Recent figures by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery revealed that Americans spent more than 2.5 billion dollars last year on injectables for facial rejuvenation alone. The increasing popularity of non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures is proof that more people are investing in the way they look. The instant results and minimal downtime are what appeals to people choosing injectables over surgical procedures.
With all the injectables out there, people can get confused on what’s what. Here’s a quick guide to cosmetic injectables.
Neuromodulating agents (Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin)
These injectables reduce the appearance of wrinkles and creases by temporarily blocking the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter responsible for muscle contraction. Fewer muscle contractions when you squint, frown, or smile will result lessen the formation of wrinkles. Crow’s feet, forehead lines, and lines around the mouth respond well to these neuromodulating agents.
Facial fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Radiesse, and Voluma)
Aside from wrinkles and creases, volume loss is another factor responsible for facial aging. Facial fillers, as their name implies, fill in volume deficient areas and help restore facial plumpness associated with youth.
There are various types of dermal fillers available, ranging from those that contain naturally occurring substances like collagen and hyaluronic acid to longer-lasting fillers containing synthetic microspheres. Fat injections are also slowly gaining popularity for their natural-looking results.
Finding an expert injector
Finding an expert injector is one of the key factors in getting the results you want. An expert injector will not only help you choose the right injectable for your cosmetic goals but will also consider patient safety a priority. An in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy is also crucial.
Talk to an expert injector by calling us at (585) 922-5840. You can also choose to fill out our contact forms to schedule an appointment.