Injectables and dermal fillers lessen the effects of aging skin by restoring volume around hollowed areas and restore the contours and smoothness of the face. These non-surgical treatments work in various ways to provide volume and lift to problem areas by smoothing out wrinkles, plumping flat lips and correcting hollowed skin areas. There are two types of injectables, those that relax facial muscles and thereby mend facial lines and dermal fillers that plump out wrinkles. Dermal fillers are injected directly into the skin to correct the wrinkle, depression or fold; the filler can be either naturally derived or a synthetic material. It is estimated that over one million men and women annually use injectables and dermal fillers as an effective way to look younger without the cost and downtime of invasive surgery.
Botox is derived from a family of neurotoxins that relax facial muscles. By temporarily paralyzing muscles it can remove wrinkles cosmetically such as those above the eyebrows on the forehead also called frown lines, lines that form around the corners of eyes, and other facial wrinkles.
Dysport is very similar to Botox as it is from the same family of neurotoxins. With a different formulation, Dysport spreads to a wider area. The onset of Dysport is 2-5 days compared to 4-7 for Botox. The are some reports that results may not last as long as Botox, but this is still being studied.
Juvederm: A family of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. An injection corrects moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles and lasts nine months to one year.
Restylane: A line of hyaluronic acid fillers that provide natural-looking results by smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds. Providing subtle lip enhancement and smoothing the lines, adding lift and volume to the cheeks.
Voluma: Voluma is also based on hyaluronic acid and used to treat the middle of the face including the nose and associated bony structures. As an HA filler, after injection, it can be shaped and molded into the desired contour. Voluma can last up to two years, almost twice as long as other fillers.
Kybella: The only FDA approved treatment to improve the appearance of extra fat below the chin, commonly known as a “double chin.” The active ingredient is based on a component the body makes for absorbing fat cells and is injected into the affected area of the chin.
Bellafill: A dermal filler that is meant to be a semi-permanent solution for wrinkles by restoring volume and fullness to the skin. Approved since October 2006 for the treatment of nasolabial fold, commonly know as “smile lines” or “laugh lines,” it is also used for acne scars, and smoothing wrinkles.
Marvel Cosmetic Clinic has significant experience in plastic surgery but many of our patients throughout Nashville and the surrounding areas want to combat the signs of aging early without the need for extensive surgery. And for them, we suggest injectables and dermal fillers. Refreshing an individual’s appearance by smoothing out wrinkles, crows feet and laugh lines with injectables and dermal fillers.
We offer a variety of injectable fillers that can do everything from fill out wrinkles to plump lips. And with their long-lasting effects and minimal side effects, it’s no wonder they’ve become one of the most popular procedures requested.
If you’re interested in any of the injectable dermal fillers or injectable toxins listed below, please contact Marvel Cosmetic Surgery for more information, or to schedule a consultation.