The use of non-surgical therapies to remove or reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and aging has been used for decades. Many materials have been tried; some with good results, others with disastrous results and others have proven ineffective. The products mentioned below represent a partial listing of injectables receiving ongoing attention and success.
One of the most sucessful human-derived collagen products currently is Sculptura. The tissue, harvested using sterile techniques, comes from the client and their own cells are then grown in the laboratory. The cells are then processed to form an injectable human collagen mix.
Botulinum Toxin (Botox®)
Botulinum toxin has been used for many years in the treatment of neck and eye spasms, cranial nerve disorders. With the approval of Botox® for cosmetic use, it is used to smooth wrinkles. When injected into facial muscles botulinum toxin block nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing muscles and smoothing wrinkles
Hyaluronic acid exists naturally in all living organisms and is a natural component of connective tissues, including the skin and has been used therapeutically to treat joint pain. Restylane® is a soft tissue filler made of hyaluronic acid and manufactured by recombinent technology, which adds volume to minimize wrinkles and lines. As the substance naturally occurs in humans and all animals, allergic reactions are rare. More than 44,000 people had Restylane injections in 2003. Restylane®, Laresse™ and Radiesse™ are all available at Pioneer Clinic.
Derma Fillers such as Restylane®, Laresse™ and Radiesse™ are a popular treatment for wrinkles and facial lines. The procedure helps to smooth away noticable deeper furrows around the mouth and nose and is also effective for forehead lines, frown lines, acne scaring and crows feet. Collagen treatment is also effective for lip enhancement.
About Derma-Filler treatment
Collagen is a natural protein that is the main constituent of skin, bones, muscles and ligaments in all mammals. Over time, the collagen cells which provide the structural support, resilience and shape to the skin, reduce in number. This causes the skin to lose elasticity, allowing fine lines and wrinkles to develop.
Treatment with derma fillers such as Restylane®, Laresse™ and Radiesse™make it possible to temporarily suspend or reverse the signs of ageing. Pioneer Clinic’s derma-fillers are all animal-free product and therefore requires no test prior to treatment.
Procedures for Lines and Wrinkles
Prior to treatment, a mild anaesthetic cream is applied to the treatment area for your comfort. The derma-filler is then injected into the skin below the wrinkle. A small amount of redness may occur around the treatment area but this fades within a few hours
The treatment is very quicktakiing 10 to 30 minutes depending on the number of lines and wrinkles treated, make-up can be applied immediately after Collagen / Restylane treatment and you can go straight back to work.wards.The length of time a treatment lasts can vary depending on the patient’s age, skin type, lifestyle, muscle activity and the type of tretment chosen.