Indeed, there is such an outdated stereotype that one should choose one thing – either “beauty injections” or hardware procedures for rejuvenation, – an expert says – but I can say that the combination of these two methods gives the longest possible delay in the first signs of aging and corrects existing age-related changes. The purpose of injections and devices is the same: correction of aesthetic problems and rejuvenation. But the principle of operation is different, so it is simply impossible to replace one method with another. The best option is to combine. But let’s take a closer look at how injections and devices work.
What do hardware procedures give?
In what cases do we use them? To get a brace effect! When the oval face begins to lose clarity, nasolabial folds appear, “lumps” are formed, the skin loses moisture, elasticity, becomes flabby (so-called ptosis). Hardware cosmetology copes with these problems just fine.
The devices differ in their physical effect on the skin. Some devices work with the help of light techniques – lasers and IPL-therapy (pulsed light), they are used, for example, in photorejuvenation. Others affect the skin with the help of an electric frequency field (RF-lifting), ultrasound (SMAS-lifting) or cold (cryolipolysis). Hardware techniques can be further divided into superficial and deep. The first work with the epidermis, remove pigmentation, blood vessels, grind shallow wrinkles, postacne, give the skin a fresh look and start cell renewal. These include laser polishing, photorejuvenation, microdemabrasion, hydropilling. Others affect the deeper layers of the skin, dermis, fascia, and the fat layer between the skin and muscles. Such procedures can replace or delay surgical lifting (RF-lifting, SMAS-lifting, cryolipolysis).
How do deep hardware rejuvenation methods work?
Their main task is to start stimulating their own skin reserves. In other words, they cause skin cells (fibroblasts) to produce more collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, creating a dense framework that supports the skin and muscles.
How do they do it?
Due to controlled damage. Each type of energy device heats (or cools) tissues to a certain temperature, destroying old collagen and elastin fibers, which replace the skin’s reserves begin to form new, young, elastic, forming a new strong framework of tissues that support the oval face.
Thus, the condition and appearance of the skin improves due to the launch of self-healing, – our expert explains – What I love about hardware procedures is the prolonged, long-lasting effect, because the processes of self-regeneration are started, and the skin becomes denser, elastic, taut and moisturized due to its own reserves. Starts working as a young man. Minus hardware techniques – they are seasonal. That is, some of them we can not spend in the month of high solar activity due to the risk of hyperpigmentation.
How do beauty injections work?
Injection procedures have a completely different purpose. Their task is to fill the gap. For example, the volume of facial tissues lost with age, lack of moisture, nutrients, trace elements, – says the expert. – It is almost impossible to do this with the help of hardware, in this case there are “beauty injections” in our arsenal. Contour plastics (fillers), bioreinforcement, mesonites, biorevitalization and biorepair, PRP therapy (plasma injections). A separate item is botulinum therapy – blocking facial muscles with drugs based on botulinum toxin. This is a preventive technique that prevents the formation of skin folds and the formation of deep wrinkles. Hardware analogues of botulinum therapy do not exist until you have invented a device that can block active facial expressions.
How do devices and injections work in pairs?
As we can see, these methods are not interchangeable. It is better to use them in combination, based on the problem. For example, patients often come to me who want to get rid of nasolabial folds, fill them with filler. This approach can visually impair the appearance of the lower third of the face. Wrinkles, of course, will be smoothed out, but the face will not look younger and fresher, – says the doctor. – The cause of wrinkles and creases in the nasolabial triangle – in age-related sagging of soft tissues and ptosis of the skin. To solve this problem, you can start not with “heavy artillery” in the form of fillers, but with non-invasive hardware techniques that give the effect of lifting – RF-lifting, SMAS-lifting. These procedures will help to return the tissues in place, start the process of creating new collagen and elastin frames, tighten the lower third of the face. With the help of hyaluronic acid preparations, you can then slightly adjust the lost volume to restore the freshness and softness of the lines.
However, sometimes anti-aging care can start with injections. For example, before laser lifting or laser polishing, we prepare the skin with a course of biorevitalization, – explains the doctor. – Moisturized, hyaluronic acid-filled skin responds better to the laser, shrinks well and the result of the hardware procedure is more pronounced.
Biorevitalization is prescribed after the laser: it accelerates the recovery of the skin. In the same way, we prescribe injections to get an instant result before an important event, but the effect of them does not last long. From hardware procedures, the effect is longer, but will have to wait until the regeneration process starts. This is another reason to complement these two techniques.