Which Injectables Are Good for Anti-Aging Results?
In our early years, our bodies produce an abundance of collagen, elastin, and other naturally occurring proteins that keep our skin young and firm. As we age, this production slows down, which causes the skin to lose volume and develop fine lines and wrinkles. Sometimes, we get increased unwanted volume in the form of fat pockets under the chin. At Body Bar MD in Carmel and Terre Haute, IN, Dr. Christy Kirkendol Watson and her team of aesthetic specialists offer innovative anti-aging treatment options. Patients have access to cosmetic injectables, including dermal fillers, wrinkle relaxers, and fat pocket reducers, which minimize the signs of aging without the hassle of invasive surgery.
What are cosmetic injectables?
Cosmetic injectables are used to combat the signs of aging by safely injecting the face or other areas with effective aesthetic mixtures. These injections cause little to no discomfort during treatment, and patients can return to their normal day-to-day routine with no required downtime.
Which injectables are good for anti-aging results?
Common signs of aging, particularly on the face, include fine lines, wrinkles, volume loss, double chin, neck, folds, and thinning skin. At Body Bar MD, our team offers patients multiple dermal fillers, wrinkle relaxers, and fat pocket reducers. Each patient meets with Dr.Christy for a detailed examination to help them determine the right treatment course and recommended products to meet their personal cosmetic goals.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are cosmetic injectables used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles while adding volume to specific facial features, including the lips, cheeks, and mid-face. Several of our dermal filler products utilize hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring component in the body that retains moisture to keep skin healthy, soft, and beautiful. Depending on the patient’s goals, their personal history, and their current skin conditions, patients can choose from a variety of dermal fillers available at the Body Bar MD in Carmel or Terre Haute, IN:
What are wrinkle relaxers?
Wrinkle relaxers are injected into areas to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. While dermal fillers are injected into the skin to add volume, wrinkle relaxers are directly injected into facial muscles that are responsible for dynamic wrinkles. This includes wrinkles across the forehead, around the eyes (Crow’s feet), and around the mouth. At Body Bar MD, we offer the following wrinkle relaxer options:
The type of wrinkle relaxer each patient uses is determined by Dr. Kristy’s aesthetic recommendations and each patient’s personal goals.
Are there injectables that help reduce unwanted fat under the chin?
At Body Bar MD, our specialists are pleased to offer KYBELLA® to our patients who want to get rid of unwanted fat under the chin. Deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance, breaks down fat cells, reducing irritating fat pockets that won’t disappear with diet and exercise.
Am I an ideal candidate for cosmetic injectables?
Individuals are excellent candidates for cosmetic injectables if they:
Are displeased with their facial skin
Are looking for nonsurgical, anti-aging treatment options
Have fine lines and wrinkles
Have unwanted fat pockets under the chin
Have volume loss in the face
Dr. Christy may recommend against cosmetic injectables if a patient has certain skin or blood disorders or if they are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult with Dr. Christy or a member of our team if you have any questions or concerns about your medical history and want to know if injectables are safe for you to use.
What can I do to optimize results during recovery?
After receiving any cosmetic injection, patients can expect some temporary swelling, bruising, and tenderness. It’s crucial for patients to follow recovery recommendations provided by our expert team to promote healing and achieve desired outcomes. Examples may include:
Avoiding strenuous activities or exercise for the first few days
Minimizing sun exposure
Avoiding extreme temperatures applied to injection sites
Not wearing makeup or applying moisturizers
Avoiding facial massages
How long do results last?
Depending on the injectable, the treatment plan, and adherence to healing recommendations, results can last anywhere from several months to a couple of years. Patients should attend follow-up appointments and inquire about future maintenance treatment sessions.
Where to go to learn more about cosmetic injectables
If you are experiencing signs of aging and wish to improve your complexion without going through invasive surgery, contact our team at Body Bar MD in Carmel or Terre Haute, IN and schedule a consultation today. Dr. Christy Kirkendol Watson will walk you through the basics of cosmetic injectables and help you create your customized treatment plan.