A regular and rigorous skincare routine is essential for maintaining a youthful and radiant look. Even with the great skin care products available today, you might need an in-office treatment using a dermal injectable to fully achieve your aesthetic goals.
Since your face is what people remember most, signs of aging, like wrinkles and fine lines, may negatively impact your confidence and self-image. There are many dermal injectable treatments available, each addressing a specific sign of aging or helping to achieve a certain aesthetic goal.
Of all the treatments, BOTOX® is potentially the most recognized name among dermal injectables. BOTOX® and similar treatments differ from other types as they are not fillers or increase volume under the skin.
Instead, BOTOX® works by temporarily blocking the muscles in your face from contracting and causing lines and wrinkles to develop. These treatments usually last about 6 months but, in some cases, can last longer. Some patients respond well enough that they can wait longer between each subsequent treatment as the muscles begin to atrophy and lose strength.
Other dermal injectables are meant to increase volume. Formulations of hyaluronic acid (HA) or collagen, both naturally occurring in your body, are injected into specific areas on your face. These add volume from beneath the skin and help smooth deeper lines and wrinkles.
However, they do not always keep lines and wrinkles from forming in the future. Like BOTOX®, these treatments last at least 6 months. However, many patients continue to see results much longer. They also often become more effective with each treatment as your body increases its production of collagen and HA.
Although slightly more invasive, fat transfer and implants can potentially bring permanent results. For these procedures, your doctor will harvest body fat from unwanted areas and inject it into specific areas of your face. Since this is naturally made from your own body, there are minimal risks or side effects.
Call Dr. Fante and the team at Fante Eye and Face Centre in Denver, CO, at 303-839-1616 or visit www.drfante.com to learn more about dermal injectable treatments and decide which is right for you.