Wrinkles, fine lines, volume loss—most of us have experienced or will experience these at some point in our lives. In fact, signs of aging are among the top concerns we address with cosmetic dermatology treatments like dermal fillers and BOTOX®. For Houston men and women, these injectable treatments have quickly become one of the most popular and effective ways to smooth wrinkles and add rejuvenating volume.
These versatile, minimally invasive, and convenient injectables 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?
Injectables like BOTOX and dermal fillers are widely used because they are so effective at diminishing the signs of aging, refreshing your look, and contouring the face. In fact, nearly 8 million BOTOX and dermal filler injections were performed in 2020, making them the top 2 minimally invasive treatments in America, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Though neurotoxins and dermal fillers both rejuvenate the skin, they work in different ways.
- BOTOX relaxes specific muscles to prevent the contractions that lead to dynamic wrinkles. Think squinting (crow’s feet), frowning (frown lines), and raising the eyebrows (forehead lines).
- Dermal fillers add 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.
Can Facial Fillers and BOTOX Look Natural?
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. You can see how beautifully BOTOX refreshes the eyes of Dr. Riahi’s patient shown in the before and after pictures below:
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.
Refresh Your Look
If you’ve been scouring the internet for “BOTOX and dermal fillers near me,” you’ve likely noticed DermSurgery’s reputation for excellent, natural-looking results. You can request a consultation online or call (713) 791-9966 to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled injectors at a location near you. We look forward to hearing from you.