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*all photos are actual cosmetic patients results Vista Clinic Melbourne

Art of face cosmetic injections and wrinkle treatments is tailored by years of experience and training of VISTA Clinic Australia Melbourne cosmetic doctors. Muscles of the face are working in coordination with each other, moving fat pads into certain directions, and muscles are overlapping each other. Therefore it is important to choose an expert in cosmetic injections with excellent knowledge of anatomy, comprehensive training and skills to manage injections complications. 


What areas can be treated with muscle relaxant injections?

Officially registered areas for anti-wrinkle injections are glabella ( vertical wrinkles between eyebrows ), crows feet (wrinkles around eyes).   Medicine is not a pure science, but rather a combination of art and science with experience, therefore it’s a commonly accepted practice to use muscle relaxant injections more comprehensively. VISTA Clinic Australia Melbourne clinic doctors have an extensive trainings and experience with using anti-wrinkle injections in different areas. 

Most common areas to relax are areas of overactive muscles with skin wrinkles above.

  • “angry” looking frown lines between eyebrows
  • soften forehead wrinkles
  • elevate eyebrows
  • improve eyes wrinkles
  • lift upper eyelids
  • soften wrinkles around mouth
  • improve smile,
  • narrow nose
  • elevate corners of mouth
  • slim heavy low face

How long does wrinkles elimination effect lasts?

Initially 3-4 months, in case if cosmetic injections are done regularly, the wrinkle relaxant effect tends to last 6 months or longer. Our Melbourne cosmetic patient record in how long the effect lasts was 1 year in an old lovely lady, who have been doing injections for couple of decades. She is out VISTA Clinic Australia Melbourne champion. It’s not always depends on doctor or type of medication used, but regeneration capacity of the patient. Botox is an expert doctor cosmetic treatment in Melbourne

If person exercises, has diet, rich in Vitamin B (or taking vitamin B group suppliments), regular visitor of sauna/sun bath – anti-wrinkle injections tend to last less. However, it’s a sign of good health and we encourage patients to continue healthy lifestyle. Botox in Melbourne is being injected with care and by highly qualified doctors.

Muscle relaxant medication actually binds nerve receptors of the muscle, therefore muscles stop moving (nerves are like wires to conduct signals to move from brain). As nerve is a longest tissue to regenerate in our body, therefore it takes few months for body to create a new nerve receptors. Faster our body can regenerate nerve tissues, less is effect of muscle relaxant injections. in Melbourne is injected properly. 


What is the prescription only medication used?

Muscle relaxants are natural products made by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria.  Since 1978 it has been used in a purified form and in tiny amount by ophthalmologists to correct Squints.  We now know it is also a safe and effective treatment of facial lines around the forehead and eyes.  The benefits are particular in people who frown all the time and consequently look angry.  It may also reduce the frequency of migraines and tension headaches.


What does treatment involve?

The treatment involves from 3 to 10 small injections at one time into the areas being treated.  The needle used is very fine and so the procedure is relatively painless.  The effect will commence 3 to 10 days later with frown lines being softened.  As part of the treatment one’s ability to frown is greatly reduced – this may feel strange at first but one quickly becomes used to it.  Sometimes a top up injection is required at 2 weeks if some of the areas have not  “taken”.  The effect lasts for 4 months with further injections after this time often lasting longer.  Sometimes after 2 or 3 treatments the nerve receptors may not regrow and the effects will be permanent.


Can anyone use it?

The treatment is very safe but as with all drugs we would not recommend it for children and pregnant or breast feeding women.

The following should NOT have the anti-wrinkle mediction:  Patients with Myaesthenia Gravis or taking aminoglycoside antibiotics (eg if you take any of the following names written on your medications – Gentamicin, Soframycin, Tobramycin).


Are there any side effects?

The treatment is very safe the main side effects being some local redness for several hours.  Occasionally there is bruising.  As with any injections there is a potential for allergic reactions and local infection but these are uncommon.  As the anti-wrinkle injection starts to work 3-20 days later you may experience a slight headache for the day.

 The main serious side effect is called ptosis or drooping of the eyelid.  This is uncommon and only temporary usually lasting less than 3 days although cases lasting several months have been recorded.

A pseudo-ptosis may occur when treated from line muscles relax so much that the eyebrow drops giving heaviness to the upper lids.  The effect may take 4-6 weeks to wear off.  It is more likely to occur when treating the glabella and the frown lines at the same time, so we avoid this, but it can occur treating just one area in very sensitive individuals.  Sometimes your doctor may give you a small dose the first time you have the medication which may mean you need a top up at 2 weeks.

Some minor pre-existing asymmetry may get more noticeable. Also, diffusion into surrounding muscles possible, which is not always great news.



Also, muscle relaxant injections are used to treat in Melbourne with Botox and Dysport the following:

  • migraines
  • chronic headaches
  • strabismus (teeth clinching),
  • excessive sweating at any area – hands, feet, hair, armpits, buttocks etc
  • cervical dystonia (type of neck pains)
  • spasms of the eyes
  • Bell’s palsy
  • face assymetry
  • teeth clinching

There are more research of the muscle relaxant injections use in medicine, in the progress to explore more interesting new areas:

  • depression
  • allergy symptoms
  • neuropathic pain
  • premature ejaculation
  • weight loss
  • difficulty swallowing, etc 
    Watch the space!

Can muscle relaxant injection lift the face? 

To some extend, yes. Cosmetic doctor can relax muscles pulling face down and so shifting balance of the face up by active lifting muscles. 

Facelift is one of most desirable cosmetic procedures at the Melbourne clinic, and we use the whole spectrum of non-surgical techniques, but still there are limitations. By experience of our cosmetic doctors at Melbourne clinic, combination of treatments work the best to achieve face lifting effect. 

Vista Clinic offers a range of surgical and non-surgical procedures such as anti wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, face slimming, double chin removal, threadlift, skin peelings, skin booster, mesothreads, PDO, subcision, and other services Oakleigh, Bentleigh, Hampton, Brighton, Highett, Malvern, Chadstone, Caulfield, Huntingdale, Carnegie, Ormond, Hughesdale, Moorabbin, and McKinnon areas.


Muscle relaxant CONSENT FORM


I, …………………………………………………………….

Hereby consent to the procedure of muscle relaxant (botox/disport/xeomine – please, circle which medication your doctor has discussed with you and prescribed and you consented to have) treatment to be carried out on myself.

I have been informed regarding the treatment and procedure, indications, expected results and possible side effects.     YES  –   NO   –  

I had the opportunity to have questions answered to my satisfaction.     YES  –   NO   –  

I have been given and read the patient information sheet    YES  –   NO   –  


I agree that this procedure is being carried out for cosmetic reasons and no guarantee of any nature can be made as to the result of the procedure.  I accept that while every precaution will be taken to prevent complications and that while complications from the procedure are rare they can and sometimes do occur.

I am undergoing this treatment of my own free will.  I accept responsibility for any complications and thereby absolve VISTA Clinic Australia Pty LTD and the doctor and any other associated persons of any blame resulting therefrom.

Patent signature:            …………………………………..  Date: ………………….

Practitioner signature:    …………………………………..  Date: ………………….