A brief history
The history of anti-wrinkle injections dates back to 1820 where German physician Justinus Kerner was investigating treatment for what was known at the time as “sausage poisoning”. His studied methods, now evolved and used as anti-wrinkle injections, was expanded on throughout the next two centuries, resulting in an American by the name of Richard Clark becoming the first documented cosmetic plastic surgeon in 1989 to use anti-wrinkle injections for cosmetic purposes. Anti-wrinkle injections now are used extensively around the world to smooth lines and wrinkles to create a more appealing appearance.
You may not be aware that this popular treatment was originally developed to treat a variety of medical conditions – some methods of which are still utilised today. Some of these include migraines, Cerebel Palsy, Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and other muscle related conditions.
So how does it actually work?
The pattern and outcome that anti-wrinkle injections display is that it blocks the muscle reactor in the treated area by stopping the messages moving from nerve to nerve.
These injections are not to be confused with cosmetic filler injections which plump up a specific area, not inhibit muscle contractions in the injected area.
Why does everyone talk in code?
In Australia, the law does not permit us to name the product or use the scientific name of the active ingredient, so it does appear that we speak in a secret language anti-wrinkle injections.
If you have any questions about the ingredients being used it is best to speak to your cosmetic injector for more clarity and a detailed response.
We are limited by how we can talk about this treatment but we are more than happy to dive into what will be right for you in a consultation – as everyone is different!