We all want to look and feel our best.
Injectable treatments, such as anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filler treatments, are often used to create subtle changes and enhancements of specific areas of concern. They can also add volume or enhance facial contours to areas that are showing premature signs of ageing and volume loss.
What are Cosmetic Injectables?
Cosmetic Injectables are the safest non-surgical treatment used to enhance, rejuvenate and help to maintain a natural, youthful complexion. Comprising of Cosmetic Dermal Fillers and Anti-Wrinkle Injections, Injectables are an effective way to fight the visible signs of aging. Whether you want to enhance your cheekbones, plump up your lips or simply smooth out wrinkles and scowl lines, using these two treatments in conjunction with each other is often the perfect way to help you achieve your desired appearance.
Anti-wrinkle treatments and Dermal Fillers can be used separately or together to create natural-looking, immediate results:
- Enhancing facial shape – creating the classic v-shaped or square-jawed look.
- Restoring lost volume in the cheeks or lips
- Correcting A-symmetry
- Defining features such as cheekbones, jawline, chin or the vermilion lip border
- Preventing the signs of ageing caused by gravity or our expression lines.
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Anti-wrinkle treatments involve the injection of a very small amount of a specific purified protein into a muscle, usually in the face. This protein is produced in nature by a bacterium known as Clostridium botulinum. It was first studied for cosmetic use in the 1980’s in America, and has been approved by the American FDA since 2002. It is now used widely across the world by millions of people every year.
The protein blocks the nerve signal to the muscle and stops that muscle from contracting. When administered in small amounts, the protein reduces the strength of the muscle contraction and by allowing the muscle to relax, the appearance of skin creases and wrinkles on the surface are reduced.
Anti-wrinkle treatments are used to treat facial wrinkles which develop over time as a result of muscles used in normal facial expressions such as a smile or frown. These facial expressions are often subconscious – for example, squinting in bright light. Treatments are commonly used for the upper face: frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead lines and lines around the nose. They can also be used for other issues including excessive sweating in the armpits, or tooth grinding.
Although it is not immediate, people generally notice the effect of treatment within 5 to 10 days.
How long does it last?
Can treatments be repeated?
How is it measured, and how much do I need?
How much does it cost?
Dermal Fillers are clear gels made from a substance called Hyaluronic Acid (HA). HA is found naturally in the body, where its main role is to attract water and provide hydration to the skin. As we age, our body’s levels of HA begin to diminish, our skin loses fat, collagen and other important elements often resulting in a loss of facial volume and support. Some of your facial features may begin to look a little unbalanced or asymmetrical, or there may be areas of concern that don’t have the smooth contours or defined shape that you would like. Dermal fillers can be used to add volume and enhance facial contours, restoring a youthful appearance to areas that hollow, wrinkle and sag.
Hyaluronic acid containing injectable gel that replaces lost volume and restores youthful contours to the skin by smoothing away moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. The products are injected directly into the skin in small amounts by an ultra-fine needle. It also brings water to the surface of skin to keep it looking fresh and supple.
How long do dermal fillers last?
Can I resume normal activities immediately after treatment?
We advise against all strenuous physical activity for the first 24 hours and to avoid any active ingredients such as Vitamin A and AHA’s, facial treatments such as laser, chemical peels or skin needling for a minimum of 14 days post dermal filler treatment unless otherwise instructed by your medical or health professional.