Over the last few years, dermatologists and skincare laboratories have been developing new injectable skincare treatments that offer results beyond those we see from traditional (but still popular!) wrinkle relaxing treatments and dermal fillers. It’s not to say that these treatments are losing popularity – they are still extremely effective – but there is now more choice for patients when it comes to finding non-surgical aesthetics treatments that are right for them.
Wrinkle Relaxing Injections, such as ‘Botox’, contain Botulinum Toxin, a substance that temporarily blocks the signal between the nerves and the muscles involved in dynamic facial movements. Most dermal fillers contain Hyaluronic Acid, a naturally occurring substance that binds with water to create volume in the skin. New injectable treatments like Profhilo are different.
Profhilo, for example, though it contains Hyaluronic Acid, has been developed not just to act as a dermal scaffold but to hydrate and stimulate the skin in order to lift and tighten sagging skin tissue. Viscoderm Hydrobooster is also a Hyaluronic Acid based product, but has been formulated to improve skin’s elasticity, radiance and smoothness. It also has a unique stretching effect to help reduce superficial wrinkles.
The addition of these new tried, tested and trusted injectable skincare treatments has really made it easier for me to help my patients tackle a range of different visible symptoms of ageing in a way that is safe, effective and appropriate for them.
Of course, the skill and experience of the aesthetic clinicians administering these new injectables also has an impact on their safety and effectiveness, so make sure that you find a responsible, experienced and medically qualified clinician for advice (and treatment, if appropriate!).
If you have any questions about injectable aesthetics treatments, please get in touch!