Aging is inevitable. Grey hairs and fine lines will happen to everyone. Some might take pride in the furrowed lines on their brow, but to others, it’s a problem to rectify. Injectables provide a non-surgical solution to smooth fine lines and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. But in a world with a myriad of options, how do you know which injectable is right for you? Read on to find out.
What they do
First, let us discuss what injectables actually do. While we would all like to look 20 years old, injectables can’t reverse age. They can, however, smooth the deep creases around your nose, mouth, and eyes. Injectables also work structurally to enhance the shape of your face, with injections to the cheek bones. If you suffer from acne scars, they make skin appear more even. They also work to plump areas like your lips or under your eyes, all of which are options for maintaining a more youthful appearance.
You can minimize deep wrinkles with different types of injectables. Products such as Botox or Dysport work by using Botulinum toxins that restrict muscle movement. It’s applied with tiny amounts of product injected directly into the facial muscles. Deeply etched lines in the face as a result of concentration or constant furrowing will smooth out with regular use. This can enhance your overall appearance by making you look more relaxed and youthful.
Who it’s for: these types of injectables are for women who have noticed wrinkles in areas of the face where they hold a lot of tension. Because the muscles are frozen, these concentrated areas smooth out making you look more relaxed. Some patients have found with multiple treatments, they are able to drop the habit of furrowing or frowning and require treatments less often.
Fillers differ slightly as they are injected into the contours of your face not to paralyze, but to add volume. Some fillers are made with hyaluronic acid which fills in wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that works to keep skin plump and hydrated. Since it already occurs naturally in the body, these fillers are less likely to cause an allergic reaction. The filler itself has a gel-like consistency that is injected into the skin to smooth fine lines. These particular fillers can last from 6 to 12 months before being absorbed by the body. Such brands including Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma, and Restylane and all options for those who are interested in the Hyaluronic Acid option.
Who it’s for: these types of fillers are for anyone looking to add volume. Optimal usage is for under the eyes, smile lines, and thin lips. Because the contents of these injectables are natural, it’s also an ideal choice for anyone with severe allergy problems.
Fine lines and wrinkles are a common issue for many women. Most of these issues can be traced back to lack of volume in the face, but with non-surgical injectables, there are numerous ways to restore the youthful appearance you desire.
If you are ready to see what injectables can do for you, call 615-329-3900 to book your appointment today! And be sure to check out our monthly specials!