21 Oct Most Popular Autumn Injectables
Injectables refers to minimally invasive treatments that “inject” clients with a variety of products. One of the best-known injectables—and most requested at RefinedMD—is Botox. However, just because Botox has been around for decades doesn’t mean you should trust just anyone with this treatment. The skill of your injector matters just as much as getting matched with the right treatment.
Botox is best known for stopping lines, wrinkles, and creases in their tracks. This is achieved by temporarily “freezing” the muscles that cause these unwanted signs of aging. Botox is the most-used neuromodulator and results typically last for 3 – 6 months depending on the injection site and number of units used. Younger clients are increasingly using Botox as a preventative measure to train muscles not to create such deep lines in the first place. However, there are also a myriad of off-label uses for this injectable.
Turning Back the Clock
Botox can do a lot more than address wrinkles. It is also an excellent tool for giving a slight arch to the eyebrows. You can also use small amounts of Botox for a “lip flip,” which essentially flips the upper lip outward so that more vermillion shows. This can help hide a gummy smile and provides the appearance of fuller lips without actually increasing volume. However, for those who do want more voluminous lips—or more volume anywhere on the face—dermal fillers are most often the best option.
The majority of dermal fillers are made with a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid (HA). The HA our body naturally produces attracts water, which is why HA is associated with youthfulness and plumping. The results from dermal fillers are immediate, though some slight swelling and redness is common. Fillers, like Botox, are also temporary, but you still want to make sure you get results you love. “Duck lips” and “trout pout” might be short-term, but since most fillers are in highly visible places you want natural-looking results. An injector without the training, skills, and experience might give you an outcome that is poor and very fake looking.
The Latest in Injectables
There are a few dermal “fillers” that aren’t fillers at all. Instead, they work via collagen induction. Results are not immediate, and it can take up to six months to see results, although slow and steady improvement in volume will be noticed during this waiting period. The benefits of such fillers is that they tend to last longer (up to two years on average compared to the 6 – 18 months offered by HA fillers). Plus, a handful of clients prefer an “all natural” approach to volume improvement. You can also achieve collagen induction with a myriad of other treatments, such as microneedling. Non-HA fillers are less common and newer than HA fillers.
Not sure which injectable, or injectables, is right for you? A consultation is where you can get all your questions answered. Oftentimes, a hybrid approach works best because each kind of filler is taking on different issues related to aging, wrinkles, loss of volume, and so on. In most cases, doubling down on treatments can even happen at the same appointment to save you time and an already short healing process. Our skin can get especially cranky in the autumn months as we shift to cooler weather, and dry skin can amplify fine lines and lost volume. In other words, right now is the perfect time to revisit your injectable treatment regimen.
Scheduling Your Consultation
If you’re interested in learning more about injectables and the many other treatments available in our office, schedule your consultation with our expert providers today. It’s not too late to get beautiful skin and results in time for the holidays. Let’s work together to create a plan just for you. Call RefinedMD during business hours or, for the quickest response, complete the online contact form today.