The state of the art of liquid facelift
There are many methods of tightening skin texture and lightening skin tone without surgery. Non-surgical methods includes using cosmetic products, supplementary nutrition, laser skin tightening, thread lifting, mesotherapy , high focused ultrasound(HIFU), radio-frequency(RF) and some electromagnetic beauty appliances. But botulinum injection type A (BTA) is widely used to remove rhytids or wrinkles making the subject looks younger .
Conventiona Botox Injection
Allergan’s botulinum toxin type A received approval from the Food and Drug Administration in 1989, its indications have quickly expanded. Once a therapy limited to ocular dystonias, Botox is now used in numerous areas throughout the body, with applications ranging from medicinal to cosmetic.
Botulinum toxin, also called “miracle poison,” is one of the most poisonous biological substances known.It is a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, an anaerobic, gram-positive, spore-forming rod commonly found on plants, in soil, water and the intestinal tracts of animals.
The applications for Botox seem endless, especially in facial rejuvenation. Botox with the standard dilution of 100 IU in 2.5ml of normal saline has been used to paralyze muscle , making it temporary weak and atrophic. The effect of muscle paralysis is around 3-4 months .
Surgeons first tested botulinum toxin A in humans in 1978, when Alan B. Scott, MD, received permission from the FDA to study the drug’s effect on strabismus. Ten years later, Allergan acquired the rights to distribute the drug, marketed first as Oculinum, and conducted additional trials for indications including benign essential blepharospasm and cervical dystonia.
Complication of intramuscular botox injection
- Pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site
- Headache or flu-like symptoms
- Droopy eyelid or cockeyed eyebrows
- Crooked smile or drooling
- Eye dryness or excessive tearing
Intradermal Botox Injection
To avoid complications of intramuscular botox injection ,inradermal injection for facial contouring , facial asymmetric correction and rejuvenation has been introduced first by Dysport suppliers. Botox effects the immediate contraction of collagen fiber in the dermis and also initiating the wound healing process which consequently resulting in new dermal collagen production. Facial rejuvenation follows . The technqiue is also called ” Dermal Lift”.
Result of both intramuscular injection and intradermal injection of Botox is observed a couple weeks or so after injection. Dosage, dilution of botox, and sites of injection are arbitrary.
Triple Lift is designed to deliver appropriate botox dilution , right dosage and right injection sites to each individual face.
After a good facial design, prepared botox solution is injected into dermis, fascial and muscle appropriately and as needed.
Immediately after intradermal and intra-fascial injection , the surgeon will observe skin lifting effect. He(she) will feel muscle relaxation a few seconds after intramuscular injection.
Triple Lift Effects
- Facial tightening in the first week.
- After the second week the face feels more relaxed and natural
- Forehead area is widen . Starring wide-opened eyes , lifted eyebrows , reduced wrinkles are observed couple weeks later.
- Final episode , the face is in good contour and looks much younger
- One course of Triple Lift is good for 4-6 months.
- If Triple Lift is done every 6-12 months, more new young collagen is created , the skin will maintain its youth.