Training Options Duration: 60 Minutes
Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST
Overview: The most popular cosmetic injection treatments include Hyaluronic acid,collagen and Botox. Hyaluronic acid absorbs about 1000 times its weight of water and as a result is good for plumping of lips. Collagen is a good filler and provides elasticity to collagen deprived skin, a condition which increases with age.Botox is used for facial wrinkles and in particular expression wrinkles. Injections have both pro and con attributes. The positive side is immediate results the negatives consist of expense and discomfort although microneedles have mitigated the latter.
Injections particularly Botox usually last for up to three months on the average. Topical creams lotions etc. are used daily and for some treatments twice daily. Needles inject actives directly into the site of action, thus efficacy one established is almost guaranteed. Topicals by contrast needed to be formulated with specialized delivery systems in order to penetrate the stratum corneum and deliver the actives to elicit efficacy. The challenge is to understand the mechanism of biological action first before tailoring the formula. The Botox mechanism will be discussed in detail providing an example. Botox injections are costly while creams topically applied are considerably less costly. The primary advantage of injections is rapid results; however newer topical polypeptides are closing the gap in time for creams etc.
Why should you Attend: Cosmetic injections particularly in the facial area are not well tolerated by all people.Cosmetic Creams which are effective are proving to be of value over and in conjunction with injections for most common cosmetic conditions.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Overview of current cosmetic treatments with injectables
Conditions commonly treated
Common ingredients used for injectables
Time for percieved effects and duration of treatments
Formulation challenges for topical treatment
Botox injections versus botox in a bottle and cost/performance
Summary of comparisons
Who Will Benefit:
DR. Verdicchio is an industrial scientist and formulator with more than fifty years experience in the chemical Specialties area with a specialization in Health Care and Beauty aids. He has been associated with Unilever and several pharmaceutical companies including Johnson and Johnson from which he retired in 1995.
Phone No: 1-800-385-1607