Injectable skin fillers have added new dimensions to the field of cosmetic, allowing new solutions for facial rejuvenation and wrinkle treatment without surgery. Injectable and wrinkle fillers are used to increase tissue volume and reduce wrinkles, and improve skin’s overall contour.
Collagen is natural protein in the human body that supports the joints, bones, ligaments, and skin. Over time, this collagen breaks down, causing skin to lose its suppleness and begin to wrinkle and sag. In an effort to fight these signs of aging, many people turn to collagen injections to replace their original supply. Injectable collagen is often derived from cows. A small percentage of people are allergic to the treatment.
Collagen injection treatment can also be used to achieve fuller, more voluptuous lips, touch up areas around the mouth, eyes and forehead where wrinkles have begun to reappear after previous cosmetic procedures.
PRP (Platelets-Rich Plasma)
Platelets are the cells in the blood that help tissue to heal and grow new cells. PRP is a natural product created from your own body. A small amount of blood is drawn from you and placed in a sterile tube that is spun down in a centrifuge to separate the different components of the blood. Red and white blood cells are divided from the platelets and the plasma. The PRP is injected into specific areas of the skin which act as a matrix that promotes your own collagen to grow, regenerates tissue, and thus acts as to naturally smooth and tighten the skin. In this way, PRP softens wrinkles and creating smoother skin texture and tone.
The goal of PRP skin rejuvenation therapy is to improve skin tone and texture, tighten skin, soften lines and pores. Results begin to show 3-4 weeks after the treatment session and continue to improve with time. Three treatment sessions are generally recommended, spaced 1-2 months apart, to achieve the best outcome.
Botox (Botulinum Toxin)
Botulinum toxin is a protein that is produced by the clostridium botulinum bacteria. It is effective in the treatment of wrinkles or fine lines around the face. The commonly known types of botulinum toxin type A injections include Botox and Dysport.
How it Works
Botulinum toxin blocks acetylcholine receptors at neuromuscular junctions preventing muscle contraction and leads to softening of wrinkles or at best erasing wrinkles and fine lines. New evidence also suggests that repeated botox treatments may lessen the severity of wrinkles or prevent them from occurring.
Botulinum toxin can be used to help smooth:
Crow’s feet at the corner of the eyes (periorbital lines)
Worry lines that run across the forehead (forehead lines)
Frown lines that run between the eyebrows (glabellar lines)
Botulinum toxin candidates
Botulinum toxin candidates are individuals who have smiling, frowning, and squinting lines. Such hyperdynamic lines can eventually lead to one of the most common signs of aging: wrinkles. They can make you appear tired or even angry when you are not. One of the quickest and safest remedies to remove wrinkles is an injection of botulinum toxin type A.
Botulinum toxin can be combined with other cosmetic skin procedures – such as laser, dermal fillers, or microdermabrasion – to further improve your results. This combination of therapies can even help to prevent the formation of new lines and wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in your body. High concentrations are found in soft connective tissues and in the fluid surrounding your eyes. It’s also in some cartilage and joint fluids, as well as skin tissue. It is extracted and reformulated and now has become one of the most popular kinds of injectable fillers.
What are hyaluronic acid injections?
When this gel is injected, it acts like an inflated cushion to support facial structures and tissues that may have lost volume or elasticity due to normal aging. It also brings water to the surface of skin to keep it looking fresh and supple.
Hyaluronic acid may be a good choice for individuals to reduce facial wrinkles, lines such as a dermal filler because of its compatibility with the human body – Hyaluronic acid is not derived from animal sources.