If you think that cosmetic enhancement always means cuts, stitches, and a painful recovery, you haven’t tried injectables. Whether you opt for a dermal filler like Restylane® or a “freezer” like BOTOX®, these treatments can rejuvenate and revitalize, transforming your look without the need for missed work or a long recovery period. If you look in the mirror and want a little pick me up, but aren’t ready to go under the knife, come on in and give injectables a try.
If you haven’t tried injectables for yourself yet, you probably have questions. Keep reading for answers to some of our top questions about injectable treatments.
What Is the Difference Between a Filler and a Freezer?
There are two primary types of injectables: dermal fillers and freezers. Although both treatments are injected into the face, they rejuvenate in dramatically different ways. Fillers, like Restylane® or Perlane®, restore lost volume, fill in wrinkles, and lift sagging skin. Freezers, like BOTOX®, work by temporarily stopping muscle impulses that pull skin and cause wrinkling. Find out which treatments will help you meet your beauty goals by talking with one of our board certified plastic surgeons.
Are Injectable Treatments Painful?
Many patients worry that injectable treatments will be painful. There may be some discomfort, but topical anesthetics can be used to numb the treatment area if you’re concerned about pain. Talk with us about your concerns and we can help you find solutions.
How Long Will the Results Last?
The results from dermal fillers and freezers are temporary, but rather long lasting. BOTOX® results are visible just a few days after treatment and can last for up to 6 months. Restylane® injections can last up to one year depending on the area injected. We also offer fat injections using your own fat which can last from a few months to indefinitely depending on the situation.
Are Injectables Safe?
Safety is a primary concern here at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg. The injectable treatments we offer have been used on millions of patients around the world and are FDA approved. BOTOX® is considered one of the safest, minimally invasive cosmetic treatments available and Restylane® is the world’s most used and most studied cosmetic filler.
Am I a Good Candidate for Injectables?
While injectable treatments are an ideal choice for many of our patients, we cannot give specific recommendations about what might be best for you without visiting with you in person. You may be a good candidate for dermal fillers if you have acne scars, wrinkles that you would like to diminish, hollow cheeks, thin lips, or dark under eye circles. BOTOX® is commonly used to treat lines between the brows and other facial wrinkles caused by overactive muscles. Talk with us about your specific needs and desires and we can help you find the right cosmetic treatment.