There are several types of medical grade cosmetic injectables available throughout clinics in Brisbane & Darwin. This blog entry is designed to take you step by step through everything you need to know in order to make an informed decision about which one of our new age technologies you would like in order to pursue healthier, and more beautiful, skin.
Learn About the Techniques
The three primary types of medical grade cosmetic injectables offered at Cosmetic Injectables Australia, are Anti-Wrinkle Injections, Dermal Fillers, and Platelet Rich Plasma. A brief overview of the techniques involved in each follows.
Anti-wrinkle injections use a purified protein that is placed directly into the muscles underlying the skin. Muscles in the body rely on a neurotransmitter (messenger chemical), to give them the signal to contract. This purified protein prevents the release of this neurotransmitter called acetylcholine from the nerve endings associated with the muscle and therefore prevents them from receiving the signal. Your first appointment involves a complimentary consult that takes approximately 45 minutes, with repeat treatments only requiring 15-20 minutes.
Dermal Fillers are cosmetic injectables composed of a complex sugar that is naturally in our bodies. The complex sugar is injected directly into the dermis – the middle layer of the skin. Once it enters the dermis, it binds to 1000 times its weight in water – thus hydrating softening and volumizing the skin. It helps to stabilize the skin’s intracellular structures, provide support by binding collagen and elastin together. First appointments also run approximately 45 minutes, with follow-ups requiring 15-20 minutes.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an autologous treatment. This means that we are using new age technology to harness the power of your body to stimulate your natural collagen production. Plasma is the part of your blood that remains after your red blood cells have been spun in a centrifuge. This component of your blood contains all of the growth factors needed to stimulate and strengthen collagen fibres. Treatments take approximately an hour due to the need for a topical anaesthetic before the procedure which takes 45 minutes to ensure full effectiveness.
Applications, Risks, and Rewards
Although the term “Anti-Wrinkle Injections” seems self-explanatory, there are other uses for this cosmetic injectable. The purified protein can also be used to modify the jaw line as well as to reduce underarm perspiration and teeth grinding. Whilst there are very few risks to this procedure including some transient discomfort during treatment and a few minutes of redness that should resolve in time for you to return to work. The rewards are obvious in both the appearance and comfort this method can provide. With its use as a cosmetic injectable, stunning visual results are usually noticeable about four days after the procedure and the full effect can be expected in about two weeks. Smoother, more youthful-looking skin can be yours with minimum time, commitment and cost.
The primary application of Dermal Fillers is to enhance the overall volume of the skin and correct and shape medium-depth facial wrinkles. They can be used in a preventive capacity to delay and minimize future signs of ageing. Side effects are few, as long as the post-procedure guidelines are followed and are usually limited to minimal bruising, swelling, and discomfort. This procedure’s biggest advantage is the duration of effect, which can range from six to 24 months. New age technology like this is utilized additionally in a preventive capacity.
Platelet Rich Plasma is suitable for treating many areas of the body and is most effective at strengthening collagen fibres and reducing the appearance of fine lines. This treatment doesn’t need to be restricted just to the face, and some patients benefit greatly from using this medical grade skin care option on their décolletage or the backs of their hands. Our medical team believes that treatment with PRP is most useful as a preventive to delay the ageing process. Side effects from this treatment may be more significant than those experienced with Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers. Swelling is normal, and there may be bruising, however, rest assured that our medical grade skin care team will be spending time doing a full medical history and lifestyle evaluation to make sure that you are aware of how to minimize these complications.