What You Need to Know About Injectables

What You Need to Know About Injectables

Injectables are a popular way to enhance one’s appearance and they can be used for a variety of different purposes. In this blog post, we will discuss injectable treatments such as neurotoxins and dermal fillers. We will go over the benefits and side effects of each treatment, as well as what you should know before getting injected. If you’re interested in learning more about injectables, keep reading! This blog post will cover what injectables are, how they work, which type might be best for you (there is no one size fits all!), and also safety guidelines for this procedure.

What are injectables?

Injectables are a specific concentration of a substance that is directly injected into the skin. There are two main types of injectables that are commonly used for cosmetics: neurotoxins and dermal fillers. Both of them can be used to decrease the appearance of wrinkles, folds, scars, and other defects on the skin.

Dermal fillers accomplish this by “filling” in areas of lost volume and providing hydration to the skin in order to smooth out the skin. Dermal fillers are injectable substances used for this purpose that can be made out of various substances such as hyaluronic acid or collagen.

There are also neurotoxins which block nerve endings from sending signals to your brain. This essentially interrupts the signal between the brain and the affected nerve, which therefore paralyzes the muscles and prevents them from contracting to form wrinkles. Neurotoxins are sometimes also referred to as “neuromodulators”.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are injectable substances that are used to add volume and hydration back into the skin. For example, they can be used to correct a sunken in or flat appearance on your face by injecting dermal filler directly underneath the facial tissue where it is needed most. Dermal fillers are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments because they are effective, offer fast results, and require very little downtime.

dermal filler injection

One type of dermal filler is made using hyaluronic acid, which offers many benefits including natural-looking results that last for months or even years. Hyaluronic acid fillers can be found in different concentrations and are a good choice if you want to add volume to your skin since they can hydrate the skin and give it a more youthful appearance. They also come in many different “flavors” so to speak, so you can find a filler that will work well for your specific needs. There are many kinds of HA dermal fillers, including:

  • The Juvederm line of dermal fillers includes three different types of fillers used to restore facial volume. Voluma XC is used for the cheek and chins, Volbella XC is used for the lips, and Juvederm Ultra XC is used around the nose and mouth.
  • Revanesse Versa is used around the nasolabial folds, as well as for the lips.
  • RHA fillers can achieve a highly natural appearance and include three formulations.

What You Need to Know

When it comes to dermal fillers, one of the most important things to consider is the concentration of hyaluronic acid in the filler. A higher concentration will result in a longer-lasting treatment, but this is also dependent on other factors such as the viscosity and cohesivity of the dermal filler. It is also important to note that bruising and swelling are common with dermal fillers, however these are usually short term.

Neurotoxins/Neuromodulators

Neurotoxins are a chemical compound that is injected into the skin to prevent muscle movement and essentially “paralyze” a certain area of the face. This prevents wrinkles from forming in this particular area, which can help your appearance look smoother, younger, and more defined.

woman getting botox injection

There are a few different types of neurotoxins on the market, but some of the most popular ones include Botox, Jeuveau. All of these are injected into the skin to essentially paralyze facial muscles, thereby preventing them from forming (or worsening) wrinkles. Botox is currently one of the most popular neurotoxin injections on the market and it’s known for its quick results with little downtime.

Jeuveau is similar to Botox in that it uses the same active ingredient (Botulinum toxin type A), however it is a new version of this ingredient. Because of this, Jeuveau is sometimes known as new Botox. Like Botox, Jeuveau works well on forehead lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles around the mouth.

What You Need to Know

When it comes to neurotoxins, one of the most important things to keep in mind is that they are not permanent and the effects will eventually wear off. This is because the body will eventually metabolize the active ingredient. How long the results last varies from person to person, but typically you can expect them to last around three to four months. In some cases, you may also develop an immunity to certain forms of Botox. When this happens, you will need to use a different form to get the desired results.

In Conclusion

In this blog post, we have discussed two different types of injectable treatments: neurotoxins and dermal fillers. Both of these treatments can be used to help reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles for a more youthful look. While each treatment works in different ways, they both have their own benefits and drawbacks that you should consider before deciding which one is right for you.

Lee A. Kleiman

Dr. Lee A. Kleiman is a double board certified ENT & plastic surgeon at Anne Arundel ENT in Annapolis, Maryland known for his superior clinical outcomes in all Surgical and Non-Surgical ENT, specializing in Sinus Care, Voice and Swallowing, Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty, and Facelifts and Non-surgical Aesthetic. He also continues to attend conferences internationally and nationally to keep abreast of the latest treatments and technology. 

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