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Injectables

Injectables

What It Is

Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic enhancement procedures performed around the world. It works by temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause lines, furrows, and wrinkles. The painless, quick procedure can be completed within 15 minutes and full effects will be visible within 1 to 14 days.

Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid based filler which can be used to plump out the lips and fill out deeper lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose area. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in our bodies that is responsible for keeping the skin hydrated and plump. As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid decreases, which can result in volume loss, wrinkles, and lines. The use of Juvederm fillers will replenish the hyaluronic acid that our skin has lost almost instantaneously, giving our skin a youthful appearance for up to a year.

Platelet Rich Plasma is commonly known as the “Vampire Facial”, which is a revolutionary treatment used to promote collagen production and tissue regeneration in the skin. It is used to effectively treat loss of volume, deep wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scarring.

Belkyra is a non-surgical procedure used to eliminate unwanted fat cells underneath the chin, which will help sculpt and reshape your chin and neck area. The procedure takes only 20 minutes to complete and after a few treatments, you will notice a gradual improvement in your chin profile.


Treatment Areas

Injectables can be used to treat a multitude of skin conditions, such as:

  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles – Fine lines and wrinkles are the result of the natural breakdown of elastin and collagen in the skin as we age. Injectables are used to reduce muscle contractions responsible for these lines and fills in the space to give a youthful appearance to the skin.
  • Aging Hands – Fillers will give your hands a youthful appearance by replacing the volume once the fat layer has diminished over time.
  • Volume Loss – As we age, we naturally lose the natural collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in the skin that keeps the skin plump. Fillers will help temporarily restore this lost volume to reverse the aging process.
  • Under Eye Bags – Injectable fillers will help restore lost volume underneath the eyes and will help in the reduction of visible bags.
  • Excessive Sweating – Botox can be used as a temporary treatment for Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. It works by blocking the signals sent from the nerves to the sweat glands and prevents the production of sweat in the treatment area.
  • Non-Surgical Nose Reshaping – Non-surgical nose reshaping utilizes fillers by injecting them into the nose to correct mild imperfections. It is effective in creating more symmetry and balances the nose with the rest of the surrounding facial features.
  • Fat ReductionNon-surgical fat reduction with Belkyra is one of the best ways to target and eliminate fat cells under the chin quickly and effectively without going under the knife.

How To Prepare

Patients who are considering injectables should be aware of the following guidelines:

  • For at least one week prior to treatment, avoid alcohol consumption
  • Avoid taking Aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medications two weeks prior to treatment

Before your procedure, you will be required to wash your face thoroughly, removing traces of makeup or sunscreen on the skin. You may re-apply as normal after your session.


How It Works

Injectables are chemical substances injected into the skin with a very fine needle and are used to plump up or support the muscles in the skin. This results in a variety of anti-aging benefits, which include the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, or scarring in the skin.


Results

Depending on the type of injectable you receive, your results may be immediate or may take several days for full results to become apparent. For instance, you will notice results in as little as 48 hours with Botox, although this can take up to 10 days when treating deeper lines. Overall, you will notice a reduction in the depth and amount of fine lines and wrinkles apparent on the skin. The treatment results can last from 4 months up to 6 months depending on the depth of the wrinkle as well as how quickly the material is metabolized by the body. To maximize its effectiveness, Botox can be combined with other cosmetic procedures such as fillers, face lifts or eyelid lifts.

Fillers are rising in popularity for use in non-surgical procedures, such as nose reshaping. Although this procedure cannot alter the size of the nose, it is commonly used to fix mild imperfections, such as smoothing out a bump or creating a nose bridge. The injectable can last anywhere from 6 months up to 1 year before requiring a follow up treatment to maintain the best results.


Aftercare and Recovery

Injectables are a safe and non-invasive procedure, which requires no anesthesia and can be completed in the safety and privacy of our office. Many can be performed in a matter of minutes and have no downtime, meaning that you can return to your normal activities almost immediately after treatment. However, it is normal if you experience slight redness and swelling at the injection site after the treatment, which can be relieved with the application of ice or a cold compress. It will resolve on its own in the following few days.


Potential Complications

Injections are a very common cosmetic procedure performed around the world. It is considered a relatively safe and effective treatment, but patients may experience redness, swelling, and/or discomfort, which can be relieved quickly with the use of ice. Any bruising at the injection site will usually disappear on its own within 7 to 10 days.


Myths and Facts

There can be a common misunderstanding that Botox and Fillers are the same thing. However, this is definitely not the case. Botox is a substance that relaxes the muscle, which temporarily reduces muscle movement that cause wrinkles and lines to appear. On the other hand, dermal fillers are a gel-like substance that works to add volume or “fill” in the line or wrinkle it is injected into.