The Different Types of Injectables
BOTOX: is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary). BOTOX and indeed all injectables should only be administered by a healthcare professional. BOTOX is a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles between the brows. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.
Some women and men notice the smoothing effect within only a few days, it normally takes upto ten days to see the full smoothing effect of treatment.
COLLAGEN (CosmoDerm, CosmoPlast, Evolence): is used to define the lip border, plump the lips and fill in superficial lines and lasts up to three months
HYALURONIC ACID (Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane) : is used to plump the lips, fill in under the eyes, and fill nasolabial folds and lasts up to one year, depending on the product used and where it is placed
FAT: is used to fill nasolabial folds and deeper wrinkles and creases, and plump up the lips
SCULPTRA: is used to restore volume to the midface, plump up the backs of hands, and fill in nasolabial folds and marionette lines (at the sides of the mouth) and lasts from 18 - 24 months
RADIESSE: is used to fill the nasolabial folds, marionette lines and the back of hands and define the countours of the face and lasts from two - three years