What are aesthetic injectables?
Aesthetics injectables are a group of non-surgical cosmetic treatments that involve injecting substances into the skin to improve its appearance. These substances include botulinum toxin (Botox), dermal fillers, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Botox is used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, while dermal fillers are used to add volume to areas of the face that have lost it due to aging. PRP is used to improve the skin’s tone and texture and to promote hair growth. These treatments are typically administered by a licensed healthcare professional, such as a physician or a nurse practitioner.
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Neuromodulators are a type of injectable treatment that works by temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles. The most common neuromodulator used in aesthetics injectables is Botox. Botox is a brand name for botulinum toxin type A, a protein that blocks the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that triggers muscle contractions. When injected into specific muscles, Botox temporarily paralyzes them, reducing wrinkles and fine lines. Other examples of neuromodulators are Dysport and Xeomin also made with botulinum toxin type A. These treatments are most commonly used on the forehead, around the eyes, and in the frown lines between the eyebrows, but they can also be used to treat other areas of the face and body.
2. Dermal fillers
Dermal fillers are a type of injectable treatment that is used to add volume to the skin. They work by filling in wrinkles, fine lines, and hollow areas of the face and adding volume to the lips and cheeks. Dermal fillers are made from various materials, including hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, and poly-L-lactic acid.
Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero, are made from a substance naturally found in the body and are used to add volume and hydration to the skin. Calcium hydroxylapatite fillers, such as Radiesse, are made from a substance similar to what makes up our bones and teeth and are used to add volume to the cheeks and jawline. Poly-L-lactic acid fillers, such as Sculptra, are a synthetic material that stimulates collagen production and are used to correct deep wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds, and to restore volume to the cheeks, temples, jawline, and chin.
Fillers are minimally invasive, and the results are immediate but not permanent; the results typically last from 6 months to 2 years. A specific enzymatic injection can also dissolve them in case of undesired effects.
PRP – Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a medical treatment that involves using a patient’s own blood, which is processed to concentrate the platelets and growth factors. Platelets contain numerous growth factors that are important for tissue repair and healing. PRP is usually obtained by drawing a patient’s blood and then using a centrifuge to separate the platelets and plasma from the red blood cells. PRP is used in various medical treatments, including orthopedics, dentistry, and dermatology. In orthopedics, it speeds up the healing process of injuries such as tendinitis, ligament sprains, and fractures. It’s often used for hair restoration, skin rejuvenation, and acne scarring.
ACh – Acetylcholine (ACh) is one of the most important neurotransmitters in the body that is found in both the peripheral and central nervous systems. It plays a key role in many physiological processes, including muscle contraction, memory, and learning. In the peripheral nervous system, ACh is released by motor neurons to activate skeletal muscles, causing them to contract. In the central nervous system, ACh is involved in a variety of functions, including attention, memory, and learning. It’s also involved in the regulation of the autonomic nervous system, which controls functions such as heart rate, digestion, and respiration. ACh is synthesized from the precursor molecule acetyl-CoA and the enzyme choline acetyltransferase (ChAT). It is then stored in vesicles in the presynaptic terminal and is released into the synapse upon arrival of an action potential. After binding to receptors on the postsynaptic neuron, ACh is broken down by the enzyme acetylcholinesterase (AChE) into its component parts, acetate and choline, which are then recycled.