WHAT ARE COSMETIC INJECTABLES?
Cosmetic injectables consist of neurotoxins, like Botox, or dermal fillers, like Juvederm. Most often, these injections are used to increase volume as well as reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
WHY ARE COSMETIC INJECTABLES NEEDED?
Cosmetic injectables are often needed or wanted by patients who are looking to make a change to their appearance. You may be suffering from volume loss or even have issues with fine lines and wrinkles. Some of the reasons you'd want to consider cosmetic injectables include:
- You are suffering from volume loss around the face including the lips and cheeks
- You have fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead or around the eyes and lips
- You suffer from low self-esteem because of your appearance
- You want to avoid invasive plastic surgery
- You have issues with asymmetry (lips or mouth look uneven)
- You're looking to enhance your smile
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR COSMETIC INJECTABLES?
Most patients who want cosmetic injectables are good candidates for the actual procedure. We will go over your health and medical history as well as perform a thorough examination. We will ask you about the areas you're looking to change or enhance and offer our own advice and recommendations according to what we feel you'd benefit from. Keep in mind that cosmetic injectables are not permanent, and future injections will be needed to maintain results.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING TREATMENT OF COSMETIC INJECTABLES?
Your doctor will map out the areas of the face that will be treated. If you are receiving a neurotoxin, like Botox, a series of simple injections will be given in the designated areas. If you are receiving a dermal filler, like Juvederm, we will apply a topical anesthetic to help numb the skin so that the injections are more comfortable for you. From there, we will administer one or more injections in the area to be treated. You may experience redness and/or slight swelling or bruising for the first day following the injections. You will be given some aftercare instructions to follow to ensure you get a great result.
If you are interested in learning more about cosmetic injectables and how they work, call Beyond the Smile at TriState Family Dental Centers so we can get you in for a consultation appointment.