!! Important Update !!
This treatment is now delivered by SkinBox. Why the change to SkinBox?
Enhance the radiance of your skin, reduce pigmentation or improve fine lines & wrinkles.
Is your complexion dull and your skin dry? If you are looking for a treatment to give you tighter, firmer, more glowing skin, injectable skin hydrators & peptides could be the solution.
Skin undergoes changes with the passage of time. Whilst an unhealthy lifestyle, an unbalanced diet and cigarette smoking affect the skin’s appearance and quality, approximately 80% of facial skin ageing is attributed to UV exposure, leading to excessive oxidants (free radicals) and a progressive loss of hydration. Just like an apple that dries, skin that is deprived of its sources of hydration will lose its shine with the passage of time. At the age of 35, the skin’s thickness and hydration has decreased on average by about 22%. This is where injectable hydrators can help.
What can injectable hydration achieve?
The main ingredient in the injectable skin hydrators that are currently available in Australia is a purified version of hyaluronic acid – a naturally-occurring molecule that is often used in skin moisturising creams. However, this molecule itself is too large to travel through the skin without help. So when it is applied to the surface as a serum or a cream, it plumps up the outermost layer of skin, but does very little to help the lower skin layers. Delivering hydration directly to the dermis, offers a long-lasting solution for dry, dull skin.
At The Skin Clinic Fremantle, we offer a choice of two different types of injectable skin treatments:
You can opt for pure hydration, or mix it up a little with a personalised skin-health cocktail to fortify the dermis or reduce trapped pigmentation.
Using a cocktail of Mesoestetic® professional pharmaceutical grade active ingredients, we can tailor make you a bespoke treatment that is perfect for your individual skin concerns. We prefer to deliver this treatment precisely and efficiently via an automatic multi-needle delivery system (V2 injector). This enables you to benefit from the collagen-inducing stimulation of dermal needling as well as the functional effects of the active ingredients, but is more effective than simply rubbing ingredients onto the skin after traditional dermal needling The effects of a meostherapy treatment can be seen quickly, and in some cases by the following day, depending upon the ingredients chosen. Results typically last about 4-6 weeks. Treatments can be done as often as monthly, or just when you need that extra boost.
Launched in Australia in 2018, the hydrating molecules in this light gel are cross-linked (joined) together, making it last longer in the skin. This product is perfect for patients who want to address the signs of skin ageing but don’t need volume replacement. Unlike traditional fillers, this injectable hydrator is delivered into the middle or lower layers of the skin, rather than under the skin. Whilst the product shares its main component with the most common type of dermal fillers in Australia, it will not change the shape or movements of the face. Instead, it will offer a “radiance” and a glow to the skin, similar to applying a filter on a photograph. It is usually delivered by hand for precise areas, such as lines around the lips. A single treatment is designed to offer results for 6-9 months.
Injectable skin treatments are quick, precise and effective. There is minimal pain or discomfort and minimal downtime.
These products can be used over the face, neck, décolletage and hands. They can be used:
- Regularly as a core treatment to slow down cutaneous ageing.
- Alternating with or as a complement to other treatments.
- On specific chosen occasions to rehydrate and give a new glow to your skin – for example, before/after prolonged sun exposure)
- To rapidly treat excessive pigmentation in the upper layers of the skin
- For specific facial areas, such as “smokers lines”
Prior to your first treatment session, you will need a consultation with one of our Dermal Therapists to check that this is the most suitable treatment to address your needs. We will be able to give you an personalised schedule and accurate price for the treatment at this consultation.
Injectable hydration treatments using the automatic multi-needle device are performed by our expert Dermal Therapists. In some cases an exfoliation treatment such as a microdermabrasion will be performed prior to treatment. Local anaesthetic cream is then applied (if required) and left on the skin for 5-10 minutes. After disinfecting the treatment areas, your personalised cocktail of active ingredients is delivered using the V2 injecting device. This device works by applying suction to the skin prior to every injection and then precisely and accurately delivering the product through very fine needles as a series of tiny intradermal microinjections. The treatment session lasts 20-30 minutes depending upon the areas treated.
Our injectable skin treatments are either delivered to the skin manually through a very thin needle, or by using an automated needling device. The Mesoestetic® products can also be applied directly to the skin after traditional dermal needling and allowed to soak in, although we feel that this is less effective. The V2 injector device allows us to deliver tiny micro-injections of active ingredients accurately and efficiently. The treatment is completely customisable as both the depth of injection and amount of product can be tailored and programmed for different parts of the face.
The device works by applying inbuilt suction to the skin prior to every injection, which decreases the sensation and the vascularity in the area. This not only improves comfort and reduces downtime but creates a uniform treatment due to the accuracy of the depth delivery. The V2 injector device employs multi-needles, with each injection using 9 delivery points (this sounds scarier than it is: using multi-needles increases the speed of the procedure and decreases the sensation relative to single needles as the brain can not perceive the multiple points, i.e. 9 tiny micro-needles at once feels the same as 1 single needle).
For an entire face treatment, approximately 1000 delivery points are used, giving us the equivalent of a full-face dermal needling treatment for collagen induction, PLUS the added benefit of the actual product being delivered directly to the dermis.
Both the automated device and manual injection are very comfortable procedures. The micro-injections contain local anaesthetic, are shallow and performed with very fine needles. We also use a topical local anaesthetic (numbing) cream prior to the treatment to further enhance comfort levels. The use of the V2 injector device makes the procedure even easier for our patients as the suction from the device decreases the sensation in the area and by using multi-needles we can increase the speed of the procedure whilst decreasing the sensation relative to single needles (the body can not perceive the difference between 9 simultaneous tiny injections and only a single one).
A few small red marks may appear at some of the injection sites, which disappear quickly after injection. Some people will have no bruising post treatment; others, particularly with very fragile skin, will experience bruising and blotchiness post treatment that can take a few days to settle. You should be able to return to normal daily activities immediately, although we prefer you not to apply make up for 12 hours.
If you have a special event coming up, we recommend that injectable skin treatments should be administered 5-7 days prior to the event.
The price for this treatment differs depending on the severity of skin ageing, the surface area of the treatment site, and the choice of product.
Mesotherapy: Full face treatment (3mL) using the V2 injector gun is $450. This delivers the benefits of a full face dermal needling treatment, with the additional benefit of the precise and accurate delivery of the Mesoestetic® professional products.
Pure hydration: $500 per mL.
Since the best results are achieved as an ongoing protocol, rather than a one-off treatment, we prefer to tailor a treatment package to suit your individual needs,. We can also combine mesotherapy or injectable hydration with exfoliation and collagen stimulating light therapy to optimise results. We can therefore only give you an exact cost after a face to face consultation. A treatment package usually works out more cost effective than paying per session, with savings of up to 30%.
You can pay for your treatment with cash, EFTPOS, Visa, Mastercard, American Express (merchant fees apply) or zipPay.