Aging and its effects are inevitable. Now that we’ve made that point clear, we can move onto another undeniable truth: you don’t have to sit back helplessly and let wrinkles, fatigue, and fine lines alter your appearance. Instead, you can fight back with Teosyal, a revolutionary filler available from Your Skin RN in Kitchener, Ontario.
Is Teosyal Better Than Juvederm?
It seems a growing number of patients do prefer Teosyal over Juvederm. A controlled study of the two therapies found both were similar in their treatment processes and delivery of rapid results. But most participants preferred the aesthetic results of the former injectable.
We attribute this preference to resilience – a filler’s ability to recoil back to its original shape after being compressed, stretched, or bent. This is a crucial quality for injectables placed anywhere on the face, especially in such dynamic spots as around the mouth, near the eyes, and in the cheeks. Resilience provides smoother, more natural-looking results that degrade slowly over time rather than abruptly in six months or less.
Longevity of Results
Another attractive aspect of Teosyal is its longevity. Many patients enjoy their rejuvenated appearances for 22 months. This is significantly longer than Juvederm, which clocks in around 18 months. Twenty-two months is, in fact, among the longest of all injectables and be traced to:
- Gel adaptability
- Formulated strength that resists repeated stress and micromovements in facial tissues
The Nature of Fillers
Before we go further, it’s important to identify what these treatments are. Known as injectable dermal fillers, both therapies contain hyaluronic acid (HA) to smooth wrinkles and restore volume to targeted facial spots. In addition, both are:
- Made of transparent gel
- Crafted with non-animal ingredients
As we mentioned a moment ago, Teosyal elevates the patient experience with formulas that adapt to your facial movements. The injectables under this brand also maintain facial hydration and vitality, soften the appearance of skin as it moves expressively, and provide structural support. Thanks to these characteristics, many patients experience a healthy, luminous glow after treatment.
Teosyal injectables are divided into two collections based on their formulations and the aesthetic concern(s) they target. The PureSense line includes the fillers Redensity 1 and 2, Global Action, Deep Lines, Ultra Deep, Ultimate, and Kiss. The second collection, known as Resilient Hyaluronic Acid (RHA), includes RHA 1, RHA 2, RHA 3, and RHA 4. This gives patients 10 different variations from which to choose, whereas Juvederm only offers five.
As we get older, our faces naturally lose volume. This is owed to a variety of factors, including slower collagen production and fat migrating down so that with time, the face looks flat. One of the easiest and simplest ways to address these concerns is with fillers.
Ultra Deep and Ultimate are volumizing injectables that restore plumpness in the temples, jawline, chin, and cheekbones. Using different injection depths that reflect your precise needs, we can sculpt your facial contours, fill deep wrinkles, and redefine facial outlines.
In addition to losing volume, aging skin also becomes thin, loses hydration, and looks fatigued. Redensity 1 rehydrates skin with a mix of highly concentrated HA molecules and a cocktail of essential nutrients. It also:
- Helps skin grow denser
- Prevents wrinkles
- Improves skin texture
- Restores skin’s natural elasticity and radiance
Deep Lines and Global Action both fall under this label to target key concerns like marionette lines and nasolabial folds. They also erase glabella and perioral lines to give the skin a smoother, softer surface. Deep Lines goes after highly pronounced wrinkles and gets injected in the deep dermis, while Global Action fills moderately pronounced wrinkles in the mid-dermis.
It’s no secret that specific parts of the face are more difficult to successfully treat. Kiss addresses this challenge by targeting one specific area: the lips. It’s formulated to handle the mobile needs of this dynamic area and offers smooth plumping with optimal control.
Likewise, Redensity 2 is designed to treat challenging under-eye circles. Few treatment options exist for the tear trough area, but Redensity 2 can be safely used to clarify skin and provide a well-rested, more youthful appearance. It’s additionally indicated for filling wrinkles and skin folds under the eyes and correcting fine lines and skin cracks.
It’s important to stress the products within this collection enhance and rejuvenate your face without expecting muscles to remain static. The HA in these injectables has undergone an innovative manufacturing process to ensure it moves with your face. And each formula is designed to correct concerns on a specific part of the body.
RHA 1 treats fine wrinkles in the decollete, neck, and face. RHA 2 targets moderate wrinkles on the upper face, including crow’s feet and glabella lines. It also adds volume to the lips. RHA 3 treats deep wrinkles, including nasolabial folds and vertical lip lines, and restores volume in the cheeks to improve your contours. And, finally, RHA 4 delivers volume in dynamic extended areas like the cheeks.
Products in the PureSense portfolio contain highly pure HA gels with extremely low protein and bacterial endotoxin levels. What this means for you, the patient, is a treatment that reduces the chances of hypersensitivity. This family of injectables also focuses on HA. Keep in mind skincare is a constantly evolving field, but one notion remains constant: HA is integral to your skin’s hydration and therefore essential to its overall health.
HA attracts and binds to water molecules, giving your skin its natural bounce; it also plumps tissues in all the right spots, such as in your lips and along your cheekbones to give your face smooth, youthful contours. And thanks to its monophasic design, Teosyal is cohesive by nature and remains in place following treatment. This means it sits where it’s injected without easily spreading, making it ideal for whisking away wrinkles and adding volume in specific spots.
The RHA Collection
Injectables contained within this collection are formulated with long chains of cross-linked, stabilized HA molecules. This is similar to the consistency associated with Juvederm, touted as being both smooth and highly malleable. The key is in cross-linking, an extremely important technique that eliminates granules. When granules are present, they contribute to bumpy or lumpy results.
All Your Treatment Details
Getting injectables can be a really exciting time, but into this anticipation comes the need for a few at-home steps. For example, we recommend patients minimize alcohol consumption for at least 24 hours before treatment. Alcohol thins the blood and can prolong recovery. You should also avoid certain medications and supplements, including:
- NSAIDs like ibuprofen
- Herbal supplements like ginseng, ginkgo, and fish oil
It’s also best to opt for low-sodium foods in the days before treatment. Sodium leads to water retention that can, in turn, increase swelling. If you’re looking for nutrients you should reach for, pineapple ranks high on the list. This fruit contains an enzyme called bromelain that triggers the body’s ability to reduce swelling and fight pain. Water similarly plumps and hydrates skin; drinking plenty in the days before treatment can assist your recovery.
A Few More Tips
To prevent skin irritation, we further recommend you avoid hair removal treatments, including tweezing, at least two days before treatment. Let us know if you have a history of cold sores or are on immunosuppressive therapy. And if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you need to delay treatment until a later date.
What to Expect During Treatment
Teosymal fillers are formulated with lidocaine, a freezing agent that reduces pain sensitivity in the treatment site. Not only will your session be comfortable and pain-free, but the numbing only lasts 30 minutes. This means you won’t spend the rest of your day feeling awkward – lidocaine works just long enough so you enjoy a relaxing session.
Your session will likely last 30 minutes, although treating a number of different sites may require more time. We’ll review this during your consultation as we determine those spots that need therapy, identify the extent of each concern, and listen to your expectations. Keep in mind this family of injectables works immediately, with final results developing over the course of about one week.
Your Recovery Period
You’ll be happy to know most patients return to normal activities immediately after their appointments. This minimally-invasive treatment will not alter facial movements and, when used in combination with skincare products appropriate to your needs, can amplify your skin health. HA promotes collagen synthesis for an overall softer, smoother, and more youthful appearance.
Having said that, we’re confident you’ll agree this is a straightforward, uncomplicated treatment. Just a few post-therapy steps will extend your results and help you look your best:
- Skip cosmetics for about 12 hours
- Forego alcohol and keep well-hydrated for about three days after
- Avoid air travel and competitive sports for three days
- Delay dental treatments and other aesthetic treatments for a week
- Stay out of extreme temperatures, including the sun, saunas, and tanning beds, for one week
Frequently Asked Questions
Patients often ask if they can achieve the plumping, hydrating effects of injectables by simply applying hyaluronic acid topically. The answer is no, and here’s the reason why: when applied on your skin’s surface, HA molecules are too large to break the skin’s barrier for absorption. This means many of the topical products that contain HA sit on your skin without delivering real benefits.
Studies confirm that for HA to work as we know it can, it must be injected into a treatment spot. That’s why fillers are so successful: with targeted application, HA molecules are delivered right where you need them.
What Is the Minimum Age for Treatment?
For safety and legal reasons, you must be at least 18 years old to receive treatment. And if you’re wondering whether these injectables are appropriate for your needs, don’t worry; we review each patient individually to ensure you meet the parameters for injectables.
How Often Will I Need Maintenance Appointments?
This depends on how quickly your body metabolizes the injections. Teosyal can last up to 22 months, but individual factors will influence your results. These include:
- Your skin type
- The volume of product injected
- The severity of the wrinkle or fold to be corrected
You’ll know a maintenance session is necessary when your skin begins to look depleted. Injectables won’t disappear overnight; instead, you’ll notice gradual changes like lines returning and contours looking less defined.
A Superior Treatment
It can be difficult to compare injectables because they do possess similar properties. Teosyal, however, raises the bar in three key areas: it offers more product variation, delivers longer-lasting results, and moves with your face for a completely natural-looking appearance. Schedule your consultation today by calling Your Skin RN in Kitchener, Ontario.