If you’re not yet familiar with the role of dermal fillers and injectables in facial rejuvenation, now is the time to learn! As you age, time takes its toll on the health and luster of your skin. Wrinkles, deep folds, and volume loss may start to plague you with each birthday that passes, making you feel older and more tired than you really are. Injectables make it possible to erase wrinkles and replenish lost volume in a single treatment, and the results last months or even years. This list of popular injectables will give you an idea of which might be the best for your own skin.
Juvederm comes in three varieties, each with a specific hyaluronic acid formula tailored to a specific purpose. Juvederm Ultra is perfect to subtly fill lips without an artificial overfilled appearance, Juvederm Ultra Plus targets moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles, and Juvederm’s newest FDA-approved product is Juvederm Voluma is the first hyaluronic acid filler that can restore age-related volume changes in the cheek area.
Botox and Xeomin
Botox and Xeomin are very similar products that both improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines by relaxing the muscles that normally contract to cause wrinkles. The only true difference between them is that Xeomin does not contain the additive surface proteins that makes Botox a “heavier” injectable that lasts a bit longer. Either injectable will relieve your stubborn frown lines, and a professional can help you choose between the two.
Unlike Juvederm that can fill significant creases in the skin, Belotero is a much gentler and softer filler than is ideal for superficial injections into fine lines, wrinkles, and delicate etchings, especially around the troughs and hollows under the eyes. If you have marks on your face that are too delicate to treat any other way, Belotero is the answer.
Radiesse uses a unique formula of Calcium Hydroxylapatite to provide immediate volume and wrinkle correction. This type of injection actually stimulates the body to produce its own natural collagen as well, so it corrects the face both temporarily and permanently. Over about one year, the CaHA gel is metabolized by the body, leaving your normal skin enhanced with additional collagen. Results include more facial volume and diminished wrinkles.