Today?s dermal fillers and injectables offer patients a simple solution for filling facial hollows, depressions, wrinkles and scars, enhancing lips and cheeks, and treating facial lines.
Dermal fillers and injectables are generally divided into two broad categories: those which treat static wrinkles, and those intended to reduce or eliminate the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. Static wrinkles are lines which occur as a result of sagging or loss of elasticity and moisture retention; dynamic wrinkles appear as a result of facial expression, such as smiling or frowning.
Juvederm and Restylane are two popular dermal fillers and injectables which treat static wrinkles. Both products are derived from hyaluronic acid, a substance which occurs naturally in skin and other tissues, offering natural "plumping."
For dynamic wrinkles, Botox is the product of choice. This extremely popular dermal injectable blocks nerve signals which trigger muscle contractions during facial expression. By blocking the nerve signals, the muscles do not contract, and frown lines, crow?s feet, and other dynamic wrinkles can?t form.
With any of these products, there is no downtime, although you may experience some temporary redness and minor discomfort in the injection area. The cost of your treatment will be based on the number of injections required, ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand for dermal fillers and a hundred dollars and up for Botox.
Choosing the type of dermal injectable or filler that would work best for your needs can seem daunting. Luckily, your local DermaNetwork.org cosmetic specialists are trained in determining which procedure will be most effective in achieving the results you?re looking for.