The passage of time can often feel unkind when it comes to your youthful complexion. As structural proteins like collagen and elastin slowly diminish and facial volume depletes, it is unfortunately inevitable that lines and wrinkles will begin to take over your once smooth skin.

Your genetics, lifestyle habits and time spent in the sun can further contribute to an aged appearance, and after a certain point, make these signs of aging impossible to conceal.

Fortunately, the neurotoxin injectables and dermal fillers offered at Laser Essentials Medical Spa allows patients to take years off of their appearance without any discomfort or little to no downtime.

What Are Injectables?

Injectable treatments can fall into a variety of different categories, but the main two are known as neuromodulators and dermal fillers. Each of these injectable treatments works to temporarily reduce or eliminate visible signs of aging on the face; however, they differ in their formulations, longevity and the symptoms of aging they can address.

Neuromodulator injectables are designed to target the small facial muscles responsible for forming expression lines and wrinkles in the skin. When injected beneath the skin’s surface into targeted areas of the face, neuromodulators work to safely and temporarily freeze muscle movement to smooth expression lines and prevent wrinkle-forming contractions from occurring.

With regularly scheduled touch-up appointments a few times a year, patients who undergo neuromodulator injections can soften or erase their frown lines, crow’s feet or forehead wrinkles for a more refreshed and relaxed appearance.

Dermal fillers, or facial fillers, take a slightly different approach to tackle signs of aging. Injectable fillers work to “fill in” soft tissues on the face through the use of rehydrating and naturally-occurring ingredients such as hyaluronic acid (HA). Over time, the aging process causes the skin to lose its youthful volume and fullness due to the slowed production of HA; which keeps the skin hydrated and supple. When combined with gravity and environmental factors, this loss of moisture can lead to the development of sagging tissues as well as deep lines and wrinkles on the face. Patients who undergo dermal filler injections can effectively plump up their skin to restore lost volume and fill in lines for a softer and more youthful complexion.

Neuromodulator Injectables

Neuromodulator injectables, including reputable brands like Botox, Jeuveau, and Dysport, focus on relaxing existing wrinkles as well as preventing new wrinkles from forming by immobilizing the small facial muscles that cause them. Neuromodulators are composed of botulinum toxin type A, a substance that blocks signals sent from the brain to move muscles in the face. When administered in small and controlled amounts, this toxin can prove beneficial in preventing the movement of the muscles that create wrinkles and deep folds in the skin over time.

Botox, Juveau, and Dysport are both FDA-approved for use in expression lines in the upper portion of the face. These neuromodulators will deliver a subtle and natural-looking rejuvenation of the face. Botox, Jeveau, and Dysport injections at Laser Essentials Medical Spa can help patients to:

  • Erase vertical lines between the brows (glabellar lines or frown lines)
  • Smooth fine lines around the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet)
  • Reduce horizontal forehead lines and folds
  • Lip flip

While both Botox, Jeuveau, and Dysport are derived from botulinum toxin type A, their formulations are distinct and can produce different results. Depending on your specific concerns or personal preference, you may benefit from one of these brands more than the other. During your initial consultation, we will explain the differences and benefits of both Botox and Dysport so you can make an informed decision on which treatment is right for you.

Dermal Fillers

HA is a naturally-occurring substance in the body and plays a key role in keeping the skin looking youthful and voluminous. It’s smooth and soft composition makes it an ideal substance for filling in fine lines, wrinkles and sunken contours of the face. At Laser Essentials Medical Spa, we offer patients both Juvederm and Restylane HA fillers, which are even soft enough to augment your lips. HA fillers are incredibly long-lasting and safe as the substance is naturally broken down and absorbed by the body over time. Juvederm and Restylane can help you to:

  • Create fuller and plumper lips
  • Restore facial volume to hollowed cheeks
  • Reduce nasolabial folds that run vertically from the nose to the mouth
  • Soften marionette lines at the corners of the mouth
  • Contour and sculpt the jawline
  • Fill-in under-eye bags

During your initial consultation, we will carefully listen to your concerns and goals to help you determine whether Juvederm or Restylane is more appropriate for the signs of aging present on your skin.

What Can I Expect From My Injectable Treatment?

Most injectable treatments are quick and convenient, lasting no longer than 30 minutes. Some patients may experience longer treatments if they opt to undergo a comprehensive injectable treatment that utilizes a combination of neuromodulators and filler products to target multiple signs of aging throughout their face. Some filler products such as Juvederm are preformulated with lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to make the injections virtually painless and comfortable. In cases where the injectable product does not contain lidocaine, a topical anesthetic or ice may be used prior to your injections to minimize any discomfort during the procedure.

Is There Any Downtime Needed After My Injectable Treatment?

Immediately following your injectable treatment, you are free to leave our office and resume almost all normal activities. However, patients who have received Botox, Jeuveau, or Dysport injections should avoid strenuous activities for 24 hours after their treatment to prevent the possibility of migration. As minimally-invasive treatments, injectables produce very minimal, if any, side effects. You may experience some bruising, redness or swelling at the site of your injections; however, these symptoms should resolve within a day or two of your treatment.

What Results Can I Expect From My Injectable Treatment?

How soon you will see results from your injectable treatment will depend on the type of injectable or combination of injectables you received during your appointment. If Botox, Jeuveau, or Dysport were administered, you can expect your results to develop in about three to seven days of your treatment. Botox, Jeaveau and Dysport injections last between three to four months before your next injections will be needed to continue benefiting from their effects.

Results from dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane will be immediately apparent, and will typically last for about a year or more depending on the patient and the severity of their concerns. Most patients can plan on scheduling annual maintenance appointments to continue enjoying their improved appearance from these HA fillers.

Book Your Anti-Aging Consultation at Laser Essentials

Injectable neuromodulators and dermal fillers account for a variety of minimally-invasive treatment options that allow you to turn back time on your skin without discomfort or downtime. Whether you are interested in neuromodulators like Botox, Jeaveau, and Dysport to relax and prevent wrinkles or dermal fillers to fill in lines and creases, we offer it all Laser Essentials Medical Spa.

To learn more about the variety of injectable treatments we provide, call us today at 972-599-0745 to schedule your consultation.