Rejuvenating treatments: Past and Present

October 21, 2010

  • Rejuvenating treatments: Past and Present
  • Peels and injections Beauty

 anti-aging treatments
 Look attractive as long as possible, every woman wants, and therefore seeks to preserve the youthfulness of the skin of the face and body as a whole in general. To do this, at times, have to resort to some anti-aging procedures.

 Rejuvenating treatments: Past and Present

Procedures using fillers

Fillers are used to eliminate certain symptoms of aging - more or less deep wrinkles and folds in the skin. Most fillers are administered by injection, but sometimes it is necessary to make small cuts.

Among the most popular anti-aging treatments today - Botox injections. The effect of the Botox persists for several months; it rarely causes adverse reactions.

Collagen is also a popular means of rejuvenation. One reason for the appearance of wrinkles is to reduce the production of collagen, and it seems logical to use the substance in anti-aging treatments. Indeed, collagen injections have been used for decades, but their effect can be enjoyed for no longer than three to four months. Furthermore, with some types of collagen significant risk of allergic reactions Allergic reactions: how to understand why you tickle in the throat  Allergic reactions: how to understand why you tickle in the throat

Ideally, excipients used for rejuvenation, should be fully biocompatible, that is, their biochemical properties should be as close to the corresponding properties of the recipient, the extent possible. For example, the human collagen is used for injection, almost identical to biopolymers, which are normally present in human skin. The problem is that if you are doing the injection of polymers derived from the matrix, biochemically very similar to natural leather, they are "old" as well as human skin, which makes injection.

Synthetic polymers produce more lasting results, although associated with a higher risk of allergic reactions. Now scientists are actively engaged in developing more effective synthetic polymers, and may soon we get fillers of synthetic polymers that will rejuvenate really long time.

 Rejuvenating treatments: Past and Present

Non-invasive and non-invasive anti-aging treatments

One of the most common non-invasive method of rejuvenation is laser resurfacing of the face. It helps with shallow to moderate wrinkles and hyperpigmentation at Hyperpigmentation: Causes and Treatment  Hyperpigmentation: Causes and Treatment
 . Typically, to achieve significant results requires several procedures. With deep wrinkles treatments with the laser ineffective.

RF energy is also widely used in anti-aging treatments. Radio waves of a certain frequency to penetrate into body tissues and absorbed by them. The absorption of radio waves causes heating of tissues and some structural molecular changes. (A very similar effect is used in microwave ovens, wherein high frequency radio waves are used for heating and cooking).

During the procedure, the skin is exposed to radiation of the required frequency using the electrode. In deep layers of the skin begin to certain changes occur in the surface layer at this time is typically cooled to prevent burns open. The RF radiation causes damage to some parts of the deep layers of the skin; entering further the healing process the skin becomes more elastic and wrinkles - less deep.

For non-invasive and minimally invasive anti-aging procedures also include chemical piligi, microdermabrasion, vibrodermabraziya.

 Rejuvenating treatments: Past and Present

Invasive anti-aging treatments

The invasive anti-aging procedures include operations such as facelifts, blepharoplasty, and ablative laser resurfacing.

Ablative laser resurfacing more effective than other treatments using laser removes wrinkles, although it does not help with deep wrinkles. Recovery from such a procedure takes at least several weeks.

Facelift and other anti-aging operations are used in cases where other anti-aging treatments are ineffective. The operation provides stable, though not a permanent result.

Lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid: Nature comes to the rescue

January 5th, 2013

  • Lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid: Nature comes to the rescue
  • The procedure

 lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid
 Increasing the lip of hyaluronic acid is hyaluronic acid injections lips, whereby their volume increases. The procedure lasts from 15 minutes to one hour. Patients can return to work immediately after the procedure is completed, and in sports - in a few days. The procedure goes using local anesthetic. The results are stored for 3-6 months; to maintain the achieved effect is necessary to make repeated injections.

 Lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid: Nature comes to the rescue


The cost of lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid varies significantly among different experts, but usually does not exceed the price of 1000-1200 dollars. More invasive procedures lip augmentation are much more expensive. However, when calculating the cost should be borne in mind that in order to save the results you have several times a year to undergo the procedure again. In many hospitals there is a possibility of payment in installments. In advance, discuss with your doctor the full cost of the procedure - it should enter everything, including the price of used anesthetics and possibly other drugs.

 Lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid: Nature comes to the rescue

Suitable to your lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid

For most people, this procedure is completely safe. Since the chemical composition of hyaluronic acid is identical in representatives of different species, it rarely causes an allergic reaction Allergic reactions: how to understand why you tickle in the throat  Allergic reactions: how to understand why you tickle in the throat
 . Unlike treatments using other fillers, such as bovine collagen, to increase lip hyaluronic acid usually not conducted for allergy tests. (By the way, people who are allergic to bovine collagen, hyaluronic acid injections are usually very well tolerated). However, you can discuss with your doctor the opportunity to do such a test; it may be recommended, for example for people with allergies to various drugs and food.

Ideal candidates for lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid - the young and middle age (usually 35-60 years) men and women whose skin is not too damaged by sunlight.

In addition, the mandatory requirements to patients are:

  • Good state of physical and mental health;
  • Realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure.

This is very important - the patient must be prepared for the results did not remain much years, it must also be understood that the procedure is limited.

Lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid is not suitable in the following patient groups:

  • Pregnant and lactating women;
  • Humans with hypersensitivity to hyaluronic acid;
  • People with large scars on his lips;
  • People with very thin, sagging skin on the lips (in contrast with her enlarged, puffy lips will look very unnatural);
  • People with allergies to local anesthetics;
  • Patients taking blood thinners;
  • Patients with skin infections.

People who have any serious illness, before increasing the lips with hyaluronic acid, should consult with their physician.

 Lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid: Nature comes to the rescue

Lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid - how it works?

Today, hyaluronic acid - one of the most popular fillers used for lip augmentation and other aesthetic procedures. This non-surgical technique that allows you to not only increase the volume of the lips, but also to improve their shape. A small amount of hyaluronic acid is injected into the lips is very thin needles, resulting in the dermis becomes bulkier. Some of the trade names under which produced fillers with hyaluronic acid - Hylaform, Restylane, Perlane and Esthelis.

Hyaluronic acid - a natural substance that is present in all living organisms. Especially its high content in soft connective tissue and ocular fluids. In the skin, hyaluronic acid is a special gel-like substance that fills the space between collagen and elastin fibers. It is also present in cartilage and synovial fluid.

One of the objectives of hyaluronic acid - moisturizes the skin, keeping moisture in its cells. It also promotes the transport of nutrients through the blood flow in tissue cells, and protects from mechanical and chemical damage. Due to the natural aging process, but also because of other factors, including stress, exposure to sunlight, poor environmental situation and hormonal changes, over time, stocks of hyaluronic acid in the body run out, which is one of the reasons for the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin.

Dermal fillers like natural and of synthetic materials used for rejuvenation for many years. For more than 30 years ago, the synthesized hyaluronic acid used to treat diseases of the connective tissue and to stimulate wound healing. However, a gel containing hyaluronic acid, designed to increase the lips and smoothing out wrinkles, is relatively recent.

Hyaluronic acid in such gels is identical to that present in human skin. When it is introduced into the dermis, it begins to intensively moisturize it, to bind the cells of water, resulting in the region, which has been injected, it is bulkier.

Procedure for lip augmentation hyaluronic acid takes 15-30 minutes, sometimes - and one hour. The process is usually painless, and local anesthetics eliminate any possible discomfort. Within an hour after the injection on the lips may appear small red spots, swelling and bruising, but they are very fast.

Gradually the body reabsorb tissue, hyaluronic acid, and the lips lose volume purchased. Save possible with additional injections are recommended two or three times a year.