Facial Injections Q&A

Injections, which are often called “beauty injections,” are designed to solve the problems of aging skin, eliminate fine and deep wrinkles, and correct cosmetic defects.

What is it?

Injections, often called “grafts” of beauty, are designed to solve the problems of aging skin, eliminate fine and deep wrinkles, and correct cosmetic defects.

There are several so-called “injections” and each of them is capable of doing miracles. Time, any of them takes not so much, and the effect is noticeable in a few days.


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Let’s start the story with mesotherapy, officially recognized in 1987. The procedure is a microinjection of individually selected rejuvenating cocktails.

Mesotherapy can solve many problems: tighten the skin of the face, neck and decollete; improve the face oval and the condition of the eyelids; to eliminate fine wrinkles; make less visible postnatal stretch marks, lighten the pigment spots, reduce the amount of cellulite.

Mesotherapy is also used for the treatment of acne, the removal of post-acne scars, chronic dermatoses, warts, herpes, tinea and alopecia. Very effective mesotherapy as a means of rehabilitation after plastic surgery.

Special technology allows you to enter medicines directly at the destination. This effect is achieved not only through pharmacological action, but also due to mechanical stimulation of the skin with a needle.

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The composition of cocktails, the dose of drugs, the method of administration and frequency of sessions are determined by the doctor personally for each patient, taking into account his age and individual characteristics.

Those who are afraid of injections, you can recommend needleless mesotherapy on the apparatus Oxy Megastation. Active drugs are delivered to the deep layers of the epidermis under the pressure of pure oxygen.

During the procedure, the client experiences the most pleasant sensations. Oxygen provides an easy relaxing skin massage, has analgesic effect, relieves burning sensation, and also has immunostimulating and regenerating activity. The production of collagen also depends on the presence of sufficient oxygen.


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Now we are talking about facial wrinkles. It is known that facial expressions are the “silent speech of a person”. The most important function of mimic muscles is the function of non-verbal communication, the transmission of human emotions, and, conversely, the concealment of emotions.

Sometimes mimic folds appear already in youth as a result of emotional stress or hereditary predisposition, and in men more often than in women. They increase with age and can not be controlled by effort of will. Constant tension of facial muscles can lead to the appearance of headaches and is a risk factor for the occurrence of certain neurological diseases.

To combat the “rays” in the eyes, forehead and nose, modern cosmetology offers injections of Botox. The procedure is painless and takes no more than 20 minutes. Prolonged persistent relaxation of tense facial muscles, on the one hand, leads to a smoothing of the skin folds, on the other – it allows the person to get used to controlling the expression of the face. At the same time, there is no atrophy in the muscles, as their blood supply is preserved and innervation is gradually restored. By the way, Botox is also used to correct excessive sweating.


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If you are concerned about wrinkles in the nasolabial area, they can be removed with the help of gels: Perlayna, Restylane and Juviderma. These well-proven injectable implants are based on hyaluronic acid, which is the physiological component of skin tissues that maintains a local level of moisture.

Their molecules have a high biocompatibility with the human body. For greater comfort the doctor offers local anesthesia in the form of an anesthetic cream. Treated areas should be gently massaged immediately after the injection. For several hours after the introduction of the gel, it is recommended to avoid excessive tension of the facial muscles.

And now let’s move on to such well-established myths and legends that exist on the Internet.

Beauty injections-myths and reality

Above we talked about the fact that the term “injections of beauty” is covered with a halo of secrecy. There is a huge amount of myths about beauty injections that do not have any serious and scientific basis. Let’s look at a few basic myths.

Myth #1 Dependence on beauty injections

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It is not true. The injections of beauty do not cause physical addiction. In their composition, there are no drugs that can be addictive.

The effects of drugs are limited, molecular structures eventually break down and completely disintegrate in the body. Addiction can arise only if the patient himself inspires the idea of the regular conduct of these procedures. That is, in this case everything depends on the adequacy of the patient.

Myth #2 Beauty injections are only botox

This is not true. As you can see from the above, beauty injections are a common name for injection techniques of rejuvenation. Also, there are whole groups of drugs used to correct skin defects, and Botox is not at all among them the first violin. Botox is used to correct wrinkles in the upper part of the face, hyaluronic acid is used to eliminate nasolabial folds, and reinforcement based on mesonites is used to restore the oval face.

Myth #3 Fillers injected into the forehead, get into the brain and worsen the work of the brain.

This is a very funny myth. Naturally, this is not so. Such drugs as hyaluronate, hydroxyapatite of potassium are part of our body and are present throughout life, for this reason they can not do any harm.

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The organism perceives these preparations as “native” and does not reject them. They are removed from the body without any consequences. Polylactic acid is a fruit acid, which is a part of many fruits and berries that we eat, which means that it is also not capable of harming a person’s health.

Botulotoxin is indeed a poison, but in this case, the dose of the injected preparation is of great importance. In order to cause a toxic reaction in the patient, the body needs to enter a dose that is thousands of times greater than cosmetic.

Myth #4 Beauty injections can only be carried out in old age

It is not true. Beauty injections can be done starting from the age of 30 years. Everything depends on the desire of the patient and the recommendation of the doctor – cosmetologist. In life, there are various unpredictable situations, when the holding of beauty injections is considered expedient even at a young age.

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For example, in cases of a serious illness and uncontrolled weight loss, damage to the skin as a result of irradiation with UV rays, with a genetic predisposition to early wrinkles.

It is strictly prohibited to conduct injection procedures for persons under 18 years of age, and in other cases, with the recommendations of a medical cosmetologist, it is entirely permissible.

Myth #5 Beauty injections give a long or permanent effect of the procedure

The doctor who approves this causes serious fears, and it is necessary to escape from such promises. In modern cosmetology, drugs are used, which are subsequently removed from the body or completely destroyed. The injections with a long effect can be very dangerous and lead to terrible consequences. For this reason, all substances used in beauty injections act for a certain time and are excreted from the body, even if it is a question of native (natural) hyaluronic acid.

Myth #6 Beauty injections are very painful

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It’s not like that at all. Injections of beauty are carried out by the thinnest needles, and the amount of the injected preparation is minimal.

Yes, there are some slight sensations in the form of tingling, but they are not intolerable and quite tolerable, and for those with a high pain threshold, anesthesia is performed.

On the basis of all of the above, we can conclude: by themselves, injections of beauty is a great achievement of modern science in the fight against cosmetic skin defects. This is a remarkable invention of scientists, able to give youth and beauty in adulthood.

Do not be afraid of injections of beauty, and it is worth knowing that they represent and apply to qualified professionals. After all, it is important who and how does these injections.

The success and safety of the procedure depends on the experience and competence of the specialist. For this reason, care should be taken to select a cosmetology clinic and a cosmetologist. Remember again, it’s not the injections themselves that are scary, but amateurishness and fraud.

Face Injections Questions And Answers

  • How To Treat Bruising After Botox?
  • Bruising can always occur with any needle based therapy, including Botox and when a bruise this size does occur, it can be upsetting. Ice the area and continue the arnica orally as well as apply...read more

  • How To Get Rid Of Deep Frown Lines On Forehead?
  • Getting rid of the glabellar “eleven” lines The glabellar lines are sometimes referred to as the “11” lines, angry lines, etc. The most common treatment for this is Botulinum toxin (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin are most...read more

  • How To Dilute Botox With Saline?
  • Botox must be reconstituted and sterile solution added to the contents of the vial. Allergen has a standard dilution rate of 4 units per 0.1 ml. To the extent that some doctors use different dilution...read more

  • Does Botox Help With Eye Puffiness?
  • Botox will not likely improve your under-eye puffiness, and sometimes can make it worse by weakening the muscled that helps hold fat pads in place. You may benefit from filler to the tear trough region,...read more

  • Can Botox Permanently Remove Wrinkles?
  • Botox is only temporary. It will last about 3-4 months. Wrinkles will return to their original state when it wears off. It can be stopped at any time. Botox is the most popular cosmetic procedure...read more

  • How Soon Can You Fly After Botox?
  • Flying and Botox There is no issue as far as Botox treatments and flying (whether as passenger or pilot ;). Generally speaking we advise no rubbing the treated area or laying down flat for 4...read more

  • Will Botox Prevent Wrinkles?
  • Prevention of lines and wrinkles The best way to prevent lines and wrinkles is to not smoke, use a sunscreen with SPF 30 every morning and retinol at night. Botox can address the crow’s feet,...read more

  • Does Botox Get Rid Of Wrinkles On Forehead?
  • Yes, the best treatment for forehead lines is Botox. I suggest that you get Botox every 3 months. You’ll notice the lines will gradually start to soften. If you’re not satisfied with the results, a...read more

  • How To Do A Botox Brow Lift?
  • Botox (Dysport) Browlift A browlift is either accomplished surgically or with the use of a neurotoxin like Botox and Dysport. It does not appear that surgery would benefit you for your situation and it’s not...read more

  • Can Botox Help Under Eye Wrinkles?
  • Botox placed under the eye may help in some cases. In my experience these tend to be younger patients with strong muscles causing wrinkles during squinting, smiling etc. In the case where the wrinkles are...read more

  • How To Prevent Aging Eyes?
  • Making Aging Eyes Younger Looking I believe a combination therapy approach works best. We have had excellent results using an initial course of ultherapy and fraxel. This serves to improve the elasticity and “tighten” the...read more

  • Can You Botox Lips?
  • Botox will not change your lip size however filler will definitely change the lip size and shape. Filler treatment to the lips requires an artistic eye and knowledge of the beautiful ideal and anatomy to...read more

  • How Much Botox Is Too Much?
  • Botox and Dysport contain botulinum, and since they are drugs, proper dosing might vary. Some patients and doctors seem to believe one goal is to completely reduce muscle activity so there seems to be a...read more

  • Botox Or Fillers? What's The Difference?
  • Botox or fillers? Botox or dysport works really good for upper face dynamic lines, such as the horizontal lines of the forehead, vertical lines between the eyebrows and the crow’s feet area. Little botox goes...read more

  • How Much Botox Needed For Crows Feet?
  • Botox treatment of the the crow’s feet uses anywhere from 7.5 to 12.5 units per side depending on the extent of crow’s feet. (Steven Wallach, MD, New York Plastic Surgeon) How Much Botox Do I...read more