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Muscle Relaxing Injections: Dispelling the Myths

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Muscle relaxing injections are extremely popular, not just in the UK, but across the globe. It remains to be the single most prevalent treatment in the US, and even got a mention on the Eurovision Song Contest when Graham Norton noted the shortage in Montenegro – seriously, the stuff is very much in demand!

But sometimes with high demand, people will do anything to supply. So here we are at PHI to dispel the rumours and sort the man from the myth, to make sure you go with the safe, reliable, and effective option.



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Dolos, the Greek Spirit of Trickery

Like any good story, often the original gets duplicated and copied – and they do say imitation is the highest form of flattery! Even in this industry, muscle relaxing injections go by many different names. Botulinum toxin is most commonly known by the branded name, Botox®. However, some practices which claim to use this product aren’t actually delivering the real McCoy. At PHI, we exclusively use the original Botox® from Allergan, which has been used in medicine for over 100 years, with extensive research and clinical studies to back it. Why waste your time with counterfeits when you can have the real thing?

Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? No, it’s Superman!

Botulinum toxin and dermal filler are NOT the same. Shocked? So many people confuse the two, and this stands to reason when they are often used in combination to rejuvenate the face. However, one (dermal filler) is used to add volume and structure, and the other (botulinum toxin) is used to temporarily relax muscles to stop you overworking them, reducing lines and wrinkles.

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Muscle Relaxing Injections

We are also up against those who badmouth the injection, especially in the press. Cosmetic surgery has become an increasingly taboo subject, and this is primarily due to the fact that people don’t seek safe treatment. Botch jobs fast undo the work of the professionals and leave the industry’s name in tatters. But like many stories, sometimes those who are branded with the ‘bad guy’ title are actually just misunderstood and misrepresented.

Sword In The Stone

One moral we can extract from most myths is that only those worthy of the challenge overcome it. Similarly, injecting is a skill which few are blessed with. It is not a case of just prodding and guessing, hoping for the best, but a science which requires anatomical knowledge and an artistic eye. Make sure that you go to an injector who is highly-skilled and experienced. PHI’s Medical Director and owner, Dr Tapan Patel, has been dubbed the best for injectable treatments in Harpers Bazaar ‘Botox and fillers – who to see’ for two years in a row, and trains other practitioners to meet high standards, refining their skill and safety at his training courses at Academy 102.

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The End - Muscle Relaxing Injections

While we all love a bit of fantasy, when it comes to our bodies we should form our decisions based on facts. Usually, if it sounds too good to be true, it is. Quality service comes from those who invest time in their patients’ consultation and treatment, and those who help prospective patients form an educated decision.

So if you would like to schedule a consultation for professional, unbiased advice, please call us on 02070345999 today.

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