Injectable treatments are an effective way to enhance your appearance and address a variety of skin concerns with minimal discomfort and no downtime. Despite their relative ease, it is important to choose a skilled injector and the right formula if you want to see the best results from your treatments. Dr. Birchall and his staff at Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics offer a wide range of injectable options. To help you know which formula might be best for you, we have included a few tips on choosing your injectable treatment.
Identify Your Concerns
Before scheduling your injectable treatment, pinpoint what it is precisely that you want those injections to do. Injectables are most frequently used to reverse signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. However, they can also be used to add volume and definition to areas like the cheeks, lips and jawline. When used in a careful combination, injectable treatments can even provide fullness and youthful vitality similar to a surgical facelift.
Learn the Difference in Your Wrinkles
There are two different types of wrinkles that can be smoothed away with injectable treatments. The first is known as the “dynamic” wrinkle, which is a line or lines that are formed when you make certain facial expressions. These wrinkles, which typically form around the forehead and eyes, are best treated with Botox injections.
Other wrinkles are present all the time. They form as a result of changes to the underlying skin structure that include loss of collagen and elastin. Commonly seen around the nose, mouth and chin, these wrinkles are usually best addressed using a dermal filler like Juvederm or Restylane. Dermal fillers are also the treatment of choice for adding volume to the cheeks, jawline and lips, with different formulas to work well in a variety of areas.
Talk to Your Provider
Botox is a fairly straightforward injection that offers results for about 3-4 months at a time. Dermal fillers vary considerably in terms of their formulations and duration. Some, like Juvederm, typically last under one year, while other solutions like Sculptra can last many years. It is important to choose a provider that is experienced in all types of injectable treatments that can help you make the best choice for you specific needs.
At Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics, we offer a variety of injectable treatments so that we can tailor each procedure to the unique desires of each of our patients. To learn more about your options in injectable procedures, contact Dermacare at our Carlsbad office at 760-472-5088 or at Rancho Bernardo at 858-943-2443.