As you age, your facial skin loses volume and elasticity, which can lead to sagging and the formation of wrinkles. Fortunately, there are many options available to help you reverse these signs of aging. It’s important to understand that there are many minimally invasive, non-surgical facial rejuvenation options available that can help you accomplish your aesthetic goals including a variety of injectables and dermal fillers.
Botox and Dysport (sometimes referred to as “neuromodulators”) are used at the site of muscles to stop them from moving for a period of 3 to 4 months and should ideally be used to treat areas where lines are formed due to repetitive motion: for example, “frown lines” between the eyebrows, lines in the forehead, and “crow’s feet” around the sides of the eyes. Both work on the same principle and give similar results but are manufactured by different companies with results lasting approximately 3 to 4 months in most areas.
Botox® is made of a protein gathered from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum and purified. At 30-A Plastics we administer this injectable to address wrinkles, creases and frown lines through a short series of tiny injections.
Dysport® is an injectable we use to treat frown lines. It works by blocking the signal sent from the nerve to the muscles and limits the movements that cause the actual frown lines.
Dermal fillers on the other hand, are ideally used to treat areas where the lines or folds can be seen when your face is at rest. Dermal fillers are injectable gel treatments that actively fill in “static” wrinkles, the ones caused by volume loss, or to subtly add volume to the face where facial fat has disappeared. The typical areas for this volume restoration include the folds between the nose and lips (the nasolabial folds), beneath the eyes, the temples and lips.
JUVÉDERM® is a gel filler that is used to instantly and non-surgically smooth and diminish wrinkles around the nose and mouth. A single treatment usually helps patients attain natural-looking results that can last as long as one year.
Radiesse® is a volumizeing filler to help patients restore lost volume in the face and body due to the loss of collagen. Radiesse is composed of small calcium-based microspheres suspended in a gel and water-based mixture.
Restylane® is a non-surgical cosmetic dermal filler that adds volume and fullness to help combat the wrinkles, fine lines and creases that come with age. It is a long-lasting treatment that is not only used to restore volume and fullness to the skin and plump lips but is also helpful in filling scars.
When choosing the right injectable dermal filler treatment to help you achieve your aesthetic facial goals, we look at the following factors: