What Are The Best Injectable Treatments For Fine Lines And Wrinkles?
If you’re bothered by mild to moderate signs of facial aging but aren’t quite ready to go under the knife just yet, cosmetic injectables may be the perfect solution for turning back the clock without the time and expense of plastic surgery. For most men and women, fine lines and wrinkles are among the earliest signs of aging to develop and tend to make us look older or more tired than we actually are. Fortunately, cosmetic injectables offer a wide array of options for treating lines and wrinkles and restoring a more youthful, refreshed look with convenient, long-lasting results.
The exceptional team at Body Bar MD, led by board-certified physician Dr. Christy Watson, is proud to offer the most advanced and effective injectable dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers available in Carmel and Terre Haute, IN to keep patients looking and feeling their best. Learn more about cosmetic injectables here, including which products may be right for you.
How to get rid of wrinkles on your face
If you’re like most people, you probably started to notice fine lines and wrinkles beginning to appear in your 30s, 40s, or even as early as your 20s. Some men and women may develop signs of facial aging earlier or more severely than others, in part due to genetics, lifestyle, sun exposure, and other factors. While topical agents and over-the-counter products can help conceal lines and wrinkles for a while, there typically comes a point where patients need professional treatment to slow or reverse the signs of facial aging. Without a doubt, one of the most popular and effective treatments for fine lines and facial wrinkles is the use of injectables.
What are injectables?
Cosmetic injectables are classified into two major categories: fillers and relaxers. Both types of fillers are highly effective at reducing lines and wrinkles and are often used in conjunction to achieve a more dramatic and refined look. Within these categories of injectables, multiple products are available, each of which has a unique composition and purpose. During your initial consultation at Body Bar MD, your experienced physician injector will thoroughly evaluate your concerns, discuss your goals, and recommend a customized menu of injectables that best fits your needs.
What do dermal fillers do?
Injectable dermal fillers are primarily designed to add volume to different areas of the face, jawline, and neck in order to rejuvenate the patient’s look and achieve a more youthful appearance. While certain dermal fillers can be used to restore a fair amount of lost volume in the cheeks, other products are meant to fill in lines, wrinkles, and facial folds for a smooth, youthful texture. Some of the most common injectable dermal fillers include:
- JUVÉDERM®: The JUVÉDERM family of dermal fillers includes several highly versatile products, each of which has a particular application. JUVÉDERM is commonly used to augment the lips, fill in lines around the lips and mouth, and more. One of the most attractive aspects of JUVÉDERM is that it is made from hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally-occurring substance in the body that contributes to youthful, healthy, plump, hydrated skin. This formula makes the risk for allergic reaction exceptionally low. Furthermore, the effects of JUVÉDERM can often last for up to two years before a repeat injection may be needed.
- Restylane®: Restylane is another fantastic collection of dermal fillers that can correct lines, wrinkles, folds, and other age-related concerns. Additionally, Restylane can restore lost volume in the cheeks and create a lifted look in the mid-face. Like JUVÉDERM, Restylane is also an HA-based filler.
What do injectable wrinkle relaxers do?
While injectable wrinkle relaxers can certainly rejuvenate a person’s face, the science behind these products is much different than that of dermal fillers. Injectable wrinkle relaxers typically contain a purified neurotoxin that works by temporarily paralyzing the treated muscle. This makes injectable relaxers a fantastic option for smoothing out dynamic lines and wrinkles, which result from repetitive movements and expressions. The most commonly used injectable wrinkle relaxers include:
- BOTOX®: BOTOX can be used to dramatically smooth out a number of common lines and wrinkles, including:
- Forehead creases
- Glabellar lines
- Frown lines
- Brow furrows
- Eleven lines
- Crow’s feet
Unlike dermal fillers, the effects of BOTOX and other wrinkle relaxers can take up to a week to develop. BOTOX results typically last about 3 – 4 months, depending on the treatment area and the amount of BOTOX injected before a repeat treatment is needed.
- Dysport®: Dysport is very similar to BOTOX and is used to soften and smooth dynamic lines and wrinkles on the face. While Dysport may result in visible results sooner than BOTOX, some patients require more frequent injections of Dysport. However, this can vary from person to person. In most cases, patients are able to enjoy the results of Dysport for 3 – 4 months.
Turn back the clock and erase lines and wrinkles with injectable treatments in Carmel and Terre Haute, IN
Whether you are just starting the battle against aging or are looking for a way to enhance and maintain the results of plastic surgery, cosmetic injectables can help. Call the knowledgeable Body Bar MD team at either of our convenient locations in Terre Haute and Carmel, IN to schedule your consultation with board-certified physician Dr. Christy Watson and your licensed physician injector today, and discover how injectables can have you looking and feeling younger by tomorrow!