Therapeutic Injections has been a revolution in the treatment of several medical conditions causing muscle spasms such as dystonia. Over these last 30 years, the therapeutic injection of fillers has showed its efficacy and its long-term safety. This injection is produced when it is purified and used in controlled doses, it can be used safely and effectively to relax excessive muscle contraction. The filler has an effect on the nerves at their junction with the muscles. It acts as a blocker preventing release of the chemical messenger acetylcholine, which is responsible for making the muscle contract. As a result, the signals that would normally be telling the muscle to contract are halted and the muscle spasms are reduced or eliminated.
After the injection, the treatment takes effect gradually over 4–7 days. The positive effects of therapeutic injections can last up to 16 weeks; although many people find that the injections need repeating before this and usually attend a clinic around every 12 weeks. The action of the filler is not permanent. Therefore, when side effects occur, due to weakness of others muscles at the proximity of the injections, you can be reassured that they will not become permanent.
At Dementech Neurosciences, we use filler injections to treat a wide range of diseases including dystonic muscle spasms that interfere with a function such as opening eye (blepharospasm), moving head (cervical dystonia), writing (writer’s cramp), chewing (oromandibular dystonia); tremor; chronic migraines and excessive sweating.