Fillers are substances used to enhance facial features, restore volume, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. They are commonly injected beneath the skin to plump up areas that have lost their fullness or to smooth out facial contours. Filler works by adding volume and stimulates the production of natural collagen, which helps improve the overall appearance and texture of the skin.
Botox and Dysport
Botox is used as an injectable treatment to temporarily relax specific facial muscles, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It works by blocking the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter responsible for muscle contractions, which results in a temporary smoothing effect on the treated areas. Botox is commonly used to address dynamic wrinkles, such as crow's feet, forehead lines, and frown lines, and the effects typically last for several months before requiring repeat treatments.
Dysport is an injectable treatment similar to Botox that is used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It contains the neurotoxin called abobotulinumtoxinA, which works by temporarily relaxing the muscles responsible for creating facial wrinkles. When administered by a trained medical professional, Dysport can provide smoother, more youthful-looking skin, and its effects can last for several months before additional treatments may be necessary.
Sculptra is a unique injectable treatment designed to stimulate collagen production and restore volume in the face. Unlike traditional dermal fillers, Sculptra contains poly-L-lactic acid, a biocompatible substance that stimulates the body's natural collagen production over time. This gradual approach results in a subtle and natural-looking rejuvenation, with the effects of Sculptra lasting up to two years.
Kybella is an injectable treatment specifically designed to reduce the appearance of submental fat, commonly known as a "double chin." It contains a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a substance naturally produced in the body to help break down and absorb dietary fat. When injected into the submental area, Kybella destroys fat cells, resulting in a more contoured and defined jawline. The treatment typically requires multiple sessions for optimal results and has a relatively short recovery period.
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to treat varicose veins and spider veins. It involves injecting a solution, usually a saline-based irritant or a specialized foam, directly into the affected veins. The solution causes the veins to scar and collapse, rerouting blood flow to healthier veins. Over time, the treated veins are reabsorbed by the body, leading to an improved appearance and reduced symptoms such as pain and swelling. Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that is typically performed in an outpatient setting, and multiple sessions may be required for optimal results.