Fillers and injectables have changed the way people perceive plastic surgery procedures. Compared to surgery, these options offer impressive results with less downtime and no scarring, yet there are distinct differences between injectables and dermal fillers.
How Injectables Work
Not all wrinkles are created alike, so you need non-surgical solutions that specifically target the type of wrinkles that you have because of aging. Injectables, such as Botox®, work on dynamic wrinkles. These lines form when the muscles of your face pinch the skin. Before your 30s, your skin has key proteins that make it resilient to the effects of muscle contractions. By the time you reach your 30s, the skin cannot withstand the repeated pinching from the muscles, and you develop frown lines, crow’s feet and lines across your forehead. Injectables relax the muscles to help the skin fill in the wrinkles.
How Fillers Work
Other types of wrinkles form due to the shortage of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin in your skin. Younger skin creates these proteins in levels that are near equal to the amount lost due to cell turnover and other factors. In your 30s, the production levels decrease, leaving your skin undernourished by these proteins. Dermal fillers work by replenishing the hyaluronic acid and collagen in your skin. These proteins give the skin volume and resilience to soften lines and wrinkles. The family of Juvéderm® and Restylane® fillers contain hyaluronic acid, and Radiesse® contains microspheres that stimulate collagen production.
Treatment Areas for Dermal Fillers and Injectables
In addition to the mechanism by which injectables and dermal fillers reduce wrinkles, each of these treatments helps in specific areas of the face.
- Frown Lines, Crow’s Feet and Forehead Wrinkles: Botox®
- Nasolabial Folds and Smile Lines: Restylane®, Restylane® Refyne, and Restylane® Defyne
- Poor Volume in the Lips/Thin Lips: Juvéderm® Volbella, Juvéderm® Voluma and Restylane®, including Restylane® Silk
- Lost Volume in the Cheeks/Hollow Cheeks: Juvéderm® Voluma and Restylane® Lyft
- Hand Rejuvenation: Restylane® Lyft
Kybella®: A Unique Injectable Fat Reduction Treatment
Kybella® brings an entirely new aspect to injectable treatments. The product contains an enzyme that is proven to destroy fat cells that lend to submental fullness. Many people are affected by double and triple chins yet are near their ideal weights. This indicates that some submental fullness is linked to genetics rather than lifestyle. After a series of Kybella® injections, fat is visibly reduced within 16 weeks.
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