What are anti-wrinkle injections?


What are anti-wrinkle injections?

Anti-wrinkle injections are a non-surgical way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that contract the above skin. Anti-wrinkle injections can be used as a preventative treatment to prevent the formation of permanent lines as we age. Anti-wrinkle injections work by interfering with the signals that cause muscle contraction, therefore reducing the formation of lines. In people who have anti-wrinkle injections prior to the formation of permanent lines, there is a noticeable decrease in the amount and depth of permanent wrinkles that form as they age. Anti-wrinkle injections are commonly used in conjunction with dermal fillers to achieve a younger and fresher look.

As our skin ages, it becomes drier, thinner and less elastic. This is due to a number of factors, such as the loss of collagen and elastin in the skin, repeated movement of facial muscles, and loss of fat volume of the face. Eventually these combined factors lead to static, or permanent lines, where wrinkles are visible even when the facial muscles are relaxed.

Dynamic lines are those that occur with movement of facial muscles, and when the face is relaxed they are no longer visible. Dynamic lines can be treated with anti-wrinkle injections to effectively diminish the formation of permanent lines. Anti-wrinkle injections are a non-surgical procedure that temporarily reduces movement of the target muscles, therefore, inhibits the creation of lines in the area when the face moves. Anti-wrinkle injections can also be used to treat excessive sweating of the hands and under-arms, and to slim the calf and trapezius muscles.

The anti-wrinkle products that are used at Dermaq Aesthetics are made from a purified protein that inhibits messages from the nervous system that tell our muscles to contract.

Starting anti-wrinkle injections early, before permanent lines begin to appear, is proven to decrease the severity of lines and wrinkles as we age.

How long do anti-wrinkle injections last?

The longevity of anti-wrinkle injections varies from person to person, however generally speaking they last anywhere between 3 and 6 months. A person who has a faster metabolism, exercises a lot, or regularly smokes will find that the effect of the injections will wear off closer to 3 months.

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What areas are commonly treated?

Bunny lines

Appear as horizontal lines across the nose. From squinting of the nose muscle.

Chin dimpling

Product is injected superficially into the muscle of the chin that causes a dimpling appearance when contracted

Gummy smile

Anti-wrinkle injections will relax the muscle that causes the top lip to lift to the point where it is hidden and showing the gum.

Lip eversion

Small amounts of anti-wrinkle can be used to evert the lips, making them appear more full. This is a great option if you are not ready for a top up of lip filler.

Crow's feet

Lines on the outside corners of the eyes from squinting and smiling.

Frown lines

The vertical lines that form between eyebrows from frowning.

Forehead lines

The horizontal lines that form across the forehead from raising eyebrows.

Oral lines

Lines that form on the top and bottom lip from movement of the lips. Eg. Smoker's lines.

Masseter muscles/grinding

The masseter is a muscle used for chewing, this can become enlarged giving the jaw a square appearance when overused or in people who grind/clench their jaw. This treatment will give the face a ‘heart’ shape ad reduce discomfort associated with clenching or grinding.

Nefertiti (platysmal bands)

Platysmal bands are the muscle groups on your neck that protrude when you extend your chin forward and pull the edges of the mouth down. This treatment will lift the lower face by relaxing the muscles that pull down on the skin of the lower face.


Excessive sweating of the hands or under the arms can be uncomfortable, embarrassing and inconvenient. Excessive sweating can be inhibited by injecting anti-wrinkle to the area to block the signals that activate sweat glands.