When it comes to cosmetic treatments, injectables offer a minimally invasive method to effectively improve the appearance of your face and body. There are many different types of injections that can be used for cosmetic purposes – neurotoxins, dermal fillers, injection lipolysis, PRP Therapy, and IV Therapy. Each type has its own benefits and side effects so it is important to learn more about these treatments before making a decision on which injectable is right for you. In this blog post, we will go over the different types of cosmetic injectables, as well as what you need to know about them.
Neurotoxins, also commonly called neuromodulators, are proteins that are injected into the muscles to create muscle relaxation. This temporary weakening of the muscle contraction can help reduce or eliminate wrinkles, creases, lines and furrows that are formed on your face from everyday facial expressions such as smiling, frowning or squinting. There are different types of neurotoxins such as Botox and Dysport.
Both Botox and Dysport are purified proteins that are injected into target muscles to temporarily prevent them from contracting. Minimal Botox can weaken the muscle contractions, while moderate Botox can paralyze the muscle entirely. The main difference between Botox and Dysport is that Dysport is much more diluted and can spread faster than Botox can. This means that Dysport works better for larger areas, while Botox works better for smaller areas.
There is no downtime associated with Botox, however it is normal to experience minor redness or soreness for a few days following the injections.
Dermal fillers are injectables that can be used to add volume or fullness into the face, hands and other areas of the body where skin is showing signs of aging. They can help plump up thin lips, smooth out lines around your mouth, get rid of wrinkles under your eyes (crow’s feet), and add volume to your cheeks. There are many different types of dermal fillers on the market, such as hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxyapatite, polyalkylimide, and polylactic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is the most commonly used type of dermal filler and is a temporary filler that is naturally present in the body. Calcium hydroxylapatite is another temporary natural filler that works well for deep wrinkles and scars. Polyalkylimide is a semi-permanent filler that treats deep wrinkles. Finally, polylactic acid is used on the lower half of the face, most commonly for treating laugh lines.
There is minimal downtime associated with dermal fillers, although they can cause minor side effects such as bruising, redness, and swelling. In the rare case that you are not satisfied with your results, hyaluronidase can be used to break down the dermal filler.
Injection lipolysis is a non-surgical treatment that injects a solution into specific areas of fat on the body, which causes them to dissolve. This treatment is ideal for reducing localized fatty deposits that are difficult to reduce by diet or exercise alone. It is used to reduce the appearance of a double chin caused by submental fat. Injection lipolysis uses deoxycholic acid, which is a chemical that dissolves fat. This causes the fat cells to break down and dissolve.
After having injection lipolysis, it is normal to experience minor swelling in the neck and chin area for about 3-4 weeks. This is due to the fact that the body is processing the dead fat cells. Ice packs can be used to reduce swelling during this time.
PRP Therapy, also known as platelet-rich plasma therapy, is a treatment that uses the patient’s own blood to help stimulate the body’s natural healing process. Platelets are a component of blood that contain growth factors and other proteins that help promote cell growth and regeneration. PRP Therapy can be used for many different purposes, such as reducing wrinkles and acne scars, stimulating hair growth, rejuvenating the skin, and healing damaged skin.
When receiving PRP therapy, a blood sample is taken from your arm. The platelet-rich plasma in the blood is then extracted and injected into a specific area of concern on your face, such as crow’s feet or acne scars. This can stimulate collagen production in that area to help reduce wrinkles and other facial imperfections. PRP is also commonly injected into the scalp in order to promote regenerative hair growth. Since PRP initiates the body’s healing process, it can take some time to notice results.
PRP therapy does not have serious side effects since the blood is taken from your own body. However, you may experience some redness for a day after treatment. In most cases, there is little to no downtime associated with PRP therapy.
Intravenous (IV) therapy is an infusion of vitamins, minerals or nutrients directly into the vein to help improve patients’ overall health and wellness. It can be used to treat many different medical conditions such as fatigue, muscle weakness, mood swings, and stress. IV therapy can also be used as a preventative measure to improve overall health and vitality.
When receiving IV therapy, a small tube is inserted into your vein and the desired nutrients are infused directly into your bloodstream. This allows for the vitamins, minerals or nutrients to be delivered directly to your cells, where they can be distributed throughout your body. This also ensures that the maximum amount of nutrients is absorbed by the body.
When performed by a medical professional, there are few side effects associated with IV therapy. Most people can receive IV therapy once every 2-3 weeks. There is no downtime associated with IV therapy.
There are many different types of cosmetic injections that can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars and other facial imperfections. If you’re interested in learning more about how to get started with this treatment or if you want guidance on which type will work best for your needs, contact our team today! Our experts have years of experience helping patients achieve their desired results by using injectable treatments like the ones mentioned in this blog.