5 Surprising Results From Muscle-Relaxing Injections

5 Surprising Results From Muscle-Relaxing Injections

‘Traptox’ is taking the internet by storm, with 6.6 billion views on Tiktok and counting. The latest trend uses Muscle-Relaxing Injections to slim the shoulders and relieve tension pain. But injecting the trapezius muscles for aesthetic purposes is by no means the injectable’s first surprising use. Although typically used to smooth away wrinkles, the neurotoxin has had clinical success in many other areas, from calming overactive sweat glands to reducing teeth grinding.   

How Do They Work? 

Botulinum toxin blocks the signals from nerves that cause muscle contraction. The most common use of the injectable is to relax the facial muscles, softening existing wrinkles and preventing new ones from forming. The treatment begins to work 2-3 days post-procedure, with the full extent of the results coming into effect after around 2 weeks. Muscle-Relaxing Injections now extend past cosmetic use and provide relief from chronic pain and a variety of other conditions. Maintenance treatments are required every 3-12 months but this depends on the area being treated, the severity of your condition and genetic factors.

Diverse Treatments Using Muscle-Relaxing Injections 

Trapezius Shoulder Contouring

There are two different advantages of ‘traptox’ – relief from muscle pain and a slimmer shoulder profile. Targeted injections in the trapezius muscle located at the base of the neck can alleviate tension headaches, chronic neck pain and myofascial pain syndrome. If you work at a computer or find yourself in a hunched position for long periods of the day, Muscle-Relaxing Injections could significantly reduce soreness in the upper body. 

The aesthetic benefit of trapezius injections is to elongate the neck and slim the shoulders. The treatment is particularly popular amongst brides-to-be who want the perfect shoulder profile on their big day. As with all new beauty trends, it is essential to book a consultation with an experienced and skilled injector. All practitioners at The Lovely Clinic are trained to the highest standard in injectables and prioritise patient safety by undertaking thorough pre-treatment consultations. 

Hyperhidrosis

Excessive sweating unrelated to heat or exercise can be a source of embarrassment. Hyperhidrosis typically affects the armpits, hands and feet, although in some cases the whole body is impacted. These injections block nerve signals, which activate the sweat glands, providing relief from uncontrolled perspiration for approximately 6 months. 

Bruxism

Bruxism refers to unconscious teeth grinding or clenching. This commonly takes place during sleep, although may occur as a response to certain stimuli during the day. Untreated bruxism may lead to jaw pain, broken teeth, increased tooth sensitivity and headaches. By targeting the masseter muscle used for chewing, Muscle-Relaxing Injections rescue your ability to clench your teeth together. Results last between 3-6 months. 

Migraine

The chronic migraine condition is characterised by having a minimum of 15 headache days per month, with at least 8 of these displaying migraine symptoms. Precise injections around your face, head and neck block neurotransmitters that carry pain signals from your brain. This can reduce your experience of migraines by up to 50% and drastically improve your quality of life. 

Reduce Chin Dimpling

A rippled or dimpled chin is caused by excessive flexing of the mentalis muscle. A small amount of the injectable is used to relax the muscle, improving the skin’s uneven appearance. You can expect smoother skin for around 3 to 6 months, after which maintenance treatments are required to extend results. 

Book A Consultation At The Lovely Clinic

To further explore the diverse use of Muscle-Relaxing Injections, call 020 3695 5400, email hello@thelovelyclinic.co.uk or complete our online contact form. Before performing any treatment, we will invite you to attend a consultation. This will allow your practitioner to assess your skin and ask medical questions relating to your condition and family history. This helps us to provide the most effective and long-lasting treatment possible. We look forward to hearing from you.

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