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If you want a refreshed look but are not ready to undergo a facial plastic surgery procedure, injectables are an affordable option to consider that provide lasting results with minimal to no downtime.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is found naturally in the body. This can be extracted and reformulated into an injectable filler that supports facial tissue where elasticity, fullness and volume have been diminished. Examples of hyaluronic acid injectables are Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm. They are often used to smooth out wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth. Juvederm can also provide a subtle “lift” to the cheek area. Results from these fillers can last anywhere from six to 12 months.
Calcium Hydroxylapatite Fillers
Calcium hydroxylapatite is a substance found naturally in human bones. It is a mineral-like compound that can be used to enhance cheek fullness and other facial contours as well as fill moderate-to-severe creasing such as frown lines, “marionette” lines at the corners of the mouth and folds in the nasolabial area. It is heavier and denser than hyaluronic acid and is typically injected deeper into the skin. An example of calcium hydroxylapatite is Radiesse. Results can last anywhere from 12 to 18 months.
Botulinum Toxin (Type A) is a purified substance that is derived from bacteria. Typically referred to as Botox, it is an injection used cosmetically to temporarily smooth out or eliminate crow’s feet around the eyes, horizontal forehead furrows, frown lines and tight bands on the neck area. It can also be used to balance facial symmetry. Botox works by blocking the nerve signals that cause muscles to contract.
If you look tired or angry because of deep furrows between your eyes or you experience wrinkling around the eyes and forehead caused by your facial expressions, Botox may be an appropriate solution. Results typically last three to six months.
Call Dr. Sadove for a private consultation to discuss which injectable may provide the best solution for you.