Cosmetic injectables are extremely popular with men and women alike because they offer a non-surgical alternative to a facelift or eyelid lift, with zero downtime. If you’ve been thinking about taking the plunge into injectables to smooth out your fine lines and wrinkles, read on to learn more about the various injectables and how they treat different types of wrinkles.
The most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment around is Botox, and that’s because it’s a safe and effective way to smooth out or minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles on your face. Botox is effective on wrinkles that form from repeated muscle contractions under the skin when you frown, squint or raise your eyebrows. These are called dynamic wrinkles. Botox temporarily reduces the muscle activity to stop wrinkles from forming.
Botox is the only FDA-approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, crow’s feet and forehead lines. Treatment takes about 10 minutes, and you’ll see results within 24 to 48 hours. Results are subtle as you’ll look like yourself but without the noticeable facial lines.
Botox is not effective on all types of wrinkles, and that’s when dermal fillers come into play. While Botox is effective on dynamic wrinkles, dermal fillers tackle static wrinkles. These are wrinkles that are always present, unlike dynamic wrinkles. But dynamic wrinkles can become static wrinkles over time. Static wrinkles result from the loss of skin elasticity and the decrease of underlying proteins. Aging is the primary reason for these wrinkles, but genetics, sun and environmental damage and lifestyle contribute as well.
There are many dermal fillers that can address all kinds of fine lines and wrinkles as well as volume loss in the face. Juvederm is made from hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance in the skin. When it bonds to water molecules, it helps plump or “fill” the skin, adding volume and softness to your appearance. Sculptra is another filler that works by stimulating your skin’s natural collagen production to restore the inner structure and increase volume over time. The results from dermal fillers are immediate and can last anywhere from a few months to a few years.
Cosmetic injectables are increasingly popular treatments used on their own or in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures to give you the youthful appearance you desire. To schedule a complimentary consultation, call 425-278-9233 today.