Injectables have become some of the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in the United States, likely because of their convenience and ability to yield excellent results. Injectables are often referred to as “lunchtime” procedures, because you can schedule them during your lunch break and return to work immediately after your appointment.
There are a number of options from which to choose when it comes to injectable treatment, and the right product for you will depend on your individual needs and goals.
BOTOX® is one of the most popular injectable treatments, and is used to temporarily improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles, as well as help to prevent future wrinkles from forming in the first place. It works by temporarily hindering the muscle contractions in your face that lead to fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in a smooth, youthful appearance.
Dysport® works similarly to BOTOX®, but it may take slightly less time to take effect, yet may not last quite as long. It’s typically a good choice for crow’s feet and other fine lines that cover a relatively large area, as Dyport® tends to diffuse more than BOTOX®.
Injectable Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers like Restylane® and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC temporarily address lines, wrinkles and loss of facial volume by mimicking the naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid in your skin, which can plump your cheeks and fill in lines and wrinkles.
While the immediate results from your injectable treatment will gradually diminish over the next several months, these procedures typically take less than 20 minutes to perform and come along with very little downtime.