Are you bothered by wrinkles and other signs of aging? As your skin ages and loses its internal support system, it becomes thinner, dryer and less elastic. Your face and hands lose their youthful volume and wrinkles become permanent features. Environmental factors and lifestyle choices further contribute to the damage. At Medical Grade Aesthetics, we offer an extensive menu of cosmetic injectables to refresh your look and send your confidence soaring. These minimally invasive cosmetic treatments are popular options to reduce the visible signs of aging without incisions, anesthesia or downtime.
What Kinds of Cosmetic Injectables Are Available?
Injectables are products that are inserted into the body with a needle to produce a cosmetic result such as plumping the skin or reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Injectables fall into two primary categories: neurotoxins and dermal fillers.
Neurotoxins are popular injectables formulated with the cosmetic form of botulinum toxin. The most widely known brand is Botox. Xeomin, Dysport and Juveau are newer options that are growing in popularity. When injected, neurotoxins smooth fine lines and wrinkles by temporarily reducing muscle movement. These products are used to treat glabellar lines between the eyebrows, forehead lines, and crow’s feet.
Dermal fillers have many cosmetic applications. They can be used to contour the cheeks or jawline, plump the lips, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, or restore lost volume to the face and the backs of the hands. Many are made with hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally present in the body to deliver nutrients, moisture, volume and softness to the skin. Popular brands include Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse.
Who Is a Candidate for Treatment With Cosmetic Injectables?
You may wish to consider treatment with injectables if:
- You have fine lines and wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle movements
- Your face or hands have lost youthful volume
- You have sagging skin
- You do not want surgery or are not a candidate for surgery
- You are physically healthy
- You have realistic expectations for the improvement of your appearance
- You are committed to maintaining lifestyle practices and a skincare regimen that are conducive to good skin health
Which injectable is appropriate for your treatment will depend on your specific concerns.
What Are the Key Benefits of Injectables?
Unlike surgery, injectables offer rapid – sometimes instant – results. They do not require significant downtime for healing and carry a low risk of infection or complications. They are minimally invasive, relatively painless and produce long-lasting anti-aging benefits.
Are Cosmetic Injectables Safe?
Safety is a top priority at Medical Grade Aesthetics. Our injectables are always FDA-approved and have been rigorously tested in clinical settings. They are administered only by licensed professional medical providers.
What Happens During Treatment?
The treatment process is similar for all kinds of cosmetic injectables. First, your injector will discuss your aesthetic goals and perform a facial analysis. This evaluation will determine where your injections will be placed and how many injections will be needed to achieve your desired result. Your injector will then administer the injections according to this predetermined plan. Treatment is quick and safe, and patients usually experience minimal to no discomfort during the process.
Is Downtime Needed After an Injection Session?
Injectables generally do not require downtime. This is why they are often called “lunchtime procedures.” Many guests feel comfortable returning to their daily routine as soon as they leave our office. Possible side effects include swelling, bruising, redness and tenderness at the injection site. These side effects are usually mild and resolve within a few days.
What Results Can I Expect?
Neurotoxins and dermal fillers produce different, but complementary, results. The volumizing benefits of dermal fillers are apparent right away. The treatment area will appear smoother and fuller immediately after an injection session. Neurotoxins, on the other hand, need time to take effect. You should begin to notice a visible smoothing of lines in the treatment area within a few days as your muscles relax. The longevity of your results with both kinds of injectable will depend on the brand used and how quickly your body metabolizes the product.
Will My Results Look Natural?
You may be concerned that cosmetic injectables will make you look overdone or unnatural. When performed by a licensed and experienced provider, neurotoxins and dermal fillers produce subtle, natural-looking results that are tailored to your face and enhance your unique features. These are technique-dependent treatments that should only be performed by an injector who has both a strong technical skill set and a keen understanding of facial anatomy and aesthetics. The goal is to make you look like a refreshed version of yourself, not an entirely different person.
Can Injectables Be Combined With Other Procedures?
Combining neurotoxins and dermal fillers may be the most effective approach for guests seeking comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Injectables can also be incorporated into a treatment plan that includes other cosmetic procedures available in our office, such as microneedling, chemical peels or IPL. Your team of aesthetic professionals will work with you to identify an optimal combination of treatments based on your skin type, cosmetic goals, budget and lifestyle.
How Do I Know Which Injectable Is Right For Me?
Cosmetic injectables are popular, minimally invasive treatments that improve the appearance of aging skin by reducing wrinkles or restoring lost volume. The injectable or combination of injectables that will be most effective in your circumstances depends on several factors, including your concerns, your goals, your lifestyle and your budget. Call Medical Grade Aesthetics at 608-856-6180 to reserve a consultation. Our experienced medical team will assess your individual needs and customize an injectables treatment plan for you.