What You Need To Know About Injectables

Your face naturally changes as you age, and these changes aren’t always for the better. There are a number of procedures such as brow lifts, face lifts, and chin implants that can help reverse the natural course of aging, but they aren’t right for everyone.
What if you want to make a positive change and restore youthfulness to your face without invasive surgery? Well, that’s what injectables are for.

How Do Injectables Work?
Injectables — also known as dermal fillers — are an effective non-surgical method of addressing changes if your face due to aging. They can plump up lips, smooth out facial lines, restore volume to sunken cheeks, and even improve the appearance of scars. There are actually several types of dermal fillers and each are suitable for different purposes. In the next section we’ll cover a few of the most common types of dermal fillers.

What Are The Different Options For This Procedure?
The term “injectables” can actually be used to refer to a number of different types of fillers, each with their advantages and disadvantages.

  • Botox. Botox is one of the more common dermal fillers. It’s best at addressing wrinkles and facial lines caused by muscle use.
  • Juvederm. Juvederm is most commonly used to provide volume to problem areas on the face and neck. It can also be used to provide moisture to the skin.
  • Restylane. Much like Juvederm, Restylane is also best at providing volume. It is more firm than Juvederm so it’s best used on areas that require lots of support.

It needs to be stressed that there is no “best” filler. What works in one situation may not be appropriate in another. To determine which injectable is right for your unique situation, you’ll need to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon.

Why Injectables?
People choose dermal fillers over plastic surgery for a number of reasons. Two major advantages of dermal fillers are that they are less invasive than facelifts and recovery is significantly quicker. Fillers can also provide significant volume to the face, which is something that surgical procedures generally don’t do. A facelift may address sagging skin, but it won’t restore fullness to the lips or plump up sunken cheeks.

What Is Recovery Like?
Since injectables are non-surgical, recovery is swift. Most patients will recover within a few days of the procedure. The worst you may experience is some swelling, bruising and localized pain. These symptoms can usually be managed with over the counter medication, but in some cases, your doctor may prescribe something to help you deal with them. When done correctly, the chance that you’ll experience any serious complications is low.

Injectables are a very effective method of addressing facial aging and results can lead to a noticeable improvement in your self-confidence and body image. Although there is still a place for surgery, in many cases these fillers are enough to restore a healthy, youthful appearance to the face without the risks associated with other procedures.

Are you considering getting dermal fillers? If so, your first step should be a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon. At the Florida Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, we will discuss your unique situation and find the best procedure for achieving your goals. Please, contact us at The Florida Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery today for more information or to schedule a consultation.