Which is the Right Type of Injectable for You?
Injectables have become one of the fastest growing procedures in the field of cosmetics. With its simple procedure, short downtime, and almost instant results, it is no surprise that men and women across the globe are opting for injectables.
Another reason why these injectables have grown so popular is that of the variety they come in. Based on the result you wish to achieve, there is an injectable created specifically for that. Below, we outline the different types of injectables – what they do and what they are ideal for.
One of the most popular injectables, Botox helps to reduce crow’s feet and lines on your face that appear as you grow older. These can make you look older than you actually are, apart from making you look tired and dull. Usually, they start appearing in your mid to late twenties or thirties, depending on the elasticity of your skin.
Botox is an FDA-approved injectable that can treat lines on and around your eyes, your mouth, and your forehead by relaxing the muscle causing the wrinkles and lines. Since the formula is thick, it does not diffuse much when injected and tends to stay near the site of injection. This quality makes it extremely ideal for targeting a focused area.
Dysport, like Botox, helps in reducing lines and wrinkles on your face by targeting and inhibiting the line-causing muscles. For this reason, Botox and Dysport are known as neuromuscular modulators. However, they differ in the way they benefit the patient, and much of this has to do with the formula used in each injectable.
For instance, Dysport is more diluted and has more fluidity compared to Botox, which means that it can diffuse easily to a larger area. Therefore, even if several areas of your face need to be treated, you often need just one injection, and it will spread to other areas. Moreover, Dysport is skin-friendly, resulting in the lesser production of anti-bodies. This ensures that the chemical is accepted by the body without any hassle with a longer period of effectiveness.
- Facial fillers
Fillers are a type of injectable, but they are different from Botox and Dysport in the way they get rid of the lines and wrinkles. While Botox and Dysport inhibit the muscles that cause the lines and wrinkles, facial fillers, as the name suggests, fill the lines and wrinkles from beneath the skin.
As we age, it is natural for us to lose the facial volume of fat, leading to sunken cheeks and lower eyelids, lines and wrinkles and various other aesthetic flaws. It is this loss that facial fillers restore, dramatically and instantaneously bringing your youthful appearance back.
Below, we outline the two most popular types of facial fillers that doctors, aestheticians, and patients across the globe commonly opt for. It is important to note that each brand is meant for treating a specific problem, and therefore, works differently.
The Juvéderm collection – Volbella, Ultra Plus, Vollure, and Voluma – can restore lost volume to your facial tissue, thereby smoothening lines and wrinkles. It is especially ideal and more effective in areas where your skin is thinner, like the areas around your mouth where laugh lines often form. Results usually last for about six months up to a year.
The Restylane collection – Refyne, Defyne, and Lyft – are used to get rid of mild to severe lines and wrinkles on your face. As is the case with Juvéderm, Restylane’s main ingredient is hyaluronic acid, a compound with a sponge-like quality, absorbing fluid and thereby plumping up the area in which the injection was made. Results can last up to six months.
Injectables at ZL MedAesthetics
When you are considering getting an injectable procedure your best option in the Tucson area is at ZL MedAesthetics Med Spa where you will be welcomed in their relaxing boutique atmosphere where you will get much more personal attention than anywhere else. Call today to schedule your consultation.