Having a facelift is one way to combat the signs of aging. But, what if you’re not ready for a facelift? That’s where injectables can help. With Dysport® and fillers, you can treat specific areas of your face that are showing the greatest signs of aging, such as your forehead, cheeks, or lips, for a result that looks natural and younger.
Injectables are the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic treatment in America. In fact, last year, more than 10 million injectable treatments were performed on both women and men. There are many reasons for their popularity. Injectables are safe, the treatments are straightforward, the results are customizable, and there’s no downtime afterward.
At Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center in The Woodlands, Texas, we offer custom injectable treatments to reduce the signs of aging, so you can look and feel your best. Here’s how Dysport and fillers can help you look and feel great again.
Two types of injectables for two types of wrinkles
There are two kinds of wrinkles: static wrinkles and dynamic wrinkles. Fillers treat the first kind of wrinkles and neuromuscular agents treat the second kind.
Fillers for static wrinkles
Static wrinkles form due to aging and sun damage. As you age, your skin can begin to lose vital substances, such as collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. As the quantity of these substances decreases and sun damage begins to take a toll, your skin can begin to sag, and wrinkles can begin to form.
These are the wrinkles fillers treat. Fillers use a combination of agents, such as hyaluronic acid, to gently plump up your skin in areas where you’ve lost volume. Some fillers are ideal for restoring volume to a sagging cheek area, while others, such as Restylane Kysse™, are designed specifically to give you a sexy pout. In fact, Restylane Kysse uses patented XpresHAn Technology™ for greater suppleness and fullness that can last up to a year.
Neuromuscular agents for dynamic wrinkles
Dynamic wrinkles form due to years of making facial expressions. Over time, the muscles that make these expressions can begin to stay in a semicontracted state. As these muscles stay in a semicontracted state, they will push up the skin above them, thus causing wrinkles and folds.
Neuromuscular agents, such as Dysport, work to block the nerve signals that cause muscles to stay in a contracted state. By blocking the signals, the muscles will relax, and the skin above them will smooth out. Some of the wrinkles Dysport can treat include frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, and smile lines.
Both Dysport and Botox use special proteins to block nerve signals. However, Dysport uses a different type of protein that helps the solution disperse more smoothly for a beautifully natural result in your forehead and around our eyes. With Dysport, you won’t have to worry about winding up with a “frozen” look, because the solution is designed to provide a more subtle result.
Getting a natural result
Because Dysport and fillers are all administered without surgery, lots of people mistakenly believe that means the treatments are “easy” and can be done by just about anyone. But like any medical treatment — cosmetic or otherwise — the results you get will depend on the skill and experience of the person providing the treatment as well as the type of injectable that’s being used.
For example, with injectables, getting a natural result isn’t just about using less product. In fact, using less than you really need can leave you looking less “natural” than you might think. Natural results depend on using the right amount of product, the right injections sites, and the right techniques — three variables that can have a big impact on achieving the look you want.
Our team is experienced in multiple types of injectables as well as the most advanced injection techniques, so you can feel confident that your results will look both natural and beautiful.
At Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center, our team stays abreast of new technologies and products designed to help patients combat the signs of aging. If you’d like to learn how a combination of Dysport and fillers can help you restore a more youthful look, book an appointment online or over the phone with Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center today.