muscle relaxant injections

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Although muscle relaxant injections were originally used for medical purposes, perhaps the most commonly known use today is in facial aesthetic treatment.

Dynamic lines caused by the action of the muscles of facial expression can artificially age a person and have a significant impact on self-esteem. Injections relax the action of the underlying muscles and minimize the resulting lines.

Traditionally, lines appearing on the forehead; between the eyes (glabellar region); and around the eyes (crow’s feet), have been the most common areas treated, however the number of new uses for this remarkable substance has expanded substantially and includes other areas of direct importance to Dentists, such as the treatment of TMJ disorders, tooth grinding, “gummy smiles” and much more.

Owing to superior knowledge of facial anatomy; daily practical experience dealing with the functional and aesthetic aspects of muscles of the face; and an ability to provide accurate and comfortable injections; Dentists are the most qualified people to be providing facial muscle relaxant injections.

Uses for Muscle Relaxant Injections


The hyperactive lip muscle can be relaxed during smiling, reducing the excessive lip elevation and eliminating the “Gummy Smile”.

Forehead lines

Forehead lines can be softened – Dentists should now look at the frame that surrounds the teeth to complete the picture

Smoker’s lines

Fine lines around the mouth can be reduced by the injection of facial injectables in this area

Frown lines

Frown lines between the eyes can be improved dramatically.


Treating the DAO muscle can help to correct aesthetic & functional asymmetries caused by various neurological & muscular deficiencies.

Crow’s feet

Peri-orbital lines (crow’s feet) are caused by smiling and can be relaxed with facial injectables


Injections can be used to treat the Masseter muscle in cases of Bruxism, TMD/Facial Pain & to soften a square, masculine jawline.

Neck lines

The platysma muscle, a significant depressor muscle of the lower face, can be relaxed for both aesthetic and dental therapeutic purposes

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