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How to Get Rid of Fine Lines and Wrinkles

At The DOC Clinic, Dr Omarjee and his team of professionals provide successful anti-wrinkle injections to a variety of patients suffering from wrinkles, creases, fine lines, frown lines, sagginess and more.

What causes these lines and wrinkles?

Individuals who are repeatedly exposed to the sun, notably farmers, fisherman, construction workers, lifeguards, outdoor enthusiasts and sun-worshippers are more likely to have sun-damaged skin. Cigarette smokers are far more prone to wrinkles as well as skin cancers and according to one study, smokers are almost five times more likely to have wrinkled facial skin than non-smokers.

As we age skin cells divide more slowly and the inner skin (dermis) starts to thin. The underlying network of collagen and elastin fibres begins to slowly degenerate and loses its elasticity. The skin also loses its ability to retain moisture and repair itself. Frown and forehead lines, vertical lip lines, crow’s feet and necklines appear to develop because of the persistent small muscle contractions. Habitual facial expressions also form characteristic lines, contributing to the formation of jowls, drooping eyelids and sagging corners of mouth.

How do Anti-Wrinkle Injections work?

At The DOC Clinic, anti-wrinkle injections are used to temporarily improve or refresh your natural facial features. Some examples include improving your frown lines, crow’s feet lines, forehead lines, and even your neckbands. It is also possible for Dr Omarjee to stop you from grinding your teeth through anti-wrinkle injections.

Anti-wrinkle muscle relaxant injections are a product derived from a bacterium that relaxes the muscle into which it is injected. It works by relaxing the muscle, which therefore relaxes the skin overlying the muscle, which then does not concertina or furrow up as much as it otherwise would. The few tiny injections relax the muscular contractions that cause ‘dynamic’ wrinkles. Dynamic facial wrinkles occur when we make repeated facial expressions involving muscle contractions such as a smile, laugh or frown. With age, these expression lines deepen frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet around the eye and horizontal forehead wrinkles. These lines may give an impression of anger, anxiety, sadness and “tiredness”.

Anti-wrinkle injections are used on multiple areas of the face (glabella or frown lines), crow’s feet (lateral orbital lines), forehead (worry lines), bunny lines (upper nose), upper lip lines (smoker’s lines), chin dimpling lines, eyebrows (eyebrow lift), masseter reduction (facial slimming and grinding teeth reduction), neck (neck bands, Nefertiti lift, and also back of neck-migraine management) and underarms (excessive sweating – hyperhidrosis).

To learn more about your choices when it comes to anti-wrinkle injections, contact Dr Omarjee and his team of professionals on 03 9021 6022 or by emailing their office at