Which Injectable Treatments Will Have Me Ready by Date Night?
Posted July 11, 2022 in Injectable Treatments
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The variety of plastic surgery and cosmetic treatment choices is continuously expanding. Now, there seems to be an option for just about any cosmetic correction. And while this is a good thing, it can also be confusing, since there may seem to be too many choices that you don’t know which one is right for you and your concern.
While there are plenty of surgical procedures that can give you dynamic aesthetic improvements, not everyone needs this type of enhancement, and not everyone is willing or able to deal with the anesthesia, incisions, recovery time, and discomfort that comes with a larger procedure.
Fortunately, injectable treatments offer quick and easy improvement to your appearance, all without any downtime or surgery. This makes it an ideal treatment choice if you are preparing for a special occasion.
But with so many different types of injectables (various dermal fillers and neuromodulators, etc.), making sure you pick the right one for you can seem daunting, especially if you are having your treatment done in preparation for a big event (a special date, wedding, work presentation, reunion).
But don’t worry!
Below you will find some information about different types of injectable treatments, including a general timeline for when to expect your results to be apparent. That way, you can better choose the right treatment (and treatment schedule) for you.
What Is the Difference Between Dermal Fillers and Injectable Neurotoxins?
It can seem a little confusing, but there is a difference between dermal filler injectables and injectable neurotoxin treatments.
While both procedures require a solution to be injected into your body for aesthetic improvement, the acting ingredients, target areas, and overall purpose varies.
The best part about either treatment, however, is that they offer stunning results, which can be seen in the appearances of some of our favorite celebrities.
Dermal fillers are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available. They correct volume loss, wrinkles, and fine lines on the face.
As we get older, our skin begins to break down and lose many of the nutrients that it once had, including collagen and elastin (which are responsible for the strength and elasticity of our skin). This can create areas of thinned-out skin, especially in the cheeks and under the eyes.
Dermal fillers help to correct these issues by literally “filling” in the areas of volume loss. One of the acting ingredients in most dermal filler solutions is hyaluronic acid (HA). HA absorbs and retains moisture in the skin to increase the skin’s volume, giving you a healthier and fuller appearance.
JUVÉDERM®, JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE™ XC, and BELOTERO BALANCE® are some of the most common filler options that use HA, treating everything from deep lines across the face to volume loss in specific areas.
Additionally, JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC is available to restore cheek and chin volume and JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA™ XC offers improvement to areas around the lips (including lip fullness) and mouth (such as marionette lines, vertical lip lines, and pronounced nasolabial folds.
Another dermal filler option is RADIESSE®, which uses CaHA (calcium hydroxylapatite) instead of hyaluronic acid. CaHA works similarly to HA, but it is stiffer than hyaluronic acid, making it perfect for treating areas of the face like the chin, jawline, and nasolabial folds.
Regardless of which specific dermal filler treatment you choose, you will see noticeable improvements in a relatively short period of time.
If you are planning on having dermal filler treatments before your big event, it is important to give yourself enough time, though.
While some results from dermal fillers are immediate, you may have to wait a couple of weeks for your results to finalize. RADIESSE® often takes longer than HA fillers because it relies on the production of collagen.
Injectable Neurotoxin Treatments
While dermal fillers are injected into your skin and the underlying soft tissues, neuromodulator injectables like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and XEOMIN® are injected directly into your muscles.
These neuromodulator injectables correct the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face caused by repeated muscle contractions, such as wrinkles that form around the eyes and brows (crow’s feet, “11’s,” etc.) and on the forehead.
The active ingredient in BOTOX® Cosmetic and other neuromodulators is botulinum toxin type A, which blocks impulses from the troublesome muscles to the brain, essentially relaxing and immobilizing these muscles. By doing this, the muscles will not contract, meaning that you will not have any wrinkling skin in the area.
For injectable treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic, your final results will take 7 to 10 days to become final, so it is important to plan ahead for your treatment.
So, Which Treatment Is Right for Me?
Now you know the difference between the various injectable treatments, including the time it takes for your final results to become evident. However, you may still be sitting there trying to figure out which treatment option is right for you.
Luckily, that’s where we come in!
At your injectable consultation at Amherst Cosmetic Surgery Center & Le MediSpa, your provider will evaluate your condition to determine the right injectable treatment for you.
The only thing you have to decide is whether or not you want to give your facial appearance that added improvement so you can look your best for your big date!
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Dr. Todd B. Koch is an experienced, skilled board-certified plastic surgeon who services the Williamsville and Buffalo, New York, areas.