Anti-Wrinkle Injections: How Do They Work?

Anti-wrinkle injections work by targeting the underlying cause of wrinkles and fine lines: the repetitive muscle contractions that occur during facial expressions. Understanding the science behind these injections can shed light on how they effectively reduce the signs of aging. Here, Dr Tass Cosmetic & Skin Clinics introduces you to the science behind anti-wrinkle technology.

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Targeting Specific Muscles

The active ingredient in anti-wrinkle treatment is a purified form of botulinum toxin. When used to target specific facial muscles, it acts as a neuromodulator and interferes with the communication between nerves and muscles. This results in the release of a neurotransmitter responsible for muscle contractions, known as acetylcholine.


Creating a Smoothing Effect

The injections will temporarily relax targeted muscles by inhibiting contractions. A smoothing effect on the overlying skin results from this relaxation, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The injections primarily target dynamic wrinkles, which are formed by repetitive actions such as smiling, frowning or squinting.


Anti-Wrinkle Injections are Muscle Relaxants

It is worth noting that anti-wrinkle injections do not directly affect the skin itself. Instead, they target the muscles beneath the skin. The injections do not add volume or plumpness to the skin but rather relax the muscles that create the appearance of wrinkles.


Get the Right Help

It is vital to consult with a qualified and experienced medical professional when looking at getting anti-wrinkle injections. Only experts will be able to carefully consider your concerns and assess the appropriate dosage and injection sites. Most importantly, their scientific training will guarantee that the treatment is administered safely and effectively.


We Know the Science

Among Australia’s leading cosmetic doctors, Dr Tass has garnered more than 15 years of expertise in facial cosmetic medicine. His lofty standards and trend-setting treatments have earned him international respect, training cosmetic doctors for over 10 years along the way. Our team of nurses are trained by Dr Tass and has decades of industry experience. Additionally, our dermal therapists hold degrees in Dermal Science and are experienced in a range of other treatments including microdermabrasion, lip enhancement and more.

Backed by science and experience, Dr Tass Cosmetic & Skin Clinics is your expert in anti-wrinkle technology, dermal fillers, lip enhancement and lip fillers in Melbourne. Call 1300DRTASS today or get in touch with one of our four Melbourne clinics via our contact page.