What are Injectables?
Injectables are commonly divided into three categories: Neurotoxins such as Botox, Dermal Fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane, and Biostimulators like Sculptra and Radiesse. These injectable treatments may be used to treat wrinkles on the face, lift sagging skin, or add fullness in areas where needed, to restore a more youthful appearance.
While each skin treatment is delivered via injection, each injectable option has slightly different uses.
Botulinum Toxin is used to reduce and smooth out wrinkles on your face. Most commonly known as Botox, one of most commonly used injectables, this toxin and is used to relax the facial muscles and tissue that cause the wrinkles.
Juvéderm and Restylane are just a few brand names of this service primarily used to treat smile lines. These injectables are also often used to plump up the lips or cheeks and reshape the volume of the face.
Biostimulators work in the injection areas to stimulate collagen production and can be more effective treatments in the long term. Some of these injectable treatments can be especially effective in areas where there is a loss of facial volume like the areas around the cheekbones.
What to Expect
During our initial consultation, if we determine that injectables are the sole procedure needed to reach your goals, the injection can typically be handled directly following the consultation if enough time is available. If the injectables are used in combination with other treatments, the injectables can be performed at the same time as those procedures to help share the recovery time.
During the consultation, the correct type and amount of injectable will be determined. In most cases, anesthesia is not even required for injectables since the injections are performed with a small, thin needle.
The main difference between non-surgical and surgical cosmetic solutions is the length of results. Where as most cosmetic surgical procedures last a long time, injectables typically last between 3-6 months. The patient must setup recurring appointments for injectable treatments to maintain the results.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What types of fillers are available?
We offer all main types of injectable fillers: Hyaluronic acid-based, collagen-based, semi-permanent, and permanent fillers. We offer most brand name fillers, such as Juvéderm, Restylane, and Sculptra. If you have any questions about the differences between these injectables, please consult with our staff.
If there are permanent fillers, why not use them?
Permanent fillers use synthetic materials, which are non-biologic and have no natural defenses against infection. This is unlike hyaluronic acid-based or calcium hydroxylapatite fillers which are both naturally occurring.
What downtime can I expect?
The great thing about injectables is that there is little-to-no downtime. The procedure itself is usually handled quickly, typically combined with the consultation, and then the patient is on their way. The patient may experience minor pain and the injectable procedure itself carries a low risk of side affects.
Can I have injections with another procedure?
Our physicians will determine the best course of treatment, but injectables are usually safe to have at the same time as other cosmetic surgery procedures.
Treatment at Wabi Sabi Clinic
Treatment with injectables is available in the serene setting of the Wabi Sabi Clinic. You can meet with Dr. Daniel Barker to discuss the what would work best for your goals. In some cases, the injectable treatment can begin on the day of consultation.
Dr. Daniel Barker adapts Wabi Sabi concepts to his approach towards his clients' needs in his cosmetic services. With this approach, Dr. Barker brings out your best natural features so you can look and feel like your best you. The Wabi Sabi philosphy is compatible with new opportunities to appreciate ourselves and our bodies through enhancements that bring out your true essence.