Needles: Necessary or Needless?

Are Injection-Like Results Better Than Getting Injected?

More than 15.6 million cosmetic procedures, including both minimally invasive and surgical, were preformed in the United States in 2014, as reported by the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. And minimally invasive procedures – including Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels, laser hair removal and microdermabrasion - made up the vast majority of them, with more than 13.9 million that year. Dermal fillers (or soft tissue fillers) are second only in popularity to Botox (Botulinum Toxin Type A), according to Best Health Magazine. Fillers work by adding volume to the face, filling in wrinkles and lines and plumping the areas of the face that have lost elasticity and fat pads, which cause skin to sag. Cosmetic surgeons site that “subtle aesthetic results” are what patients have been asking for, and fillers (along with other minimally invasive cosmetic procedures) are the best option. Or, are they? What if there was another option that was non-invasive and gave people the same results? There is!

No Pain, All Gain

Many people turn to fillers because most non-invasive, topical collagen serums cannot adequately penetrate into the skin; the collagen’s molecular structure is just too large. However, recent advances in technology have made it possible to break down laboratory produced soluble collagen in the proper chain sequence to ensure it can get into the skin and deliver the desired effect. Soluble collagen is structurally and biologically very similar to human collagen, making it much more suitable than animal based alternatives, which are, used in many collagen serums. Plus, it has been clinically shown to penetrate into the skin to plump skin and reduce wrinkles – and has a long-term impact on collagen production too.

Non-Injection Perfection

You may be thinking, “but are topical collagen serums as effective as dermal fillers?” The answer Neodermyl - an award-winning ingredient proven to step up collagen production and deliver results equivalent to one injection of collagen filler in just 2 weeks!* Add to that clinically proven botanical ingredients that help stimulate collagen growth and epidermal cell renewal and you’ve got better than injection results, without the risks!

Say No To Needles?

So, what’s the downside and risks of collagen fillers? Well, there’s cost. Dermal fillers can range from $500 - $5,000+, depending on the type of filler and quantity (number of syringes) your skin requires. It’s semi-permanent. Most treatments last on average 3 – 6 months. So, if you are unhappy with the results, you will have to wait until the product dissipates and is absorbed into your body. And it can be painful. Though advancements have been made in recent years that have improved the pain, such as doctors using tubes with a blunt tip instead of needles for injections, patients still report varying degrees of pain, during and for days after injections. Bruising is possible if proper post treatment protocols are not followed. This is especially common with fillers done around the mouth area. And, finally, there is the risk of allergic reaction to the treatment if your skin is sensitive.

The Collagen Savior

So, before you inject, we suggest you try out a topical collagen serum, like our new Cell Revive Collagen Complete. One-hundred percent of users reported a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in just 8 weeks.* And it contains Neodermyl, the magical ingredient proven to deliver injection like results in just 2 weeks*! Have you tried Collagen Complete yet? Tell us how you like it in the comments. *Results not typical.