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Skincare Guide: Infusions and Injections

With more and more skincare regimes, products and treatments on the market every year, picking the right one to achieve what you want is increasingly challenging. If you have the time, it can be a fun challenge to face, trying out new treatments at places like Skinsmiths Belgravia Cosmetic Clinic until you’re able to find the perfect one that makes you look great, feel amazing and project perfect confidence.

If you don’t have the time to sample the full menu, you’ll need to narrow in quickly on what’s right for you, so today we’re looking at two easily confused forms of skin treatment: infusions and injections.

Skincare Injections

Skin has evolved to be a barrier between our bodies and the outside world: it keeps out water, it keeps out dirt, it keeps out toxins and poisons. Unfortunately, it also keeps out medicines and treatments that could do it a great deal of good!

A lot of people would be a lot happier if things like inoculations, travel immunisations and anaesthetics could be delivered without the use of a needle – if you could take a pill to immunise yourself against measles, or knock yourself out for an operation, going to the doctor would be a lot less stressful!

What that means, as you may already have guessed, is that some of the most effective treatments for your skin need to be injected under the epidermis to have their best effect. Collagen, for example, has a miraculous effect on the skin, making it seem younger, firmer and stronger, but it’s made up of large molecules, and they simply can’t make it past your skins protections to be absorbed efficiently enough without injection!

There are a variety of different things that need to be injected to treat the skin – it’s a method of delivery rather than a treatment in itself, so talk to your clinician about what you want to achieve, and they can provide the right injection to make it a reality

Skincare Infusions

If you’re looking for a less invasive skincare treatment that still has the potential radically improve your skin, then this high-tech solution could be the perfect answer!

True skincare infusions are more than simply a cream that you could apply in your own home. In a clinic, a specialist can assess your needs a pick a mix of treatments to help rejuvenate your skin, make it firmer or softer, reduce redness or stimulate cell turnover. They then use soundwaves or LED treatments to infuse this unique blend into your skin, producing instant and dramatic results, without the need for injections.

What to Choose?

If you’re looking for a non-invasive, soothing treatment as part of a relaxing spa day, then a skin infusion is the winner hands down. The only drawback is that the results last only a few days. Regular treatments can have a more permanent effect but if you’re looking for a longer term solution, you may have to opt for a more dramatic injection!

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