Is the muscle relaxant Treatment Painful?
The TMJ Treatment procedure is minimal and brief. Some patients have likened the injection pain unto a "bug bite" or "prick". We use special tiny needles that it is hardly felt. If you are scared of needles the doctor may offer some sedatives prior to injections.
What to Expect After the TMJ Treatment?
After the TMJ Treatment muscle tenderness will start to disappear almost immediately. Wrinkles begin to disappear within 24 - 48 hours after the injections, and you may continue to see the wrinkles diminish up to one week after the treatment procedure.
There may be mild temporary bruising, numbness, or redness around the injection sites. You will not look 20 years younger, but you may find that you look more natural and relaxed or less sad and angry. A small number of patients treated with these injections reported noticeable difference in the reduction of their wrinkles.
What is the Recovery from muscle relaxant Therapy for TMJ Treatment Like?
Because the treatment procedure is non-surgical and non-invasive, it is highly likely that the patient can return to normal activities immediately. However, to avoid spreading the toxin to other muscles, patients should not rub or massage the area injected with this toxin and remain upright for many hours. Physical activity should also be limited for a time.
Risks, Limitations & Possible Complications of Injections for TMJ Treatment As with any medical procedure there are possible risks and side effects when using for TMJ treatment. Since this is a non-surgical treatment procedure, the risks and possible complications are infrequent, minimal and temporary. Muscle relaxant injection treatments should be avoided during pregnancy and lactation.
What does a treatment session involve?
During an initial consultation to assess your areas of concern accredited dentist will discuss the appropriate treatment options and the expected results. After your consultation, the injection treatment will take around 10 minutes to perform. No anaesthetic is required as this is a fine needle treatment and is virtually painless. The results will develop over the next few days and last for up to 3 months.
Patients suffering from headache that spreads from the forehead and behind the eyes region will require injections in these regions: Forehead Frontalis muscles, Glabellar Frown lines and the crows feet eye region. It is a non surgical treatment whereby a small amount of toxin is injected into selected facial muscles by your dentist using a very fine needle. Generally the treatment takes around 10 minutes. Discomfort is very minimal, and no anaesthetic is usually required. After the injection, it takes 3-4 days for the treatment to begin taking effect. The dose recommended for the treatment of frown lines will vary depending on your individual situation and the severity of your frown lines. Your dentist will know what the best dose is for you and which muscles to inject to give you the best results.
How does muscle relaxant therapy work?
Many facial wrinkles occur when we use our muscles to make repeated facial expressions. The treatments can be used to relax specific facial muscles that cause expression lines. Once the muscles are relaxed, you cannot contract them and continue to make those undesirable facial expressions. After treatment the lines gradually smooth and new lines are prevented from forming.
How long does this therapy last?
The effect can last up to 4 months before lines slowly begin to return. If you have repeat treatments, the effect tends to last longer.
Does this treatment cause more wrinkles to form?
This anti-wrinkle treatment will relax the facial muscles that cause expression lines. It does not cause more wrinkles to form. If you decide not to have further treatments your muscles will eventually return to normal activity and your wrinkles will gradually revert to their pre-treatment levels.
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