Injectable treatments have become one of the top ways to enhance the appearance without excessive discomfort or downtime. As their popularity has increased, so have the many formulations that promise everything from smoothing away wrinkles to giving you the perfect pout. How do you know which injectable treatment will give you the specific results you are looking for? This overview should help you make the right choice for you. Wrinkle Relaxers Lines and creases around the forehead and eyes can be addressed with special types of injectables known as neuromodulators or “wrinkle relaxers.” These treatments include:
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All of these formulations contain trace amounts of the botulinum toxin, which serves to relax facial muscles that lead to the formation of wrinkles. Wrinkle relaxers work best on creases that form when you make certain facial expressions, known as dynamic wrinkles. Common locations for dynamic wrinkles include the forehead, between the eyebrows and in the outer corners of the eyes. Crease Removers The upper face is not the only area that can belie the passing of time. The lower face, particularly around the nose, mouth and chin, can also develop facial lines. These aging signs are more effectively addressed with a different type of injectable treatment, known as a dermal filler. Dermal fillers provide support to the underlying skin structure, smoothing away wrinkles from the inside out. There are a number of different options in dermal fillers, including:
Dr. David Mashhadian at Rodeo Surgical Art will help you determine which dermal filler will work the best for you based on your specific needs and desired results. Cheek Definers A specialized formulation of dermal filler, called Voluma, is designed to restore youthful volume to areas of the face that can become loose and hollow. One of the most popular areas to treat with Voluma is the cheekbones, where the solution can add fullness and definition to the midface. Voluma may also be used around the temples and jawline to give the face a younger profile. Long-Lasting Results While muscle relaxers and dermal fillers offer excellent results, they are only temporary and must be repeated periodically to maintain those results. However, a newer formulation on the market, BellaFill, was created as a long-lasting solution to more temporary filler solutions. BellaFill is formulated with a unique ingredient known as polymethylmethacrylate or PMMA. The PMMA microspheres do not get absorbed by the body as quickly as other types of dermal filler solutions, so results can last a number of years. Injectable treatments offer a host of benefits with little discomfort or downtime involved.