Fine lines and wrinkles are totally natural parts of the aging process. What happens is, as you age, your skin stops producing as much collagen and elastin as it did in years prior. These skin proteins work together to keep your skin firm, resilient, and youthful-looking.
Aging skin also begins to lose volume and muscle tone. The good news is that certain cosmetic injectables can remove signs of aging and revitalize these areas with immediate and often dramatic results.
If you have been considering wrinkle treatment, cosmetic injectables might be the right fit for you.
If you have severe facial wrinkles, skin folds, or contour deficiencies, you may benefit from dermal fillers (also called soft tissue fillers, facial fillers, and wrinkle fillers). These cosmetic injectables contain ingredients that can also augment (i.e., increase the volume of) your lips, chin, and cheeks.
As naturally occurring skin substances (collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid) start to diminish as you get older, the result is more visible fine lines in various parts of the face. You may also experience deeper nasolabial folds that stretch from the side of the nose down to the corner of the mouth.
People who get dermal fillers notice immediate results, such as added volume. There are no long wait times or processes with these injectables. You can walk out of a medspa clinic with augmented facial features or reduced wrinkles on the day of your appointment.
The most popular dermal filler brands are Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, and Restylane Defyne. These products contain a clear gel formulation that immediately adds volume to your face and smoothes away wrinkles for a natural, refined look.
Restylane Defyne is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is best used to smooth out chin and laugh lines. It can also augment your chin for a stronger profile.
Restylane Lyft has the same plumping substance as Defyne and can add lift to your cheeks and volume to the back of your hands. Results last an average of six months for most patients. Lyft fillers can last even longer if the treatment area isn’t highly dynamic, such as the forehead.
Restalyne Refyne is a good injectable filler for laugh or smile lines around your mouth. It’s considered to be a dynamic filler, so it works well in areas with a lot of movement. Results can last up to one year.
Other Cosmetic Injectables
Many other cosmetic injectables produce similar results but target different cosmetic issues. Here are three of the most popular injectables on the market today:
Our medical team can help you determine which one to select based on your aesthetic goals and skin needs. Here’s a rundown of each product and its benefits:
People opting for Dysport don’t have to worry about “frozen face.” This prescription injectable is a neuromodulator that reduces facial wrinkles and creases by relaxing expression muscles only and not surrounding muscles. This injection has been around for more than 25 years, and results last up to four months. Most people return for more injections twice a year to maintain treatment effects.
Kybella is a one-of-a-kind injectable treatment meant to improve the overall profile of your face. It targets and destroys submental fat (fat directly under the chin). Most people would more commonly refer to this as a double chin. When a good diet and exercise aren’t enough to target this submental fat, Kybella can help. Results typically appear six months after treatment and are long-lasting.
People are often most familiar with Botox injectables when it comes to wrinkle treatment. There have been approximately 11 million Botox procedures in the United States since 2002. This injectable is best for dynamic wrinkles. It blocks nerve impulses to the treated muscles and reduces muscle activity. As a result, Botox treats several issues related to signs of aging on the skin, including forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines. Results generally last three to four months, but some patients notice effects for four to six months.
Here’s some information on what to expect after you get cosmetic injectables. Of course, there are many different products, so results do vary.
How Long Does the Process Take?
Are you in the market for a quick fix for fine lines or wrinkles? If so, then many of these dermal fillers and cosmetic injectables may be the perfect fit for you. Each injection session takes just a few minutes, depending on how many areas you’re targeting.
Treatments like Kybella are slightly different. When you opt for this submental fat reduction treatment, results are most noticeable four to six weeks after your appointment. The good news is, there’s no need for frequent touch-ups with this injectable since results are long-lasting.
Is There Recovery or Downtime?
Not only do most of these products give you immediate results, but they also require little to no downtime. You can book your session for an afternoon and head right back to the office or out to lunch with friends just a few minutes later.
Book Your Consultation Today
Treatment with dermal fillers and other cosmetic injectables can be quick and easy, but you need professional guidance to make the right decision for your skin.
If you are ready to lose the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face or volume loss, then it is time to schedule a consultation with Revive Clinic in Oklahoma City, OK. Call Dr. Byron Foster today to set up your appointment!