• Injectables: The Ultimate Quick & Dirty Guide

    by Dr. Semone Rochlin
    on Mar 23rd, 2017

Are Injectables for You?

As your skin ages, it’s natural to start seeing changes. You may begin to notice laugh and smile lines, marionette lines, frown furrows, and crow’s feet as decades of facial expressions begin to take their toll.

If you find yourself thinking about cosmetic surgery with a Scottsdale doctor, you might first want to consider injectables. Luckily, there are many different injectables available that can help you turn back the clock and restore your skin’s youthful appearance.

Wondering which injectable is right for you? Take a look at our quick and dirty guide to injectables.

Botox

Produced from botulinum type A, a derivative of the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, doctors use Botox to smooth wrinkles. Approved for cosmetic use in the U.S. in 2002, Botox injections work by blocking signals sent from the nerves or muscles in order to weaken or paralyze those muscles. Subsequently, the injected muscles aren’t able to contract allowing the wrinkles relax and soften, giving your face a more youthful experience.

If you are considering injectables in Scottsdale, Botox is not only a great way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it is also a great preventive measure.

Botox can be incredibly effective in preventing wrinkles, as by preventing muscle contractions it prevents the formation of new wrinkles while also reducing the appearance of existing wrinkles, such as vertical frown lines, horizontal forehead lines, and crow’s feet.

Botox is not only an incredibly effective procedure, it also very safe. The entire Botox injection process doesn’t require any anesthesia and only lasts a few minutes. Mild temporary bruising is the most common side effect, though a very small percentage of patients also may experience a mild. These risks can be mitigated by carefully choosing a doctor you trust.

Dr. Rochlin has administered thousands of injections over the years. As a surgeon, she understands facial anatomy in a way that other providers just don’t. The effects of Botox will typically last around four to six months.

Dysport

Dysport is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, including frown lines, smile lines, crow’s feet, and more. Dysport has been around for about 20 years now, and is widely regarded as both very safe and very effective. Though it wasn’t approved by the FDA until April 2009, it was widely used throughout Europe well before that.

In fact, one of the major benefits of Dysport is its proven safety profile. Like Botox, Dysport is made from botulinum type A and works by paralyzing facial muscles to prevent muscle contractions, both reducing the appearance of wrinkles and preventing future wrinkles.

Dysport does have a quicker onset and spreads throughout a wider area, which can be an advantage when treating some areas of the face.

Juvederm

Juvederm is primarily used to give aging skin a younger, healthier appearance by softening deep folds and reducing wrinkles, making it a great alternative to more invasive cosmetic surgery options in Scottsdale.

Juvederm is also fantastic for lip augmentation.

How does Juvederm achieve this?

Well, youthful-looking skin is full of hyaluronic acid, a naturally hydrating substance. However, sunlight exposure and the natural aging process naturally decreases the quantity of hyaluronic acid in our skin. As a result, skin begins to lose both structure and volume.

Luckily, Juvederm can fix this by injecting hyaluronic acid into the skin to slow the aging process and reduce the appearance of facial folds and wrinkles.

All in all, the Juvederm injection process is pretty simple. Approved by the FDA in 2006 after two clinical trials, Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid gel with a smooth consistency. It can be easily injected into the dermis’ soft tissue using a small needle.

Juvederm is a quick and easy in-office procedure that entails little to no downtime. It’s normal to experience a bit of bruising or swelling following treatments, but aside from that, you shouldn’t experience any kind of side effects.

The best part is that you will immediately see results and the treatment is relatively long lasting. On average, an injection of Juvederm will provide between six to nine months for moderate to severe wrinkles.

Juvederm Voluma

Like traditional Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma is a hyaluronic acid gel with a smooth consistency. The difference is that Juvederm Voluma is specifically approved to treat the loss of volume in the mid-face and cheek.

It is commonly used for more contoured, fuller cheeks. Juvederm Voluma is also incredibly long lasting, with results lasting up to two years.

RadiesseCosmetic Surgeon Scottsdale

Radiesse is a volumizing collagen booster that provides both volume and lift to the skin to reduce the signs of aging, including skin folds and wrinkles. Radiesse is a gel made of calcium-based microspheres, which are naturally absorbed into the body.

One of the major advantages of Radiesse is that it’s one of the longest lasting injectables on the market today. You will see results immediately, there is no downtime, and only minimal swelling and bruising.

Restylane

Restylane is a dermal filler that can be used to add both volume and fullness to the face, reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds.

Of all of the dermal fillers, Restylane has been on the market for the longest and was the first filler to be approved by the FDA for cosmetic injection into subdermal facial tissue.

It has been used in upwards of 11 million treatments worldwide, and is widely regarded as very safe. Side effects include temporary bruising and swelling, and most patients totally recover within three days of treatment. The typical Restylane treatment will typically last approximately six to nine months, depending on the individual and the amount of treatment received.

A Surgeon who Knows

These are just the basics. As for the details– that’s why we’re here.

When it comes to injectables, you always want a provider with the eye of an artist and the hand of a surgeon. No matter what type of Scottsdale Botox or other injectable treatment you are considering, Dr. Rochlin is one of the most skilled, qualified providers of injectables in the Valley of the Sun.

A trained surgeon and board certified, Dr. Semone Rochlin has the experience and expertise to get you beautiful, natural-looking results.

Author Dr. Semone Rochlin Dr. Semone B. Rochlin is a Board Certified General Surgeon specializing in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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