Aging is an inevitable process that we can’t control and must all go through. When it comes to the visible signs of aging, however, we can control it with the help of specific cosmetic treatments. Although there are numerous cosmetic treatments and surgeries available to help people look more youthful, a less-invasive and safer technique is always needed.

If you are someone who doesn’t like the idea of intensive procedures that are highly invasive, then an injectable cosmetic is the perfect solution for you. It is an effective way to treat the signs of aging that won’t cost you a fortune. It is also less painful than other options but still highly effective.

What Is an Injectable Cosmetic?

Injectable cosmetics are composed of elements that help to refresh and replenish your appearance, reduce the visibility of wrinkles, and prevent your skin from thinning. The ingredients used in these injectables can be found naturally in many body tissues. They exist to help maintain the tightness of the skin. As we age, however, our bodies begin to lose these components and wrinkles start to appear.

Injectable cosmetics have become a preferred choice for treating the signs of aging because they work to restore the volume of skin and helps to eliminate wrinkles and fine lines. Injectable cosmetics have emerged as an excellent option for people who are looking for minimally-invasive techniques of restoring their facial appearance.

When to Use an Injectable Cosmetic?

Injectable cosmetics are ideal in cases where people experience the emergence of fine lines around the nose and mouth, nasolabial lines (also called laugh lines), crow’s feet around the eyes, thinning lips, and hollow cheeks. Injectables are also appropriate for treating static lines on the face, which appear when the face is at rest.

The aging process and substantial weight loss are often the main reasons behind sagging and wrinkled facial skin. An injectable can help restore fullness in areas that have experienced a loss of skin volume in areas such as the cheeks, chin, and temples. Corner lines, smile lines, vertical lip lines, and marionette lines are also common areas treated by injectable cosmetics.

The Treatment

An injectable cosmetic is an effective, fast, and safe way to rejuvenate your youthful look and involves minimal invasion. To begin, your care provider will conduct a thorough examination of the skin, get your medical history, and talk to you about the results you wish to achieve. He will also identify the areas that need to be treated.

An injectable is injected directly into the skin tissue using a fine needle. Some fillers contain a local anesthetic to make the process painless and more comfortable for patients. Even if several areas of the face are treated with an injectable, the process is relatively faster and more comfortable when compared to other skin treatment options.

Recovery

An injectable cosmetic will yield immediate results that will continue to improve overtime. In some cases, patients may experience temporary tenderness, redness, and bruising in the treated area, but it will subside quickly.

It is recommended that patients avoid extreme temperatures, rigorous exercise, and excess exposure to the sun after the treatment. Recovery is usually faster than other, more invasive, skin treatments like skin grafting and skin draping. When properly administered, an injectable can give results that last for more than nine months.

Schedule a Consultation to Find out More

Dr. Jason Roth, a skilled plastic surgeon, will happily talk to you about the benefits of the treatment and if it is the right course of action for you. Contact our office to schedule a consultation today!