Facial Cosmetic Injectables and Dermal Fillers

Facial Cosmetic Injectables and Dermal Fillers

The use of fillers and injectables has grown in popularity due to their effectiveness at rejuvenating the face, restoring lost volume, and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. The dermal filler Juvederm is injected into the skin to restore volume lost due to aging or facial trauma. It is made from hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally throughout the body and is responsible for maintaining moisture levels. The skin appears more youthful by replacing lost volume with similar material, giving you a smoother, more even complexion. You can combine this with Botox injections to reduce wrinkles and lines on your face by relaxing muscle contractions that cause these lines. Cosmetic injectables also help you look younger by improving skin tone, texture, and elasticity. Here we will explore Botox, Kybella, and dermal fillers procedures.

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Botox Overview

Botox is a common treatment for those looking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on their face. It is made from a purified form of botulinum toxin, a nerve inhibitor that prevents muscles from contracting. When injected into the skin, it relaxes muscle contractions which cause wrinkles and lines to appear. This results in smoother, more youthful-looking skin. Its effects last approximately three to four months and can be repeated as needed.


The Botox Cosmetic Procedure

A healthcare professional administers Botox in a medical office. The procedure typically takes around ten minutes, with most of the time spent preparing the skin. A topical anesthetic is applied to the treatment area, and then injections are made into specific muscles which cause wrinkles. Once it has been injected, it takes around two weeks to notice results, with optimal results occurring after four weeks.

After the Botox Procedure

The treatment is quick and painless. For the first few days after the procedure, you may experience some tenderness, redness, or swelling at the injection site. You may also have droopy eyelids or a slightly dry mouth. These side effects usually disappear within a few days to a week. The results can last for up to four months, with repeated treatments needed for optimal results.

Possible Botox Complications

Botox has been used for years to treat muscle spasms and can be considered a safe procedure. However, there are a few rare complications that can occur.

  • Allergic reaction

  • Numbness or tingling in the injected area

  • Swelling or infection at the injection site

If any of these complications occur, contact your physician immediately.

Kybella Overview

Kybella is a relatively newer injection treatment that has been used in the past few years to reduce and eliminate fat cells in the chin, neck, and double chin areas. The treatment works by using deoxycholic acid, which is naturally found in the body, to break down fat cells. This causes the fat cells to be eliminated from the body through urination.

The procedure is usually painless and performed in a doctor's office or medical spa. No anesthesia or downtime is required, although some swelling and redness may occur at the injection site for a few days after the procedure.

Kybella results are instant. There is no need for multiple treatments like other injectables. Results can last up to two years, with repeated treatments needed for optimal results.

Kybella Side Effects

Most patients tolerate the procedure well, and no serious side effects have been reported. However, some patients may experience mild to moderate side effects during and after treatment, including.

  • Pain or tenderness at the injection site

  • Swelling of the chin, neck, or face

  • Redness at the injection site that may last for a few days

If these complications occur, contact your physician immediately.

Dermal / Facial Fillers Overview

Dermal fillers are a popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure that can correct several cosmetic deformities and imperfections. This includes wrinkles and lines, acne scars, and sunken cheeks.

Dermal fillers are made of natural or synthetic materials injected into the skin to add volume and contour to facial areas. They work by adding volume where it is lost due to aging or trauma, thereby lifting the skin and softening lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers can also add fullness to thin lips and plump up thinning areas of the face such as the cheeks, chin, nose, or brows. The most commonly used dermal filler material is hyaluronic acid (HA). It acts like a sponge by drawing water from surrounding tissues into its structure when injected into the skin.

Why Get Facial Fillers?

Facial fillers can be used to enhance your natural features, correct facial imperfections, and add volume to areas of the face that have lost volume. You can use them on the lips, chin, cheeks, and nose for a smoother, younger appearance. Facial fillers have become increasingly popular as an alternative to surgical procedures such as facelifts and rhinoplasties. Facial fillers also treat various medical conditions such as skin laxity/wrinkles, acne scarring, lip fullness, facial asymmetry, and forehead wrinkles.

Risks of Facial Fillers

Facial fillers can be used to correct facial features and add volume to areas of the face that have lost volume. However, there are several risks associated with the use of facial fillers. These include:

  • Infection

  • Bruising or bleeding

  • Swelling and redness

  • High blood pressure

  • Palpitation (heart palpitations)

  • Nausea, vomiting, and headaches

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