Men – An Injectable Treatment Would Be Perfect For You
- Posted on: Jul 30 2016
Women have known this for years. The benefits to aging skin of injectables and fillers like Botox® and Juvederm® are many. Recently, more men have been opting for these cosmetic treatments, as well. To this end, here are some important things to know about the two types of popular injectable treatments:
- 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 in most patients.
- 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.
Each injectable has unique properties for treating specific concerns, severity, or area of the face. At your consultation appointment, we will help you determine the treatment to best help you achieve your goals. To maintain results of both types of injectables, periodic repeat injections are advised.
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