Listen Up Guys…Injectable Treatments Aren’t Just For Women!
- Posted on: Sep 15 2016
The benefits to aging skin of injectables and fillers like Botox® and Juvederm® are numerous. Women have known this for years! But men are discovering the benefits too…and are choosing these popular cosmetic treatments for their aging skin concerns as well.
Guys, here are some things to know about the two most popular injectable treatments. Each injectable has unique properties for treating specific concerns, severity, or area of the face:
- Dermal Fillers – such as Juvederm®. Injectable dermal fillers differ from neurotoxins in that they contain a synthetic hyaluronic acid gel, a natural substance that is found throughout the body and is a precursor of collagen, the support layer of the skin. Dermal fillers can add volume to the chin and cheek area, treat fine lines and wrinkles, and restore a more youthful, healthy appearance to a man’s face. Treatments can be completed within 30 minutes and require no downtime. Depending on the product and treatment area, the rejuvenating effects of dermal fillers typically last from four months to a year – then your body will naturally metabolize the filler.
- Neurotoxins – such as Botox®. Botox® is an FDA approved, non-surgical procedure for treating wrinkles formed by facial movements in the forehead and between the eyebrows. These are called the glabellar lines. Botox® uses the neurotoxin botulinum type A to temporarily paralyze the facial muscles by blocking their nerve receptors. Botox® injections prevent muscle movement in the forehead, between the eyebrows, and near the corners of the eyes – the areas that cause that tired, stressed, and angry look. Each session takes about 15 minutes and most patients return to their normal activities immediately. The effects Botox® last three to four months.
To maintain results of both types of injectables, periodic repeat injections are advised.
During your initial consultation, we will help you determine the best treatment to meet your expectations and goals.
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