If you want a quick, relatively easy way to turn back time on your appearance today, consider injectable treatments. These formulations are specifically designed to reverse signs of aging like wrinkles, loss of volume and other cosmetic concerns. The Center for Facial and Body Rejuvenation offers a full line of injectable treatments to help you reach all of your aesthetic goals, with nearly immediate results that will last for many months.
The Injectable Solution
Injectables are prescription formulations designed to perform a variety of functions to enhance the outer appearance of the skin. Some work by relaxing muscles that lead to the formation of wrinkles, while others provide much-needed support to the underlying dermal structure, restoring volume and smoothing away lines from the inside out. Your choice of injectable treatment will depend on the aging concerns you want to address.
Wrinkle relaxers include the well-known Botox® Cosmetic, a treatment that has been around for both medical and aesthetic treatments for decades. This medication contains the botulinum toxin, which relaxes facial muscles that lead to the formation of wrinkles when you make certain facial expressions. This treatment is most effective on “dynamic” wrinkles, lines that appear when you smile, frown or squint.
The following treatment areas tend to respond well to Botox®:
- Vertical lines between the eyebrows
- Horizontal creases across the forehead
- Fine lines feathering from the outer corners of the eyes
Botox® injections take just a few minutes to complete, and most patients return to regular activities right away. Side effects are rare and limited to mild bruising and swelling around the injection sites. Results of Botox® may be apparent immediately and will last for 3-4 months before a touch-up is required.
Dermal fillers contain ingredients that support the underlying skin structure, which experiences changes over time that contributes to the formation of wrinkles. Loss of substances like collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid, and fat produce skin laxity and dryness that makes your complexion look less healthy and supple than it did during your younger years. Dermal fillers reverse that process, providing youthful lift and volume while significantly diminishing the appearance of fine lines and deeper creases.
The Center for Facial and Body Rejuvenation uses the following dermal fillers in our practice:
Juvéderm® Ultra and Ultra Plus, Voluma, Vollure, and Volbella
These hyaluronic acid fillers are versatile enough to be used on many aging symptoms including lines around the nose and mouth and adding volume and definition to the cheekbones, lips, or temples
Also containing hyaluronic acid, the fillers from the Restylane® family are used in a similar fashion to Juvéderm® products. In addition to diminishing fine lines, the smooth formulation of Restylane® is a good choice for augmenting thin lips.\
While our hyaluronic acid fillers offer immediate results that can last 6-24 months, Sculptra® provides a very different type of treatment. This formulation contains poly-L-lactic acid, a substance designed to replace lost collagen in the dermal structure. As the substance is slowly reabsorbed by the body, the body’s production of collagen kicks in to produce your own natural collagen lasting up to three years. The gradual results of Sculptra® can often be combined with fillers that work quicker, so you can enjoy results that are both immediate and long-lasting.
Reversing telltale signs of aging no longer has to mean surgery and a recovery period to achieve the results you are seeking. Contact the Center for Facial and Body Rejuvenation today at 408-255-3223 to find out which injectable treatment is the right one for you.