You likely know someone who has gotten treatment with Botox, Dysport, Juvéderm, or another type of injectable treatment. Through the years, these treatments have become incredibly popular, because they help fight the common signs of aging like wrinkles, sagging skin, and fine lines, and they do so without any surgical incisions. These treatments fall into two categories: those that target the muscle tissues beneath the skin and those that fill in space under the skin. Here you can learn a little more about what these treatments have to offer before you schedule a consultation with Alexander Villares MD Cosmetic Surgery for your cosmetic care in Scottsdale.
What are the different types of injectables?
Injectables are so called because they are medications that are injected directly into the skin by a cosmetic surgeon or aesthetician. They may contain numbing agents like lidocaine to manage any pain or discomfort from the needle. These treatments tend to have gradually developing results that can last anywhere from 3-12 months, depending on the specific medication and your continuing skincare routine, as well as your genes and skin type.
Types of Injectables
- Botox Cosmetic – Botox is probably the most recognizable injectable by name, and there are other medications that work in basically the same way—Dysport and Xeomin. With Botox or similar injections, the muscles that cause facial folds like brow lines and frown lines are relaxed with a natural, purified protein derived from the botulism toxin. Despite a popular misconception about Botox treatment, it does not cause the face to look stiff or lifeless. When administered properly, Botox produces targeted results, so your face will move naturally and you will not have an obvious “worked on” appearance.
- Dermal Fillers – Dermal fillers go by many different names—Juvéderm and Restylane are among the most popular—and they work by filling in fine lines and wrinkles as well as scars. They can also add volume to create more pleasing contours in the jaw, chin, and cheeks. They work using various sized molecules of hyaluronic acid to restore volume that’s been lost due to the aging process or to enhance certain facial structures.
Who is a Good Candidate for Injectables?
One of the best things about dermal fillers and other injectables is that there are so many different types available, so they can be used for a wide range of patients. If you have severe lines and wrinkles, a facelift may be a better choice, but Dr. Villares can help you make the best decision during your personalized cosmetic surgery consultation. For an appointment with Dr. Villares in Scottsdale, call our office at 480-725-8627