Impress your holiday guests with the best-kept secret to instantly look years younger: injectable treatments. Injectables include any treatment where dermal fillers or Botox are injected into the skin to reduce signs of aging. Injections are performed by a medical provider, who combines various methods of injection and types of injectables to achieve a desired aesthetic. Learn more about the various types of injectables and how they help people, like you, look years younger.
Botox Injections Reduce Lines and Wrinkles
While originally created to temporarily improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the face, Botox has been known for its versatility to also calm muscle spasms or reduce excessive sweating. Its main use, however, is in the treatment of frown lines and crows feet.
Also known as “11’s”, frown lines are the vertical lines that develop between the eyebrows. Crow’s feet, on the other hand, are the horizontal lines that form at the outer edges of the eye. The three lines are said to look like crow’s feet because of their 3-prong shape. Both happen as a result of the muscle contractions made during laughing, squinting, crying, or frowning.
Botox works by preventing certain nerves from signaling the muscles that cause these lines to contract. When Botox is injection near the forehead and eyebrows, those muscles are unable to make the subtle movement that causes deep frown lines. As a result, the skin looks smooth and the face looks less angry, tired or old.
Injectable Fillers Lift Drooping Cheeks
As you get older, you lose fat. That might sound like a great thing, but the fat you lose tends to be the fat you want to keep – namely, the fat in your cheeks. Volume loss in the cheek area makes the face look thin, drawn and gaunt. Dermal fillers restore volume to the cheeks, making the face look year younger without surgery or downtime. While there are several types of injectable fillers, one of the most popular for cheek volume loss is Juvederm Voluma.
Voluma is a specially formulated type of hyaluronic acid (a substance that occurs naturally in the body) that lifts by adding subtle, natural-looking volume to the cheek area. Although results vary from person to person, results normally last for as long as two years.
Injectable Fillers Plump Thin Lips
You don’t just lose volume from your cheeks as you get older. Thin lips are also a common sign of aging. While duck-lipped celebrities from the early 2000’s are at the forefront of most people minds when they think of lip fillers, modern injectable filler formulas produce natural, soft results.
Also formulated from hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers such as Juvederm are commonly used in the lips because of their smooth, pliable consistency. The results look so incredibly natural that your friends and family will notice you look years younger, but they won’t know how or why! One of the many benefits of hyaluronic acid fillers is that they can be reversed if you really don’t like the results. A special enzyme dissolves the substance painlessly.
Injectable Fillers Reduce Volume Loss
Like Botox, injectable fillers, like Juvederm, are also used to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and lines. While Botox freezes the muscles that create lines from facial movements, dermal fillers work to reduce lines that form thanks to the effects of gravity and age-related volume loss.
Because of their smooth, pliable consistency, injectable fillers reduce volume loss in several sections of the face where volume loss frequently occurs. To name a few, in the nasolabial folds, those two lines that form between the mouth and nose, as well as parentheses and marionette lines around the lower half of the face near the mouth.
When injected, the subtle gel fills sagging skin. It acts and moves like the rest of your facial features naturally would— instantly making the face look years younger.
Radiesse is commonly used to treat deeper creases and wrinkles. It’s made from a calcium-based gel, so it’s heavier than hyaluronic acid. Like its hyaluronic acid cousins, Radiesse provides instant results. It then goes a step beyond and stimulates the production of collagen beneath the skin. Once the initial effects of Radiesse wear away, the results are still visible, thanks to the revitalized collagen production.
With so many fillers and injectables available, you might be unsure which to choose. That’s where Dr. Scott Rotatori’s Physician Assistant, Kristin Occhiogrosso PA-C, comes in. With her years of training and experience, Kristin can help you pick the injectable that will best treat your main concern, or recommend combining certain treatments to achieve a more youthful look all over. To learn more, give us a call today to schedule a consultation: (407)628-5476.