It’s not uncommon knowledge that injectable treatments are supremely popular nowadays to help stave off the ageing process. Botox®, dermal fillers and even skin boosters can help melt away the years and leave you feeling refreshed, revitalised and full of renewed confidence. But it can be confusing to decipher which injectable treatment might be right for you. This is why we have put together 6 key benefits that injectable treatments can offer your skin and which are available at Dr Dan Dhunna’s clinics in London and the Midlands.
The difference between Botox®, fillers and skin boosters.
Before we go in to their benefits, it’s important to know the differences between the injectable treatments that Dr Dan Dhunna offers, so that you can understand how they work and what they can do for your specific skin requirements.
Botox® (Botulinum Toxin Type A)
Botox® is actually the name of a brand of the substance, Botulinum Toxin Type A. There are other brands on the market such as Dysport and BoCouture and all do the same job, when it comes to smoothing out those annoying expression lines and dynamic wrinkles. Botox® works by temporarily blocking the nerve signals to the muscles that work when we create expressions ( and these muscles are responsible for causing expression lines). With regular use, Botox® injections can help to smooth out those deeply etched lines and wrinkles that form when we frown, laugh, smile or concentrate, leaving a fresher, smoother appearance.
Fillers are completely different substances to Botox® and they are injected in to the contours of the face, not to paralyze but to add plumpness and volume to deep set wrinkles, hollows and furrows in the skin. Most good quality dermal fillers are gel-like substances and contain hyaluronic acid, a building block of hydrated and cushioned skin tissues. As we age, the HA in our bodies depletes considerably. Replacing the lost HA helps to keep skin plump, hydrated and smooth. Dr Dan Dhunna uses the Allergan range of clinically-proven, FDA-approved and hugely effective dermal fillers for ultimate safety and long lasting results.
Dubbed ‘liquid skincare’ by many, skin boosters are a new generation of injectables, formulated to increase hydration within the skin, but to also communicate with your skin cells and induce healing and revitalisation. Not a paralysing effect and not thick like most dermal fillers, these liquid substances contain concentrated hyaluronic acids as well as vitamins and minerals which help the skin cells to repair, renew and replenish. A course of treatment is usually recommended, but patients can report smoother, plumper and more glowing skin after one session.
The 6 key benefits of injectables
Add volume and hydrate
If you are someone who is noticing subtle changes to your appearance, such as under eye bags, hollow cheeks, thinning lips and sunken temples, a treatment using HA dermal fillers could be the answer for you. The HA in dermal fillers is synthetically produced to mimic our own, therefore, dermal fillers are ideal with anyone who suffers from severe allergy problems.
Get your glow on!
As we already know, HA is a super-hydrator and has a cushioning effect within the tissues. Therefore, not only can it help to fill wrinkles, hollows, folds and furrows, but will improve the overall look of your skin, leaving you with a youthful glow; the envy of your friends.
With all injectable treatments, some results take a little time (up to 2 weeks) for optimum results. However, you can experience results almost immediately with dermal fillers as they physically augment the skin tissues and from 24 hours with Botox®. Some bruising and swelling can occur with any injectable treatment, so allow time for this to subside. Most optimum results are seen within a fortnight and in the case of skin boosters, sometimes after a course of 2 to 3 treatments.
Not only can the results of Botox®, dermal fillers and skin boosters last months at a time, but you will also be reducing the chances of developing new lines and wrinkles, if you undergo these treatments. In most cases, patients start a treatment plan and then eventually taper off the number of injections they might need. In the case of skin boosters, results can even last up to 2 years, before a top up treatment is needed.
Get rid of those lines and wrinkles
Let’s face it, no one wants lines or wrinkles and many of us experience them in places where we hold a lot of tension, such as frown lines, Glabellar lines (or 11s) and crow’s feet. By temporarily freezing these muscles using Botox® you can smooth out those unwanted lines and further prevent new ones from forming. Dermal fillers can fill and smooth more static, deep set wrinkles effectively.
Improve facial shape and overall skin appearance
Did you know that when injected in to the lower regions of the face, Botox® can actually slim and re-shape the jawline? It can also be used to treat a gummy smile, migraines, tension headaches and teeth grinding. Dermal fillers can be used as a non-surgical alternative to a nose job, as well as re-structuring sagging facial contours such as jowls and a weak chin. There are so many benefits to injectable treatments, a course of one or more of these procedures, with Dr Dan Dhunna, could in fact give your entire face a new lease of life and also help with certain medical issues.
It’s clear to see that injectable treatments can offer a myriad of benefits, not only for the improvement of facial appearance, but they also have their health benefits as well. If you are thinking of undergoing a non-surgical procedure, you can attend a no obligation consultation with Dr Dan Dhunna, to discuss your individual concerns as well as talk about which options might be best for your needs. You can then be on your way to a more youthful look and renewed confidence and vitality.