Anti-wrinkle injectables have advanced significantly throughout the years. Where it once was necessary to undergo invasive skin tightening surgeries to eliminate facial wrinkles, there are now a number of injectables that can instantly smooth fine lines and more pronounced facial creases away. With these solutions, there is no need for incisions, no risk of scarring, and little to no downtime. In fact, some of the available treatments are so fast and hassle-free that they can even be performed during a break from other daily activities. With no need for aftercare, and rapidly manifesting results, cutting-edge injectables have made it easier than ever before for people to totally revitalize their looks.
Two Different Types of Facial Wrinkling That Anti-Wrinkle Injectables Can Correct
There are currently two primary classes of injectables that people can choose from. First, injectables can be used to release dynamic wrinkles like frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. Next, injectable fillers can be used to restore lost volume, particularly at the mid-portion of the face. As bone density declines, natural teeth shift or get pulled, and the overall structure of the skin starts to break down, loose and sagging skin can ring in a far more advanced form of facial aging: static wrinkling.
Whereas dynamic wrinkles like crow’s feet are only visible when the muscles responsible for creating them are used, static wrinkles can be seen all of the time. These include deep creases that run along the nasolabial folds, and marionette lines, or deep creases that run from the corners of the mouth to the outer edges of the chin. Strategically filling these lines in with fast-acting, FDA-approved fillers can help people achieve the same results that were once only obtainable through cosmetic surgery. Best of all, when compared to the present range of surgical face lift techniques, injectable fillers are significantly more flexible and adaptable in terms of addressing individual patient needs. This allows men and women to get seamless and undeniably natural-looking results, even as they quickly turn back the proverbial hands of time.
Smoothing Out Dynamic Creases
Injectables like BOTOX® are basically purified protein solutions. When inserted into the skin, these products have the ability to temporarily disrupt movement within specific muscles. They do this by blocking the nerve signals that guide or control them. This causes the accumulated muscle tension to abate, while allowing the underlying foundation of collagen that supports the skin to lie flat. As evidence of cracks within the collagen layer disappears, the surface skin will smooth out. Best of all, patients receiving treatments with these injectables can maintain their youthful and line-free appearances, even as they retain the ability to continue making many natural-looking facial expressions.
Regain Lost Volume at the Mid-Face
One inescapable part of the normal aging process is a loss of volume. This is largely the result of changes in the structure and integrity of the skin. However, volume loss can additionally be caused by changes within the facial bone structure, movement or loss of natural teeth, and decreased facial fat and muscle tissue among other things. Anti-wrinkle injectables are designed to reverse the effects of these changes so that aging individuals can maintain full and ruddy appearances for quite some time to come. These products are FDA-approved, injectable gels that are comprised largely of naturally-occurring ingredients. By attracting and retaining local water molecules, many of the most popular options in these treatments produce a natural plumping effect. As an added benefit, this process of accumulating water also helps hydrate the skin from the inside out. As a result, not only is loose and sagging skin rejuvenated, but the facial skin takes on a vibrant, glowing, and truly healthy appearance as well. Better hydration can additionally make the dermis more resilient going forward.
Why a Face Lift Might Not Give You the Look You Really Want
To understand the value and limitations of face lift procedures, it is important to know how they are performed. During these treatments, small incisions are made at the outer edges of the hairline or just behind the ears. Then, loose skin is pulled taut, excess tissues are trimmed away, and all incisions are carefully sutured closed. While surgically lifting a timeworn visage will certainly return your features back to their more elevated positions, there is nothing about these treatments that’s designed to restore lost volume at the middle of the face. Moreover, it is this very decrease in volume that has created sagging skin and static wrinkling to begin with. The failure to increase volume in this area often leaves face lift patients unrecognizable to even themselves. As such, these procedures are conspicuous, and they aren’t guaranteed to help you reach your cosmetic goals. Conversely, injectable anti-wrinkle agents are designed to return the visage back to its younger state altogether. Instead of dramatically changing how people look, these products can be used to simply erase or fade the visible signs of aging. When choosing to include anti-wrinkle injectables in your anti-aging plan, you’ll likely look and feel a lot more like your old self than if opting for a surgical skin lifting procedure.
Anti-Wrinkle Injectables Offer a Low-Risk Way to Improve Your Looks
There are a number of risks that you can easily avoid by choosing non-invasive wrinkle reduction over surgical anti-wrinkle treatments. With anti-wrinkle injectables, there is never a need for incisions. This means that you are unlikely to develop any scarring as the result of these procedures. There’s also no need for costly revision surgeries either.
A number of the top injectables for addressing static wrinkles are largely comprised of a naturally-occurring acid called hyaluronic acid (HA). This is the very same acid that exists within your joints, ligaments, and other connective tissues to provide protection, volume, and support. With HA-based solutions, allergic and other adverse reactions are unlikely. That’s because these products are merely introducing more of a substance that the body already knows and recognizes.
Flexible Options in Wrinkle Treatment Available
Our professional can help you achieve the exact look you want with anti-wrinkle injectables. That’s because as little or as much of these solutions can be used in each of your targeted areas. Moreover, there’s currently a very vast range of FDA-approved injectables to choose from. This means that you and the provider will have the power to determine the duration of your results, how much volume is replaced, and how relaxed key facial muscles are going to be. This makes these treatments the perfect way to quickly freshen up your looks before any major event. If you want to look younger for your wedding or your high school reunion, you can take advantage of injectables without looking like you’ve had any work done.
Learn More During a Consultation
Whether you’re dealing with static wrinkles, dynamic wrinkles or both, you owe it to yourself to learn as much as you can about anti-wrinkle injectables and how they can help you. To get started, book an appointment at SKNCRAFT in Houston. We would be more than happy to evaluate your facial features and discuss your cosmetic goals. From there, we can come up with a customized treatment plan for you. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation and get started!