Beauty medical injectables are cosmetic injectables, these are non-surgical treatments that involve injecting various substances into the skin or underlying tissues to improve aesthetic appearance. These injectables are used for facial rejuvenation, wrinkle reduction, lip enhancement, and contouring.
There are different types of beauty injectables available, each serving a specific purpose.
- Botulinum toxin. Botulinum toxin injections temporarily relax facial muscles, reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, such as forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet.
- Dermal fillers. Dermal fillers can be made of hyaluronic acid (HA), calcium hydroxylapatite, poly-L-lactic acid, or other materials. HA fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are popular choices for lip augmentation, cheek enhancement, and nasolabial fold reduction.
- Collagen stimulators. Collagen stimulators, such as Sculptra and Radiesse, are injectables that stimulate collagen production in the skin. It helps improve skin texture, treat facial volume loss, and reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles and folds. The effects of collagen stimulators develop gradually over time and can last for a year or more.
- Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). PRP is a treatment that involves drawing a small amount of the patient’s blood, processing it to concentrate the platelets, and then injecting it back into the skin. It promotes collagen production, improves skin texture, and can be used for facial rejuvenation, hair restoration, and scar reduction.
- Neurotoxins. Apart from botulinum toxin, other neurotoxins like Kybella are used for aesthetic purposes. Kybella is an injectable treatment specifically designed to reduce submental (under-chin) fat, commonly known as a double chin.
Beauty injectables should only be administered by qualified and experienced medical professionals, such as dermatologists or plastic surgeons. Prior consultation and assessment by a healthcare professional are necessary to determine the most suitable treatment and to ensure its safety and effectiveness.
Is it painful?
Most injectable treatments involve minimal discomfort and are generally well-tolerated by patients. Here are some factors to consider regarding the pain associated with beauty injectables:
- Needle sensation. Since injectables involve the use of needles, you may feel a slight pinch or prick when the needle is inserted into the skin. However, needles used for injectables are typically thin and small, designed to minimize discomfort.
- Topical anesthetics. Before the injection, a topical numbing cream or gel may be applied to the treatment area to help minimize any potential discomfort.
- Local anesthesia. Some injectable procedures, particularly those involving deeper tissues or sensitive areas, may require local anesthesia.
- Sensitivity and pain threshold. Each individual’s pain sensitivity and tolerance may vary. What may be uncomfortable for one person may be well-tolerated by another. Communicating your pain tolerance and concerns to the healthcare professional performing the procedure can help them take appropriate steps to ensure your comfort.
Beauty injectables are performed by skilled and experienced healthcare professionals who prioritize patient comfort.