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Muscle Relaxing Injections

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Muscle Relaxing Injections


Muscle relaxing injections can be used to specifically target hyperactive or overactive muscles of the face.  Excessive muscle activity can lead to gummy smiles or the development of lines and wrinkles. With age these lines will deepen as the skins elasticity reduces.

Treatments can be used to reduce muscle activity resulting in softened established lines and preventing further deepening.  When treating the upper face we can correct mild asymmetries of the eyebrow position but also give a subtle brow lift to those patients who feel that they may be starting to feel heavy around the eye area.

Treating the muscles around the side of the eye (crow’s feet) will prevent narrowing of the eye when you are showing off that all important smile!


Muscle relaxing injections use botulinum toxin. This has been used of a number of medical conditions including bladder weakness and hyperhidrosis (excess sweating).  In aesthetic medicine it has been used more commonly on muscles in the upper face (frown, forehead and crow’s feet) as well as to treat gummy smiles and bruxism (patients that grind their teeth).

As this is not a permanent treatment, the effects will wear off over time, so the procedure can be repeated every 3 months for effective results.


the procedure

  • We will take before and after photographs
  • Thorough cleansing of the treatment area and local anaesthetic cream may be administered
  • The treatment area will be marked and a photograph taken
  • Administration of the product will be carried out using very fine needles and often completed within an hour
  • Post-operative care and advice will be given and a review appointment made.
  • The same treatment procedure can be using for excessive sweating in areas such as armpits and the hands!
  • The injection is quick and painless, usually lasting around 5-10 minutes and often requiring no numbing. Results will usually be seen in a few days, but can take up to 10 days for the full effects to be seen

Life Benefits:

  • Smoothed out and brighter skin surface for a more youthful appearance
  • Non-surgical procedure
  • Less self-conscious of overactive muscles e.g gummy smiles
  • Prevents lines and wrinkles developing and deepening further

FAQs About Muscle Relaxing Injections - The Dentist Leeds

What Type Of Substance Is Used In Muscle Relaxing Injections?

Muscle relaxing injections use the botulinum toxin, more commonly known as Botox. This substance has been used to treat a variety of medical conditions, but it is mostly used in cosmetic or aesthetic medicine.

What Can I Expect If I'm Getting Muscle Relaxing Injections?

Your practitioner at The Dentist will take photographs of your face so we can compare them to the “after” photos. The areas in question will be thoroughly cleaned and your dentist may apply a local anaesthetic cream. Using a number of tiny injections, the treatment will be completed within about an hour. The actual time will depend on the areas that need to be treated. You’ll then be given some after care advice and we’ll arrange another appointment with you to review the results

Why Choose Muscle Relaxing Injections?

Their main purpose is to smooth facial lines, reduce wrinkles and reverse the signs of ageing. By doing this, you’ll give your entire facial features a more youthful appearance and give yourself more confidence to show off your new, winning smile.

What Are The Benefits Of Muscle Relaxing Injections?

Muscle relaxing injections are non-surgical, so you won’t need any special preparations to avail yourself of this service. This means you’ll also have a very short recovery time. It will also relax overactive muscles in your mouth which are the usual cause of a gummy smile. This will give you the confidence to smile more often as you won’t be self-conscious about flashing your gums, instead of your teeth. This process will also treat and prevent excessive lines and wrinkles all over your face, giving you a more youthful appearance. Your face will smoother and your skin much brighter. You’ll also be pleased to notice that lines and wrinkles will be prevented from further developing.

How Often Will I Need To Repeat This Procedure?

The effects generally last for about three months, so you should make regular appointments to repeat the process. Some experts have noted that if facial muscles contract less and less, you may be able to go longer than three months between appointments.

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