What are Injectables?
Injectables are commonly divided into two categories: toxins and fillers. Botox (Botulinum Toxin) is one of the most commonly known toxins and is used to relax the muscle and tissue of the face. Juvederm and Restylane are brand names of fillers, which are used to reshape the volume of the face. The combination of treatments when applied to the face and neck correctly can bring back a youthful appearance.
What to Expect
During our initial consultation, if we determine that injectables are the sole procedure needed to reach your goals, the injection can typically be handled directly following the consultation if enough time is available. If the injectables are used in combination with other treatments, the injectables can be performed at the same time as those procedures to help share the recovery time.
During the consultation, the correct type and amount of injectable will be determined. In most cases, anesthesia is not even required for the injections as they are performed with a small, thin needle.
The main difference between non-surgical and surgical cosmetic solutions is the length of results. Where as most surgical procedures last a long time, injectables typically last between 3-6 months. The patient must setup recurring appointments to maintain the results.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
We offer all main types of injectable fillers: Hyaluronic acid-based, collagen-based, semi-permanent, and permanent fillers. We offer most brand name fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Sculptra. If you have any questions about the differences, please consult with our staff.
Permanent fillers use synthetic materials, which are non-biologic and have no natural defenses against infection. This is unlike hyaluronic acid-based or calcium hydroxylapatite fillers which are both naturally occurring, and in the case of calcium hydroxylaptite is found in bones.
The great thing about injectables is that there is little-to-no downtime. The procedure itself is usually handled quickly, typically combined with the consultation, and then the patient is on their way. The patient experiences minor pain and the procedure itself carries a low risk of side affects.
Our physicians will determine the best course of treatment, but injections are usually safe to have at the same time as other cosmetic surgery procedures.