Injectables vs Skin Care

January 9, 2020

Injectable services are growing in the cosmetics industry, but what do you actually know about this growing trend. 

Let me start off by saying that injectables such as filler and anti-wrinkle have their place in the cosmetic and medical industries. I am just wanting to educate and shed some light on it for you as well as provide some alternatives. 

 

Firstly what are they; with so many names around of injectable products. There are fillers and anti-wrinkle....the other names are the brands of the product although they may be slightly different they do basically the same things. 

 

Popular anti wrinkle names are Botox and Dysport, they are made from botulinum toxin type A. The purpose of anti wrinkle injections is to prevent the muscle from contracting this occurs by the blocking of chemical signals which cause the contraction movement via injection into the muscle. This prevents wrinkles and makes  them less noticeable. The skin flattens over the muscle which can no longer tighten.

These treatments generally only last for around 3 months and need continual maintenance.

 

Fillers come in a range of densities, the one that is used depends on the type of wrinkles and their locations. These do not go into the muscle, instead they sit on top of the muscle in the tissue and can be made up of collagen, hyaluronic acid or fat. The sole purpose of this is to give volume to the skin, also requiring frequent repeat treatments every 3-6 months. 

 

Wrinkles form from aging, facial expressions and sun damage to name a few. The lines come from grooves that form beneath the surface of the skin on the muscle, when we are younger the skin is full of collagen and elastin, which means that the skin can bounce back easily. As we get older the skin begins to lose its collagen and elastin meaning it becomes less elastic and does not bounce back as easily. This is where the wrinkles begin to become more permanent. 

 

Prevention is better than a cure. So if you want to get in front of the aging process becoming vigilant in skin care and using products which support the skins natural processes and the production of collagen and elastin. hand in hand with products having regular skin treatments such as peels and our Super facial, the OxyGeneo+, will help to maintain your skin via exfoliation and infusion of active products to support the skins functions. This maintains the skin and helps to prevent the aging process. 

 

If you are at that stage where you already of the pesky wrinkles and lines do not fear there are skin treatments to help these. Once again commencing a skin care routine with regular treatments will help to minimise the appearance of the lines and wrinkles. Popular treatments for these are Microneedling and Voluderm depending on the areas and types of wrinkles that they are. You can also have a OxyGeneo+ Super facial which produces instant results with no down time. 

 

The key is the skin care that you use especially pre and post skin treatments.

 

Here at Boss Babes we believe that your skin is your greatest asset and that when treated with high quality products and with treatments we can help prevent the aging process as well as help to reverse the appearance of aging; producing long term maintainable results. We use O Cosmedics products for treatments and as our retail products. They are an Australian brand that is vegan friendly and gluten free. Their products are what we refer to as a cosmedical which means that they are a medical grade cosmetic product, using medical technology to infuse the ingredients into the skin to support and repair the cells and their functions. One of our all time favourite products is their Pure Age Defiance Serum, it is a super hydrating, soothing and plumping product due to its concentration of pure L-Sodium Hyaluronate Acetyl Octapeptide-3 and V8 Peptide complex. It is definitely

one of their Hero products. 

Below is a before and after photo of our OxyGeneo+ Superfacial treatment and the results that can be seen after just one treatment. 

Come into the salon or give us a call to arrange a free skin consultation to see which treatments and products are best for your skin. 

 

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