KAILO’s Nurse Lauren talks all things Cosmetic Injectables
What do muscle relaxants treat?
Injectable anti-wrinkle muscle relaxants treat facial lines that become visible as your face moves. With age these movements lead to more fine lines and wrinkles. By relaxing these muscles, it delivers an appearance that is fresh and smooth. Existing lines will soften and new lines will be avoided with regular treatment.
What are some lesser known uses for muscle relaxant injections?
Anti-wrinkle muscle relaxants can even be used to shape and lift the face such as lifting drooping eyebrows. Lesser-known treatments include head, neck, shoulder and jaw injections to reduce tension headaches and pain from teeth grinding, and they can also help with excessive sweating. Some practitioners use muscle relaxants to stop twitching muscles in different areas of the body.
How do I know how much I need?
That is why you need a good practitioner who can assess your needs and end goals. We prefer to treat the whole person and work out what they are hoping to achieve and how we can deliver a good outcome for them. We like a natural and fresh look as opposed to an overdone and unnatural one!
How much are muscle relaxant injections?
This varies for every client so anywhere from $300 to $1000 depending on the level needed and the areas being treated.
Is there an age when we should start looking at these treatments?
It is a completely individual choice. While there is nothing wrong with starting in your 20s or 30s, the real goal is to start when you feel it is right for you. A good practitioner can guide you on making the best choice for you.
I’m scared of fillers! Can you help us understand them?
It is extremely common to be concerned about fillers and injectables. Unfortunately, like anything it can be done excessively leading to a “scary” look. Dermal (skin) fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, or enhance facial contours. Done properly fillers can help to balance, soften and smooth the face gently to achieve a natural look.
What is filler made of?
There are a number of naturally occurring and synthetic substances used in filler. Hyaluronic acid is the common one and is a naturally occurring substance that is already found in your skin. It helps keep skin plump and hydrated. HA fillers are typically soft and gel-like. The results are temporary, lasting 6 to 12 months or longer before the body gradually and naturally absorbs the particles. Most HA fillers are infused with lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during and after treatment.