Wrinkles, fine lines, volume loss—most of us have experienced or will experience these at some point in our lives. Signs of aging are among the most common concerns we address with cosmetic dermatology treatments in the Houston area. Injectable treatments have quickly become one of the most popular and effective ways we do so.
These versatile, minimally invasive, and convenient injectable treatments offer natural-looking results with little to no downtime. If you’re new to the world of cosmetic treatments, you may want to give injectables a shot. Read on to learn why.
What Are Injectables?
As the name suggests, injectables are nonsurgical treatments that consist of quick injections, usually to the face. Delivering attractive anti-aging results, these injectables are much less invasive than surgical options such as a facelift or brow lift. Popular injectable options include neurotoxins such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®, as well as dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®.
Appointments typically take less than 30 minutes (it’s not uncommon for people to schedule them during their lunch breaks), and there is often no downtime involved.
How Do Injectables Work?
Though neurotoxins and dermal fillers both rejuvenate the skin, they work in different ways.
- BOTOX works by relaxing specific muscles to prevent the contractions that lead to what are called dynamic wrinkles. Think squinting (crow’s feet), frowning (frown lines), and raising the eyebrows (forehead lines).
- Dermal fillers work by adding volume under the skin to fill in depressions and enhance contours. Because facial aging typically includes volume loss, replacing this volume has a rejuvenating effect.
You don’t have to choose one or the other; we frequently combine these approaches to treat multiple signs of aging at the same time.
Learn more about the differences between BOTOX and fillers in this previous blog post.
Will I Still Look Natural After an Injectable Treatment?
Part of the reason injectables are so popular, especially as starter treatments, is because they allow for very subtle cosmetic “tweakments.” Tweakments is a catch-all term referring to enhancements that subtly refine certain features, rather than transforming them dramatically.
Most people who pursue anti-aging treatments want to look like younger versions of themselves, not like different people altogether. Injectable treatments are especially useful in this regard. You’ll still look like you after your treatment, just a more rested and refreshed version of yourself with fewer wrinkles and fuller, more youthful contours.
Of course, your results are ultimately in the hands of the injector you trust to perform your treatment. Different injectors have different skill levels and aesthetic styles, so it’s important to choose someone who offers experience, credentials, and a willingness to listen to and understand your goals.
If you would like to learn more about DermSurgery’s injectors or schedule an appointment for dermal fillers in Greater Houston, please contact us online or call one of our locations. We look forward to hearing from you.