, but when administered by professionals in small, controlled doses, it can smooth away wrinkles, prevent excessive sweating and inhibit habitual teeth grinding. The substance weakens muscle contraction by blocking nerve signals. As muscles relax, existing wrinkles appear reduced and new lines are prevented from forming.    


Possible Side Effects Of Muscle Relaxing Injections

One of the persistent myths about these injections is that it will leave you looking frozen and emotionless. The reason this misconception is so prevalent is that it actually happens. The internet is bursting with botched treatment stories and social media is plastered with celebrities who have ‘gone too far’. When overused or administered by an unqualified practitioner, you expose yourself to the unwanted side effects of injections. However, when you choose an experienced professional, it shouldn’t freeze your face. 


The key to natural-looking results lies in the precise administration of the injectable. A skilled practitioner will strategically target specific muscles to maintain your ability to express emotions. You may experience bruising, swelling and mild discomfort at injection sites, but these side effects are completely normal and subside quickly after treatment. 


What Causes Treatments To Go Wrong? 

Inexperienced Practitioners: Choosing a skilled and qualified specialist is essential when opting for aesthetic enhancement. Untrained practitioners increase the risk of uneven results or side effects. Opting for a reputable clinic with experienced staff gives you peace of mind leading up to your procedure and greater satisfaction post-treatment. 


Incorrect Dosage: Using too much or too little product can lead to unnatural or ineffective outcomes. Our practitioners are trained in the latest injection techniques, using a small amount of product to produce visible, natural-looking results. 


Injection Technique: Without training, practitioners may inject too deeply or superficially into the skin. Errors in injection depth or placement can lead to undesirable side effects.. All of the staff at The Lovely Clinic are not only trained to the highest possible standards, but have performed thousands of procedures. 


Can Muscle Relaxing Injections Be Reversed?

Anti-wrinkle injections are not permanent, however, once administered, it cannot be reversed. If you have undergone treatment and you are dissatisfied with the results or suffering with the side effects, contacting a more experienced practice, such as The Lovely Clinic, may provide a solution. Depending on your issue, our practitioners may be able to strategically place additional injections or Dermal Fillers to create a more balanced or symmetrical appearance. Unfortunately, if the issue is the overuse of the treatment, you will have to wait 3-6 months for its temporary effect to fade.  


Avoid Side Effects Of Muscle Relaxing Injections At The Lovely Clinic 

To enhance your natural beauty or slow down the effects of ageing, trust The Lovely Clinic. Our staff have been trained by some of the most formidable injectors in the industry and have a wealth of experience administering treatments to different facial areas, skin types and ages. Call 020 3695 5400 or book a consultation online to join thousands of other satisfied clients. 


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