The term injectables has been used more recently over the years but every so often, we often get questions here at our Bay Area facial rejuvenation practice on whether or not injectables are the ideal solution for their cosmetic concerns. Read on below to learn more about injectables and what it can (and cannot!) do for you.
Injectables in a Nutshell
By and large, injectables are ideal in improving the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, folds, and sunken cheeks. They are less effective in lifting sagging skin along the brow, chin, jaw, and neck in which a surgical cosmetic procedure such as a face lift, neck lift and a brow lift may be more effective.
Botox and Dermal Fillers
There are two types of injectables that are commonly used today: Botox and dermal fillers. Botox is an injectable that works by blocking the nerve signals that cause muscular contraction which in turn causes the appearance of wrinkles with repetitive contractions. Botox works best in reducing lines and wrinkles between the brows, forehead, and around the eyes.
On the other hand, dermal fillers are a group of injectables which fill in wrinkles and add volume to your face, resulting to a smoother, fuller, and more youthful appearance. Areas that benefit greatly from fillers include the cheeks, neck, and hands.
The most commonly used dermal fillers here at our practice are Dysport, Xeomin, Restylane, Perlane, Sculptra, and Radiesse. Each type of filler have their own set of specific aging problems that they can address. A good example would be Radiesse which is specifically effective in enhancing sunken cheeks and improving the appearance of smile lines.
Injectables in Bay Area and neighboring areas
Many of our patients choose injectables because it has little or no downtime at all! Since each face is different, we encourage you to get in touch with us for a personal consultation to learn which injectable suits you best. Call us at 925.820.3633 or fill out this contact form to set up an appointment. We look forward to your visit!
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