Cosmetic Injectables: 3 Surprising Facts
Are you mystified by celebs who seem to get younger and younger as each awards season passes? We know how they do it. Celebs get cosmetic injectables to keep their skin looking wrinkle-free and dewey not only for the red carpet, but all year long.
Cosmetic injectables are popular medical aesthetic treatments because they correct laugh lines and nasolabial folds, fill deep frown lines, erase crow’s feet, raise drooping eyebrows, eliminate deep forehead creases, plump thin lips, correct facial asymmetries, and more. Continue reading today’s blog and we’ll reveal 3 surprising facts about cosmetic injectables and how they can help you look great, too!
If you are new to the world of medical aesthetics, we’ll start with the basics. There are two types of cosmetic injectables: dermal fillers, and muscle relaxants. A dermal filler injection is a pharmaceutical grade liquid or gel material injected beneath the skin to add volume where needed. Muscle relaxants like Botox and Dysport are used to smooth unwanted lines, wrinkles, and folds in the face by taming the expressions that cause them.
In general, Botox is used for the top half of the face, and dermal fillers are used for the bottom half. The main areas where dermal fillers are injected are the nasolabial folds, around the mouth, and marionette lines.
Now that you know the basics, we invite you to discover 3 surprising facts about cosmetic injectables.
1)Cosmetic Injectables Are Natural.
Some believe cosmetic injectables are “fake” or “plastic”. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. Cosmetic injectables are natural substances. When injected by experts, cosmetic injectables are safe and effective tools that can be used to help you look your best naturally and beautifully.
Botulinum toxin (BTX) is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species. It is also produced commercially for medical, cosmetic, and research use. Botox is a botulinum toxin cosmetic injectable that works by preventing communication between the nerve endings and muscles to relax muscle contractions. Botox was FDA approved to treat muscle spasms in 1989 when scientists found that small, diluted amounts of Botox could be safely administered without toxic side effects. In 2002, Botox was FDA approved for cosmetic use as it was discovered fewer muscle contractions relaxed wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in our bodies. It can be called “nature’s moisturizer”. Think of it as a sponge that absorbs water and creates volume giving the skin a smoother appearance. Hyaluronic acid is an essential, naturally occurring substance in the body that diminishes as we age. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers add volume to the face, are shapeable, and look natural. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers typically last six to 12 months and can also be used for lip augmentation.
There are several types of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers available. Juvederm XC, Juvederm Voluma XC, Juvederm, and Restylane are the most popular hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. These fillers are injected to correct wrinkles and folds in the face and to correct age-related volume loss by restoring volume to the face.
Calcium hydroxylapatite is another essential, naturally occurring substance in the human body. It is used in Radiesse: a thick, viscous material which lasts longer than hyaluronic acid fillers as it breaks down more gradually. As the calcium hydroxylapatite breaks down, it is naturally replaced with collagen, which keeps the area wrinkle free for a longer period of time.
2)Cosmetic Injectables Provide Lasting Deep Skin Hydration From The Inside Out.
Cosmetic injectables provide instant results as they add volume to the face. But one thing that is surprising about cosmetic injectables, is that over time, the surface quality of the skin improves too. Collagen and elastin fibers improve and the spread and function of the body’s own hyaluronic acid changes, making the skin more hydrated, elastic, and plump. This effectively smooths and fills in wrinkles. Results after hyaluronic acid dermal fillers will provide your skin with improved skin tone and luster and increased skin elasticity.
Dermal fillers offer a revolutionary approach to nourishing your skin. They are formulated to deliver deep skin hydration and lasting improvements to the overall quality of your skin from the inside out. The hydration effect builds up gradually and subtly. While some may see results after just one treatment, for optimal results, you should follow the treatment protocol advised by our medical aesthetic experts. The exact number of sessions may vary depending on skin type, which products are used and the areas treated.
3)If You Don’t Like Them- Don’t Worry – Cosmetic Injectables Are Temporary!
Depending on the dermal filler used, the effects last from six months to indefinitely. While there are temporary and permanent dermal fillers, you will want to choose a temporary filler. The reason is precautionary. For example, if the permanent filler were placed in the wrong location or in the wrong volume, you would be stuck with the results: permanently. Most dermal fillers are temporary and dissolve in six to 24 months. Rest assured if for any reason the filler needs to be tweaked or removed, we can use a product called hyalurondaise. It’s an enzyme that breaks down the hyaluronic acid, usually within 24-48 hours.
One thing we hear often from our clients is they love their cosmetic injectable results so much, they wish they were permanent. At the National Laser Institute Med Spa, our doctors, nurses and medical aestheticians expertly provide cosmetic injectables treatments and are highly trained and certified. In fact, our cosmetic injectables experts train other doctors, nurses and medical aestheticians from around the world how to inject in our training institute.
Cosmetic injectables will give you a more youthful appearance, just like the celebrities. Isn’t that what we are all looking for? What we love about cosmetic injectables is they are all natural. And our expert injectors know how to give you natural, beautiful results. People will see that you look naturally refreshed. They won’t know what you did, but just that you look great!
We invite you to visit the National Laser Institute Med Spa in Scottsdale or Dallas for your free consultation to see if you are a candidate for cosmetic injectables. You can choose to visit our training institute for deeply discounted rates on treatments. Or you can receive your treatments privately in our med spa by the experts that teach doctors, nurses, and laser techs how to perform laser and injectable treatments. Call us at 800-851-0969 or click here to get scheduled. We look forward to working together with you to help you achieve the skin of your dreams with cosmetic injectables.
Louis J. Silberman is the CEO and Co-Founder of National Laser Institute, the pioneer of the medical aesthetics training industry and one of the largest educators in the country.