Facial injectables have become very commonplace in 2020, with younger and younger patients seeking out their age reversing effects. With modern technology and advancements, there are an array of different types of injectables for patients to choose from, each coming with its own list of pros and cons. Many patients wonder what types of injectables work best for each facial concern. Below we go over the best injectables for each type of facial concern:
Lip fillers have become one of the most popular noninvasive procedures of the past decade. With celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Ariana Grande, Anna Faris and many more owning up to regularly getting lip fillers, the procedure has become more commonplace than ever. It’s quick, easy, and a relatively painless option for patients who want fuller, plumper lips.
Juvederm is the most commonly sought-after filler for correcting thinning lips, and the amount of filler administered can be customized to give you a look as subtle or dramatic as you want. Fillers also only last about six to nine months. This means if you are curious, you can try them out without the fear of undergoing a permanent transformation!
One of the first signs of aging is expression lines across the forehead. Although it is perfectly normal for lines to appear on one’s forehead, over time, the lines appear more prominent due to the skin’s decreasing elasticity and collagen. Botox is the tried and true treatment for freezing facial muscles to prevent fine lines and wrinkles from becoming more prominent. Botox treatments involve a series of simple injections performed quickly. The process is so fast that many patients opt to receive treatments during their lunch hour.
Most patients describe the discomfort of the procedure akin to a pinch for each injection. For patients nervous about the potential discomfort, a topical anesthesia can numb the area beforehand. Once the patient is ready, the doctor will use a fine needle to administer units of the chosen product to the areas the patient would like to see smoothed out. Patients can resume their day shortly after the treatment, and results become apparent within three to seven days after the injection process.
As we age, our faces tend to lose volume. Over time, this can result in hollow looking cheeks and under eyes. Luckily, this hollowness can be repaired with fillers. Just like the lips, Juvederm is a great choice for adding some volume to the cheeks. There are two types of Juvederm patients often choose for this part of the face: Classic Juvederm, or Juvederm Voluma. The primary difference between the two products is that Juvederm is thinner, and dissolves more quickly into the body. Voluma tends to be a thicker product, and can last as long as two years. Patients can talk to their aesthetician to find out which product will work best for their unique facial structure and needs.
Nasolabial folds are the lines on either side of the mouth, which typically become more pronounced after smiling or laughing. As we age, these lines tend to become deeper. Fillers are also great for targeting this area and softening the appearance of the folds. Nasolabial folds usually need a finer particle-size and have an easier flow. Therefore, Restylane, Juvéderm Ultra XC, or Juvéderm Vollure XC may be utilized, depending upon the patient’s needs. These types of fillers tend to do both deep and superficial work, and can last for a year or more, making them great options for patients in need. Again, your doctor can help determine what the best option for you is after examining your face.
Fillers and other types of facial injectables are a great, noninvasive treatment option for patients looking to diminish the signs of aging. While they are not permanent, they can be repeated as needed to maintain results. As they have gained popularity, fillers are a relatively simple, safe and accessible plastic surgery innovation that can keep you looking and feeling your best for years to come.