Cosmetic Injectables

Injectable cosmetic treatments are chosen by many individuals as a solution for reducing facial wrinkles and achieving smoother looking skin.

Over time, all skin areas of the body age, with the damage mainly being caused by excessive sun exposure. This exposure to sunlight can result in facial wrinkles, sagging, dryness, liver spots and growths. Cigarette smoking and inherited factors may also contribute.

Increasingly, people are turning to cosmetic and/or medical treatments to combat these features of aging. The treatments available range from surgical procedures to rejuvenation techniques such as chemical peels, dermabrasion, and laser resurfacing. Other popular options include the use of Botox injections and injectable dermal fillers.

Botox injections

Botulinum Toxin Type A is a neurotoxin produced by a bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. Small injected doses of the toxin paralyses and relaxes muscles in the face, which eventually makes wrinkles and frown lines less obvious.

Local anesthesia is not usually required. The skin is cleaned and the treatment is injected into areas of the face where it is needed. Each area usually requires several injections and the process takes around ten minutes.

The effects are not immediately obvious. The treatment takes a few days to have an impact and full effects are achieved after about two weeks. These effects usually last for four to six months, after which further injections are required to maintain them.

Dermal fillers

OUR SPECIALISTS USE ONLY FDA APPROVED FILLERS

Did you know that many visible signs of aging can be traced back to volume loss? As facial tissues thin out, lines become etched around the nose and mouth and cheeks look a little hollow. Dermal fillers can replace lost volume to help smooth wrinkles, plump the lips, and restore a more youthful appearance

Injectable filler is soft tissue filler the most common type of facial filler is hyaluronic acid injected into the skin at different depths to help fill in facial wrinkles, provide facial volume, and augment facial features: restoring a smoother appearance. Most of these wrinkle fillers are temporary because they are eventually absorbed by the body. Some people may need more than one injection to achieve the wrinkle-smoothing effect. The effect lasts for about six months or longer. Successful results depend on health of the skin, skill of the health care provider, and type of filler used.

Injection zones for dermal filler at Silk Clinics: Under eye, Lips, Cheeks, Nose reshaping, Chin and Jaw line

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Overview

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a substance that’s thought to promote healing when injected. Plasma is a component of your blood that contains special “factors,” or proteins, that help your blood to clot. It also contains proteins that support cell growth. Researchers have produced PRP by isolating plasma from blood and concentrating it.

The idea is that injecting PRP into damaged tissues will stimulate your body to grow new, healthy cells and promote healing. Because the tissue growth factors are more concentrated in the prepared growth injections.

  1. PRP can be used to enhance Laser procedures for faster and improved healing
  2. PRP Therapy is used for male and female patients

What are the purposes of PRP injections?

  1. For cosmetic purposes:
    1. Hair loss: Doctors have injected PRP into the scalp to promote hair growth and prevent hair loss. PRP injections are effective in treating androgenic alopecia, which is also known as male pattern baldness.
    2. Face & body: PRP stimulates collagen and elastin production which thickens and tightens thinning skin, for dark circles and dark spots , reduce cellulite, and effectively smoothing wrinkles and fine lines. Because it boosts collagen, it’s also a great treatment for improving overall skin texture and tone. It’s particularly good for people who suffer from rosacea or acne.

    With the combination of PRP and Microneedling, that known as “Vampire Facial.” will stimulate collagen growth, and are more effective when done together on your cheeks and forehead to help your face absorb the proteins.

  2. For medical purposes:
    1. Tendon injuries: Tendons are tough, thick bands of tissue that connect muscle to bone. They are usually slow to heal after injury. Doctors have used PRP injections to treat chronic tendon problems, such as tennis elbow, Achilles tendonitis at the ankle, and jumper’s knee, or pain in the patellar tendon in the knee.
    2. Acute injuries: Doctors have used PRP injections to treat acute sports injuries, such as pulled hamstring muscles or knee sprains.
    3. Osteoarthritis: Doctors have injected PRP into the knees of people with osteoarthritis.

Mesotherapy

What is mesotherapy?

Is a technique that uses injections of vitamins, enzymes, hormones, and plant extracts to rejuvenate and tighten skin, as well as remove excess fat?

Today, Mesotherapy is used to:

  1. Remove fat in areas like the stomach, thighs, buttocks, hips, legs, arms, and face
  2. Reduce cellulite
  3. Fade wrinkles and lines
  4. Tighten loose skin
  5. Recontour the body
  6. Lighten pigmented skin
  7. Treat alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss

Three different techniques to apply the mesotherapy

  1. Direct injections with a needle.

    And to increases the effectiveness and penetration of the active ingredients in topical preparation, the following procedures can be used in combination with the mesotherapy

  2. Microneedling
  3. Dermapen or Dermaroller

Skin Booster

Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of your skin that keeps it hydrated and soft. With age, or due to a harsh environment, the hyaluronic acid content in your skin may decrease, and your skin may lose some of its elasticity and hydration or where fine lines and wrinkles start to appear. Skinboosters can be used on the skin of your face, neck, décolletage and hands.

Skinboosters restores the natural. composition of your skin. It boosts skin elasticity and you will notice a reduction of skin roughness Your skin becomes smooth and hydrated for a refreshed and healthy look.

Your treatment

A typical treatment program starts with 3 treatment sessions, 2 to 4 weeks apart. You will notice an improvement after the first session, but the full effect will be visible after the last session. After these initial treatments, maintenance treatments are typically recommended every 4 to 6 months to ensure lasting results.

Hyaluronidase / Filler Removal

Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that naturally occurs in our tissue, modifying our own body’s Hyaluronic Acid (HA). For years Hyaluronidase injections have been used for non-cosmetic purposes in medicine before being used in Cosmetic procedures to reverse HA fillers and are considered very safe.

Most common reasons for wanting to reverse Fillers are:

  1. To correct “over-filling” – use of too much filler
  2. To reverse undesired outcome – patient may feel the look is “too different” or “not what was Expected”
  3. To correct undesirable affects such as asymmetry, lumps, bumps, granulomas, or nodules.
  4. To treat prolonged tissue swelling or reaction from fillers

When injected into the affected area, the Hyaluronidase enzyme accelerates the pace of filler-breakdown, dissolving the HA filler into molecules normally found in the skin, which are then naturally absorbed by the body. When used in appropriate doses, it can quickly within 24-48 hours reverse the effect of the HA fillers.