Which Cosmetic Injectable Is Right For You?
It is possible to rejuvenate your face and reduce the appearance of wrinkles without surgery by using cosmetic injectables. Continue reading to learn about different types of cosmetic injectables and how they can give you a more youthful appearance.
Botox injections offer treatment that eliminates or reduces deep wrinkles. This type of injectable is derived from the botulinum toxin, which blocks the nerve impulses that cause frown lines and wrinkles to form. Botox injections take only a few minutes to complete, with results appearing within six days. Botox treatments can be repeated every three to four months as desired.
Dysport is an injectable that is similar to Botox. It is made from the same botulinum toxin, but features smaller molecules that have a different protein coating. This allows Dysport to spread out over a larger area after injection, making it ideal for treating broad areas with many fine lines, such as the forehead. In addition, the body tends to have a different reaction to Dysport’s protein coating. This means that Dysport can often produce results in patients who no longer respond to Botox injections. It works faster than Botox and the effect is two weeks longer.
Dermal fillers, such as Restylane, are another type of cosmetic injectable. These dermal fillers are injected into the skin to fill the empty spaces that form as the skin becomes less elastic and begins to stretch. Many dermal fillers, including Restylane, utilize a natural compound called hyaluronic acid to plump the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for several months.
Perlane is another type of dermal filler which utilizes hyaluronic acid to correct facial wrinkles and folds. However, Perlane uses gel particles that are larger than those in Restylane and is injected deeper into the skin, making it ideal for more severe wrinkles.
At Blackhawk Plastic Surgery, we can help you identify which cosmetic injectable is right for you. To learn more about these injectables, call Blackhawk Plastic Surgery today at (925) 736-5757.