As your skin ages, supplies of collagen and elastin in the skin decrease – causing wrinkles and fine lines along with a general loss in volume in the skin. Injectables refer to a broad category of cosmetic treatments that involve injecting substances into the skin or muscles to improve aesthetic appearance or address specific concerns. These treatments are performed by qualified healthcare professionals in clinical settings.
Injectables can be divided into two main types: neurotoxins and dermal fillers. Neurotoxins, commonly known as wrinkle relaxers, are substances like botulinum toxin type A (e.g., Botox® or Dysport® ) that temporarily paralyze or relax targeted muscles. They are primarily used to smooth out wrinkles and lines caused by repetitive facial movements, such as frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet.
Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are injectable substances that add volume, plump up the skin, and restore lost facial contours. These fillers are made from various biocompatible materials, such as hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, or poly-L-lactic acid. They are commonly used to enhance features like the cheeks, lips, chin, and under-eye hollows, as well as to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds.
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that our Nurse Practitioner injects underneath the skin to help restore that lost volume to smooth lines and creases and contour the face. This treatment is a cost-effective way to rejuvenate the face without the downtime of surgical procedures. Our medical aesthetics teams will work with you to help you decide whether fillers are right for your face and skin, along with creating a plan to maintain results over time.