Muscle Relaxants vs Dermal Fillers

Muscle Relaxants and Dermal Fillers are available at Coco Ruby Skin and Anti-Ageing Hawthorn East.

There are plenty of ways for you to fight advanced signs of ageing, and not all of them involve you going under the knife. That’s not to say surgery is not a viable option for your aesthetic needs, but there are certainly more ways than one to turn back the clock and look your best. When you meet with a skilled  Melbourne plastic surgeon, these matters can be discussed in much greater detail. Let’s take a moment to look at this issue right now.

Traditional Options for Facial Rejuvenation

Obviously one of the most popular options for getting rid of wrinkles around the face is the  Melbourne facelift. During a facelift, incisions hidden around the ear and hairline are made. Through the incisions, excess tissue is removed and some of the underlying structures are revised. The results can be quite dramatic and yet subtle at the same time. Additional lift surgeries can be performed to target the forehead area, the neckline, and the jowls.

Yet more and more people are looking into non-surgical treatments to achieve these aesthetic goals. In particular, aesthetic injections have been growing in popularity among many worldwide.

Why People are Turning to Non-Surgical Treatments

Cosmetic injections allow people to get the benefits of facial plastic surgery without any of the recovery time or potential risks. In general, a cosmetic injection treatment only takes about an hour to complete, and patients are ready to return to regular life once the procedure is completed. Though the results are only temporary, repeat injections can be performed after a few months just easily as the first treatment.

About Muscle Relaxant Treatments

One of the more popular non-surgical cosmetic injections available, muscle relaxant injections are used to help reduce muscle contractions in the treatment area. By reducing these contractions, wrinkles that are caused by these facial muscles will fade away.

About Dermal Filler Treatments

While dermal fillers are also injection treatments, they work differently from muscle relaxants. During a dermal filler treatment, special solutions are injected into the skin to help enhance the volume of the injection site. This fills in hollows and adds fullness to the face, resulting in the reduced appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Which option should you consider?

The best option for you and your needs will really depend on your situation and your aesthetic goals. In some cases, you may actually benefit more from full facial plastic surgery than you would from either of the above injection options. When you meet with your plastic surgeon, all of your goals and options will be discussed in full detail so you know the various pros and cons ahead of you.

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Learn More About Cosmetic Injections and Aesthetic Enhancement

If you would like to learn more about muscle relaxant injections, dermal fillers, and other options for facial enhancement and rejuvenation, be sure to contact our plastic surgery practice serving Melbourne today. Whether you decide to undergo traditional facial plastic surgery or opt for a non-surgical treatment, you can rest assured that we will give you all the information you need so your decision is sound.

Last updated: March 25, 2021
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Dr Richard Maxwell MBBS FRACS(Plas)
Mr. Richard Maxwell graduated in medicine from Monash University in Melbourne in 1981. He trained in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Alfred Hospital, the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Victorian Plastic Surgery Unit in Melbourne. He completed his training in 1989, gaining the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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