5 Popular Injectable Treatments for Getting Rid of Lines and Adding Volume
Injectable treatments have become extremely popular in recent years, with both men and women. They provide a non-invasive way to restore a youthful look and add volume to key areas of the face.
Below are 5 of the most popular injectable treatments currently available.
Botox has become a household name over the last 10-15 years and is probably the most well-known injectable treatment amongst the general public. Botox works as a muscle relaxant and by preventing the muscles in key areas of the face from contracting, it eliminates lines and wrinkles in these areas. Botox can be used to treat forehead wrinkles, lines around the eyes (crow’s feet) and lines around the mouth. It requires regular treatments for the results to be maintained.
Juvéderm is a long-lasting, acid-based dermal filler. Hyaluronic acid is produced in the human body in order to keep your skin elastic and hydrated. Unfortunately, as we get older the natural production of hyaluronic acid decreases, which means your skin loses volume and wrinkles start to appear. Juvéderm helps to combat this.
Juvéderm provides natural looking results and will help to restore a youthful look to your face by getting rid of lines and wrinkles in key areas, including around the mouth and nose.
Voluma XC is another hyaluronic acid-based fat filler, produced by Juvéderm. It’s used to restore volume to the mid-face, including the cheeks and eyes in order to provide a natural-looking youthful appearance.
A big part of what makes hyluronic acid so great for skin is its ability to attract and hold water. This helps to keep the skin hydrated and keeps it looking supple and young. Therefore supplementing hyaluronic acid through the use of Voluma XC will help to smooth out any lines or wrinkles on the mid-face.
The fat below the chin, also known as submental fat, is something that a lot of men and women want to get rid of. Loose skin below the chin is usually caused by a combination of factors, including weight gain, aging and genetics. Traditionally the only way to treat submental fat was through the use of liposuction or a neck lift. However Kybella has now made it possible to get rid of sumbmental fat without the need for invasive surgery.
Deoxycholic acid is the active ingredient in Kybella. It helps to break down and absorb dietary fat and when administered directly to the area underneath the chin, it will melt away the fat contained in that area. Kybella requires multiple treatments, spaced around a month apart, for the best results.
Sculptra is a dermal filler that’s used to restore volume to the mid-face, cheeks and eyes. It helps to restore collagen to any areas of the face that can appear hollow as a result of weight loss or due to aging.
It takes a few treatments for the results of Sculptra injections to become apparent. The number of treatments required will vary from one patient to the next, although 3 treatments, performed 4-6 weeks apart is a good estimate for most people.
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