Cosmetic Injectables in Chula Vista
What are Injectables?
Injectables are commonly used to achieve a more youthful, rested appearance. Injectables are used to relax facial wrinkles and folds, contour the body and improve the signs of facial fat loss by creating structure, framework, and volume to the face and lips.
Injectables are considered a noninvasive procedure, which means no surgery is required and minimal downtime. Most procedures take less than 30 minutes.
What Are Neuromodulators?
Neuromodulators help to improve the appearance of dynamic expression lines and wrinkles by causing relaxation of the facial muscles. Products like BOTOX® have been around for more than 30 years.
- Treats – Frown lines, wrinkles, forehead, between eyes, side of eyes or “crow’s feet”
- Types – Dysport® and BOTOX®
- Lasts – 3 to 4 months, gradually wearing off
- Benefits – smoother skin and wrinkles near the injection site become less noticeable
A neuromodulator blocks the nerve signals in the face, and then the muscles cannot contract as freely as before. This lack of movement smooths out the skin and significantly reduces the appearance of wrinkles over time.
Like any muscle, your face muscles are strong and get stronger with use. Thus, wrinkles may appear. As you use a neuromodulator with (Botulinum Type A) to block those muscles from use, your body no longer depends on those face muscles. Over time, the product may wear off so seasonal updates are recommended.
What is Cosmetic BOTOX?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles in adults. BOTOX is the first and only treatment that is FDA approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines look better in adults.
BOTOX is most commonly used for forehead lines, crow’s feet lines by the eyes, and frown lines between the eyebrows.
How does BOTOX Work?
BOTOX works to help combat facial lines. As you age, your cells can change, your collagen may reduce, or you may have damage from the sun or environment.
BOTOX helps to work beneath the surface and temporarily reduces the underlying muscle activity. This can help curb the repeated muscle contractions that occur from frowning, squinting, or raising your eyebrows. As these muscles learn to relax, the lines can become less noticeable over time.
BOTOX does not last forever, and follow-up visits may be required to help the muscles continue to relax and keep lines discreet.
How is BOTOX Performed?
- You may receive some topical numbing applied to the face
- Our aesthetician Andrea Kamali will use a small needle to inject the BOTOX into the treatment areas
- Treatment requires minimal downtime. You can return to your daily routine immediately after you leave
- You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines
- It delivers predictable, subtle results, so you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a cosmetic treatment commonly referred to as a filler. It helps restore and refill areas where hyaluronic acid (HA) has been depleted. HA delivers volume to the skin. HA is naturally occurring in your body, and Juvederm is the first and only FDA-approved HA filler for improving loss of definition in the face.
How is Juvederm Different from BOTOX?
BOTOX relaxes the muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles. On the other hand, Juvederm is a filler rather than a relaxer. It helps to fill the grooves and lines to eliminate the wrinkles and create smoothness.
Often these cosmetic procedures can be used in tandem to give you the most effective, natural-looking results. Talk to your cosmetic provider to see which option is best for you.
How does Juvederm Help?
Juvederm is used to restore facial contours and improve signs of aging. It’s an injectable dermal filler with a base of hyaluronic acid.
Areas that are commonly treated with Juvederm include:
- Areas of the face
- Around the mouth
Schedule a Consultation for Cosmetic Injectables in Chula Vista Today!
If you’d like to learn more about BOTOX and Juvederm , contact Kamali Aesthetics to discuss your treatment goals and the procedure that will work best for you. We can discuss your plan and your desired outcomes to determine the cosmetic treatment that meets your goals. To schedule a consultation at our OBGYN office in Chula Vista, CA, please call (619) 271-2700 or request an appointment through our secure online form.