Our faces are an undeniable window to the world around us. The face is what others most likely notice first upon meeting and it’s the primary physical feature for sharing expression to fit any given scenario. Similarly, the face is often looked to as an indicator of age. For these reasons and so many others, it’s important to the vast majority of individuals to keep their face looking as youthful as possible for as long as possible. The early development of wrinkles or age spots can be a discouraging situation where the outside of the body doesn’t reflect the youthfulness that’s felt inside.
One of the main causes behind the development of these stressful lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet is an overall loss of volume across facial skin. Volume loss is a natural part of aging but can also be provoked by exposure to UV rays and other harmful elements over an extended period of time. Fighting the effects of volume may seem overwhelming at first glance but incredible advancements in the field of cosmetic technology mean that reversing the effects of volume loss are now as simple as a customized combination of cosmetic injectables accompanied by lip and dermal fillers.
When it comes to cosmetic injectables and lip and dermal fillers, there truly isn’t a one size fits all approach to treatment or care. It’s important that patients work alongside a cosmetic professional that understands the importance of evaluating where facial volume is most prominent and working on a long-term solution to target those particular areas. For some patients, wrinkles and loss of definition occur more noticeably around the eyes. For others, sagging begins to occur around the jawline before it shows up anywhere else. Those who lose a significant amount of volume around the mouth tend to have the appearance of a frown while the loss of volume in the cheeks can create a look of significant fatigue. Fillers and injectables applied everyone can lead to an unnatural final appearance, however, a careful approach to targeting problem areas is sure to leave patients looking renewed, rejuvenated and with a fuller and more youthful look in the end.
While the successful results associated with lip fillers in St Louis and injectables are a big draw for patients looking to achieve more voluminous facial skin and overall appearance, the non-invasive nature of many of these techniques is also a great advantage for patients. Many patients that elect this option as a solution to skin restoration can do so in an out-patient capacity in the comfort of an attending physicians office during regular working hours.
Picking and choosing just the right type of filler and injectable begins with a thorough consultation and exam with a cosmetic professional in order to determine the product that can best achieve the desired results. In the majority of cases, the solution lies in a combination of products that each works to create a smooth, full effect at the point of injection.
Botox is a popular option for those patients that are looking for soft-looking results. Botox is injected regularly as a series to target wrinkles that cause patients to look tired or worn out. Botox relaxes muscles at the injection point so that they naturally smooth out and remain that way until the next set of injections.
Juvederm is an injectable that targets the development of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose. This highly precise injection is a filler that comes with the added benefit of long-lasting results.
Radisse is an even more specific product choice for patients that struggle with volume loss around the mouth, while those that choose to use Restylane will enjoy the benefit of increased Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) after injections, meaning a stronger collection of cell surface proteins.
Dysport is considered a close equivalent to Botox with a slightly different formulation to work well with different skin types. Xeomin is often selected by patients looking to improve the look of wrinkles that line the forehead while Bolotero is the product of choice for patients looking to treat problem areas concentrated around the lips, nose and even the neck.
As an outpatient procedure, the risks associated with injectables and lip fillers in St Louis are very low. Patients often enjoy a quick and semi-painless procedure made even more comfortable with the addition of topical anesthetic if requested. At most, patients report experiencing minimal bruising, bleeding or swelling at the injection site which is likely to disappear within a day or two following the procedure with the help of over the counter pain killers. Many patients return to their everyday activities shortly after receiving treatment and make the injection series a part of a monthly or bi-monthly routine as recommended by their physician.
When you’re considering the benefits of cosmetic injectables and fillers, be sure to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wright at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center today! We can’t wait to begin this journey to change alongside you.