Arthritis, joint pain, and even aging skin can now be addressed with injectable treatments. At Global Clinic, we offer therapeutic injections, including; collagen, joint, and trigger point. These injectable solutions can be incorporated into your treatment protocol, whether you’re interested in aesthetic or rehabilitative results. Schedule an appointment at our Niles, Illinois, office to learn more.
What Are Collagen Injections?
Collagen injections are dermal filler treatments that improve skin plumpness and volume. Many injectables use collagen, hyaluronic acid, fat, or a synthetic compound to improve skin plumpness. A benefit of using a collagen injection is that it relies on a natural substance to enhance your look. Treatments take little time, and results can be seen shortly after a visit.
What Are Joint Injections?
Joint injections are non-surgical treatments that apply a combination of anesthetic and corticosteroid to damaged joint tissue. This provides both pain relief and improves your range of motion in the case of illnesses like arthritis.
These injections can be applied to any joint, including the knees, hips, shoulders, wrists, and more. They are not a permanent solution but can provide relief for a certain amount of time.
What Are Trigger Point Injections?
Like joint injections, trigger point injections include an anesthetic and sometimes a steroid medication. These injections are used to relax muscles and alleviate pain caused by injuries or chronic conditions like Fibromyalgia.
Are Therapeutic Injections Right for Me?
An initial consultation is needed whether you’re interested in an aesthetic treatment or trigger point injection. While these injections are generally safe, it’s important to get an assessment of your unique needs before proceeding with treatment.
Collagen injections are inappropriate for specific lines and scars or when certain medical conditions are present. For safety, a skin test is often performed on your forearm to determine if you are sensitive to the substance being used. Most people are not at risk of major side effects from collagen injections.
What Can I Expect?
Therapeutic injections take as little as 15 minutes to perform. However, treatments may take longer depending on the problem(s) you want to be addressed. In the case of a collagen injection, an anesthetic will sometimes be used to numb the area before treatment, making the treatment more tolerable. No downtime is needed after these procedures, so you can return to the rest of your day immediately afterward. Several sessions may be necessary to see aesthetic results. Tigger point and joint injections are best combined with physical therapy.
Schedule Therapeutic Injections in the greater Chicago area
Look great and feel better at Global Clinic. You can use the contact form below to schedule an appointment or call us by dialing (847) 299-7000. We look forward to helping you reach your goals!