By Injectable Clinic Amsterdam
Over the years Injectable Clinic has specialized in aesthetical facial treatments, using injectables, dermal fillers and chemical peels. Our aim is always to improve the general condition in a natural way.
Dermal fillers are products that are injected into the skin in order to smoothen (facial) wrinkles and lines. At Injectable Klinieken we only use products on a natural basis such as Restylane® Juvéderm® and Radiesse™ or Botox®, a natural muscle relaxant. We use these to smoothen facial wrinkles, folds and lines and to redefine facial contours. If you wish to improve the general condition of your skin we recommend a chemical peel.
As no two skins are the same, we realize that every individual skin requires specific treatment, carefully adjusted to both the general skin condition and the aimed result of your treatment. We can safely promise you your skin will improve with every consecutive treatment and that a combination of treatments will guarantee you the best possible result.
We realize the information on this website is quite general. During your initial consultation your treating physician will of cause take extensive time to find out what treatment would best fit the type and condition of your skin.
A cosmetic eyebrow lift is a relatively simple way to slightly elevate your eyebrows, and create a fresh and youthful expression. It is even possible to embellish your eyebrows and to correct existing asymmetries.
At Injectable Kliniek we perform two types of cosmetic eyebrow lift:
Eyebrow lift with Botox®
During your Botox® eyebrow lift a very small dose of Botox® is injected under your eyebrows. This relaxes the muscles that give your eyebrows their shape and height and thus lifts your eyebrows.
Eyebrow lift with Radiesse™
Sometimes the vanishing of subcutaneous bone and connective tissue causes a customer’s eye brow to lose its form. If this happens dermal fillers are the best possible remedy, for they help redefine the eyebrow’s contours. This can be done using a thicker gel that can be modeled. The results will last for about 12 to 18 months.
Although some people consider crow’s feet to be a rather charming sign of natural ageing, exceptionally deep or extensive wrinkles and folds around or under the eyes tend to disturb a face’s natural balance.
From about the age of 30, the human skin starts to gradually lose its natural elasticity. The area around the eyes is usually the most vulnerable and the first to show the fine lines we call crow’s feet. They are caused by overactive orbicular muscles. As time passes, these orbicular muscles grow stronger, and this makes the crow’s feet more and more visible.
We treat crow’s feet by relaxing the orbicular muscles using Botox® , witch smoothens existing wrinkles and lines and prevents new ones.
Well-defined and full cheeks will give your face a youthful, healthy and gentle expression. But as we age, a part of our subcutaneous fat disappears, while the remaining subcutaneous fat is slowly pulled down by gravity. As a result the nasolabial fold deepens while the cheeks sag. At the same time the skin – losing the connective tissue’s support – will start to fold and thin lines will appear. This usually starts at the cheeks and around the mouth. And although these lines are often called smile lines, the reality is they make you look tired, and sometimes sad.
MUsing an appropriate dermal filler from the Restylane® or RadiesseTM ranges we can restore the vanishing subcutaneous fat and in doing so, revolumize the cheeks. Depending on the skin type and the extend of volume loss your treating cosmetic physician can chose a (combination of) Restylane® or Radiesse TM products. To smooth away fine lines as well as deeper wrinkles we generally prefer using a relatively thin gel. However, if the skin shows multiple fine lines at the cheeks a treatment with Restylane® Vital could be the ideal remedy.
The form of your face is largely determined by the quantity of subcutaneous fat and by the form of your cheekbones. Clearly defined cheekbones will give your face the glow of youth and firms the face’s contours.
Around the age of 30, our cheekbones get less and less pronounced: the bone recedes and part of the subcutaneous fat vanishes. And over time remaining subcutaneous fat is slowly pulled down by gravity. As a result the nasolabial fold deepens while the cheeks sag.
Recontouring the face can, even at an early age, help preserve your face’s youthful beauty and élan, for it does not just seem to elevate the cheekbones; in fact the entire face will appear lifted after such a treatment. And there is a surprisingly positive side effect: it will smooth deep nasolabial folds.
Nasolabial folds are the two skin folds that run from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth. As we age, they gradually deepen and – if not treated – will eventually give your face a tired and sad expression.
Dermal fillers allow us to smooth out these folds, so that they will no longer attract people’s attention. Depending on the depth of the folds and the type of skin your treating physician will chose a thicker or thinner gel, and inject it directly under the folds, bringing back your face’s natural but refreshed expression. Depending on the chosen gel the results will last for 12 to 18 months.
When treating nasolabial folds taking take the cheek and cheek line’s volume into account it is really essential . For when they appear to have lost volume, restoring that volume helps to slightly lift the nasolabial fold. This optimizes the final result of your treatment and makes it last.
Often fine lines and wrinkles appear near the nasolabial folds. They are commonly called smile lines and caused by a combination of hyperactive mimic muscles and loss of elasticity and smoothness. We feel this problem is best solved by using an appropriate gel, designed to treat this particular facial area.
Drooping mouth corners tend to give your face a sad and dissatisfied expression.
Drooping mouth corners are often caused by sagging of the skin on the cheek and jaws and that, as a consequence, is slowly pulled down by gravity. The same forces will pull down the corners of your lips. We can correct this using dermal fillers to strengthen both the skin and the connective tissue in the affected areas. This straightens and lifts the corners of the mouth and gives your face its natural, friendly and smooth expression.
Sometimes an increased muscle activity of the muscles in the chin is playing a role in causing drooping mouth, in which case treatment with a muscle relaxant can be appointed. By reducing the increased muscle activity the mouth gets its neutral position back.
A combination of both treatments often gives the best results.
The lines that run straight downwards from the corners of your mouth are called marionette lines. Looking in a mirror you may find these lines give your face an unhappy, severe and dissatisfied expression. They make you look much older than you feel. They are caused by a loss of firmness in the skin surrounding the corners of the mouth, giving free space to the forces of gravity.
The perfect way to smooth these lines is to use an appropriate dermal filler. Depending on the depth of the lines your physician will use a thin or slightly thicker gel. If your lines are relatively deep he may need to treat you more than once. During the actual treatment the gel is injected just under the skin, giving your face a smoother, friendlier expression. This will only take a few minutes, but the result will last for 12 to 18 months.
We often notice that the corners of the mouth are actually pulled down too. If this is the case, we recommend to lift them slightly and also lift the entire mouth as well as the surrounding area.
It is no secret: a firm jawline and clearly defined contours make you look youthful and strong. Unfortunately, as we age, the jawline changes; the skin above it loses its firmness and the jawbone shrinks. This explains a phenomena commonly called hamster cheeks and a hole on both sides of the cheek.
We strengthen and redefine your jawline by using the right dermal filler in the right places, making you look much younger and stronger.
Men also find their jawline is rapidly becoming a real eye catcher. A strong and well defined jawline gives their face a strong and masculine expression. We recontour and rejuvenate the male jawline using a thick gel, giving it a young and strong expression.
With time the skin of the forehead starts to wrinkle. And even though the depth, the number and form of there wrinkles may vary, they are always caused by hyperactive forehead muscles. Depending on the skin’s structure this will cause either multiple superficial lines or a smaller number of deeper lines. But they all have one thing in common: they get more and more visible.
One of the causes of forehead lines is surplus skin above the eyelids. This surplus skin can cause people to constantly strain their forehead muscle in an effort to lift their eyebrows and eyelids, minimizing the problems. It is this hyperactive forehead muscle that causes the horizontal forehead wrinkles.
At Injectable Kliniek we believe the treatment of your forehead lines to always be highly individual. So although we prefer treating the majority of forehead lines with Botox®, we are aware it is not always the best possible solution. During your consultations we will discuss which lines we can and cannot treat with Botox®. We will treat these lines using an appropriate dermal filler.
Frown lines are generally caused by straining already hyperactive muscles between the eyebrows, as we do when we look angry or stare into the bright sunlight. As we frown we pull our eyebrows down and at the same time we contract them. As a result, the skin above and between them tends to wrinkle and vertical lines (and sometimes one vertical line above the nose) appear, giving the face a somewhat severe and angry expression.
We treat these frown lines by relaxing the active muscle with Botox®. This natural muscle-relaxant allows us to soften wrinkles, lines and folds and to lift the eyebrows. The result: subtle changes and a new, friendly-looking you.
Migraine sufferers benefit from a very positive side effect; by relaxing the muscles responsible for frown lines with Botox®, headaches and migraine can be significantly reduced.
However, if the lines on the forehead are very deep Botox® may not be effective enough your treating physician could consider filling the lines using a thin Restylane® gel based on hyaluronic acid.
If you ever considered a surgical nose job you are not the only one. But in the end many people decide against it because it is so very invasive. Few people seem to know how a dent, a curve or any other deformation in their nose can easily be corrected without much trouble.
By using an appropriate dermal filler like Restylane® or RadiesseTM to correct a dent or a curve in the nose we can solve your problem. And by simply straightening your nose bridge we can reduce the attention it draws. We can even lift a drooping nose tip relatively easily.
We believe the best way to treat your nose is to use a thicker gel from either the Restylane ® or the RadiesseTM product range. And as the nose has no mimic muscles the results can last as long as 14 to 18 months.
One of the first signs of skin ageing shows in the eye area; it is the first part to be affected by natural loss of elasticity and the gradual disappearance of subcutaneous fat. As a consequence under eye circles begin to appear. And although many people believe life habits play a part in the appearance of these under eye lines this has been proven to be only partially true. They are often genetically determined.
In many cases, the bags under the eyes can be reduced in a non-surgical manner by filling the loss of volume with a filler. During the first consultation will be discussed what the options are and what to expect from the treatment. With a single shot the gel is lodged into the eye bag and then being massaged. The entire procedure takes about fifteen minutes. As a result, you will radiate less eyestrain and a fresher look without showing what exactly has changed on you. The effect of the treatment remains visible approximately up to 12 months.
As the years go by our lips gradually lose their firmness and form and vertical lines start to appear in the skin around the mouth. They are known as perioral lines or, more commonly, smoker’s lines or “barcodes.”
A Restylane ® treatment recountours the lips and restores their natural firmness. At the same time we can smooth out these lines and prevent new ones. Recontouring your lips and thus smoothing them is only the first step in this treatment. The next step is filling the already reduced lines. That’s what it takes to make your mouth look youthful and sensual again without changing their natural expression.
Our mouth is an important eye catcher. It is often the first thing people notice when looking you in the face. And your lips usually get most of the attention; full and beautiful lips give all of your face a youthful and even sensual expression.
But not everyone is blessed with naturally beautiful lips. And even if you are, you will – as you age – discover they lose part of their natural volume and contours. They tend to narrow and seem to fold inside your mouth.
A relatively simple treatment is all it takes to enhance your lips. We restore the natural contours and revolumize your lips in a subtle way. We can even do this when your lips were originally quite narrow. The result will always be naturally looking and beautiful lips that lighten up all of your face, simply because we were successful treating narrow and even asymmetrical or misbalanced lips.
Of cause we do know that no two pairs of lips are the same, and that the final result of your treatment will largely depend on your personal wishes and our possibilities. We will, of cause, go over them in your initial consultation.
Sometimes the chin draws unwanted attention, for instance because of a imbalance caused by fine lines and chin pits. By restoring the right facial proportions and smoothing out wrinkles we bring back your face’s natural balance and – of cause – its beauty.
We do so by filling the pits, fine lines and even the deeper wrinkles or deep vertical chin folds that make many men look grumpy and rigid with an appropriate dermal filler from the Restylane® product range. A second possibility is to remodel the chin using Radiesse TM, a somewhat thicker and more solid dermal filler.
Chin pits are sometimes caused by hyperactive chin muscles. If this is the case, your skin may resemble that of an orange. However, we can reduce the activity of these muscles using Botox®. This will not only make the pits disappear, but also slightly lift the chin.
Removing warts, birthmarks and vascular tumors
The Cryopen is a device (in the form of an enlarged pin) which is designed for the removal of unsightly lesions of the skin.
The mechanism of action of the Cryopen is freezing of the lesion with nitric oxide. Due to the design of the Cryopen the lesions will be frozen with millimeter precision, without affecting the surrounding tissue. This results in a quick and highly effective treatment that is more precise than eg. the famous ‘touch on’ by the general practitioner.
The Cryopen can be used for the removal of:
- age related warts
- stem warts
- small vascular tumors
- warts on hands and feet
The treatment lasts a lesion about 5 to 30 seconds and is painless. After treatment in the treated area immediately occurs some redness and after a few days to 2 weeks crust appears that naturally falls off.
Small lesions are resolved with one treatment, larger patches sometimes need multiple treatments.
After the treatment, it is important to protect the treated areas properly from the sun at least for the 6 weeks. If necessary, a follow-up treatment can take place after 4-6 weeks.
Skin Boosters – extra nutrition for your skin
The skin of your face, hands and décolleté often shows the first signs of aging. Your skin in these places is after all every day exposed to outside influences such as sun, wind and cold.
A course with Skin Boosters provides the solution; a low invasive boost for the skin!
During the Skin Boosters treatment a series of micro-injections of small amounts of hyaluronic acid is being inserted into the skin.
Due to a large water-binding capacity hyaluronic acid makes the skin of the treated area receive of a hydration-boost from inside. In addition, the large number of micro-injections ensures that the collagen production of the skin is stimulated significantly, making the skin firmer and smoother. Fine lines disappear, your skin will feel fuller and will shine again!
Although usually after one treatment the results are already visible, for optimal results we recommend a course of three treatments with an interval of 2 to 4 weeks.
Skin Boosters are suitable not only for skin improvement and reduction of for example acne scars on the face, but also for sensitive areas such as the neck, décolleté and hands.
Botox® against excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), especially under the armpits, on the palms or soles can have a major impact on social life.
In all these cases a treatment with botulinum toxin may offer a solution. Botulinum toxin is not only good anti-wrinkle remedy but it is also very effective against excessive sweating. Botulinum toxin blocks the activity of the nerves that stimulate sweat glands causing these glands to stop producing sweat. Injection of Botox® in the skin at the location of the excessive transpiration reduces the excessive sweat production by about 95%. This has no effect on sweat production at other places of the body.
In addition to treatment of excessive sweating of the armpits it is also possible to treat the palms or soles. During the treatment small surface injections will be given at every centimeter of the treatment area. The total treatment takes about 30 minutes.
To make the treatment as enjoyable as possible the treatment area is being cooled. Also, if desired, an anesthetic cream, can be pre-applied to the treatment area. The effect of Botox® will be noticeable after several days and after two weeks the sweating will be minimal.
The duration of effect of the treatment varies from person to person, an average is 6 to 12 months. After that the treatment can be repeated without problems.
Botox® against migraine/headache
Tension headaches and migraines are both very common. There are indications that these types of headaches happen because of increased tension in the certain muscles of forehead.
Botox® is a kind of remedy that, in addition to its popular effect on wrinkles, also is very effective in several other medical conditions which happen as a cause of increased muscle tension. Experience shows that a large number of patients suffering from migraines or other headaches benefits from effects of Botox®.
The idea is that the relaxation of the forehead muscle will give less tension in the neck and shoulder muscles which will reduce the migraine symptoms in intensity. The patients will feel a clear relief of the symptoms such as reduction of the number of headache episodes and decreasing of the duration and intensity per episode.
In general, one treatment of the frown and/or forehead muscles is sufficient to achieve clear improvement of the symptoms. A number of injections in this area will give long-term muscle relaxation and therefore decreasing of symptoms.
Teeth grinding can entail some unpleasant symptoms, such as wear of the teeth and enamel, pain and headaches. It is usually accompanied by a visibly increased chewing muscle.
With the help of botulinum toxin (Botox®) the muscle tension of the masticatory muscle can be reduced. The muscle becomes weaker and decreases in size which reduces complaints mentioned above. A nice touch is that this creates a softer jawline contour.
Tijdens de behandeling worden er kleine injecties gezet tpv de kauwspier, net onder de huid. Het effect van de eerste behandeling houdt ongeveer drie tot zes maanden aan.
During the treatment small injections are being applied around the masticatory muscle, just under the skin. The effect of the first treatment lasts about three to six months.
PDO thread lift:
Lift and collagen stimulation with wires
Although in the Netherlands is still relatively new, this treatment with wires is in other parts of the world, eg. In Asia already very popular.
Without surgery our doctors can create a lift of, for example, your cheeks, jawline, forehead or cleavage. This gives a beautiful result, in some cases comparable to a surgical facelift.
In addition, PDO collagen stimulation provides easy solutions to problems that were difficult to treat with Botox or fillers, such as sagging skin under the eyes, neck and décolleté.
In case of the thread lift we work with PDO (polydioxanone) threads. These are soluble sutures that have been used for many years in different operations in the surgery. This technique uses the natural ability of the skin to produce collagen. The PDO threads are arranged in the skin with a very thin needle. As a result, the collagen synthesis is stimulated, and precisely in the direction of the thread a tight collage network is formed. The thread dissolves slowly, while this collagen network gives a lasting strengthening of the skin. The thread lift can be used for almost all areas. Problem areas such as the neck, décolleté and cheeks can be lifted very naturaly. But also the skin under the eyes, chin and …. can be strengthened.
What is the treatment?
With the aid of a thin injection needle, the threads are placed one at a time under the skin. In general, it is not necessary to use an anesthesia by the treatment. If desired anesthetic cream can be used. The threads are placed at strategic locations in order to achieve a natural lift. Because the thread is placed in the middle layer of the skin, it is not visible. In 4-6 months the threads dissolve completely. During this process, forms collagen in the tissue surrounding the thread. The collagen provides strengthening of skin and gives a lifting effect.
After the treatment
After the treatment you immediately see already some of the improvement. The skin is firmer, fuller, lines and wrinkles are less visible. Possible bruising that can occur are often easy to camouflage.
The result of the thread lift is optimal after 2 to 3 months. The thread lift has a long-lasting effect of an average of 2 years. Because after two months there is enough collagen generated to evaluate the results, then the final result will be reviewed . If desired, there can be an additional treatment in order to maximize the effect, in the form of the placement of more threads. Our doctors can advise you further on additional treatments with peelings or injectables, so the best possible result can be achieved.
The main side effects of this treatment are temporary redness, swelling and / or bruising. These symptoms are temporary and disappear after a few days.
PDO threads for many years been used in the regular surgery, gynecology and ophthalmology and regards as completely safe.
When no PDO threads treatment?
Use of anticoagulant medications and active skin diseases in the area to be treated, are contraindications to treatment.
In order to give a good indication of the price it is necessary that our doctors can examine your face and skin well. Slight subsidence can be treated with less number of threads. That’s why we make to each a personal quotation. To give an indication, we offer entry-level prices. A neck lift can be as little as 200 euros and a mid-face lift can be as little as 300 euros. Reason enough, feel free to make an appointment with one of our experienced doctors.