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Injectables Aren’t Just For Women

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016


BOTOX® CosmeticWhile most women are in-the-know about the benefits of Botox and Dermal Fillers, more men are opting for these popular, non-surgical treatments to address fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, injectables saw a 21% increase from 2014 to 2015.

There are two types of injectable treatments: Neurotoxins, such as Botox® Cosmetic, and Dermal Fillers, such as JUVEDERM® and Radiesse®.

Botox® Cosmetic is an FDA approved, non-surgical procedure for treating wrinkles formed by facial movements in the forehead and between the eyebrows. These are called “glabellar lines.” Botox uses a neurotoxin (botulinum type A) to temporarily paralyze facial muscles by blocking 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 15-20 minutes, and most patients return to normal activities immediately. The effects Botox last three to four months in most patients, at which time repeat injections are needed.

Dermal Fillers can help diminish wrinkles, fill out facial features, adjust the contours of the chin and cheek area, and restore a healthier, robust, more youthful appearance to a man’s face. Injectable fillers differ from neurotoxins in that they contain a synthetic hyaluronic acid gel, a natural substance found throughout the body that is a precursor of collagen, the support layer of the skin. Dermal fillers are designed to add volume to the treated areas. 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 the body will naturally metabolize the filler. To maintain results, periodic repeat injections are advised.

All fillers work similarly, but each has unique properties for treating specific concerns, severity, or area of the face. At your consultation, we will help you decide the optimum treatment option to achieve your goals.

To learn more about how injectables can help keep you looking your best, call to schedule an appointment, today: (828) 526-3783 or toll-free (877) 526-3784.