A youthful face is characterized by smooth, taut skin, full features, and defined shapes and curves. On the other hand, an aging face is characterized by fine lines, wrinkles, volume loss, definition loss, and sagging skin. Nonsurgical techniques using the following FDA-approved facial injectables can minimize facial aging to restore your face to a more youthful appearance.
One of the most popular facial injectables is BOTOX® Cosmetic. This protein neurotoxin formula can improve expression lines and facial wrinkles in the upper face. Over the years, frequent muscle contractions slowly etch lines into your face as the result of repeated facial expressions. Treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic will temporarily block nerve impulses in the injected facial muscles to limit muscle activity, thereby softening the facial contractions that cause wrinkles. Millions of men and women have used BOTOX® Cosmetic to reduce moderate to severe wrinkles between the brows and around the eyes for a more youthful and pleasant appearance.
Another popular facial injectable is JUVÉDERM®. JUVÉDERM® is a gel filler comprised of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that enhances skin fullness and elasticity. Used worldwide by dermatologists and plastic surgeons, JUVÉDERM® restores volume and fills in moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds in the mid to lower face, including smile lines and marionette lines.
Restylane®, like JUVÉDERM®, is a dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid. This injectable is also used to smooth out moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles, including the nasolabial folds. Additionally, Restylane® can enhance thinning lips to restore more youthful plumpness and fullness in the lips.
RADIESSE® is a facial volumizing filler that is also used to improve the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Unlike Restylane® and JUVÉDERM®, RADIESSE® is not comprised of hyaluronic acid but is made of a water-based gel filled with suspended calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres. RADIESSE® fills in facial wrinkles and stimulates collagen production to augment the face immediately and continuously over the few months following your treatment session.
Each of these nonsurgical treatments can minimize facial aging and rejuvenate your appearance. Repeat treatments help you maintain the best results over time.
If you are interested in learning more about these or other nonsurgical ways to minimize facial aging, please schedule your consultation with Dr. Nalin Master or Dr. Rebecca Crane at Cosmetic Surgeons of Naples. Call our office at (239) 263-6766 or fill out our online contact form to book your appointment today.