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May 11, 2016 · Posted in Face

Preventative Cosmetic Injections, Do I Need Them?

Does the term “a stitch in time can save nine” apply to muscle relaxant treatments used to erase wrinkles? The answer is not simple and straightforward.

Preventative Anti-Wrinkle Muscle Relaxants can effectively stop your skin’s ageing clock as the treatment controls excessive muscle contractions in the face, a root cause of age-related wrinkles. Using preventative treatments like this can also lower the dose and frequency of visits once treatment is necessary as compared to using cosmetics to erase wrinkles after the skin has been damaged and lines have formed.

However, whether preventative Anti-Wrinkle Muscle Relaxants are right for you is a question best answered with caution. There is certainly no reason to include muscle relaxants in your skin health treatment plan if you are under 25yo and wrinkle free. And here is the reason why:

Muscle relaxants only work on wrinkles that are caused by regular use of facial muscles and are mainly useful for the typical problem areas like frown lines and the forehead. As a preventative treatment they can be used to break the habit of these wrinkle causing muscle contractions. So, Anti-Wrinkle Muscle Relaxants are useful as a preventative measure, but also consider that it is natural to have wrinkles on your face when making facial expressions like smiling or raising the eyebrows. The point where you should consider anti-wrinkle treatments is when these lines start appearing even when you have a neutral expression.

Only an anti-ageing expert can assess if preventative treatments are suitable for your skin type. If you are considering preventative treatments then your best bet would be to book a free cosmetic injectable consultation with our team, and then armed with the best advice in the industry, decide which treatment options are best for you.

If you do want to start a preventative anti-wrinkle treatment plan but are not yet suitable for muscle relaxants, then consider other treatments including fractional resurfacing. With so many anti-ageing treatments available, it is helpful to allow a cosmetic injectable specialist from Cosmetic Image Clinics to assist you with a long term plan to maintain your youthful appearance.

To find out more about a free cosmetic injectable consultation or to speak with our cosmetic anti-ageing team, see the contact options on the right.

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