WHAT ARE COSMETIC INJECTABLES?
Your Dermatology Cosmetic professional can safely and effectively smooth lines, wrinkles, and folds, restore lost volume, add desirable definition, enhance contours and accentuate your most remarkable features in minutes with little to no downtime. In addition, these experts can rejuvenate your lower eyelids, neck, décolleté, hands, and more.
Cosmetic Injectables are medical procedures that involve injecting a substance under your skin to change an aspect of your appearance. Our procedures work in reducing the appearance of wrinkles or wrinkles on your face or putting filler into your lips to make them fuller.
An Injectable Face Filler (Facial Filler – Face Injection – Dermal Filler) are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, or enhance facial contours.
More than 1 million men and women annually choose this popular facial rejuvenation treatment, which can be a cost-effective way to look younger without surgery or downtime.
Did you know that many visible signs of aging can be traced back to volume loss? As facial tissues thin out, lines become etched around the nose and mouth, and cheeks look a little hollow. An Injectable Face Filler (Facial Filler – Face Injection – Dermal Filler) can replace lost volume to help smooth wrinkles, plump the lips, and restore a more youthful appearance.
A combination of factors can cause facial lines. It’s not just about the cellular changes that may occur, or reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals from the sun and the environment.
While an Injectable Face Filler (Facial Filler – Face Injection – Dermal Filler) is casually known as “wrinkle fillers,” they can do much more than just smooth out wrinkles, although they are excellent at this too!
Addressing your cosmetic concerns is easier than ever with the advanced, non-surgical treatments offered by our highly skilled medical professionals. We offer a broad selection of Injectable Dermal Fillers to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
There is a variety of FDA-approved Injectable Face Filler (Facial Filler – Face Injection – Dermal Filler) products that cosmetic surgeons use. In general, fillers are categorized by the substance they are made from. A note for your safety: always make sure that you are receiving FDA-approved, brand name fillers.
With so many Injectable Face Filler (Facial Filler – Face Injection – Dermal Filler) products on the market, it can be difficult to know which option is best for you without an expert’s guidance. Each product is uniquely formulated to have a certain texture, density, and injection depth, which means that certain fillers work better for certain areas of concern.
WHAT ARE THE FOUR (4) BASIC GROUPS OF COSMETIC INJECTABLES?
1. NEUROMODULATORS (WRINKLE RELAXATION)
Neuromodulators are substances that do not directly activate ion-channel receptors. However, acting together with neurotransmitters, they enhance the excitatory or inhibitory responses of the receptors.
Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport are examples of the neuromodulators used for cosmetic enhancement.
Neuromodulator Injectables we offer include:
BOTOX® is a non-surgical treatment for mild to moderate wrinkles caused by muscle contraction using highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum.
XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medication injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults.
Both BOTOX and XEOMIN are used for a wide variety of cosmetic treatments, including:
- Botox for Sweating
- Bunny Lines
- Chin Wrinkles
- Crows Feet
- Dimpled Chin
- Forehead Wrinkles
- Frown Lines
- Gummy Smile
- Horizontal Neck Lines
- Jawline Reduction
- Lip Flip
- Lip Lines
- Marionette Lines
- Masseter Reduction
- Mental Crease
- Nasolabial Fold
- Purse String Wrinkles
- Smile Lines
- Vertical Neck Lines
2. DERMAL FILLERS
There are five (5) basic types of injectable dermal fillers, each sold under a variety of brand names:
Brands Include: Radiesse
Calcium Hydroxylapatite is found naturally in human bones and is a mineral-like compound. Cosmetic Calcium hydroxylapatite is biosynthetically produced. This means that no animals or animal products are used. Being biosynthetically produced lowers your risk of an allergic reaction and no skin testing is required. Calcium hydroxylapatite dermal filler is known to produce a very natural result. It doesn’t migrate and side effects are rare. This dermal filler was initially used in dentistry and reconstructive surgery and has a long safety record.
Calcium Hydroxyapatite is often used for:
- Moderate-to-severe facial creases such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines and frown lines
- To Enhance he fullness of the cheeks and other facial contours
- To Improve facial volume in areas of facial wasting such as can occur in HIV-positive people taking certain medications
Brands We Offer: Juvederm
Other Brands: Captique, Esthélis, Elevess, Hylaform, Perlane, Prevelle, Puragen, Restylane
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the human body. High concentrations of Hyaluronic acid are found in soft connective tissues and in the fluid surrounding your eyes. Hyaluronic acid is also in some cartilage and joint fluids, plus skin tissue. Hyaluronic acid is extracted and reformulated and now has become one of the most popular kinds of injectable fillers.
Hyaluronic acid injections are to improve your skin’s contour and reduce depressions in the skin due to scars, injury, or lines.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is often used to fill:
- Scars including burns, acne and those caused by wounds
- Acne Scars
- Marionette lines at the corners of the mouth
- Cheek Depressions
- Deep smile lines that run from the side of the nose to corners of the mouth (also known as nasolabial furrows)
- Crow’s feet at the corner of your eyes
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Redefining lip border
- Horixontal Worry lines that run across your forehead
- Smoker’s lines (vertical lines on the mouth)
- Facial scars
Brands Include: Aquamid
Polyalkylimide is a semi-permanent dermal filler. Polyalkylimide has a limited reaction with human tissue (meaning it’s biocompatible) and no allergy test is required. Polyalkylimide is radio transparent (meaning it won’t interfere with x-rays).
Polyalkylimide is often used to fill:
- Plump thin lips
- Facial wasting from HIV medications
- Deeper wrinkles such as nasolabial folds or depressed scars
- Enhance cheekbones and the jawline
Brands We Offer: Sculptra
Polylactic acid is a synthetic (man-made) dermal filler. It is injected into your face, causing your body to produce collagen. Polylactic acid is known as a “simulator”. Polylactic acid is non-toxic. This biodegradable substance has been used for more than 40 years as a suture material.
Polylactic acid is known to work well in the lower half of your face to:
- Fill laugh lines
- Plump up your thin lips
- Treat deep nasolabial folds on your face
● Polymethyl-Methacrylate Microspheres (PMMA)
Brands Include: Bellafill
PMMA is a semi-permanent filler. It is most often used to treat medium-to-deep wrinkles, folds, furrows, and nasolabial folds. PMMA can also be used to fill out pitted scars and to augment thin lips. PMMA is often used instead of collagen replacement therapy or hyaluronic therapy when a more permanent solution to facial wrinkles is desired. PMMA has been used for many years in permanent surgical implants.
Potential downsides of PMMA are that a number of injections are needed to create volume. This means it can take up to three months to realize the full effects. PMMA may also be visible under the skin.
PMMA is often used for:
- Treat medium-to-deep wrinkles, folds and furrows, particularly nasolabial folds
- Fill out pitted scars
- To augment thin lips
3. FAT INJECTIONS
Injections of fat harvested from your own body can enhance your facial fullness, fill deep creases, soften your wrinkles, plump your lips, and build up shallow contours.
Fat injections harvested from your own body are often used for:
- Enhance your facial fullness
- Fill deep creases
- Soften your wrinkles
- Plump your lips
- Build up shallow contours
4. DEOXYCHOLIC ACID (KYBELLA)
Deoxycholic Acid, also known as Kybella, was approved for use in 2015. It has revolutionized the treatment of a ‘double chin’.
Submental fullness, or fullness under the chin, is a problem encountered by both sexes. A variety of factors can contribute to this problem including genetics, aging, and weight gain. Many people with fullness of the chin are not overweight and are unable to get rid of this stubborn fat despite diet and exercise. Deoxycholic acid is not appropriate for patients with significant excess skin.
Deoxycholic Acid is often used for:
- Double Chin
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September 13, 2021
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September 13, 2021
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April 4, 2021
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May 4, 2021
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September 20, 2021
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April 4, 2021
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