Injectables, or cosmetic injectables, are among the most popular facial rejuvenation treatments across the country because they help you look and feel more vibrant and rejuvenated in as little as 30 minutes without the downtime and risks of surgery.
Did you know that injectabels can shave years off your appearance by minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, restore lost volume in your cheeks, accentuate small lips, and define your jawline.
If you’re wondering if cosmetic injectable are right for you, you’re in the right place.
How Cosmetic Injectables Work
When you hear injectable, you probably think of Botox, one of the many products used to reduce and soften fine lines and wrinkles.
There are 3 ways to reduce wrinkles or smooth the skin on the face using injectables.
The first is using a neuro modulator, or a subtance that reduces movement to the area where wrinkles form. Botox and Dysport are popular examples of this type of injectable.
The second way is by injecting a dermal filler directly under a wrinkle to smooth it out.
And the third, is using a dermal filler to add or restore volume and smooth out wrinkles in the surrounding area.
Dermal fillers come a number of different compositions to address and are used in different areas of the face.
Most dermal fillers use a naturally occuring substance called hyaluronic acid which restores hydration to the skin. Dermal fillers also help restore volume and fill deep lines. Some other dermal fillers can contour areas of your face, including your chin and jawline.
Best of all, injectables are minimally invasive treatments that provide significant, sometimes immediate results without downtime.
Benefits of Cosmetic Injections
One of the main reasons people love injectables is how quickly they can see visible results, often without downtime.
In less than 30 minutes, you can smooth lines and wrinkles, plump lips, and lift your cheeks. The results from injectables last anywhere from three months to over a 18 months.
Areas Treated with Injectables
Different types of injectables are required depending on the area of your face that you’re looking to target.
Consult with your aesthetic docor or injector to determine which one is best for your particular situation.
Although cosmetic injectables are mostly known to help improve a wide range of concerns on the face, they are also commonly used to rejuvenate the neck and the hands.
Below are some of the most commonly treated areas with cosmetic injections.
Forehead, Eyes, and Nose
Soften worry lines or forehead lines
Whether you have deep worry lines or are just starting to develop wrinkles in your forehead, you can quickly and easily smooth them.
Relax frown lines, elevens frown lines, glabellar lines
It is very popular to visibly soften frown and eleven lines because it creates a more youthful and vibrant look.
Lift eyebrows, correct facial asymmetry
Injectables can restore balance to your face when one side is slightly disproportionate to the other.
Reduce crows feet, smooth under eyes, and fill sunken
The eye area is very delicate, especially the crows feet and under eye, but you can see dramatic results by smoothing these fine lines and filling in lost volume with cosmetic injections.
Relax bunny lines
Bunny lines sound cute, but there is no reason to live with these fine lines on either side of your nose. Injectables can be smooth these in under 30 minutes.
Lower Half Of the Face
Cheeks and jawline
Injectable fillers give you the ability to lift up sagging or flat cheeks by adding definition, contour, and structure to your face.
You can use injections to correct sagging and missing definition in your jawline from aging or weight loss.
Fill acne scars
While acne scars may require other or additional treatments like laser and topical medications, the right injectable can smooth deep scarring.
Lips and Lip Area
Diminish smile lines, laugh lines, nasolabial folds, or marionette lines
Smile lines and laugh lines may be especially deep, but you can easily fill in these deeper lines and wrinkles around your mouth and jaw with an injectable filler.
Smooth vertical lip lines, wrinkles, lipstick, or smokers lines
The lines around your mouth are caused by a variety of factors including age, and lifestyle choices like smoking. Injectables can relax and plump these with long -asting results.
Plump or fill missing lips
Whether you want to plump up your kissable lips, or fill lips that appear nonexistent, an injectable lip filler is fast, easy, and long-lasting.
Uplift the corner of the mouth or correct a perma-frown
If you’re embarrassed by your seemingly permanent frown, you don’t have to be. You can use injections to uplift your mouth and visibly erase or diminish a perma-frown.
Smooth chin wrinkles and fill dimpled chin
An injectable can correct and visibly reduce the appearance of a deep dimpled chin or wrinkles. Or you can contour and add volume to a small or “missing” chin.
Additional Areas including Hands and Neck
There are many other areas that injectables can lift, smooth, and fill, including the loose skin on your hands, decreasing the appearance of veins, or helping to rejuvenate your neck.
Talk to your provider today to find out how you can rejuvenate your appearance in less than 30 minutes.
What Injectables CANNOT Do
Although some injectables hydrate the skin, they do NOT improve the molecular structure of the skin.
While injectables offer many incredible anti-aging benefits, they are NOT meant to improve skin tone, reduce redness, reduce acne, and exfoliate.
To treat these additional types of skin issues, talk to your esthetician or aesthetic doctor. Non-surgical facial rejuvenation options to improve skin health include facials and peels, hydrafacials and dermaplaning .
What Are the Side Effects
Like any other wrikle treatment, there are potential side effects when using cosmetic injections.
Side effects are generally minimal and short-lived. These typically include:
- Redness and slight swelling at the injection site. Significant swelling may occur on the lips
- Minor discomfort in the days after treatment
Are You a Good Candidate?
Injectables can be used for more than rejuvenation. They can also be used to fix issues resulting from medical conditions, including visible asymmetry in the face.
Injections can help you:
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles restoring a smoother appearance
- Lift and plump sagging and drooping skin on your face
- Contour and correct symmetry in your appearance
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for cosmetic injectables, is to contact our office today to schedule your in-person consultation. We’ll answer any questions you may have and help you determine the best possible treatment for your concerns.