As you age, the skin produces less collagen, leading to those lines and wrinkles you see in the mirror. Exposure to the sun and years of facial muscle movement also affect the face’s appearance.
But there are ways today to make yourself look younger without resorting to plastic surgery.
Facial fillers containing collagen, hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxyapatite, and others can rejuvenate your face and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Learn more about injectables below.
How Injectables Work
Beverly Hills injectables are temporary solutions that your healthcare professional administers with tiny injections to certain parts of the face, such as the corners of the eyes and mouth.
There are many facial fillers or injectables available, which you use depends on the part of the face and what needs to be done.
Injectables provide volume to the folds and creases in the face that lose collagen and fat as we get older. Hyaluronic acid, for example, is a natural filler that we lose as the years pass, which leads to deep folds between the nose and mouth and more.
Some of the most popular and effective injectables for the face are:
- Juvederm: This facial filler contains hyaluronic acid that adds volume and hydrates the face. Juvederm can temporarily correct moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles.
- Restylane: This is another effective filler that contains hyaluronic acid that adds volume to the face. It’s also effective in filling in wrinkles around the mouth and eyes.
Other injectables that are used for facial procedures include:
- Radiesse: A synthetic injectable containing calcium hydroxyapatite that can correct moderate to severe folds and wrinkles. This injectable can last longer because the body develops collagen in response to the material.
- Sculptra: This injectable contains synthetic polylactic acid microspheres. It helps to increase lost facial volume and is FDA approved for this purpose in people with HIV.
More than one million men and women have injectable procedures annually. Some of the benefits include:
Once you have an injectable treatment, you will see a difference in your face almost right away. You don’t need to wait weeks or months for results, like a facelift or Beverly Hills tummy tuck.
After the filler is put into the face, it adds volume and smooths wrinkles right away. After the material settles in after two or three days, you’ll see the maximum results.
Some injectable treatments can be as short as 10 minutes. Many patients can have the procedure done at lunch and go back to work.
You don’t usually need to take time off because there’s no surgery, which means no healing or scarring.
Some patients have minor swelling, but this will fade after one or two days.
Injectables may cause mild swelling, redness, and bruising, but these potential side effects only last a few days.
Severe complications with injectables are rare. If you have the procedure done by an experienced healthcare provider, you should have impressive results with few side effects.
Many fillers last six to 18 months. If you are getting injectables for the first time, you may want to use a short-term filler to see if you like how it looks.
You can choose longer-duration fillers after you see the results from the first treatment.
Choosing A Provider For Injectables
Some patients may think that injectables don’t involve surgery, it isn’t essential who inject them. This is not true. You should spend as much time choosing a healthcare provider for this procedure as you would for surgery.
Injectable treatment is a medical procedure that requires experience, skill, and training to provide safe and effective results. Therefore, it’s essential to select someone who has intimate knowledge of facial anatomy and extreme skill and precision.
The best choice is a board-certified plastic surgeon or healthcare professionals under him or her with sufficient training and experience in facial procedures.
Results from injectables are temporary; they usually last from three months to a year, depending on the type and amount used. So for best results, you’ll need follow-up treatments to maintain your more youthful appearance.
Most surgeons say that hyaluronic fillers are the most temporary choice and most often recommended for first-time patients. They may last six months to a year, but injections in the lips usually fade faster than those in the folds between the nose and mouth.
Remember that injectables can help make you look younger, but they only can do so much. To take years off your appearance, you’ll need to undergo plastic surgery. Some of the best options are a Beverly Hills facelift, Beverly Hills eyelid lift, or Beverly Hills liposuction for the chin or face.
Request A Plastic Surgery Consultation
Thinking about injectables for the face in Beverly Hills? Dr. Nicholas Lahar is pleased to provide cosmetic procedures to his Beverly Hills patients. He will talk about your goals during your consultation and decide you’re a good candidate for injectables.
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