A small amount is injected with a very tiny needle directly into the muscle. This blocks signals from the nerves to the muscle, which temporarily paralyzes the muscle causing the wrinkles to relax and soften.
Injections have become a very popular way to help reduce the signs of aging. They help reduce lines around the crow’s feet, forehead and frown lines, as well as the two strips of muscles that start at the base of your neck.
The effect from these types of injections usually lasts four to six months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to re-appear and wrinkles will need to be re-treated. With each subsequent treatment fine lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are being trained to relax.
Pain is minimal as the needle used is very small. As well, a topical cream or cold pack may be applied 10-20 minutes before the injection to help diminish/eliminate any pain.
Immediately after you might notice pinpoint red marks at the needle entry site. There may be mild itchiness or redness over the area which usually disappears after 30 minutes. Typically it takes between 2-3 days for the product to take effect revealing diminished fine lines and wrinkles, leaving your skin with a much smoother look.
The treatment process for cosmetic injections is safe and simple. The procedure is quick and usually well tolerated. Side effects such as bruising, soreness, temporary weakness of surrounding muscles, drooping eyelid, or headache are rare and when they occur they are typically mild and temporary.
The treatment process for cosmetic injections is safe and simple. Before the procedure the Dr. will discuss the areas you want to target and tiny injections will be inserted into those areas. This usually involves targeting the areas around the eyes, nose and mouth, as this is where wrinkles and fine lines tend to develop. The procedure is quick. Complications are rare and when they occur are mild and temporary typically involving the spread of the toxin into another area. Therefore it is important to follow post treatment recommendations.
Though our skin produces water-binding hyaluronic acid naturally, we produce less and less of it as we age. There are therefore many types of fillers which stimulate collagen formation in the dermis. Dermal fillers are a naturally-derived or synthetic material that is directly injected into the skin with the purpose of plumping that area to the point where the wrinkle, depression, or fold is gone. This will help reduce the number of lines and wrinkles. There is also some evidence that less filler is needed over time to achieve the same look.
Dermal fillers have become very popular for clients who wish to add volume or smoothing out the deep creases that run from the nose to the mouth (called nasolabial folds or laugh lines), plumping thin lips and smoothing out vertical lines around the edges of the lips. Another benefit for use is augmenting cheeks to enhance their shape. Filling out depressions under the eye area. Filling indented scars and even filling out hollowness in the temple area of the face. An overall subtle softening of the face as well as the hands is the desired result clients often seek.
How long a filler will last depends largely on the area being treated as well as the type of filler being used. In general a filler can last anywhere from 6 months to one year. Adjustments could be made for normal aging and weight changes. They fade very slowly and gradually.
Since there is a chance of slight bruising when having dermal fillers it is recommended to avoid certain medications such as Aspirin, Advil, Ibuprofen, (1 week prior) and St. John’s Wort for 2-3 days before. Alcohol is also not recommended 3-4 days prior. Anyone who tends to suffer from cold sores should have that stabilized with medication since an outbreak can be provoked by the treatment. People who are or may be pregnant should avoid having dermal fillers including after they have decided to no longer breastfeed.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in our body. It is also a major component of skin, where it is involved in tissue repair. It’s function is to plump and cushion the skin by attracting water to itself. The hyaluronic acid gel produced is identical in structure to our own, so this gives an extremely low incidence of allergic reactions. Other fillers are made of calcium based microspheres, similar as the natural minerals found in our own body. Therefore again leaving a low chance of an allergic reaction.
After injecting the facial filler, possible side effects at the site of injection can be, mild bruising and swelling of the area, as well as possible *pinpoint bleeding from the small needle. (*with applied pressure this ceases within a few minutes) An ice pack is given to the client in order to help relieve any discomfort.
Although dermal fillers are very popular for facial enhancement, it is extremely important for a person to have a realistic idea of what dermal fillers will do for them. There are many differentiating factors to look at so it is always best to have an individualized assessment with the Dr. In order for you to find out if you are a good candidate for dermal fillers.
Yes, once you’ve had your fillers injected the results are immediate. However, best and final results take upto a week after the mild redness and swelling have dissipated and the product settles. This is why a follow up appointment is always given to the client in order for the Dr. to evaluate if any necessary touch-ups are needed.
Restylane Skinboosters are excellent for improving skin texture and tone. Skinboosters also improve acne scars by plumping them up. The benefits of the treatment include:
Injection related side effects, such as temporary swelling, bruising and pin-prick marks may occur. The degree of these side effects will depend on how the sensitivity of your skin. Bumpiness on the skin can occur – because these are fillers after all. However, these are mostly temporary and resolve quickly with some gentle massaging.
Skinboosters are administered in a series of 3 sessions done 1 month apart. Subsequent treatments are done every 6 months. The treatment lasts about 6 months.
Avoid alcohol, NSAIDS (such as aspirin and Tylenol), and any supplements which can thin the blood (including Vitamin E, garlic, ginseng) for 2 days before and after the treatment to minimize bruising.