What are Injectables?
Injectables are commonly divided into three categories: Neurotoxins such as Botox, Dermal Fillers such as Juvederm 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 treatment is also delivered via injection, each option have slightly different uses.
Botulinum Toxin is used to reduce and smooth out wrinkles on your face. Most commonly known as Botox, this toxin and is used to relax the facial muscles and tissue that cause the wrinkles.
Juvederm and Restylane are just a few brand names of this service primarily used to treat smile lines. They 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 in the long term. Some 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 the injections as they 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 surgical procedures last a long time, injectables typically last between 3-6 months. The patient must setup recurring appointments 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 Juvederm, Restylane, and Sculptra. If you have any questions about the differences, 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, and in the case of calcium hydroxylaptite is found in bones.
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 experiences minor pain and the 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 injections are usually safe to have at the same time as other cosmetic surgery procedures.
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