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Injectables are commonly used to achieve a more youthful, rested appearance. Injectables are used to relax facial wrinkles and folds, contour the body and improve the signs of facial fat loss by creating structure, framework, and volume to the face and lips.
Injectables are considered a non-invasive procedure, which means no surgery is required and minimal downtime. Most procedures take less than 30 minutes.
Two Main Types of Injectables
There are several types of injectable procedures that improve various areas of concern, many of which have been around for decades.
Whether you choose a neuromodulator like BOTOX® or a dermal filler treatment (below) depends primarily on your areas of concern and the results you want from your treatment.
During your consultation you can talk to Dr Fariba Gharai, our board-certified physician at Vein & Aesthetics Center of Tampa Bay to see which is right for you. She will help you evaluate the options to give you the best possible outcome.
The following are the two main categories of injectables:
Neuromodulators – Softens the face from movement
Neuromodulators help to improve the appearance of dynamic expression lines and wrinkles by causing relaxation of the facial muscles. Products like BOTOX® have been around for more than 30 years.
A neuromodulator blocks the nerve signals in the face, and then the muscles cannot contract as freely as before. This lack of movement smooths out the skin and significantly reduces the appearance of wrinkles over time.
Like any muscle, your face muscles are strong and get stronger with use. Thus, wrinkles may appear. As you use a neuromodulator with (Botulinum Type A) to block those muscles from use, your body no longer uses depends on those face muscles. Over time, the product may wear off so seasonal updates are recommended.
Fillers – Helps to replace Volume
Dermal fillers are injected into the skin to add volume and fullness to areas that have lost volume due to genetics, aging, or extreme weight loss.
Many visible signs of aging can be traced back to volume loss. This is because as your facial tissues thin out, lines become etched around the nose and mouth and cheeks look a little hollow. Fillers often contain hyaluronic acid. This is a naturally occurring substance that is already found in your skin. It helps keep skin plump and hydrated. HA fillers are typically soft and gel-like. Different fillers have different ingredients specifically designed for certain areas of your face.
Dermal fillers can replace lost volume to help smooth wrinkles, plump the lips, and restore a more youthful appearance.
Which is Right for Me?
During your consultation we will discuss your desired outcomes and we can suggest certain products based on your areas of concern.
Often, neuromodulators and fillers can work together to give you the look you desire.
With so many products in the market, it can be difficult to know which option is best for you without an experienced physician’s guidance.
Each product is uniquely formulated to have a certain texture, density, and injection depth, which means that certain fillers work better for certain areas of concern. These injections aren’t appropriate for pregnant women or anyone under the age of 18.
Your initial treatment will begin with a consultation, during which you will meet the physician at the Vein & Aesthetics Center of Tampa Bay to discuss your concerns and goals.
The cost of each product depends on:
- the area of skin being treated
- the number of injections you’ll need
- how often you’ll need to return for follow-up injections
- where you live
It’s important to learn the exact costs of the proposed treatment ahead of time and to work out a payment plan if needed.
What Happens During Treatment?
- The staff at the Vein & Aesthetics Center of Tampa Bay will go over your desired results and the type of injectable to be used.
What Can I Expect After an Injectable?
There is no downtime with either type of injectable and recovery usually involves only minor swelling or irritation at the injection sites.
Most patients who get neuromodulators or dermal fillers are in and out of the office within an hour and experience no disruption of their normal schedules.
Who Should I Trust?
When it comes to contouring your face, you should give your decision the same level of care and scrutiny that you would for a surgical procedure.
Injectables often require a certain level of skill, knowledge, and expertise. At the Vein & Aesthetics Center of Tampa Bay you will see a board certified physician with extensive training in facial anatomy to discuss your desired look.
Talk to Dr Fariba Gharai at the Vein & Aesthetics Center of Tampa Bay about your desired results to ensure safe and natural-looking results. Schedule your FREE consultation online today!