Injectables

What is Botox?

  • The simplicity and safety of Botulinum Toxin A treatments are among its most compelling attributes. Its cosmetic use demands a thorough understanding of facial muscles and the neurotoxin, as well as a sound understanding of proper injection technique.
  • The message for a muscle to contract is mediated via a chemical transmitter (messenger substance) called Acetylcholine (Ach).
  • After injecting Botulinum Toxin A, the release of Ach is blocked (“road block” for Ach). The muscle, therefore does not contract.
  • Due to the muscle not exercising, the muscle bulk decreases over time. There is no direct damage to the muscle (or sweat gland, if done for Hyperhidrosis).
  • If injections are discontinued, the muscle action will resume over time.
  • Regular injections, however, lead to long-term gain due to the fact that the muscle becomes smaller. Botulinum Toxin A has been proven to improve the texture of overlying skin and is locally acting.  Botulinum Toxin A is also an extremely effective treatment for excessive sweating (primary focal hyperhidrosis).

How often should Botox be used?

  • The normal duration is 3-4 months.
  • However, due to loss of habit and decreasing muscle bulk, the duration of action may increase over time, making less frequent treatments possible.
  • The duration for hyperhidrosis (excess sweating) is longer – on average 7 months for armpits.

Contra-indications for procedure

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding or have diseases of muscular weakness (myasthenia gravis, etc.) you should not be receiving botulinum toxins.

JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel Fillers

  • It is injected into the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults.
  • It is injected into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds).
  • It is injected into the lips and perioral area for lip augmentation.

What is hyaluronic Acid?

The JUVÉDERM®collection of fillers is made of hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a natural substance in the skin that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain moisture and softness, and adds volume. 

When will you see results?

You will see changes within a few hours up to 72 hours after treatment 

How long do results last?

The duration of effect is related to the number of cross-linkers used and varies within each product range.  Results may 10 to 18 months, with optimal depending on the formula used.

Contra-indications for procedure

Do not receive JUVÉDERM® injectable gel fillers if you have a history of severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), or if you are allergic to lidocaine or the proteins (Gram-positive bacterial proteins) used to make hyaluronic acid (HA) in JUVÉDERM® injectable gel fillers.

How does it work?

The treatment is a non-surgical technique, performed to reduce and contour various parts of the body where undesirable pockets of fat existing. The results are long lasting and measurable.

The Lipolytic solutions are compounded to block internal signals of fat uptake, trigger fat release, increase circulation and burn energy. The fat is dissolved and then eliminated by the body via the liver.

Lipolytic injections have shown good results for minor to medium body sculpturing of specific areas of the body like stomach area, upper arms, thighs, chin, hips and so forth. Lipolytic injections have shown excellent results to smoothen and even remove cellulite.

Results can be seen within 8 weeks and a series of treatments may be required.

What are the benefits of Lipolytic injections over surgical techniques such as liposuction?

  • Lipolytic injections treat fat deposits directly and the result is a smoother skin surface.
  • Lipolytic injections reduce fat in specific areas, for instance love handles.
  • The fat deposits flush out and the body does not gain the weight back in other areas, which often happens after liposuction.
  • Lipolytic injection treatment is a non- surgical procedure that does not require hospital admittance, general anesthesia, or downtime. Liposuction is surgery.

The ideal candidate is a person that is in good health, exercises regularly, is within 11 kilograms of their ideal body weight, and has deposits of fat that have not responded to exercise.