They are the badges of honor of life, it is a privilege that we are allowed and able to count them at all (and – okay, also – curse them), and yet we would rather lose them than lose them. Wrinkles: sooner or later, we all have a price. Only, how do we get them? On the one hand, you have drying lines: they disguise themselves as wrinkles, but are actually fine lines in the skin created by a lack of water. In addition, you have the “real” wrinkles. These can be caused by many different factors. Because our muscles weaken, because the skin folds over and over in the same places – called expression wrinkles – or because the muscle loses volume. Whatever the reason, we’re not always thrilled with these new acquisitions.
Dry lines already benefit from good care and occasional moisturizing treatments. Expression wrinkles – for example, frown lines, forehead wrinkles or crow’s feet – can be treated with muscle relaxants. Our muscles are moving all the time causing lines where the contractions are. Muscle relaxants literally do what their name promises: they relax so we no longer make that movement and the wrinkle disappears. But there are many more options than that. A fractional laser makes tiny holes in the skin that shrink wrinkles. Ideal for fine lines and wrinkles that are still pulling away. Very deep wrinkles or permanent scratches are treated with a CO2 laser: it works a bit like a grater and we scrape away a thin layer of skin making the surface look smooth again. Recently, there has also been a fractional CO2 laser, which combines the best of both.
It takes the eye of a professional to be able to determine exactly what wrinkles you are dealing with, and what treatment will produce the best results for you. Wondering what we can do for you? Then make an appointment now for a no-obligation (and free) facial analysis. During this intake, our skin specialists will map your skin and discuss how we can achieve the desired result.
Frequently asked questions: Muscle relaxant
The jabs from the muscle relaxant are usually a little annoying. The good news: the treatment doesn’t take long, so it’s over in no time.
You might see some blue spots here and there after the injections, they will go away after a few days. Note: Make sure you don’t do any strenuous exercise or seek out warm places until 48h after the shots. So: no sports, tanning beds, saunas or steam baths, nor massage the treated area.
Make grimaces (if you want to). The muscle relaxant finds its way to the muscle extra well if you move the treated area as much as possible during the first hours after treatment.
This is very individual. Some see results after just a few days, while others may take up to two weeks to see full results.
We usually place muscle relaxants every 3 to 4 months. This is also very personal: for example, those who exercise intensively will need to repeat the treatment more often (every 2 to 3 months) because the muscle relaxant will work itself out more quickly that way.
Since we prick the skin with a needle, a blue spot is always possible. Want to minimize the chance of bruising? Then it may help to stop drinking coffee for a while two days in advance and to stop taking certain supplements and other blood-thinning items.
Muscle relaxants should be repeated every 3 to 4 months to maintain results.
Treatment can be applied at any age, subject to parental consent and proper indications to treat.
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