Many people notice that the furrows and folds of their faces seem to become more dramatic over time. This is a natural part of the aging process that you can’t avoid completely, but there are products available that can help.
More people are starting to turn to injectables, which can give a more youthful look to the face with long-lasting results.
What can you anticipate from this type of aesthetic treatment? Take a closer look at some of the top products available on the market today.
What Injectables Should You Choose?
At Restore Center for Aesthetics, we believe in offering our patients the best of the best. This is why we use a variety of injectables and fillers that each have a unique purpose that you need to consider. We will give you the best advice on which injectables are the right fit for you and your skin during an initial consultation.
Injectables can be used to improve lip and cheek volume as well as to improve lines around the nose and mouth. Some are known for reducing acne scars, adding volume to the temples, and even sculpting the jowls.
Four of the most common types of injectables include:
Each one has a unique formula and is used to target specific areas of the face or the backs of the hands. Let’s take a closer look at how each of these products can benefit you.
If you want an injectable that provides instant and long-lasting results, the PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate) solution of Bellafill might be the right fit for you. These microspheres are found in a collagen gel base, giving you an advantage when it comes to yielding more youthful skin with fewer folds and furrows.
When it is injected, the collagen base starts to reduce the appearance of folds, such as your smile lines. The PMMA spheres included with the collagen base begin to improve your body’s natural collagen production over time. This gives you extremely long-lasting results that can give you a more youthful appearance for up to five years.
Bellafill is the only FDA-approved dermal filler that gives you results lasting this long. It is also FDA-approved to fade acne scars for up to one year.
Radiesse is a different type of injectable made of calcium hydroxylapatite or CaHA. Much like Bellafill, Radiesse is designed to yield long-term results, with many patients seeing the benefits as long as one year later.
It is designed for use on the lower face, the backs of the hands, and around the jawline. This injectable is designed for use on:
- Nasolabial folds
- Corners of the mouth
- Marionette lines
- Pre-jowl folds
- Chin wrinkles
- Backs of hands
This injectable works to contour the face as soon as it’s applied, but it also has long-term effects on the collagen and elastin of the face.
Radiesse creates a scaffolding system that helps your body produce more of these important ingredients, which keeps aging at bay. It smooths the lines of the face and gives you plumper skin that appears younger.
Unlike Bellafill and Radiesse, Restylane is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler. Hyaluronic acid is a natural ingredient found in the body as a type of sugar in the connective tissue. It helps your skin to remain hydrated and gives skin elasticity and firmness.
Injectables like Restylane can enhance your body’s natural production of hyaluronic acid, which results in more youthful skin.
Restylane has several products available to choose from, allowing our providers to select the ideal option for your skin’s needs.
In general, Restylane is used to improve the volume and fullness of the face. To this end, it minimizes moderate to severe facial wrinkles from the nose to the mouth (nasolabial folds). It can also be used to augment the lips.
Other products in the Restylane family can improve laugh lines and the backs of the hands as well as enhance chin projection.
Are you interested in improving the folds on the lower half of the face? Polylactic acid injectables like Sculptra could be the right fit for you. You may have to wait a little while to see the results of this treatment, but they are long-lasting.
Only occasional maintenance is required with Sculptra. Many patients continue to see natural-looking results up to two years after their treatment. This makes it easy to work these cosmetic treatments into your busy schedule.
Sculptra is effective because it stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen. Much like Bellafill and Radiesse, it is the natural production of collagen sparked by this injection that gives you such long-lasting results.
Sculptra can be used to correct several different issues associated with aging, such as filling laugh lines and minimizing nasolabial folds extending from the nose to the corner of the mouth. It can also be used to add volume to the lips.
Book Your Consultation
Are you ready to combat the effects of aging on the face? Maybe you want to plump the lips or fill in the backs of the hands. No matter what product you are interested in, it is time to book a consultation with Dr. Bana Mashnouk. We can help you determine which of these injectables is the right fit for your skin.
Located in Munster, IN, Restore Center for Aesthetics also serves the Orland Park, IL, Lake County, IN, and East Chicago, IN, areas. Give us a call today to book a quick consultation to see which of these products is the right choice for you!