Did you know that volume loss is the cause of many of the signs of aging that you can see? As the skin on the face thins, lines form around the nose and mouth, and the cheeks look hollow.
Injectable treatments can replace lost volume to help smooth wrinkles, plump the lips, and give the face a more youthful look. Find out all about injectables with us here at Suvita Medical Aesthetics below.
The Purpose of Injectables
Injectables are used to smooth out wrinkles and folds on the face (like “smile lines”), shape the body (like reducing the look of a “double chin”), and improve the signs of facial fat loss by giving the face and lips structure, framework, and volume. Many kinds of injectable procedures can help with different problems.
What is the best use of injectables?
Injectables are best for people who have wrinkles that show up when they move their muscles but not when they are at rest.
It’s also ideal for preventing fine lines and wrinkles as early as age 18 and even after age 99. Injectable treatments can help men and women of any age who wish to avoid skin aging.
What Kinds of Injectables Are There?
Here are the different types of injectables and their purpose:
- Botox was the first injectable used for cosmetic and medical purposes. It is approved for glabellar, periorbital (crow’s feet), and forehead lines.
- Dysport is approved to treat lines between the eyebrows (between the eyebrows). This injectable could be slightly cheaper than other brands based on how most units are used.
- Jeuveau is the newest injectable on the market and has been approved for glabellar lines.
- Xeomin (onabotulinumtoxinA) is approved for glabellar lines. It has isolated toxins instead of the extra protein found in other brands, but it works the same way.
Let’s take a deeper look at how these injectables work for you to achieve a glowing and youthful look. See what kind of injectables we also offer here at Suvita Medical Aesthetics.
As your skin matures, lines can start to show up on your face that you don’t like. Botox is an injectable medicine you can only get with a doctor’s prescription.
You can use it to treat the muscles in your forehead, between your eyebrows, and around your eyes, as well as vertical lines around your mouth and frown lines.
Botulinum toxin type A stops muscle fibers from contracting by acting on muscle nerve endings. Botox® temporarily makes moderate to severe lines look less noticeable by stopping these contractions.
At Suvita Medical Aesthetics, Dysport is an injection that temporarily smooths out moderate to major frown lines near the eyebrows, on the forehead, and even on your eyes. It is like Botox but is more extensive and can cover a larger area.
Xeomin is approved by the FDA and has been shown in clinical tests to lessen the look of moderate to severe frown lines.
Botulinum toxin type A, in Xeomin, is a protein made from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Xeomin stops muscle fibers from contracting by acting on muscle nerve endings.
Juvéderm products are dermal fillers that add volume to the lips and cheeks and reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Hyaluronic acid, which Juvéderm is made of, is already in your body, so you don’t need an allergy test before getting Juvéderm injections. Hyaluronic acid attracts water molecules, which helps make up for the loss of volume that comes with aging.
Restylane products work like the hyaluronic acid in your body to add volume to your face and hands.
Restylane fights the signs of aging and gives your skin more volume and fullness. This makes moderate to severe wrinkles and folds on your face less noticeable. Restylane is also ideal for making your lips look fuller and smoother.
Kybella is a non-surgical treatment that the FDA has approved. It contains deoxycholic acid that breaks down and absorbs fat from food.
Kybella is mainly used to get rid of fat under the chin, so the face looks slimmer. When Kybella is injected, fat cells start to die off.
Belotero is a dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid that blends smoothly with skin tissues to improve and refresh facial skin quality. Belotero is FDA-approved to reduce wrinkles, frown lines, and periorbital and marionette lines without surgery.
Belotero also shapes the skin and improves the way you look naturally. As soon as Belotero is injected into the skin, it looks fuller and healthier.
How do I know which one I need?
There are so many injectables on the market that it can be hard to choose the best. Without the help of a cosmetic surgeon or provider, you might feel lost.
But don’t worry. Each product has various textures, densities, and injection depths. To that end, it can have different effects on patients.
Again, this may mean that there are injectables that work better for some areas of concern than others. Still, your doctor will decide which product is best for you.
Are injectables safe?
Yes, that is the short answer. These injections are considered safe when given by a trained professional, and they must pass stringent safety tests to get FDA approval.
Botox and Dysport are the most common brands, and they are both approved in over 75 countries. Botox got its first approval in the United States in 2002, and Dysport was approved in 2009, though it had been used safely in Europe for years before that.
Choosing Your Provider
For injectable treatments, choose a provider with the same care and attention to detail as you would for surgery. Injectable treatment that doesn’t involve surgery is still a medical procedure that requires training, knowledge, and skill to ensure the treatment is safe and the results look natural.
Here at Suvita Medical Aesthetics, you can ensure that our doctors and staff are skilled. We have a deep understanding of how aesthetic practices work, a good eye for beauty, and the skill and precision of a surgeon.
Our doctors also have proven backgrounds in cosmetic medicine, training, and a lot of experience giving injectables. Contact us for more details and see how we can help you achieve the best results for your skin!