What are Anti-Wrinkle Injections?
Antiwrinkle injections consist of a purified version of a naturally occurring protein. When injected into “wrinkle-causing” muscles, these proteins work by temporarily blocking nerve signals to the muscle. This controlled weakening reduces muscle movement, causing the wrinkles over the muscles to become smooth and disappear. They have been safely used for over 30 years on over 100 million patients.
Why do they appear?
Wrinkles appear over time because of persistent tension in the small muscles of facial expression. Contraction of these muscles cause the skin to bunch up over the muscle, causing wrinkles.
- “Frown lines” (the lines between one’s eyes) are caused by tension in the procerus and corrugator supercillii muscles
- “Crow’s feet” (smile lines around outside of eyes) are caused by tension in the outer portion of the orbicularis oculi muscles
- “Forehead lines” are caused by tension in the frontalis muscle
Who can perform Anti-wrinkle injections?
In Australia, only a doctor or registered nurse under the supervision of a medical doctor may inject muscle relaxants and most dermal fillers. For a safe treatment and optimum results, only a fully trained, highly experienced practitioner should administer cosmetic injections. At Contour Clinics, all treatments are performed or supervised by an on-site doctor.