Anti wrinkle injections come in three main categories:
- Botox (or botulinum toxin)
- Dermal fillers
- Collagen stimulators
Anti wrinkle injections have distinct characteristics and Dr Charlson, as an experienced cosmetic dermatologist is able to advise you which treatment best suits your needs. Dr Charlson has performed thousands of anti wrinkle injection treatments since he established Skinqure clinic in 2001.
Botox is now firmly established at THE iconic cosmetic treatment of the 21st century.Effective and safe, Botox is beloved by celebrities and yet is accessible to all: we can all look more youthful, vibrant and energetic without the need to resort to expensive and risky surgery nor live with scars.
Botox relaxes the underlying facial muscles that cause your skin to crease and wrinkle, once relaxed, your skin smooths out and lines disappear. Pleasing results rely on the accurate placement of tiny amounts of toxin directly into the correct facial muscles, in the correct position at the correct depth. Ignorance of facial anatomy can cause loss of facial symmetry and product wastage. Skilled treatment diminishes lines and wrinkles, ‘opens’ up your eyes yet leaves a natural, fresh, pleasing appearance. Poor technique will leave your face looking mask like, unnatural and glossy.
Botox treatment results last up to 4 months.
Dermal fillers have different characteristics and to achieve optimal outcome it is essential to choose the dermal filler that best suits your requirements. We always keep a range of fillers in stock, some act like a blanket and others more like a pillar. Many small clinics will keep ONE type of filler only which is highly unlikely to be the dermal filler of choice that you need. In addition, Dr CHarlson ONLY uses dermal fillers from reputable EU suppliers that are manufactured to the same standards as medicines. We do not source cheap product from China.
Collagen injections have now been superseded by dermal filler treatments, as these do not require allergy testing and are more durable
Dermal fillers are incredibly versatile, they not only plump out lines and wrinkles but also give definition and lift to your face without scars or the risk and expense of surgery. Fillers are mostly composed of hyaluronic acid, found naturally in skin but some fillers are unique and contain products that offer more support and longevity. An experienced practitioner uses filler to replace lift and definition that diminishes as your natural collagen and elastin is lost through aging. They use filler like a sculptor uses
Ellanse, Radiesse and Sculptra are collagen stimulator that sit deep in the tissue stimulating collagen production while giving long lasting support to your face. They produce fantastic, subtle results that last for years.