As we age, our skin becomes more prone to signs of aging. We lose facial fat pads and bone density which lessens our once full, youthful appearance. The loss of facial volume leads to wrinkles and facial sagging all that contribute to an older, lackluster appearance.
Sun damage, smoking, and genetics all play a part in our aging timeline. Getting an early jump on wrinkle prevention with a professional esthetician in your 20’s can prevent permanent damage from occurring and slow the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Cosmetic injectables are a popular at any age and an efficient way to prevent and treat the effects of aging on your facial appearance.
What Are Injectables?
A combination of neurotoxins and dermal fillers can greatly reduce the signs of aging. Neurotoxins are injected to relax muscles and lessen the appearance of wrinkles in common trouble spots (forehead, between and outside the eyes). Improvements can be noticed as quickly as three days after treatment with results lasting between 3-6 months.
Dermal fillers focus on returning lost facial volume in the cheeks and areas of the lower face that have begun to sag. Fillers offer immediate results and last longer than neurotoxin injectables–between 9-12 to months.
What Are My Injectable Treatment Options?
What to expect at your first injectable treatment session depends on what type of injectable you are receiving. The following injectables are options for you depending on your aesthetic goals:
Botulinum Toxin Injections
Doctors use botulinum toxin injections to block nerve signals from nerves to muscles in a predetermined area of the body (forehead, around the eyes) for cosmetic uses. Once the nerve signals are blocked, fine lines and wrinkles soften. Examples of botulinum toxin injections include:
- Botox Cosmetic®
Botulinum toxin injections can be administered on the same day as your consultation. Once you and your esthetician have decided on an appropriate treatment, he or she will prepare you for it by cleansing out any dirt that may have accumulated near their injection site before delivering the medications in very short needles. The number of injections will be specific to your concerns and condition. After the injections, you can return to your regular activities immediately, but should avoid strenuous activities for at least four hours.
Dermal fillers work to mute facial lines and restore facial volume and fullness. They are employed by doctors to help patients:
- Add volume to lips.
- Improve shallow contours.
- Diminish facial creases and wrinkles.
- Soften the appearance of scars.
- Decrease lower lid shadows and under eye discolorations.
Common brand names for dermal fillers are Restylane®, Juvederm®, Belotero®, Revanesse Versa®, and Radiesse®.
Fillers are administered with a syringe to various areas on the face and head, including around the eyes. The number, location, and depth of injections depend on what type of dermal filler is used for your desired results; some contain local anesthetic like lidocaine while others may only need soothing cream during the treatment process.
Patients that are uncomfortable with fullness under their chin (double chin) that often results from fat cells accumulating in submental space with age, turn to KYBELLA® for non-invasive, non-surgical results. KYBELLA®, with the help of deoxycholic acid, eliminates the fat cells of submental space restoring your natural chin, neck, and jaw contours.
A licensed esthetician will create a tailored treatment plan based on your chin profile. Then, at each treatment, you will be given multiple small injections under your chin to achieve your desired result.
AspiraBody offers facial contouring injectables and wrinkle smoothing treatments to restore your youth and vitality! Contact our elite team of doctors and estheticians today to schedule an appointment and make your beauty goals a reality!