One major benefit gained by choosing anti-wrinkle injectables rather than committing to an invasive skin-lifting surgery is the ability to enjoy short-term results. The changes created by injectable neuromodulators and many dermal fillers last under a year. Many treatments for dynamic wrinkles last multiple months. The top fillers for anti-wrinkle procedures typically produce results that last between six and nine months. However, it all depends on the unique case. Best of all, these treatments can always be repeated as necessary for those who like and want to maintain the resulting improvements.
The short-term nature of these solutions all but eliminates the need for revision treatments. With any surgical cosmetic procedure, patients who are unhappy with their altered looks will often need to pay for costly revisions. Conversely, if any injectable product fails to meet your expectations, you’ll simply need to wait for the effects to fade away. In some cases, the results can be reversed. This is important to keep in mind when attempting to decide which treatment options are right for you.
There is also the opportunity to choose fillers with more extended results. For instance, if you like using HA-based fillers to restore volume at the mid-portion of your visage or in areas around the jawline and chin, you can choose solutions that are built with cross-linked HA. With these formulas, a synthetic form of HA has been created from both small and large-sized molecules that are strategically paired or linked together. This innovative cross-linking process makes the hyaluronic acid more difficult and time-consuming for the body to break down. As a result, these treatments can last longer. They are great for people who’ve had ample experience with injectable fillers in the past and are ready to commit to a more long-term solution.
Discovering the Right Anti-Wrinkle Injectable for Your Needs
The first step in determining the best anti-wrinkle injectable for your facial rejuvenation plan lies in understanding the types of wrinkles that you have. If your facial wrinkles immediately smooth out whenever your face is at a total state of rest, these are dynamic wrinkles that will respond best to an injectable like BOTOX®. These early signs of facial aging mean that the collagen supporting your skin has sustained cracks as the result of built-up tension and repetitive facial movements. The right product will reduce the stored tension and temporary relax key muscles that are responsible for dynamic wrinkling.
More severe and pronounced facial wrinkling is often classified static wrinkling. Static wrinkles are evident whether the facial muscles are moving or completely still. They indicate a loss of facial volume and a gradual breakdown in the skin’s overall integrity. People with static wrinkles can also have hollows at the cheeks and sagging skin along the jawline or “jowling”. By both filling in creases and sagging skin, and hydrating the skin at every level, HA-based fillers can totally revamp a person’s appearance, and in very little time.
How Long Does It Take for Results to Manifest with These Treatments?
Nearly all HA-based fillers along with many other anti-wrinkle injectables have their own numbing agents built-right into them. They’re structured this way to ensure optimum patient comfort both during and immediately after treatment. Many people develop slight redness and swelling following these procedures. These mild aftereffects typically last between hours and days and will abate on their own. After this time, you should see a significant lessening of facial wrinkles across the treated area. As injectables like BOTOX® gradually quiet the muscles that are causing dynamic wrinkling, further improvements will likely be seen in the days to come.
With fillers, you want to give the hyaluronic acid that these products contain ample time to attract and collect local water molecules. As more water is gathered in low-volume areas, both facial fullness and overall skin hydration will increase. It is not uncommon for people to see instant improvements when using anti-wrinkle injectables of any type. In most cases, however, the full range of benefits provided by these products won’t completely manifest until multiple days have passed.
Undergoing a Liquid Facelift Using Anti-Wrinkle Injectables
Rather than investing in surgical facelift procedures, men and women alike can revitalize their looks with liquid facelifts via injectables. These procedures are entirely non-surgical. This means that they do not require incisions, wound care, extensive recovery, or the risk of post-treatment scarring. Best of all, they can produce dramatic improvements in dynamic wrinkles like crow’s feet even as they fill in deep creases along other areas. During these combination procedures, injectables like BOTOX® are used to relax the muscles responsible for facial movement. Once these muscles achieve a temporary relaxed state, the collagen that lies above them will again lie smooth. Small amounts of filler can also be used to replace lost volume at the mid-face area. When done properly, these injections will result in completely natural-looking improvements.
Set up a consultation at RiverwalkMD Aesthetics so that you can learn more about the impressive range of anti-wrinkle injectables that our patients currently have access to. Contact us today to book your appointment at our office in Corona.