There are several different types of cosmetic injections that work in different ways to rejuvenate the face. I want to emphasise that all cosmetic injectables done at Rewind Skin & Laser are done by trained doctors with many years of experience.
It is important to remember that part of our philosophy is to get you looking your best and giving you a natural refreshed look, without looking “done” or “fake”.
We want your friends and family to tell you “wow, you look amazing” and not “have you had some work done?”
Dr Eoin McDonnell
The first type of cosmetic injectable is anti-wrinkle injections. These are muscle relaxants that, when injected in tiny amounts into muscles, help them relax. When the muscles of the face relax, so do wrinkles. There are 3 brands of wrinkle relaxers on the market and at Rewind Skin and Laser Clinic, we use the Number 1 selling brand in the world. The effect of wrinkle relaxers generally last about 3-4 months then need to be repeated.
Dermal Fillers Injections
The second type of cosmetic injectable that is well known is dermal fillers. We only use the Premium brands, which last 12-18 monthsalthough there are many cheaper alternatives out there. These fillers are a synthetic, carbohydrate-based gels that are injected under the skin to fill hollows and wrinkles and volumise the area being treated, therefore making it appear more youthful. Fillers are metabolized by the body over time so top-up treatments are needed every 9-18 months, depending on your individual needs and the type of filler that was used. Fillers have a slight effect at stimulating new collagen.
There is a lot of science behind the more premium fillers and a lot of research goes into them to give them different properties such as how much bounce they have or how easily we can mould them or how easy they integrate into tissues. We use only premium fillers at Rewind Skin & Laser as these have published data behind them that they will last 12 -18 months before your body metabolises them. This gives you the reassurance of excellent, long-lasting results.
The 3rd type of injectable done at Rewind Skin & Laser is Radiesse. This is what is called a “bio-stimulant” filler. While hyaluronic acid fillers, that I just discussed, have an excellent effect over 9 – 18 months, they generally only have a slight effect on collagen. Radiesse on the other hand is an advanced filler containing calcium hydroxyapatite, that stimulates new collagen formation so its effect lasts for many years.
Injections to treat double chin
The final type of injectable that we do here at Rewind Skin & Laser is injections for double chin. This is an excellent treatment for reducing what we call submental fullness and requires 2-3 treatments about 4 weeks apart to dissolve the fat under the chin. The injection kills the fat cells which are then gradually removed by the body over the following weeks and months.
Safe Medical Environment
At Rewind Skin & Laser, our philosophy is to give you the best results, using premium products in a safe, medical environment. That is why we have made the decision that injections are only performed by doctors who have extensive training in doing them. There are rare, but very serious complication, to cosmetic injections such as infections, abscesses, nerve damage and in worst case scenario…blindness. Your safety is paramount to us therefore we only allow doctors to perform them.