Cosmetic Injections in Hamilton
Cosmetic injectables are a non-surgical aesthetic procedure involving injecting various substances into the skin to enhance or rejuvenate one’s appearance. These injectables are commonly used to address signs of aging, improve facial contours, and enhance specific features. They offer a less invasive alternative to surgical procedures and can provide noticeable results with minimal downtime. Here are some of the most common types of cosmetic injectables:
Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin): These injectables temporarily relax the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles, such as frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. They block nerve signals that trigger muscle contractions, resulting in smoother, wrinkle-free skin. Results typically last for several months before a repeat treatment is needed.
Dermal Fillers: Dermal fillers are injectables designed to restore lost volume, fill in wrinkles, and enhance facial contours. They are commonly used to plump up lips, soften nasolabial folds (smile lines), and add fullness to cheeks and temples. Different dermal fillers, such as hyaluronic acid fillers (e.g., Juvederm, Restylane) and calcium hydroxylapatite fillers (e.g., Radiesse), offer various options for specific treatment goals. The duration of results varies depending on the type of filler used.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers: Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps maintain skin hydration and volume. Hyaluronic acid fillers are famous for their ability to plump and hydrate the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and adding youthful fullness. They can also be dissolved if necessary.
Calcium Hydroxylapatite Fillers: These fillers contain calcium microspheres suspended in a gel, stimulating collagen production and providing immediate volume. They are often used to treat deeper wrinkles and add structure to facial features.
Poly-L-Lactic Acid (Sculptra): Sculptra stimulates collagen production over time, resulting in gradual and natural-looking improvements. It’s often used to address facial volume loss and improve the skin’s overall texture.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections: PRP involves drawing a small amount of the patient’s blood, processing it to concentrate the platelets, and injecting the platelet-rich plasma back into the skin. PRP is used to stimulate collagen production and improve skin texture and tone.
Neurotoxin Injections (e.g., Kybella): Neurotoxins like Kybella reduce submental (under-chin) fat by destroying fat cells. Kybella is specifically designed to target the double chin area.
Cosmetic injectables should be administered by qualified medical professionals, such as dermatologists or plastic surgeons, with the necessary training and experience. While these treatments are generally safe, there are potential risks and side effects, such as bruising, swelling, infection, or allergic reactions. It’s essential to have a thorough consultation with a healthcare provider to discuss your goals, medical history, and the appropriate treatment options for your individual needs.
Here at Durand Health, our cosmetic injectable treatments are performed by experienced, regulated health professionals who have a strong understanding of facial anatomy and muscle imbalances.
If you are curious about whether cosmetic injections are right for you, we encourage you to book a complimentary consultation to discuss a personalized treatment plan.