Your Complete Guide to Cosmetic Injectables

Your Complete Guide to Cosmetic Injectables

 

If you have common aesthetic concerns like fine lines, sagging skin, thin lips, or soft cheekbones, you may be looking into cosmetic injectables. Cosmetic injectables are some of the most popular aesthetic treatments because they can resolve a wide variety of concerns in a simple, outpatient procedure.

Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, offers a large selection of cosmetic injectables, including Botox and Juvéderm products. Read on to learn more about cosmetic injectables and how they work.

What Are Cosmetic Injectables?

Cosmetic injectables are minimally invasive aesthetic treatments that aim to address various concerns. These concerns include everything from age-related changes to weak facial structure. Cosmetic injectables are divided into two main groups according to how they work and what issues they address. 

The two primary types of cosmetic injectables are neuromodulators and dermal fillers.

Neuromodulators

Neuromodulators are cosmetic injectables that interact with the nerves and muscles beneath your skin to reduce signs of aging. 

Fine lines and wrinkles are often the results of excessive facial movement. Neuromodulators subdue the nerves and muscles in your face to limit this movement and prevent the formation of wrinkles. This also resolves existing fine lines and wrinkles by causing the skin to appear to be smoother and tighter.

Three of the most commonly used neuromodulators are Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin.

Botox

Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic injectables, and it is used for a variety of concerns. These injections contain a substance called botulinum toxin, which provides neuromodulation effects when injected beneath the skin. Clients often choose Botox to smooth facial wrinkles around the mouth, nose, and forehead.

Dysport

Dysport is a cosmetic injectable that is similar to Botox in its neuromodulation effects. It also uses botulinum toxin to subdue facial movement and create a smoother appearance.

However, Dysport is often used for larger areas than Botox. This is because the Dysport formula reacts differently when injected under the skin. Its effects spread to a wider area, making it a great treatment for deep forehead creases.

Xeomin

Xeomin is a unique neuromodulator that is specifically designed to treat glabellar lines. These are the creases that form between the eyebrows due to frowning or scowling. They are often called “frown lines” for this reason. Xeomin uses neurotoxin effects to limit movement in this area and reduce the appearance of these lines.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are cosmetic injectables that aim to add volume beneath the skin. Fillers can be used to resolve age-related changes or to enhance certain facial features, like plumping the lips or strengthening the cheekbones.

As you age, there is a natural decline in hyaluronic acid within your skin. This leads your skin to lose its youthful volume and appear to be more hollow or sullen. 

Most dermal fillers use a hyaluronic acid solution to restore volume in areas like the cheeks and under the eyes. This hyaluronic acid solution can also be used to accentuate specific facial features by adding fullness to the area. Popular dermal fillers include Juvéderm, Restylane, and Radiesse.

Juvéderm

Juvéderm is a line of dermal filler products that can address a wide variety of aesthetic concerns. Each product in the Juvéderm line is developed to provide a different cosmetic benefit. These benefits can include injectables for face enhancement and those for age-related changes. 

Restylane

Much like Juvéderm, Restylane is an entire line of dermal filler products. Restylane dermal fillers can be used to resolve age-related volume loss under the skin, including in the cheeks and under the eyes. There are also Restylane injectables for face enhancement, such as lip plumping fillers.

Radiesse

Radiesse dermal filler is an innovative cosmetic injectable that is used to add volume to the face and hands. Instead of hyaluronic acid, the Radiesse formula uses calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres suspended in a gel. This filler is a great option for treating deep lines around the mouth.

Other Cosmetic Injectables

While neuromodulators and dermal fillers are the most commonly used cosmetic injectables, other types of injectables can provide further aesthetic benefits. 

One example is Kybella, which is an injectable that can be used to dissolve fat cells. Kybella is designed for use under the chin, where fat often accumulates and creates a “double chin.” 

Candidates for Cosmetic Injectables

One of the biggest benefits of cosmetic injectables is that they can help almost anyone. Since injectables can address age-related changes, many clients who seek these treatments are in their mid-30s and older. This is typically the time when signs of aging become noticeable. 

Cosmetic injectables are also a great choice for younger patients. Neuromodulators like Botox can prevent the formation of wrinkles and fine lines by restricting excessive facial movement. Dermal fillers like Restylane can help younger clients achieve plumper lips or stronger cheekbones.

If you are interested in cosmetic injectables, seeking a consultation appointment with an aesthetic medicine provider is the best idea. 

We can assess your skin and discuss your desired outcome to determine whether there is a cosmetic injectable that can meet your needs. If not, we’ll direct you to any alternative aesthetic treatments that are a better fit for you.

Cosmetic Injectables at Novo Med Spa

Are you seeking cosmetic injectables for face enhancement or for resolving signs of aging? Novo Med Spa offers a wide selection of cosmetic injectables for clients throughout the Lewisville, McKinney, Plano, Denton, and Frisco, TX, areas.

Our treatments include neuromodulators like Botox or Dysport and the Restylane and Juvéderm dermal filler lines. Call us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced providers.