Injectables: Erase years off your face
Watch all your deep wrinkles and expression lines disappear before your eyes!
Using cutting-edge technologies and only medical cosmetic doctors; Corpofino Dermatology Clinic, Abu Dhabi is dedicated to making your skin the very best it can be through knowledge, experience and understanding.
Dr. Aseel Tawalbeh is a friendly knowledgeable &experienced professional in cosmetic dermatology and anti-ageing medicine.
Wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers are injectable, minimally invasive procedures used to enhance and rejuvenate your appearance. While wrinkle relaxers relax the facial muscles and reduce wrinkles caused by facial expressions, fillers replace the volume under the wrinkle and lift the skin up to appear smooth and youthful. Some clients prefer to combine Botox/Dysport with dermal fillers in order to achieve ultimate results.
At Corpofino Dermatology Clinic, we aim to help you achieve your true beauty; a state where your face expresses the emotions you really feel on the inside, where you project your confidence & enjoy looking at the mirror again.
Botox Injection Abu Dhabi
Wrinkles are born from squinting, smiling, frowning – any facial movement – as well as time and aging. Botox / Dysport can be used to relax these muscles, preventing squinting and frowning, which improves the appearance of wrinkles and may prevent them from worsening. At this time, Botox / Dysport are FDA-approved treatment in the US for these indications, and it has been safely used for facial wrinkles since the very early 1980’s.
In Preparation for your treatment
For ten days prior to your appointment, avoid supplements or medications that make you bruise, such as medication that reduce inflammation (ibuprofen products like Advil and Brufen), as well as aspirin, green tea, vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba and Saint – John’s Worts.
However, you may take Tylenol, which does not affect blood platelet function like the others do. Purchase a product containing arnica or vitamin K, and/or retinol. This can be applied after the procedure to prevent and treat bruises. On the day of your treatment, try to be as relaxed as you can. Remember, this really is easy.
We will apply a topical anesthetic cream to the area being treated, usually the forehead, between the brows, or the crow’s feet at the outside corners of the eyes, about twenty minutes before the treatment begins.
What to Expect?
The treatment involves injections via a tiny needle, which is about the size of an acupuncture needle. When a topical anesthetic is used first, most people don’t feel the injection. Frown lines usually require three injections, crows –feet receive three injections per side, and lines in the forehead usually get five to eight injections. Following treatment, your skin may show a few raised bumps in the area of the injection that look like insect bites. These typically last about thirty minutes. Bruising can also occur (though this is more likely in redheads), so remember to apply the arnica or vitamin K and retinol at the first sign of bruising.
Follow Up Care after Botox/Dysport
Patients can immediately resume to use all skin care makeup after the treatment. Avoid facials, facial massage, steam rooms, saunas, vigorous exercise and hot showers for 4 hours because these may increase your risk of bruising.
The most common side effect is bruising which can be prevented by avoiding the medications and supplements mentioned above. Treating the forehead can result in heaviness of the upper eyelids. This resolves in one week in some cases, however, it may last for the duration of the Botox / Dysport treatment. Droopiness of the eyelid (ptosis) rarely occurs after injection of the frown lines.
What to Expect after Botox/Dysport?
After three days you will notice decreased movement in the treated area, it takes ten days for the full effects to be seen. Return to see us in two weeks if you are not happy with the result. If you can make the treated area move by flexing the muscles or if you notice any asymmetry-uneven result on one side or the ability to move only on one side-the treatment hasn’t worked as it should, and you will need a retouch. Retouches are done free of charge.
Your wrinkles per se may not completely disappear but the muscles underneath them should quit moving. It may take four to eight months without movement before the wrinkles begin to smooth out, which will happen especially if you are following the recommended skin care regimen at the same time. All patients should be using daily sunscreen. Botox/Dysport injection provides temporary wrinkle-correction so expect to return for follow-up treatments every three to six months. It is better not to let the Botox completely wear off because this will help prevent the wrinkles form returning.
Dermal Fillers Abu Dhabi
Soft tissue dermal fillers are substances that can be injected into the skin to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, plump lips, fill out hollow cheeks, improve scars, elevate deep folds and repair various facial imperfections. The result is a smoother, more youthful appearance with minimal “downtime” and maximum safety. Variety of soft tissue fillers including collagen, Hyaluronic acid and one’s own fat have greatly expanded the options available to treat aging skin. Filler substances are quick, safe, easy and provide instant gratification.
The aging process generally causes a loss of volume as the underlying collagen, Hyaluronic acid, and elastic fibers begin to deteriorate, and fat stores in the face decrease. This most commonly occurs around the eyes, mouth, cheeks, the jaw line, the brow, and bridge of the nose. These age-related changes produce crow’s feet, laugh lines, folds and furrows on the forehead, and “hills and valleys” on the lower third of the face. At Corpofino Dermatology clinic, we can use these fillers to sculpt the face and restore a youthful look to your appearance.
How do soft tissue dermal fillers work?
A filler substance is injected beneath the surface of the skin where it corrects the line or wrinkle by temporarily plumping and smoothing out the skin depression. Most fillers replace the lost components of the skin: collagen, Hyaluronic acid and elastin.
Fillers can also be placed into the lips to create a fuller, more youthful look, or in the hollows of the cheeks to reduce gaunt appearance. Facial scarring from acne or injury also responds well to soft tissue filler techniques.
Soft tissue fillers are often considered a first line of defense against skin and are frequently used in combination with other techniques for facial rejuvenation.
What should I do before the treatment?
Ten days prior to your appointment avoid ingesting substance that will increase your tendency to bruise.
Many herbal and alternative medicine products may increase bruising so discuss use of these with your dermatologist. The following are known to increase bruising: alcohol, green tea, ibuprofen, aspirin, Coumadin, warfarin, and St. John’s Wort.
What should I expect during and after treatment?
Injecting soft tissue filler is a relatively simple process in the office. The down time is minimal.
Most patients do not bruise when they follow these recommendations. However, if you have an event such as a wedding or photo shoot, we recommend that you receive the filler treatment at least 10 days prior to the event in case bruising occurs. Bruising is more likely to occur in very light skinned individuals and red heads.
Prior to the procedure, you will remove all make up and a topical anesthetic is applied to the area being treated. A very small needle is used to inject the filler directly to the skin.
Immediately after the procedure, there may be some temporary swelling, redness or minor bruising at the injection sites. This usually subsides and fades quickly. Makeup can be reapplied immediately after the treatment. You may return to normal activities, however, avoid hot showers, saunas or other exposure to heat for 6 hours because these may increase the risk of bruising. Avoid sun exposure and alcohol for 24 hours; these have been associated with redness.
Are there any possible risks?
All medical procedures carry some risk. However, soft tissue fillers are generally considered safe and effective procedures. Apart from an allergic reaction to the injected substance, side effects are few and typically related to the local injection.
How long does the improvement last?
The length of time the improvement may last depends on the type of filler used, the areas treated & the ability of the patient’s skin to absorb the materials.
Platelet Rich Plasma is a 100% natural method that uses the patient’s own blood components to stimulate the renewal of damaged tissue in areas of the face, neck, décolleté, hands and body.
Extracted blood platelets that contain proteins, nutrients, and a variety of growth factors are injected in the area to be treated. When growth factors are activated by injection, repair of damaged tissue begins, generating collagen and hyaluronic production.
A natural enhancement of the skin’s appearance begins to take place and youthfulness, suppleness and volume are restored to the treated areas.
PRP benefits you in many ways. It is a safe healing process that has been studied and applied to restore many areas of concern. This treatment accelerates the rejuvenating properties of the body, eliminating the need for cosmetic surgery. PRP is also biocompatible with the human body, requiring little or no recovery time.
This method is extremely safe, with no risk of allergic reaction because the PRP gel is produced by your own blood.