Here’s what we want our new and existing patients to know about the benefits of cosmetic injectables.
Why do you see fine lines and wrinkles?
There’s no question about it, youthful skin looks different from older skin. But there’s not one single component that changes. Instead, many factors come together to cause the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in your facial skin as you age.
For one thing, your skin doesn’t produce the same volume of the proteins collagen and elastin as you get older. These proteins help keep your skin full-looking and smooth. As your collagen and elastin levels decline, your skin clings more closely to the contours below, showing hollowed cheeks and emerging wrinkles.
Additionally, the area under your skin changes with age as well. The collagen layer beneath your skin can start to break up, creating visible cracks where lines and wrinkles form. And, the pads of fat that round out your face tend to shrink with age, leading to less fullness.
Popular cosmetic injectables
Cosmetic injectables offer a great, nonsurgical way to address visible signs of aging in your face. In order to target specific areas of concern in your appearance, the Ross Bridge Medical Center team offers multiple cosmetic injectable options. Two popular treatments are the following:
As you make repeated facial expressions over time, certain muscles can begin to stay in a semicontracted state, thus pushing up the skin above them to form lines and wrinkles. Botox®, which consists of botulinum toxin type A, is an injectable that relaxes these facial muscles, thus allowing the skin above them to smooth out. Botox can treat a variety of wrinkles, including frown lines, forehead lines, bunny lines, and crows feet.
JUVÉDERM® dermal fillers are injectables that are made with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that increases facial fullness and decreases the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. JUVÉDERM can help fill out areas in the chin, cheeks, lips, and more.
To find out which injectables could be right for your aesthetic and anti-aging goals, call 205-494-7677 or book an appointment online with Ross Bridge Medical Center today.