Which Injectable Is Best For You?
Cosmetic injectables are one of the fastest and most effective ways to erase wrinkles, plump the face, eliminate acne scars, and more. Despite their popularity, however, many people are unsure which type of injectable will work best for their individual concerns. Others fear that they will look unnatural or that they won’t get the results they want. Here are the most common questions and answers about injectables that can help you make the decision that’s best for you.
How do I Get Rid of Forehead Wrinkles?
There are a couple of options, depending on your age, skin type, and facial structure. Botox is the most popular option for wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes, but it should not be used in every case.
Botox works by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles. These are wrinkles caused by muscle movement, including the crease between the eyes, horizontal forehead lines, and crow’s feet. By relaxing these muscles, the skin appears smoother.
Dermal fillers can also fill in wrinkles on the forehead, but they do so by plumping the skin below the surface. Restylane, a hyaluronic acid filler, can effectively treat forehead wrinkles and the lines between the eyes. It does not have a muscle relaxing effect like Botox, but rather restores natural plumpness and volume to erase wrinkles. To determine which injectable will best address these areas, it’s best to consult a facial plastic surgeon who can evaluate your individual needs.
What can I Do About Acne Scars?
Indented acne scars were considered impossible to correct for many years. But a skilled facial plastic surgeon can fill in pockmarks leftover from acne. Dr. Siegel uses Restylane to help plump the skin beneath the surface, thereby reducing the look of the scar or indentation. He may also suggest pairing it with a treatment that works on top of the skin, such as a laser treatment or chemical peel.
Can I Get Rid of Marionette Lines (Nasolabial Folds)?
This is one of the most common reasons for using injectable fillers, and is a great way to get a younger face without surgery. As we age, the skin on the face sags and loses volume. This results in marionette lines or nasolabial folds, the lines that run from the side of the nose to the corners of the mouth. Before fillers, the only way to erase these lines was with a facelift.
Fillers like Juvéderm®, Restylane®, and Radiesse® can all effectively treat these lines – but deciding upon the right filler for you usually requires a discussion with your facial plastic surgeon. All are safe and FDA-approved, but a plastic surgeon will help you decide which one will be most effective for your skin type and aesthetic goals.
Are you curious about injectables, but don’t know where to get answers? Contact the office of Dr. Michel Siegel to discover how you can get a more youthful, radiant face in just one appointment with the right injectable treatment – no surgery, no downtime!