Neuromodulators are used for smoothing deep, persistent lines and wrinkles that develop over time. These injectables are derived from a family of Neuromodulators that prevent nerve signals in muscles from contracting; they relax the facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. The positive effects of treatment by neuromuscular-based injectables usually lasts between 3 and 6 months.
While Botox, the most widely recognized product in the Neuromodulator family, we also offer other options.
Dermal fillers are another great option for treating wrinkles and hollow areas associated with facial aging. Today, there are many different types of dermal fillers to choose from:
Hyaluronic acid (HA) based dermal fillers
The most popular class of dermal fillers is based on Hyaluronic acid (HA), a sugar found naturally in human skin. By binding water molecules, Hyaluronic acid based products add volume under the skin to smooth wrinkles and folds, plump lips, and remove scars. The effects of dermal fillers usually last between 4 and 6 months.
Sculptra is made from poly-L-lactic and is used to correct shallow to deep nasolabial folds (i.e., smile lines), contour deficiencies, and other facial wrinkles. Sculptra works by both filling in lines and wrinkles and by stimulating the body to produce new collagen and underlying tissue, thereby creating a fuller, more youthful appearance.
Radiesse is a safe, FDA-approved dermal filler that restores a natural, youthful look. Used primarily to treat areas with obvious signs of facial aging, Radiesse rebuilds your skin’s foundation and restores your youthful look. Its unique contouring ability allows physicians to treat large areas of the face in one procedure.
Kybella is the first and only non-surgical treatment approved by the FDA for treating fullness under the chin (double chin). Kybella causes the rapid destruction and absorption of fat, leaving a firm jawline without the necessary recovery time of other treatments like liposuction or neck lift surgery.
Injectable treatments are fast and relatively painless
Benefits of Injectables
The natural aging process is oftentimes unforgiving. From facial wrinkles and folds to a loss of plumpness in lips, nature seems to settle in more with each passing year. Injectable treatments—sometimes referred to as “liquid facials”—like Botox, Juvederm, Kybella, and other dermal fillers are highly popular and also recommended by doctors and patients alike for individuals hoping to reverse the signs of aging without surgery.
These non-surgical techniques result in enhanced volume and lift to targeted problem areas by smoothing out wrinkles and lines, filling hollow areas and plumping lips that have flattened over time. Injectable treatments are fast and relatively painless, requiring little to no recovery time. In fact many of our patients complete a full treatment during their lunch hour. Injectables are also less expensive compared to traditional cosmetic surgery. The combination of no down time and minimal cost makes injectable treatments a great alternative to surgery for correcting the effects of aging.
Different types of Injectables
The availability of so many different types of injectables can be overwhelming. While reading a brief overview of the different types of injectables, please keep in mind that each injectable provides specific benefits which may or may not be appropriate for your individual goals. Dr. Cadoux will tailor a custom anti-aging treatment for your unique needs.