Injectables for the face are one of the most popular methods for getting rid of wrinkles and other signs of aging. They work by filling in the lines and wrinkles on your face, giving you a more youthful appearance. Injectables can also be used to plump up your lips, making them look fuller and more luscious.

Nowadays, more and more people are turning to injectables as a way to improve their appearance. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over nine million injections were administered in the United States in 2016.

There are many different types of skin injectables available, and each one has its benefits and drawbacks. Your cosmetologist will help you choose the right type of injectable for you, depending on your individual needs and preferences. For instance, cheek contouring with injectables like Botox or Juvéderm can give you a more youthful appearance. Lip injections like Restylane can make your lips look fuller and sexier.

Some of the most popular types of injectables include:

  1. Injectable botulinum toxin (Botox)
  2. Injectable hyaluronic acid (Restylane, Juvederm)
  3. Injectable polymethylmethacrylate

Each of these injectables works differently, so it is important to choose the one that will best meet your needs.

  1. Injectable Botulinum Toxin (Botox)

Botulinum toxin is a protein that is derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is a popular injection that is used to treat wrinkles. This injectible works by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles to form. This results in a smoother appearance and fewer wrinkles. It is most commonly used to treat forehead wrinkles, crow's feet, and frown lines. Botulinum toxin is a safe and effective injection that has been used for many years.

  1. Injectable Hyaluronic Acid (Restylane, Juvederm)

Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance, found in the body, is used to fill in wrinkles and other lines on the face. It works by binding to water, which results in a fuller appearance. When administered in injections, hyaluronic acid can last for up to six months.

  1. Injectable Polymethylmethacrylate

Polymethylmethacrylate is a synthetic substance that is used to fill in wrinkles and other lines on the face. It works by creating a smooth surface on the skin. The physician will inject the polymethylmethacrylate into the areas that need treatment. It is a safe and effective injection that can last for up to two years.

How injectables are administered?

  • First, the physician will evaluate your individual needs and preferences. They will then choose the appropriate type of injectable for you.
  • The injection will be administered with a small needle. Most injections are given in the office setting and only take a few minutes.
  • You may experience some minor discomfort during the injection, but this will subside shortly after the injection.

Treatments

Injectables like fillers and neurotoxins are recommended for the following medical conditions:

  • Wrinkles
  • Lines on the face
  • Crow's feet
  • Frown lines
  • Volume loss in the lips
  • Under-eye bags
  • Dry skin
  • Skin discoloration

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