Getting older has its perks, but no one wants to look older than they are or than they feel. Wrinkles and fine lines that arise from repeated muscle movement are among the first visible signs of aging. As we continue to age, our skin thins and produces less collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. We also lose subcutaneous fat in our faces. Although the aging process is inevitable, there are treatments that can reduce its impact on your appearance and your confidence.

Injectables are an effective, convenient and long-lasting solution to combat the early signs of aging. These treatments have no downtime or recovery and give patients immediate results, in a procedure that involves only a few comfortable and carefully placed injections. With periodic touch-ups, you can enjoy a rejuvenated look for years without ever having surgery. If you’re interested in learning more about the injectables available at Aesthetic Envy, please call us at {BUSINESS NUMBER} or visit our contact page to book your complimentary consultation.

Neuromodulators

Neuromodulators are wrinkle-relaxing injectables designed to treat lines associated with muscle movement. Years of making the same facial expressions — such as smiling, squinting or raising your eyebrows — can form wrinkles that continue to deepen over time. With overuse, your facial muscles can stay tense and leave a worried, angry or stressed look on your face even when you’re in a good mood. Neuromodulators use different forms of botulinum toxin to temporarily inhibit muscle contractions to relax and smooth the appearance of expression lines. Here at Aesthetic Envy, we offer several popular neuromodulators:

Botox: Botox is the first FDA-approved injectable neuromodulator and the most well known. Botox is best suited for the treatment of the upper face, including horizontal forehead creases, parallel vertical lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, a drooping brow line and tiny creases around the nose (“bunny lines”). The formula contains an accessory protein along with the botulinum toxin, which a small subset of patients may develop a resistance to over time. Depending on how many areas need improvement, a Botox treatment may only take 10 minutes with minimal downtime. You may begin to notice a visible smoothing of the treated lines within 24 to 48 hours, with full results appearing by two weeks and lasting up to four months.

Dysport: Dysport is a lighter injectable than Botox, which means that it tends to spread or diffuse over a larger area after it is injected. Dysport contains a different form of botulinum toxin as well as an accessory protein that can lead to resistance in some patients. The effects of Dysport may “kick in” more quickly than Botox, which can make it the better choice for patients seeking faster results. Improvements last three to four months before maintenance is needed.

Xeomin: Xeomin is a unique neuromodulator because it contains no accessory proteins or additives. Without extra ingredients, Xeomin is lighter and doesn’t migrate as much as Botox or Dysport, and is less likely to trigger the production of antibodies. It’s ideal for patients who have stopped responding to Botox or Dysport or who have an allergy to the ingredients in other neuromodulators. Results usually appear after five to six days and last for three to four months.

Dermal Fillers

Not all the lines on your face are caused by muscle movements. Some appear when your skin loses volume and elasticity, giving your face a more gaunt and hollow appearance. These types of wrinkles are often found around the mouth, nose and cheeks. Injectable dermal fillers are designed to treat moderate to severe wrinkles of this type. There are several types of dermal fillers currently on the market. At Aesthetic Envy, we carry the complete product lines of Juvéderm and Restylane. Both of these brands use hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in our bodies that is essential for smooth, flawless and hydrated skin. These fillers help to restore lost volume and minimize the appearance of fine lines, contributing to a more youthful appearance.

Juvéderm: The Juvéderm family includes a range of specialized hyaluronic-acid based fillers designed to treat the most common aging concerns in the face. Juvéderm fillers come in a variety of consistencies so that each area being treated receives the right amount of correction and looks natural. Different formulations are intended to either lift the cheeks, minimize vertical lip lines, smooth folds around the mouth and nose, or plump the lips. The results are immediate and long-lasting. Depending on which product is used, results can last up to one to two years. Juvéderm is among the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatments.

Restylane: Restylane is another great option for treating moderate to severe facial lines. Like Juvéderm, Restylane is a family of dermal fillers that use hyaluronic acid to diminish wrinkles, restore volume and contour the face. Each Restylane product is designed for a specific purpose. Restylane Silk, for example, is smoother than other Restylane products, making it ideal for restoring and enhancing the lips. Restylane Lift, on the other hand, is a durable gel used for cheek augmentation and the correction of age-related midface volume loss. Restylane injections begin to work almost immediately and last six to 18 months, depending on which product is used.

Lip Fillers: Maybe you were born with thin lips that have bothered you for years. Or maybe you’ve noticed a loss of volume in your lips as you’ve aged. In either case, an injectable filler like Juvéderm or Restylane can give your lips youthful, beautiful volume while defining your lip borders and cupid’s bow and minimizing the appearance of fine lines. At Aesthetic Envy, lip enhancement with dermal fillers is one of our specialties. The results of temporary lip fillers can be seen immediately after treatment and in most cases, there is little or no downtime.

Contact the Beauty Experts at Aesthetic Envy

Injectables can treat an array of cosmetic concerns without the risk, discomfort and downtime of surgery. From soft lines around the eyes, to deep creases stretching from the nose to the mouth, to lackluster lips, there’s a neuromodulator or filler that can help. Determining which injectable is suitable for your needs is best done under the guidance of a cosmetic specialist. Dr. Mats Hagström is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has over 15 years of experience performing cosmetic procedures. With his skill and expertise, he can explain how injectables could improve your overall appearance and answer any questions you have about how these treatments work.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Hagström, feel free to give us a call at 916-333-4906 or visit our contact page today!