Are you looking for ways to eliminate wrinkles or fine lines around your eyes? If yes, then anti-aging injectable treatments might be the answer. These injections are usually done under local topical anesthesia and involve injecting fillers or neuromodulators into the skin. They are also known as toxin and filler injections.
Our team offers an extraordinary range of non-surgical cosmetic treatments and products, including skin smoothening dermal fillers, and toxin (botox) injections. We support your journey to optimal health, confidence, and beauty.
This post will discuss the benefits and risks of two of our products: Tox – Neuromodulators (Botox) and Dermal Fillers.
What Are Anti-Aging Injectables?
The term “anti-aging injectable” refers to cosmetic treatments used to combat signs of aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, and sagging skin. They’re injected under the skin, which means they penetrate deeper into the dermis layer.
Anti-aging injections include Botox, Xeomin, Juvéderm, Restylane, Radiesse, Sculptra, and Belotero, to name a few. Most anti-aging injections out there are FDA-approved.
They work by temporarily paralyzing muscles around facial features like the eyes, mouth, forehead, nose, chin, etc. This temporary paralysis causes the targeted muscle groups to relax, producing smoother, firmer-looking skin.
Dermal fillers are injections placed directly under the skin to plump up areas like the lips, cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead. They’re often done together with toxin (i.e. Botox) treatments to achieve a smoother appearance.
Hyaluronic acid is a common ingredient. It helps keep collagen healthy and robust, giving you a youthful look.
How effective are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are popular because they can give people instant gratification. They do exactly what they say on the tin – plump up areas like the frown lines, lips, cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, eyes, ears, neck, and hands. This is excellent news for those who want to look better without spending hours in front of the mirror. But how effective are they?
Results vary based on the specific product you use and the treated area. Some studies show that they are about 60% effective for four months.
While it’s true that most fillers don’t eliminate fine lines, wrinkles, and folds, they can make them less noticeable. And since they’re permanent, they won’t go away unless you decide to undergo another treatment.
The best way to determine whether a particular filler is worth trying is to talk to us.
Risks and Complications
Injectable fillers are considered relatively safe, but there are some potential risks and adverse effects. They are used to treat wrinkles, improve facial contours, smooth out scars, and restore volume loss due to aging.
These treatments are usually done under local topical anesthesia and require no downtime. Many of these products contain lidocaine to assist the topical anesthetic effects during the procedure.
Some common side effects include bruising, swelling, redness, itching, pain, numbness, and infection. In addition, certain types of dermal fillers may cause allergic reactions, such as hives, rash, or swelling around the eyes. If you experience this please contact your provider immediately.
Dermal fillers are FDA approved and considered safe and effective in the hands of a qualified provider. However, if your skin is sensitive, the injections could possibly cause scarring, so a proper consultation is crucial.
Tox – Neuromodulators (Botox)
The toxin injectable (Xeomin) procedure can treat wrinkles, including frown creases, forehead furrows, and crows’ feet.
A neuromodulator procedure is a simple and safe way to remove facial lines and wrinkles temporarily. Botulinum toxin (Botox) is an injectable neurotoxic protein that works by blocking nerve signals from reaching facial muscles.
It’s best for people who want to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles without surgery.
If you want to maintain the look of your face or body without going under the needle every few months, consider this treatment.
Complications and Adverse Effects
The FDA approved toxin (Botox) for cosmetic procedures only. The drug is intended to improve the appearance and prevent further wrinkling. However, it cannot restore lost tissue or reverse the damage done by aging.
While some people love how botox looks, others report experiencing adverse effects such as bruising, swelling, red marks, itching, or other complications. Unfortunately, these side effects aren’t uncommon, but they’re worth knowing about before you undergo the procedure.
Other typical side effects include:
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, overactive bladder.
- Skin & body rashes and itching.
- Blurred vision, dizziness, tiredness, lethargy, sleepiness, and drowsiness.
- Abnormal heart rhythms.
- Joint pain.
- Excessive sweating.
- Breast pain.
Neuromodulators (Botox) can also cause temporary paralysis in facial and body muscles. This is why many doctors recommend having botulinum toxin injected before getting a dermal filler done.
Furthermore, like any facial injection, you can’t rule out the risk of an allergic reaction or other complications.
While there isn’t much research on the long-term side effects and complications, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery warns that patients should ask questions about possible risks beforehand. In addition, dermatologists say that patients shouldn’t hesitate to tell their provider if they experience unexpected symptoms.
If you are taking medication such as blood thinners, you are more likely to have an adverse reaction or medical complications, so seek medical advice first.
Comparison of Botox with Dermal Fillers
Clients are often confused about the difference between botox and dermal fillers.
Botox temporarily paralyzes the muscle beneath the skin, whereas dermal fillers add volume to the skin.
Dermal fillers are synthetic substances injected into the skin to plump out areas with a loss of volume. They are most commonly used to smooth out facial lines and creases caused by aging.
However, they can also treat acne scars and breast stretch marks and add volume to lips.
While botulinum toxin injection is often used to reduce muscle tension, it is rarely used alone because it does not provide long-lasting effects.
There are many different types of dermal fillers, including the injection of hyaluronic acid, collagen, calcium hydroxylapatite, polymethyl methacrylate, silicone gel, and others. Each one provides slightly different benefits.
Aesthetic treatments and products have no “one size fit all.” Instead, we advise you on the best treatment options and connect you to superior healthcare practitioners.
We also offer special non-surgical procedures, including needle skin resurfacing via microneedling, body contouring, and non-invasive laser fat reduction treatments. Please visit our website to learn more about our company and its products. We’re always happy to help you!