Facial injectables are very popular among individuals who wish to restore a youthful look to their face without undergoing an extensive surgical procedure. Although they cannot improve the appearance of excess or sagging skin, Botox® and injectable fillers can immediately add volume to the face and improve wrinkles and other imperfections in the skin with enduring results.
The most popular injectable in the world, BOTOX® Cosmetic is made of botulinum toxin type A. It is most commonly used to treat fine lines and wrinkles that develop on the forehead and around the eyes and mouth. After it is injected into the targeted areas of the face, BOTOX® relaxes the muscles to provide smoother, more youthful-looking skin that can last up to six months.
Like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Juvederm® is most commonly used on the forehead, eye, and mouth areas. However, this filler can also be used to smooth out depressions, such as scars. Juvederm® is made of hyaluronic acid gel that adds volume to wrinkles, lifting hollows of the face to create a more attractive contour. Since Juvederm® is absorbed by the body at a slow rate, the results are long-lasting.
Radiesse® is a sought-after filler that restores lost volume and eliminates wrinkles in the face. Made of calcium hydroxyapatite spheres suspended in water, Radiesse® stimulates the growth of collagen after it is injected into the targeted sites. The increased production of collagen provides long-lasting smooth, firmer skin.
The only permanent wrinkle filler approved by the FDA, Artefill® treats wrinkles in the nose and mouth areas. This filler is comprised of polymethylmethacrylate spheres suspended in bovine collagen. Once Artefill® is injected into the skin, it stimulates the body’s natural collagen production for permanently smoother skin.
The fat transfer procedure uses the patient’s own fat to fill in wrinkles, scars, and depressions to improve the overall appearance of the face. In most cases, the fat is removed via liposuction from the abdomen, hips, or thighs. After it is purified, the fat is injected into the targeted areas of the face. Since your own material is used during treatment, there is no chance of an allergic reaction from the procedure.
Many people seek facial rejuvenation with BOTOX® and injectable fillers to get a youthful and rejuvenated appearance without having to recover from the longer downtime that some invasive procedures require. To learn more about injectable treatments available in the Los Angeles area and schedule a free consultation with Dr. Martin O’Toole, we welcome you to contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery. Call us at (626) 689-7800 today!