Advanced Muscle-Relaxing Injectables

A revived resting face: relax, soften and smooth fine lines

Advanced Muscle-Relaxing Injectables provide a natural-looking facial reset – diminishing fine lines, preventing wrinkles from bedding in and creating a more positive, well-rested look. They can also help alleviate stress-related symptoms of headaches and jaw tension.


Dr Sarah Tonks says...

“As we get older, our facial muscles tend to become more tense, causing us to look more strained. Advanced muscle-relaxing injectables can be a superb counter to this.”

What is it and how does it work?

Advanced Muscle-Relaxing Injectables relax often-tense facial muscles, compelling fine lines and wrinkles to fall away, allowing the face to open up and patients to appear more confident, contented, and better-rested. Instead of focusing on adding tautness, their power is anchored in creating a wonderfully refreshed look (including some natural motion).

Notably, Advanced Muscle-Relaxing Injectables aren’t solely for eliminating frown lines and wrinkles, they can also be used to slim the lower face, streamline the jawline, and depreciate prominent platysmal bands (parallel vertical neck muscles).

Additionally, they’re an invaluable ally in treating chronic stress-related conditions, such as teeth grinding and jaw clenching, which can

lead to dental damage, migraines, or other longer-term health conditions.

Which body parts is it designed for?

For the Face:

Most commonly, Advanced Muscle-Relaxing Injectables are used on the forehead and around the eyes to deplete frown and horizontal forehead lines, crow’s feet, and also to lift the brows (a tendency to frown can cause the brows to be dragged inwards and down, which these muscle-loosening injectables counteract).

It’s also great for minor remodelling such as treating “bunny lines” (a wrinkled nose); a downturned mouth; noses that droop while smiling (we treat the area just below the nose); nostril flair; releasing a natural pout repressed by over-strong lip muscles (sometimes known as a ‘lip flip’); slenderising the lower face; relaxing dimpled skin on the chin; and addressing an over-visible gum line – their relaxing effect allows the smile to subtly drop, concealing the excess gum.
For the Neck & Jawline:
This treatment can soften over-pronounced salivary glands, slim a bulky neck, or help streamline the jawline. They can also de-emphasise the aforementioned platysmal bands, which can create the appearance of saggy skin and vertical neck creases.
For the Armpits (issues with sweating):
Advanced Muscle-Relaxing Injectables also offer an effective treatment for combatting sweaty armpits. Here, the injectable is administered into the skin to safely block a chemical that activates over-production in the sweat glands.
For Stress-Relief:
As mentioned above, there’s also a powerful potential stress-relieving aspect to this treatment: for people predisposed to grinding their teeth when anxious or asleep, muscle-relaxing injectables can be used to safely limit the movement of the jaw muscle responsible for grating and clenching.
Similarly, injectables can be an excellent salve for those suffering from headaches or migraines. This may involve a halo of injections running from the temple to the shoulders, loosening facial tension to relieve pressure.
Our unparalleled knowledge of dental anatomy (the TLC team boasts three medical doctors with dentistry degrees) is especially pertinent to providing this type of top-tier stress-relief.
For the Legs:
It can even be used on the legs to slim bulky calves.

Who is it primarily good for?

This treatment is suitable for anyone over the age of 18, but can only be performed following a full consultation with a TLC doctor to assess suitability.

How long will it last for and what’s the downtime?

Advanced muscle-relaxing injectables are renowned for their lack of any downtime and typically last three to four months (six for those focused on the sweat glands).
However, please note that all treatment responses and recovery times are dependent on the individual patient.

What other treatments does it work well with?

What else should I know?

These treatments, due to the involvement of prescription-only medicines, can only be performed in tandem with full guidance from a TLC doctor.

Advanced muscle-relaxing injectables relax often-tense facial muscles, allowing the face to open up, so patients appear more confident, contented and well rested.


Here are a few final things that you might like to know before taking things forward. If you have any other questions we haven’t thought of yet, no problem! Please email us at hello@thelovelyclinic.co.uk and one of the team will get back to you as quickly as they possibly can.

Does it hurt?

Only minimally discomfiting, you should expect a short-lived pricking sensation during each injection.

When does it start to work?

The effect usually emerges from three to five days, reaching its full impact between two and three weeks, so if you have a special event to attend it’s important to plan accordingly. We advise scheduling a treatment one month prior to a big occasion so there’s ample time to make any adjustments.

Can I reverse the treatment?

There is no antidote to wrinkle relaxation, but the effects do reverse over time as the treatment wears off.

Will I look natural?

Not looking natural or no longer resembling oneself is a significant concern for lots of people. However, thanks to our focus on creating a harmonious set of facial features, most of our patients report that others seem to sense something positive has changed, without being able to put their finger on why. We’re proud to have three medical doctors with dentistry degrees on the team at TLC, whose in-depth understanding of dental and facial anatomy has underscored our capacity to unlock especially natural-looking results.

What can go wrong?

Problems associated with Advanced Muscle Relaxing Injectables include bruising and temporarily droopy eyelids or eyebrows. However, we minimise these risks by initially taking things slowly and using a conservative volume of the injectable, building gradually to determine a patient’s preferred look.

Headaches are fairly common following an initial treatment with some (far fewer) patients also experiencing tiredness, neck weakness, double vision, and nausea.