Your guide to subtle results with injectables
Who doesn’t want fuller cheeks, smoother skin, and plumper lips? While some people have them naturally, others rely on injectables to help enhance their appearance. Advancements in aesthetic dermatological technologies mean injectables are easier than ever to get, last a long time, and are designed to be subtle. Want to learn more about injectables? Check out these tips for achieving natural-looking results:
1. Dermatologists love hyaluronic acid fillers for a reason
Injectables include neuromodulators, like Botox and Xeomin, and dermal fillers, the latter of which smooth out skin by filling folds and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. These days, most dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm and Revanesse, use hyaluronic acid that gives skin a plump, hydrated look. Once injected into the skin, hyaluronic acid can add to the natural plumping action, which decreases as you age. Choose hyaluronic acid fillers over collagen injections for more natural-looking, longer-lasting results.
2. Remember that injection is an art
The key to achieving natural-looking results with injectables is finding a medical provider who is a skilled injector. This is because injecting the face with dermal fillers and neuromodulators is an art. Do your research and shop around. Every medical provider has different philosophies, techniques, and levels of experience.
3. Choose the right injectables for your needs
Various injectables do different things. Botox and Xeomin, for instance, treat dynamic wrinkles, such as crow’s feet, forehead lines, vertical lip lines, chin dimples, and frown lines. Dermal fillers made with hyaluronic acid contain different particle sizes, delivering different results — some are designed for delicate areas like the lips. In contrast, others are tailored for facial areas like cheeks. Natural-looking results may require a combination of different types of injectables.
4. Adjustments are possible
If you’re unhappy with the way your Botox, Xeomin, or dermal filler looks, don’t worry. In most cases, you can have it adjusted. If there is an under-correction, a provider can inject more Botox or Xeomin into the face for better symmetry, and the same holds true for dermal fillers.
5. Choose a trusted provider
Counterfeit and diluted injectables do exist, so you have to be careful. The price of injectables varies depending on the amount of product needed. Do your research and always go with a trusted aesthetic dermatological provider.
6. Make sure to get touchups
You’ll need regular touchups with dermal fillers and neuromodulators to maintain natural-looking results since the effects will fade away. Most folks get Xeomin or Botox treatments once every two to four months to maintain their results. The cool part about neuromodulators is that, when they are used early on, they can reduce the onset of wrinkles before they become moderate or severe. This is because neuromodulators weaken the muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles over time. On the other hand, dermal fillers primarily address volume loss in the face, such as hollow cheeks, thin lips, and folds, and you’ll need treatments every 12 to 18 months.
7. Go slowly
If it’s your first time getting injectables, start with a small amount — less is more in this case. Ask your provider to take a conservative approach to help you achieve the most natural-looking results possible. Once you find the right balance, you can always ask for more product during your next visit.
Prepare before you plump
Whether you’re using Botox or Xeomin to smooth out dynamic wrinkles or Juvéderm and Revanesse to treat lines and creases to achieve natural-looking results, you should do your homework. Research medical providers and the type of product you want to use. Though the effects of injectables are subtle if they’re administered professionally, the results are still impressive, with lines smoothed and extra volume added to cheeks or lips.
With locations supervised by board-certified dermatologists, LaserAway is the nation’s leader in aesthetic dermatology. If you’re interested in learning more about injectables, contact a treatment specialist to discuss your options today!