Cosmetic injectables encompass a range of non-surgical cosmetic substances that are injected into the skin to mitigate signs of ageing, restore volume, enhance skin quality, or modify facial structure. The effects can revitalise appearance and boost self-confidence and at the same time, avoid the need for invasive surgical procedures.
These include botox, dermal fillers and skin boosters, all of which may be used in various combinations depending on individual goals, needs and cosmetic concerns. These injectables are typically administered by certified medical professionals.
Botox, also known as Botulinum toxin type A, is a purified substance that is derived from bacteria (Clostridium botulinum). It’s a type of neurotoxic protein that temporarily paralyzes muscles. Despite sounding intimidating, Botox is safely used in various medical and cosmetic treatments. It is injected in small, controlled amounts and does not spread throughout the body.
Botox is versatile and can be used to address a variety of conditions. In dermatology, it is commonly used for reducing and preventing facial wrinkles, treating excessive sweating and managing bruxism (masseter hypertrophy).
These are gel-like substances used in cosmetic dermatology to restore volume loss, smoothen lines and wrinkles, and enhance facial contours.
While a variety of substances are used as dermal fillers, hyaluronic acid is one of the most common due to its compatibility with the human body.
The benefits of dermal fillers include volume restoration, wrinkle smoothing, lip enhancement, and “lifting” for more facial definition.
What are PEG or PEGylated hyaluronic acid fillers?
Most soft tissue or dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid which are crosslinked with the common BDDE molecule. However, there are also fillers which are crosslinked with PEG (Polyethylene glycol) instead, which offer revolutionary benefits in the field of fillers in terms of safety and efficacy. With regard to safety, PEG has been found to have a much lower toxicity (30 times less than BDDE) and does not leave any toxic residue after degradation. In addition, PEG fillers are also more resistant to heat and mechanical stress, resulting in better rheological properties and longer lasting results.
These are cosmetic injectables that are primarily used to enhance the skin’s hydration levels, elasticity, and firmness. The active ingredient is typically hyaluronic acid, but unlike conventional dermal fillers, these skin boosters are designed to improve skin hydration and quality rather than restoring volume or addressing wrinkles.
When injected beneath the skin’s surface, these skin boosters revitalise and refresh the skin by delivering deep skin hydration and stimulating collagen production.
Whether you want to smooth out wrinkles, plump up your lips, or restore lost volume in your face, there’s a treatment option out there for you. Here’s how to make the right choice, in three easy steps:
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