There are typically two types of injectables in use for cosmetic medical practices. They are toxins and fillers. Both do different things. First, we'll discuss toxins.
The most popular neurotoxins in use today are BOTOX® and Dysport®. Both of them have been around for a while, are well known, very effective and are a popular non-surgical choice to reduce frown lines and wrinkles. These prescribed injections block the muscular nerve signals which weaken the muscles that cause the frown lines and wrinkles. Once the neuro-transmitting signal to the muscle has been shut off, the muscles that cause the wrinkles no longer pull on the skin and the wrinkles, creases, and crow's feet subside. The end result is a more youthful and natural look for many patients desiring to look good.
Dr. Jennings uses a very thin needle and precisely injects the solution so that it targets only wrinkle-producing muscles. The 10-20 minute procedure will yield improvement seen by the patient in two or three days. Most patients see the effects lasting 4-6 months.
Fillers work differently. They are volumizers comprised of naturally occurring substances found in our bodies or biocompatible substances that fill the voids that occur with aging. When we age, facial tissues thin out and lines form around the nose and mouth and cheeks begin to hollow.
Juvéderm® and The Restylane® line are the primary fillers used in cosmetic services offerings at Sculptique Aesthetics. They are both made from hyaluronic acid, a substance already found in your skin. When the liquid is injected, it acts like a cushion that props up and supports the various facial structures. The hyaluronic acid also hydrates and plumps up the skin and makes it look fresh and youthful.
So, whether you're looking to use toxins or fillers to achieve your beauty goals, scheduling a consultation is the first step. Call us today or fill out the form below and we'll get right back to you.