Do I have to have surgery to get the youthful, vibrant look I want? Your answer will depend on several factors. While facial aging affects all men and women, the areas it affects and the severity of its symptoms vary widely by individual. Facial aging has several causes, and while a full facelift procedure can address many substantial concerns in a single procedure, if you have only localized and moderate concerns, you can often avoid having surgery.
Injectable treatments give you many options to limit or reverse the signs of facial aging symptoms. Also, when using injectables, you can exercise more control over how much rejuvenation you want and when you want your results. To help better understand if injectable treatments can give you your desired results, let’s look at some factors that contribute to facial aging and how injectables treat those symptoms.
Why Does my Face Look Older?
Facial aging signs have many origins. Fine lines and wrinkles, for example, usually begin with your natural facial expressions. The repeated contractions of your facial muscles create folds in your skin which deepen over time, becoming permanent. The vertical, parallel wrinkles between our eyebrows, or “eleven lines,” provide one example of this.
Also as you age, you will gradually begin to lose some of the fat that adds both volume and youthfulness to your face. This loss of fat can produce hollow cheeks, baggy eyes, thinner lips, gaunt temples and overall sagging facial skin which can contribute to the aged appearance of your face. This process does not result from poor health, only from natural changes in your body.
The different origins of these symptoms, however, mean that you can treat only the problems you have without having a full facelift, a procedure which might provide more rejuvenation than you need. Injectables allow you to target the specific source of each issue, giving you more control over your look and the right amount of rejuvenation.
How Botox Can Help You Look Younger
Botox, as well as Dysport and Xeomin, form a class of neurotoxins. Derived from botulinum toxin type A, these compounds help neutralize facial muscles when administered in low dosages. This treatment type has two primary effects. First, it smooths your skin and minimizes the appearance of the fine lines and wrinkles you have. Also, it helps prevent their further progression.
If you suffer from only mild to moderate signs of facial aging, and your symptoms primarily appear around your eyes and forehead, then a Botox treatment may help you directly address those concern areas. However, Botox, while long-lasting, will eventually decrease in effectiveness. After a year, you may want to consider additional Botox treatments or more aggressive treatments if you desire more improvement.
How Dermal Fillers Can Help Reverse Aging
Dermal fillers — such as Juvederm, Restalyne, Radiesse and Sculptra — on the other hand, restore your youthful appearance by restoring lost volume. Many of these products contain hyaluronic acid as their active ingredient, a substance naturally occurring in your body. Hyaluronic acid, which helps keep your skin hydrated and volumized, ensures you have both a natural look and a safe result.
Further, your doctor can administer precise amounts of filler to just the areas requiring augmentation, ensuring your look won’t stand out. As with Botox, dermal fillers produce long-lasting but not permanent results, which also benefits you. You can adjust your levels of rejuvenation over time or discontinue use without lasting side-effects. Dermal fillers, with time, will pass from your body.
Injectables offer more options, better control and can help you achieve your best look possible
If you have mild to moderate aging symptoms, wish to avoid surgery and want the most control over the quality and longevity of your facial rejuvenation, consider one of the many injectable options available today. Injectables give you flexibility.
If you have a single area of concern, injectables allow you to treat it individually and effectively. Used in combination, you can address multiple areas of concern — in a single office visit — and avoid or delay surgeries. Since your results will last between 6 and 12 months, you can also adjust your rejuvenation level periodically or reevaluate other options.
Since many injectables use acids which naturally occur in the body, you will also face fewer risks. Their safety, along with their many advantages and diverse options, makes injectables a pathway to consider if facial aging concerns you.
For more information about injectables and a personalized consultation, call the offices of Dr. Carl Williams today at 702-299-6624. With over 30 years of experience offering attentive, patient-focused cosmetic solutions to his patients, Dr. Williams wants to ensure you look and feel your best.