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 like Restylane®, Juvederm®, Radiesse and Sculptra, as well as products like Botox Cosmetic® and Dysport. Botox is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles but it is not a “filler” as it has a different mechanism of action.
At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, our dermatologists are experts with injectables.
BOTOX Cosmetic® is a neurotoxin drug that temporarily blocks nerve pulses in facial muscles. It is used to safely, simply and effectively improve the appearance of frown lines, forehead creases and crow’s feet. By relaxing these underlying muscles, Botox reduces wrinkles. It is often effective in areas where fillers may not be. The results last for approximately 3-4 months. Botox injections are save and are FDA approved.
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Dysport™ is a wrinkle relaxer very similar to Botox and is used to treat glabellar lines (furrow between eyebrows), muscles related to expression lines around the eyes and forehead, and frown lines surrounding the mouth. It is a great treatment for dynamic wrinkles resulting from repeated use of facial muscles. Additionally, as an acetylcholine release inhibitor and a neuromuscular blocking agent, Dysport can be used to treat adults with cervical dystonia, reducing the severity of abnormal head position and neck pain in both toxin-naïve and previously treated patients. Call us to find out if Dysport is right for you.
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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 can be used to plump thin lips, remove wrinkles, soften facial creases, revolumize shallow contours and improve the appearance of recessed scars. At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, we offer various dermal fillers, including:
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Fat grafting, or fat transfer, plumps up facial features with a patient’s own fat and is a popular alternative to other wrinkle treatments. It is effective for filling deep facial lines, nasolabial folds and sunken eyes. Fat grafting for the face is a safe, natural, non-allergenic procedure that will recontour the face.
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A liquid facelift is a great non-surgical alternative to the traditional surgical facelift. It is a great treatment for patients who want to undergo an anti-aging procedure but are not ready for cosmetic surgery. At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, our dermatologists use a combination of dermal fillers and Botox to revolumize and rejuvenate the face. A youthful face is full of volume, so as we age and begin to lose our natural volume the face begins to sag. Adding volume back to the face with the help of dermal fillers leaves patients with a naturally youthful appearance. Additionally, using Botox erases expression lines, including crow’s feet and scrunch lines on the forehead.
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What are Injectables Used For?
When you visit Cosmetic Laser Dermatology your physician will take the time to listen to you describe what your concerns are and then inform you which products may be the best fit for your goals. As you can see there are numerous injectables on the market today and they are used for slightly different outcomes. Often times a combination of injectables will be used for a non-invasive liquid facelift, to receive maximum results.
Reduction of Fine Lines and Wrinkles
If you seek a more youthful, relaxed appearance these products will be considered: BOTOX Cosmetic, Juvederm, Restylane/Perlane, & Sculptra
Loss of Facial Volume
If you are experiencing a loss of facial volume and our dermatologist determines that you need to add back some volume the following products will be considered: Restylane/Perlane, Sculptra, Radiesse.
Acne Scar Treatment
If you have unsightly scars from acne that you want to improve the appearance of, products that will be considered include: Restylane/Juvederm
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Please contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology at 858.657.1002 for more information on cosmetic injectables and to schedule a consultation. We are located in the UTC area of San Diego, minutes from La Jolla, Del Mar, and Downtown San Diego.