Anti-Ageing Treatments, Marylebone, London

With the vast array of injectable treatments available today, finding the right one for you can seem overwhelming. From anti-wrinkle injections and fillers to skin boosters and biostimulators—there’s a dizzying array of options, and it’s easy to feel lost in the choices.⁠

In this blog, I break down and simplify the world of injectables to help you better understand the different types, what they’re designed to treat, and help you determine if you might be a good candidate for each.

Hyaluronic Acid-Based Fillers

What are they?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance in the skin that retains moisture and keeps the skin hydrated and plump. HA-based fillers are gels that, when injected, restore volume, smooth out wrinkles, and enhance facial contours.

How do they work?

Fillers are used to add volume in areas that have become volume depleted with age, as well as smooth wrinkles, creases, and fine lines on the face. They can also enhance facial contours and improve the appearance of scars. The primary substance used in most dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the skin that helps maintain hydration and volume.

Who is a good candidate?

Anyone who is experiencing volume loss in the face, or who wishes to restore a fresh, revitalised appearance and a more balanced and youthful look.


What is it?

Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin that temporarily paralyses muscles, reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles caused by facial expressions.

What does it treat?

Botox is primarily used to reduce the wrinkles and lines in the upper face such as the forehead, frown and crow’s feet lines. Injections can also be used to relax overactive muscles in the lower face leading to a lifting effect, such as the corners of the mouth and jawline. They can be used to improve ageing around the mouth, lift the tip of the nose, treat a gummy smile and improve the texture of the skin on the chin. They can slim the face in those who grind their teeth. They can also be used for conditions like excessive sweating and migraines to name but a few.

Who is a good candidate?

Anyone who would like to prevent or diminish visible signs of ageing or specific conditions like excessive sweating.

Skin Boosters

What are they?

Injectable treatments designed to hydrate and improve the skin’s quality by deeply infusing it with hyaluronic acid, enhancing skin texture, elasticity, and overall appearance.

How do they work?

Skin Boosters are very effective at improving skin hydration, texture, and firmness and treating dull, dry, or unevenly textured skin, and reducing fine lines. They are especially beneficial for the face, neck, hands, and décolletage.

Who is a good candidate?

Anyone hoping to rejuvenate and hydrate the skin, boost collagen production, and improve overall skin quality and firmness.


What are they?

Polynucleotides are chains of nucleotides, which are essentially the building blocks that make up DNA. They promote skin rejuvenation and healing by stimulating collagen production, improving skin elasticity, hydration, and texture.

How do they work?

Designed to enhance skin regeneration, reduce fine lines, improve skin hydration, and address issues like dullness, rosacea, scarring and uneven texture.

Who is a good candidate?

Polynucleotides are ideal for improving overall skin health and quality, and preventing future signs of ageing. If you’re aiming to improve your skin’s natural firmness, elasticity, hydration, and overall health or have specific concerns such as rosacea, scarring, dark circles or pigmentation, it’s well worth exploring.


What is HArmonyCa?

HArmonyCa – a dual-effect, hybrid facial filler that has created an entirely new category in injectables. It blends two ingredients – hyaluronic acid, the main component of traditional dermal fillers, and calcium hydroxyapatite – to give both an immediate effect and a slow-release, long-lasting lift to the face that continues to improve over 9 months.

How does it work?

HArmonyCa has a sculpting effect and gives some immediate volume to the face in the areas injected, but it also has a secondary effect of stimulating collagen production in the surrounding area over time. This collagen will remain in the face after the hyaluronic acid component has dispersed, which is a great bonus if you’re concerned with signs of ageing.

Who is a good candidate?

Many patients seek help with lifting and tightening, and there is only so much we can do with dermal filler and other devices, which is where HArmonyCa comes in. It sits in that area where the skin is crepey and needs tightening, especially around the cheek area – the most common comment is the improvement in the skin texture. It’s also perfect for lifting and tightening the jowls, marionette lines, the jawline and smile lines that are notoriously difficult to treat.

Understanding the different types of injectables can help you choose the right treatment for your needs. Whether you’re looking to reduce wrinkles, restore volume, or improve skin quality, there’s an injectable option for you. Always consult with a qualified healthcare professional to determine the best treatment plan tailored to your individual goals and skin type.

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