What are cosmetic injectables?
As we age our facial shape changes over time. In the face alone we have bone loss, shifting and wasting of fat pads, and the breakdown of collagen, elastin, hyaluranic acid. So to treat those side effects of aging one of the noninvasive things we can do is injectables.
Types of Injectables:
Botox, Dysport, Xeomin are the 3 we currently have available in the US.
WebMD says it best: neuromodulators block signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can't contract. That makes the wrinkles relax and soften. Botox is most often used on forehead lines, crow's feet (lines around the eye), and frown lines. Wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity will not respond to Botox.
It takes 5-7 days for Botox to begin working and a two weeks to be at its full effect.
(More about neuromodulators here and video of injecting neuromodulators here)
Fillers are used to replace volume loss and results are instant.
Most common areas injected:
Cheeks, Smile lines (nasolabial folds), lips, tear troughs, chin, nose, jawline.
Here are some examples of fillers you may have heard of:
- Juvederm Ultra
Read more about fillers here
Who should get injectables? click here