Facial injectables are extremely popular right now among those who want more youthful skin without the hassle that some forms of surgery can bring. These minimally-invasive treatments can help turn back the clock on skin affected by lines, wrinkles, and hollow areas under the eyes or around the cheeks.
What Are Injectables?
Sometimes called dermal fillers, facial injectables are various products that help to fill in fine lines and wrinkles that can leave you looking older than your actual age. Some common ingredients found in injectables are poly-L-lactic acid and hyaluronic acid. The type that would best suit you and your unique needs can be determined at your consultation.
Poly-L-lactic acid is a synthetic ingredient found in a product called Sculptra®. After injection into your face, Sculptra® will be replaced by freshly formed collagen fibers to help add bulk to skin tissue affected by wrinkles. All that you need to do is to periodically massage the injection sites between treatments to ensure even product distribution under your skin.
Sculptra® patients achieve the best results when they undergo several treatment sessions spread out over a few months. At some point, the product will be metabolized by your body, requiring follow-up injections if you want to maintain your results.
Hyaluronic acid is a very popular ingredient in facial injectables like Restylane® and Juvederm® products. This important skin component is found in abundance in youthful skin tissue, but declines with age. Since its role is attracting moisture into your skin, its depletion leads to skin that becomes thinner and drier, making it more susceptible to the development of fine lines and wrinkles.
Facial injectables like Restylane® and Juvederm® can help to rectify this age-related development. Once injected into your face, hyaluronic acid fillers restore your hyaluronic acid levels and help to reverse the process that led to the formation of lines and wrinkles. The product will begin to immediately attract moisture into skin cells in the treatment area, leading to skin that is both plumper and more hydrated.
Facial injectables offer long-lasting results that vary in length, depending upon which product you are injected with. Most injectables last up to a year or more, at which point touch-ups will be needed for the maintenance of results.
At Dermatology Center of the Rockies, we can help you achieve younger-looking skin without the need for invasive treatments or extensive downtime. We are conveniently located in Longmont, CO. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!