Injectables

You might be surprised what these can do for you.

Injectables involve instilling a product into the skin. The main options include botox, dermal fillers, and platelet rich plasma.

They are all complimentary to each other and can help restore a more rejuvenated youthful appearance.

Additional information regarding the injectable procedures you can find at our Edmonton clinic can be found below.

Our Range Of Injectable Treatments

Aging is inevitable, no one can avoid it. As we become older, our skin undergoes natural changes such as losing elastin, thinning skin, thinner blood vessel walls as well as changes beneath our skin like bone loss, cartilage loss, and fat loss in our cheeks, temples, chin, nose, and around our eyes. Together, these unavoidable changes make our skin rougher, looser, more transparent, more fragile, and more easily bruised.

Add to those changes the wrinkles and lines from a lifetime of sun exposure, harsh weather, laughing, smiling, and frowning and we’re all at the mercy of aging, although depending on our health and habits, the impact of aging varies. Regardless, at some point, we all end up with deep lines, hollows, slackness, thinness, and gauntness – particularly in our faces. A healthy lifestyle complete with a healthy diet, militant sunscreen wear, and a good skin care regime can delay the impacts of aging but not prevent them.

What Types Of Injectables Are There?

Botox (Botulinum toxin type A) is an injectable drug that causes controlled muscle relaxation. When we inject Botox into your facial muscles, it blocks the nerve signals and prevents the muscles from tightening forcefully, allowing the muscles to relax. This muscle relaxation allows the creases in your face that are caused by muscles (think smiling and frowning) to soften. Offering visible results within days, your wrinkles and lines will continue to soften for approximately 30 days, with results lasting up to four months. In order to maintain the effects of Botox, regular treatments are required.

Dermal fillers are injectables that use either natural or synthetic hyaluronic acid to plump up your skin. In contrast to Botox, dermal fillers create volume and fullness which achieve a natural, youthful appearance and fill in thin lips, hollows around the eyes, or gauntness in your temples. The results with dermal fillers are instantaneous and long-lasting (three months to two years). We often use dermal fillers in combination with Botox to achieve the best results since they each have different strengths. Our range of dermal fillers include Juvederm®, Restylane®, Revanesse, and RADIESSE®.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an injectable therapy that uses your own blood platelets to rejuvenate your skin. By drawing your blood and spinning it down, we then inject the platelets into your skin to improve texture, links, and wrinkles. By placing it deeper into areas like hollows under the eyes or sagginess in the neck, PRP can stimulate other cells to create fuller, healthier looking skin. Because PRP uses your own cells and tissues, the side effects are significantly lower than Botox or dermal fillers. Changes to the skin with PRP are gradual and continue for three to six months and it lasts for about two years.

Book Your Injectables Consultation Today

Book your consultation today with Dr. Rao today so he can help you pick the injectable procedure that will best treat your main concern, or recommend combining certain treatments to achieve a more youthful look all over.

He will take the time address your specific needs and answer any questions or concerns you may have about the various injectable procedures. In addition, he will make recommendations as to the best treatment plan for achieving your desired results. Please fill in the form below to book your consultation now.