Injectables – What Exactly Are They And How Do They Differ From Cosmetic Surgery?
What Is An Injectable?
Injectables turned out to be the product of a happy accident. Originally intended to treat a nerve/muscle disorder that affects the neck and shoulder region predominantly, doctors quickly found that visible creases in these areas consequently decreased with this new and groundbreaking injection. After the invention of Botox, the initial injection, a slew of other infections came about. Today we have a myriad of various Injectables, serums, and topicals to choose from that are all after the same thing- finding that fountain of youth.
While not a completely permanent solution to wrinkles, creases, and sagging skin, injectibles successfully offer long term results that appear natural and require no surgery or harmful skin tightening practices. Injections aid in softening the facial muscles that cause visible aging and the tensity of the skin. Botox successfully relaxes the targeted facial muscles by blocking neuro-chemical transmission past the injection site.
Is it safe?
As per the most recent and updated scientific findings, yes- Botox, as well as most available injectables are safe and non-toxic for us. Another very secure, non-allergenic solution for those with sensitive skin is the skin injection Juvederm. This facial filler gel is obtained by biosynthesis of non-animal origin, making the molecule highly biocompatible. This means it is less likely to cause a reaction in a human. Juvederm successfully adds volume, plumpness and lifts the areas being targeted. Another option for a safe and effective filler similar to Juvederm is Restylane, which is another filler gel that lifts and tightens in a natural way.
Injectibles vs cosmetic surgery
If your wondering which is the best option for you, getting a series of injections or investing in more serious cosmetic surgery to achieve the look you want, there are some key factors about each option to consider. While these options are both effective and if done properly, yield wonderful results, they are very different avenues of potential work.
Facial fillers, while initially less expensive, do require upkeep and follow up appointments. In contrast to plastic surgery or a facelift, for example, where the patient won’t necessarily need repetitive work done for about 10 to 15 years after treatment, the cost of injections tend to add up over time. It’s really up to each individual to decide what makes the most sense for their budget, timeline and desired look.
Each option, be it fillers or surgery, has obvious pluses and minuses. Also, each case is different, and the more youthful client may not necessarily need a facelift until much later in life. The Non-Surgical Facelift is quickly gaining popularity due to its visible results and ease of the procedure. That’s where fillers are more prevalent when cosmetic surgery isn’t on the table quite yet but the client still desires less visible lines and signs of aging. Plastic surgeon William Boss, MD. states that
“Face fillers can treat certain lines and wrinkles. But their results expire and they can’t tighten the skin or reposition the deep tissues, and in cases where, for example, someone has a tremendous amount of excess skin in the neck area, they’re going to need a full face-lift procedure.”
This rapidly growing industry is now making available safe and effective fillers and injectables, used by all ages and backgrounds. Many are excited to try out these new methods successful at visibly erasing time! Without the commitment of extensive and lengthy cosmetic plastic surgery, cosmetic work has become more attainable and fluid to a wider demographic of people. The look of a classic Beverly Hills face lift can now be achieved by alternative methods, such as FDA approved fillers and gels. With these key considerations, you’ll be better able to find the perfect solution that caters to your unique vision and personal aesthetic.
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Interested in setting up a consultation? Get in touch with us at Simoni Plastic Surgery today to learn about your options, speak to a professional and plan your next visit to see Dr. Simoni. Don’t hesitate to start the conversation- we’re more than happy to begin the exciting transformation!