Injectables such as Botox continue to grow in popularity due to their ease of use and quick and impressive results. Injectables can target wrinkles, lines and crow’s feet on various areas of the face.
Botox and Other Injectables Reduce Wrinkles, Lines and Crow’s Feet on the Face
There is good reason that Botox remains at the top of the list of all non-surgical cosmetic procedures – with as little as three injections per year, both men and women can enjoy significant wrinkle reduction that takes years and lines off of their face. In 2009, almost 3 million Botox services were performed, and it remained the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment among both men and women, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
Injectables such as Botox offer impressive results in just a few minutes with little to no downtime following the procedure. Botox is a safe and effective anti-aging service that temporarily inhibits muscles, allowing wrinkles and lines to soften and create a smoother, younger-looking face.
Other injectables being used today include:
Approved for use for more than a decade in many other countries and more recently introduced in the United States, Dysport also helps to relax muscles on the forehead which can smooth both wrinkles and frown.
A natural substance found in the body’s tissues, hyaluronic acid injections can promote both volume and hydration in the skin. Hyaluronic acid is employed in cosmetic treatments such as Restylane (utilized for moderate lines and wrinkles, often in combination with Botox), Perlane (a cosmetic treatment designed to fill in deep folds in the face and promote more overall fullness and volume) as well as Juvederm (which is used to smooth moderate to deep wrinkles and folds on the face).
Just like it sounds, a fat injection involves moving some fat from one discreet area of the body to another. This cosmetic treatment is designed to add fat cells to specific areas of the face that are lacking in volume, often around the eyes, nose and lips. Because the cells come from your own body, there is no risk of allergy or rejection with a fat injection or transfer, and the results of this procedure can be both impressive and ong-lasting.
The protein in collagen injections can help to promote volume in the thin skin around the eyes, nose and lips; collagen injections work well on decreasing frown lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet on the face. The initial results can last up to four months and will increase over time.
If you are considering an injectable procedure, schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss the best options for your face, your goals and your lifestyle. Just a few minutes can make an incredible difference for your face.