Botox & Dysport
The word Botox has become a part of our everyday vocabulary. With over 3 million Botox procedures performed in the US and Canada alone last year the “wonder drug” has been increasing consumer demand and awareness of procedure. Its inherent safety profile has become readily understood in the industry.
Dysport may be newer in North America (on the market since only April, 2009), but it has been battling Botox head to head in Europe and elsewhere for several years already. Dysport and Botox have similar mechanisms of action (neuromuscular blocking toxin).
Dysport has less of a protein load than Botox. Clinically this means that Dysport will result in the formation of fewer antibodies against it. Antibodies are what our bodies use to detect and destroy foreign proteins aka antigens (the injected medications).
Hence the assumption is that with fewer antibodies being formed the clinical effects of Dysport should last longer than those of Botox. That being said, some clinical trials indicate that Botox has longer lasting results.
Natural looking beauty with confidence — Look your best feel your best
Glabellar lines, or “frown lines”, are vertical wrinkles on the forehead that appear between the eyebrows. This is not totally related to the aging process. Because frown lines are created by facial expression and movement, they can actually start to appear at a younger age. The appearance of the lines can become worse as the collagen in that area of the forehead breaks down.
There are several factors in addition to facial expression, that can cause or worsen the appearance of frown lines:
- Sun exposure – UV light in the sun can damage collagen
- Aging – can create a loosening of collagen fibres and decreased skin elasticity
- Smoking – can reduce the amount of new collagen produced
- Repeated facial expression
Introducing Dysport Aesthetics
Dysport Aesthetics is an injection used temporarily to improve the appearance of your moderate to severe frown lines. The untreated facial muscles still work normally, allowing you to freely show natural facial expressions, such as smiling, in untreated areas.
How does Dysport Aesthetic work?
Dysport Aesthetic temporarily reduces the movement of certain upper facial muscles that cause wrinkles. The optimum dosage and number of injections sites in the treated muscle will be chosen by your doctor or nurse. Dysport Aesthetics delivers noticeable, natural looking results as soon as 24 hours – that may last up to 4 months.
How can Dysport Aesthetic help?
With 1 treatment Dysport can temporarily reduce your frown lines by blocking the signal from the nerve to the muscles, by doing this, Dysport relaxes the muscles that cause the deep lines and wrinkles on the forehead.
This therapeutic process, originally invented by Dr. Michel Pistor (France) in 1952, is fast becoming an alternative medicinal therapy that require rigorous procedures and is applied in the safest conditions, with the minimalist to no down town and as such, is now being practiced in many countries all over the world. The Mesolift™ also know as mesotherapy or microneedling is a new treatment for people of all ages! It gives your skin a healthy boost and leaves you looking refreshed and rejuvenated!
Mesotherapy or Microneedling, is the creation of thousands of controlled microinjections into the mesoderm (middle layer of the skin) using various pharmaceuticals, medicines, vitamins, amino acids, hyaluronic acid or even PRP, your own plasma to treat the skin. It can be used on your face, body and scalp for hair loss. Microneedling or mesotherapy injections provides a mechanical stimulation of the skin, which leads to higher concentrations of growth factors and enhanced collagen and elastin production with minimal downtime.
Microneedling revitalizes the skin’s appearance and quality without scar formation and a low risk of Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation. It has also been used to treat hair loss using either PRP and/or vitamins.
Our latest acquisition, the French made U225 Injector, is the most sophisticated mesotherapy injector currently available on the market! Using pneumatic (air) pressure, this electric mesogun produces almost no trauma to the skin and is virtually painless!
The U225 is the ideal injector for the face, especially around sensitive areas like the eyes, nose and lips, although it can be used all over the body.
Platelets Rich Plasma (Prp),
Vampire Lift Or
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is a high demand procedure that mingles advance technology with the body’s natural capability to heal itself. In this procedure the very own patient blood is separated into its active serum and platelet parts by means of centrifuge and injected into the wrinkles, folds and areas that need to be corrected.
The concentrated platelets in PRP contain large amounts of growth factors and signaling proteins that promote collagen fibrillogenesis and the repair and regeneration of tissue.
PRP Therapy is highly in demand because of its use in treating sports injuries in professional athletes. However, the benefits from these techniques reach more patients than just athletes. These same growth factors also have beneficial cosmetic applications, such as facial, skin and hair rejuvenation.
What is PRP and how does it work?
A revolutionary, non-surgical anti-aging procedure, also called Vampire Facelift. The Vampire Facelift, uses the patient’s own growth factors found in their blood, injected into the face for regrowth of loss or sagging tissue, regenerate and diminish the signs of aging.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma protein derived from whole blood, centrifuged to removed red blood cells. It has a greater concentration of growth factors than whole blood, and has been used to encourage a brisk healing response.
When PRP Is injected into the damaged area it causes a mild inflammation that triggers the healing cascade. As the platelets organize in the clot they release a number of enzymes to promote healing and tissue responses including attracting stem cells to repair the damaged area.
As a result new collagen begins to develop. As the collagen matures it begins to shrink causing the tightening and strengthening of the damaged area. When treating injured or sun damaged tissue they can induce a remodelling of the tissue to a healthier and younger state*.
When will I see results?
The full procedure takes approximately 1 hr. You will see an immediate response; which will subside and then become more apparent in the weeks following your injection. Generally 2 to 3 treatments are advised, however, more may be indicated for some individuals. Improvements are usually seen after 6 to 12 weeks lasting up to 18 months. Touch up treatment may be done once a year after the initial group of treatments to boost and maintain the results*.
What are benefits of PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy:
- stimulates tissue regeneration
- increases collagen production
- smooths out lines and wrinkles
- restores a healthy glow to skin
- stimulate the hair follicles encouraging new hair growth
- very effective in the treatment of Alopecia
Dermal Filler – Stylage
Stylage fillers – hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers with antioxidants.
Stylage® products consist of an ultra-clear transparent gel of cross-linked hyaluronic acid. The gel is biocompatible and readily becomes integrated into the tissue. It is non-permanent, i.e. it is biodegraded by the body’s own mechanism and will thus disappear naturally over time*.
* The average product duration depends on many factors such as skin type, injection area, patient’s lifestyle, injection technique used by the practitioner. Biodegradable Filler
Stylage® is the first hyaluronic acid dermal filler with local anaesthetic lidocaine (lignocaine) and an antioxidant, in the form of mannitol, all within one product. Stylage® is biocompatible , so you have no chance of an allergic reaction . Because it is biodegradable, it is perfect for your ever -changing beauty needs for your face.
With the various different concentrations Stylage can target and treat according to the degree of the sunken dermis or area of skin. Stylage corrects wrinkles (forehead, crows feet, nose and chin wrinkles, mouth wrinkles, etc.), gives the skin lost moisture and enables modelling of facial shapes and contours (cheekbones, hollow cheeks, lip volume and oval face).
What our filler Stylage® can do for you?
Fill and smooth out wrinkles while rehydrating the skin. Your nurse or doctor will be able to assess and determine which Stylage® product will work best for you, according to your unique needs, the depth of the wrinkles and the thickness of your skin. The filling and smoothing effect of each Stylage® treatment will be immediate and will last for approximately a year.
In Stylage® hyaluronic acid molecules are cross-linked in a special way . This allows for optimal density and long-term impact. It may be injected through a fine needle , which reduces (in combination with the mannitol) the injection trauma and your recovery time to the minimum. The thickness of the product is adapted to the depth of the wrinkle . Stylage XXL example, gives most of the volume and elasticity. It contains no animal or human derived components. Stylage® is a substance that is present in human tissue by nature. Stylage® does not take away the underlying cause of the formation of a wrinkle , but does help to improve your appearance by adding filling material under the skin in the treated areas.
Protective action of Stylage Fillers
When a needle is inserted into the skin tissue, the inflammatory response includes activation of free radical-generating enzymes on the injection site. Those reactive molecules attack the injected HA and try to break down its overall structure. Antioxidants, free radical scavenger, are helpful in reducing and preventing damage from free radical reactions because of their ability to neutralize the radical without forming another.
They provide optimal resistance to the gel’s degradation. They also help stabilize physico-chemical properties of the product in the syringe during its storage at room temperature.
Sorbitol, like mannitol, is an antioxidant agent that has been safely used in cosmetics and beauty products for a long time due to its powerful moisturizing properties. Complementary to the Stylage® range with mannitol, sorbitol has been added to Stylage® HydroMax formulation, to improve skin hydration and elasticity. As a very hygroscopic antioxidant, sorbitol helps skin retain water to conserve moisture and thereby keeps it looking healthy and youthful.
Stylage Classic Range:
S, Special Lips, M, and L
- Correction of fine lines and superficial wrinkles
- Correction of medium to deep folds
- Correction of the area around the eyes
- Facial rejuvenation by lifting loose skin and restoring skin firmness
- Lip augmentation for improved contour and definition
- Removal of the wrinkles around the mouth
- Rehydration of the lips
Stylage® Lidocaïne “Special Comfort” Range:
S, M, Special Lips, L and XL
- The unique range to incorporate both an anaesthetic (lidocaine) and an antioxidant (mannitol) in its cross-linked HA gel
- For making injections less painful and improving the patient’s comfort during the procedure.
Stylage® Volumising Range:
XL and XXL
- Cheek and cheekbone enhancement for a more youthful appearance
- Face oval and chin remodeling
- Correction of mid-face volume loss
Stylage® Hydration and Revitalization:
Hydro and HydroMax
- Improving skin hydration, elasticity and skin tone
- Delaying appearance of the skin ageing process