What is an Injectable?
The word “injectables” is a broad term used to describe cosmetic products that are injected with a syringe directly into the treatment area. Injectables include dermal fillers and collagen stimulators like Jevederm and Restylane, as well as neuromodulators like Botox. Botox is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles but it is not a “filler” as it has a different mechanism of action.
As we age, facial wrinkles and creases begin to appear around the lips and skin as the underlying collagen and elastin fibers begin to break down and wear out. Dermal fillers are used to immediately restore youthfulness and volume to the face. Dermal fillers treatments can be used to plump thin lips, remove wrinkles, soften facial creases, revolumize shallow contours and improve the appearance of recessed scars.
Neuromodulators work by temporarily blocking nerve pulses in facial muscles. They are used to safely, simply and effectively improve the appearance of frown lines, forehead creases and crow’s feet. They are often effective in areas where fillers may not be. The results last for approximately 3-4 months. Neuromodulators can also be used to treat glabellar lines (furrow between eyebrows), muscles related to expression lines around the eyes and forehead, and frown lines surrounding the mouth.