The older we get, our face start to show the effects of gravity, exposure to sun light and years of daily use or our facial muscles. The sub skin tissues which keep it youth and freshness undergo a process of shrinkage, there is a sagging of the skin and a change occurs in the facial muscles which also become less tight.
These deepen the lines in our face, and even dimples lose their charm with the years and become wrinkles. I high dynamic mimicry areas, the wrinkles become deep and prominent.
You can find a variety of solutions in our clinics, such as: Injections to fill wrinkles, injections to smooth wrinkles, and a number of peeling types – each wrinkle and the optimal treatment for it.
Injections to fill wrinkles
Expression lines in the lower part of the face are treated with injection of various filling materials. Wrinkles and sunken areas of the face can be filled, these include deep facial wrinkles, “sunken” cheeks, skin dimples and some scars. We use face and biodegradable materials which naturally exist in our body, such as collagen.
The injections do not erase the wrinkles completely, however, they can be expected to fill and soften the visage. The injections do not constitute an alternative for a surgery, but only a supportive treatment which improves and refines in a speedy manner. In addition, fillers can be injected to the lips, and give them a fuller, more sensual look.
What can I expect from a wrinkles filling treatment?
The objective of the treatment is to fill the wrinkle or the scar, however you should know that the results are not permanent, and they are not injections to fight wrinkles. When talking about biodegradable materials, the injected material is absorbed and breaks down inside the body, and the wrinkle should be injected once every few months to once a year.
You should also know that the quantity of material required to fill in the same regional wrinkle, may differ from one person to another. We strive to fill the wrinkle in an optimal manner until reaching a satisfactory outcome.
Risk related to injections to fill wrinkles
When injections are performed with biodegradable materials and done by an accredited doctor, the complications are rare. Immediately post treatment a sensation of discomfort, or a local burn may appear at times. At times under the skin hematoma or redness may appear, these are absorbed and disappear within a few days.
Contrary to these, non biodegradable filling materials such as silicone, may shift from their position and cause damages and scars that may be long term. This is a rare phenomenon, but it exists. Since wrinkles are dynamic, over time additional injections are required. The use of material such as silicone may deprive us of this option.
The fillers used by us are composed of natural polysaccharide and / or collagen, which are natural compounds, and natural component of the human body, therefore, these materials are safe and for the most part do not cause allergic reactions or any other reactions.
Treating expression lines
For the purpose of smoothing out expression lines in the upper areas of the face, as well as in the neck area. For the most part we shall use an injectable material based on a natural toxin which has become very popular, since this the the only material which treats the main cause for the wrinkles.
The material injected to a specific area weakens the muscles in this region and they stop contracting for a while. And so, the expression lines disappear.
The results are noticable already after the first treatment. Since we are treating the source of the problem, the filling injections which are permanent, will reduce from the existing lines, and possible prevent new lines from appearing.
This treatment material has gained much success due to the minimal adverse effects and the ability to return to normal activity immediately after the injection.
- For best results, inject about 6 to 8 weeks before an important event.
- Avoid physical activity for three days following an injection treatment.
Each one of the treatments can be done as a stand alone treatment, however, there is an option to combine treatments, such as combining between various types of injections (filling and smoothing expression lines), combining injections with laser treatments or even combining injections and peeling with facial surgeries.
Tips for skin maintenance
- wearing glasses and reading glasses –wearing glasses and reading glasses prevents squinting, and this, in turn, prevents the appearance of fine lines in the eyes and nose areas.
- Smoking –even if you have not stopped smoking due to the obvious medical benefits, remember that the cigarette, when pulling on it, causes contraction of the lips and causing fine lines in the skin above the lips.
- Using moisturizing lotion –helps considerably in preserving the skin, maintaining its flexibility and preventing dryness. The various creams you may use do not prevent the appearance of wrinkles, however, they assist in masking and blurring them.
- Exposure to the sun –reduce and avoid as much as possible. The sun’s radiation constitutes the main source of facial wrinkles appearance. If you cannot avoid exposure to the sun, use protective lotion with sunscreen.