The Benefits of Cosmetic Injectables
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Injectable treatments are an excellent alternative to surgery that have become incredibly popular with men and women of all ages. Their ability to get rid of lines and wrinkles as well as adding volume to the face, makes injectable treatments an extremely versatile, safe and effective way to combat the signs of aging.
Below are of the biggest benefits of injectable treatments.
- No downtime
This is a big one, especially for those with busy schedules. Surgical procedures, such as facelifts and necklifts require a good amount of downtime while you recover from the procedure. Injectable treatments come with no such downtime and in most cases you’re able to return to work the very next day. Any small side effects of injectable treatments, such as swelling and tenderness, are usually mild and subside quickly.
- A safer option to surgery
Surgical complications are something that a lot of people worry about. Although major complications are very rare, any surgical procedures comes with a certain degree of risk. Injectable treatments do not come with such risk and therefore are very appealing to those who want the benefits of a more youthful appearance without the risk that surgery brings.
- Target specific problems
There are many injectable treatments available in the form of dermal fillers and muscle relaxants. Treatments can be used to target very specific things, such as chin fat, lines around the eyes and mouth, loss of volume in the face or thin lips. In a liquid facelift, a combination of injectable treatments are administered to mimic the results of a traditional facelift.
- Add fullness to the cheeks
If you’ve recently lost a lot of weight, then there’s a chance that your face may have a gaunt appearance. This is a very common side effect of weight loss and can be corrected through the use of dermal fillers. Dermal fillers work by adding extra volume to areas of the face that can appear sunken, such as the cheeks and eyes.
- Get rid of chin fat
You might be under the assumption that the only way to get rid of submental fat (chin fat) is via liposuction or surgery. However there is an injectable treatment available that specifically targets submental fat. Kybella is an injectable treatment that when administered to the area beneath the chin, will dissolve any dietary fat contained in that area, resulting in a more youthful look.
What Are Cosmetic Injectables?
Cosmetic injectables are minimally invasive non-surgical treatments that aim to resolve certain aesthetic concerns. These include wrinkles, fine lines, weak facial structure, and thin lips. The most popular types of cosmetic injectables include neuromodulators and dermal fillers.
Neuromodulators are cosmetic injectables that work directly with the nerves and muscles in the face to reduce age-related changes and prevent further ones from developing. Neuromodulation is an effective anti-aging treatment because it targets the most common source of fine lines and wrinkles.
These signs of aging are often caused by excessive facial movement and continuous facial expressions like frowning and smiling. Neuromodulator injections contain a substance called botulinum toxin, which temporarily subdues the facial nerves and muscles.
This limits facial movement, reducing the appearance of existing wrinkles and fine lines while preventing new ones from developing. Neuromodulators can provide the following aesthetic benefits and more:
- Smoother, tighter skin
- Reduced fine lines around the eyes
- Diminished wrinkles surrounding the mouth (marionette lines)
- Smoothing of forehead creases or frown lines
- Prevention of further age-related changes
The most popular brands of neuromodulator injections are Botox and Dysport. Both produce significant and long-lasting results, but Dysport may begin to work faster in some patients. A consultation with our cosmetic providers can determine which type of neuromodulator is the best choice for you.
Dermal fillers are cosmetic injectables for face enhancement or age-related volume loss. These injectables work by adding a hyaluronic acid solution beneath the skin and increasing collagen production. The combined effect of hyaluronic acid and increased collagen can add fullness to the face and accentuate certain facial features.
As you age, the amount of natural collagen and hyaluronic acid within your skin declines, leading to hollow, sagging cheeks or under-eyes. When hyaluronic acid and collagen are low, your skin will appear sullen and drop downwards.
Dermal fillers aim to correct this by boosting your natural collagen production and supplementing injectable hyaluronic acid. The result is an increase in fullness that can be used to create a more youthful appearance and provide the following cosmetic benefits:
- Increased volume under the eyes
- Fuller, more youthful cheeks
- Plumper lips
- More prominent cheekbones
- Stronger jawline
- Increased ongoing collagen production
Restylane and Juvéderm are two popular lines of dermal filler products. Each injectable in the Restylane or Juvéderm line has been specifically formulated to provide a unique cosmetic benefit.
Another commonly used dermal filler is Radiesse, an innovative injectable that uses the thinnest hyaluronic acid solution to add fullness in delicate areas like the lips and around the mouth.
Common Questions About Cosmetic Injectables
If you’ve never had cosmetic injectables administered before, you may have some questions or concerns about the treatment. The following are a few of the most frequently asked questions about cosmetic injectables.
Who Is a Candidate for Cosmetic Injectables?
One of the best things about cosmetic injectables is that almost anyone can benefit from them. Neuromodulators are great for helping older patients resolve age-related changes, but they can also act as an anti-aging preventative treatment for younger patients.
Clients of any age can use dermal fillers to correct age-related volume loss or enhance certain facial features, like the lips and cheekbones.
To find out whether you are a candidate for cosmetic injectables, you should seek a consultation with one of our cosmetic medicine professionals. We can assess your skin and facial structure to determine whether you would benefit from neuromodulators or dermal fillers.
Is There Any Downtime After Cosmetic Injectable Treatment?
A major benefit of cosmetic injectables is that they don’t require any recovery or downtime afterward. Patients can resume normal activities the same day as their treatment.
When Will I See the Results of My Injectables?
Whether you receive neuromodulators or dermal fillers, your cosmetic injectables will produce almost immediate results. Within hours of your treatment, you should notice a difference in how your skin looks and feels.
Neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport will produce a tightening and firming effect that continues to develop over the next three to four days after your treatment. You will also notice that your skin’s movement feels more restricted.
Dermal fillers will create noticeable volume under the skin in the hours after your session. This volume will continue to develop over the first week following your treatment.