Some natural healing practitioners say stressed-out facial muscles can go hand in hand with headaches, sleeplessness and sinus problems. You can try some simple techniques at home to relax facial muscles without taking drastic measures, such as plastic surgery or injecting toxic substances into your skin. Try a face cream that contains ylang ylang essential oil. Not only does it have a beautiful floral smell and a calming effect, but it helps relax facial muscles. If your face cream doesn't have ylang ylang in it, you can add a few drops to the container of cream and mix it in.
Currently available muscle relaxant injections are a purified form of bacterial neurotoxin — a natural protein which is extracted from bacterial cultures. In high doses it is a poison. However, in much smaller doses that are injected directly into specific sites, it has both cosmetic and medical applications. Muscle relaxant injections have been available worldwide for more than 20 years and have been used widely to treat various medical conditions including:. Muscle relaxant injection treatments are also recognised and subsidised by the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme for the treatment of a number of medical indications including chronic migraine headaches, urinary incontinence, spasticity and other disorders — these all have specific criteria which needs to be met. The use of muscle relaxants as a cosmetic treatment was only discovered when people using it to treat facial muscle spasms coincidentally noticed an improvement in their wrinkles. Muscle relaxants work by causing temporary muscle paralysis where it is injected.
Among the different pharmacological approaches that could be adopted in the treatment of myofascial pain of masticatory muscles, attention has to be paid to muscle relaxants drugs, since very few studies evaluated their efficacy, despite most authors suggest their use. The present paper is a critical review of the literature on the use of the most common drugs with muscle relaxant effects benzodiazepines, tricyclic antidepressants and of a muscle relaxant drug tizanidine hydrochloride in the treatment of such condition. From literature data it emerged that these drugs had phases of alternate enthusiasm, characterized by a not constant clinical use and a fair interest in research. Nevertheless, within all the limitations that have been discussed in this paper, the use of muscle relaxants in patients with myofascial pain of masticatory muscles seems to be justifiable, even though further research is needed to verify their usefulness in terms of risk-benefit ratio.
The war against the signs of aging has many weapons. One method that has become more popular recently is the use of creams that relax or paralyze the muscles and nerves of the face, with the intention of smoothing out creases and wrinkles. These creams can come via prescription, and can also be found over-the-counter at local pharmacies.