Many people are faced with the common effects of aging including facial wrinkles, creases and folds, thin or flat lips, and hollow areas under the eyes, temples and cheeks. Fortunately there are numerous injectable treatments like Botox and dermal fillers available to instantly reverse the signs of aging; earning injectables the nickname “liquid facelift”.
These non-surgical treatments work in various ways to provide volume and lift to targeted problem areas – smoothing out wrinkles and lines, plumping flat lips, and correcting hollow areas. Today’s injectables have the power to provide complete facial rejuvenation, giving patients a more fresh and youthful appearance.
Benefits of Injectables
Injectable treatments are fast and relatively painless, requiring little to no recovery time. In fact many of our patients complete a full treatment during their lunch hour. Injectables are also less expensive compared to traditional cosmetic surgery. The combination of no down time and minimal cost makes injectable treatments a great alternative to surgery for correcting the effects of aging.
Different Types of Injectables
The availability of so many different types of injectables can be overwhelming. While reading a brief overview of the different types of injectables, please keep in mind that each injectable provides specific benefits which may or may not be appropriate for your individual goals. Our experienced physicians will tailor a custom anti-aging treatment for your unique needs. Contact us to schedule an appointment today.
Neuromuscular toxins are used for smoothing deep, persistent lines and wrinkles that develop over time. These injectables are derived from a family of neurotoxins that prevent nerve signals in muscles from contracting; they relax the facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. The positive effects of treatment by neuromuscular-based injectables usually lasts between 3 and 6 months.
Dermal fillers are another great option for treating wrinkles and hollow areas associated with facial aging. Today, there are many different types of dermal fillers to choose from:
Hyaluronic acid (HA) based dermal fillers
The most popular class of dermal fillers is based on Hyaluronic acid (HA), a sugar found naturally in human skin. By binding water molecules, Hyaluronic acid based products add volume under the skin to smooth wrinkles and folds, plump lips, and remove scars. The effects of dermal fillers usually last between 4 and 6 months.
Sculptra is made from poly-L-lactic and is used to correct shallow to deep nasolabial folds (i.e., smile lines), contour deficiencies, and other facial wrinkles. Sculptra works by both filling in lines and wrinkles and by stimulating the body to produce new collagen and underlying tissue, thereby creating a fuller, more youthful appearance.
Radiesse is a safe, FDA-approved dermal filler that restores a natural, youthful look. Used primarily to treat areas with obvious signs of facial aging, Radiesse rebuilds your skin’s foundation and restores your youthful look. Its unique contouring ability allows physicians to treat large areas of the face in one procedure.
Artefill is a non-resorbable dermal filler and works to correct nasolabial folds, also known as “smile lines”. Unlike other dermal fillers, Artefill does not get absorbed by the body. Thus, Artefill is a more permanent solution that provides long lasting benefits.
Use of Injectables to Correct Medical Issues
Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
Severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a medical condition that involves hyperactive sweat glands. Sweat is your body’s temperature regulator. In severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis, sweating significantly exceeds the body’s normal requirements. Severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis often goes undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, and untreated due to lack of awareness. Botox can treat hyperhidrosis by blocking the nerves that stimulate sweat glands.
Varicose and Spider Veins
Over 80 million Americans suffer from symptoms related to unsightly, painful varicose and spider veins. Sclerotherapy can be performed safely and effectively to eliminate the veins.