If you’re not interested in cosmetic surgery or don’t want to get it just yet to achieve a more youthful appearance, cosmetic injectables are the way to go. These are incredibly popular non-surgical treatments for both men and women, offering an alternative to a facelift or other cosmetic surgery. If you’re interested in a less-invasive way to turn back time on your face, read on to learn about cosmetic injectables and why they’re the go-to for many patients.
Botox for dynamic wrinkles
Botox is a household name and that’s because it’s the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment available. It’s FDA-approved to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (known as 11 lines), crow’s feet around the eyes and forehead lines. Think about how your skin folds and furrows when you squint, frown or raise your eyebrows. These wrinkles – called dynamic wrinkles – form from repeated muscle contractions. Botox works by temporarily reducing the muscle activity, smoothing out lines and wrinkles. You’ll look like yourself, but without the lines when you make a facial expression.
Botox treatment takes about 10-15 minutes, and you’ll see results in 1-2 days. Treatment lasts for about four months, so you’ll return for treatment to maintain results.
Dermal fillers for static wrinkles
So what do you do about the lines and wrinkles that you see all the time and not just when you make a facial expression? These wrinkles are called static wrinkles, and they are caused by the loss of skin elasticity and the decrease of underlying proteins. Aging is the primary reason for static wrinkles, but sun exposure, genetics and lifestyle contribute.
Botox is not effective on static wrinkles. Dermal fillers are what you need.
Botox is not effective on all types of wrinkles, and that’s when dermal fillers come into play. While Botox is effective on dynamic wrinkles, dermal fillers tackle static wrinkles. These are wrinkles that are always present, unlike dynamic wrinkles. But dynamic wrinkles can become static wrinkles over time. Static wrinkles result from the loss of skin elasticity and the decrease of underlying proteins. Aging is the primary reason for these wrinkles, but genetics, sun and environmental damage and lifestyle contribute as well.
There are several fillers to choose from. Juvederm is a popular dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid, which naturally occurs in your body. When it binds with water molecules, it adds volume to the face for a natural-looking, subtle appearance. It works best on smoothing lines and wrinkles, enhancing lips, restoring lost volume to the cheeks and improving the definition of your jaw line. Results are immediate and can last a year or longer.
Cosmetic injectables are the way to go if you are interested in non-surgical alternatives to help you achieve a more youthful appearance. If you live in the Phoenix area and are interested in learning more about facial rejuvenation, call (480) 610-6366 for a consultation.