Cosmetic Injections To Consider At Your Next Medical Spa Visit

by Brent Woods

If you are concerned about the effects of aging on your face, then you may be able to invest in injections to enhance your appearance. Cosmetic injections can be administered safely at facilities like medical spas. To learn more about a few injection options that may be available to you, keep reading. 

Botox Injections

Botox injections are among the most popular cosmetic injectable treatments. Botox is short for botulinum toxin which is produced by a specific type of bacterium. And, this toxin can be used for therapeutic purposes to help relax or partially freeze the muscles to create a smooth facial appearance free of lines or wrinkles. 

Botox injections are manufactured by a variety of different companies and can be sold as individual syringe injections or as multi-use vials. Depending on the medical spa you visit, the treatment may be sold by the syringe or by the mL. Regardless of how it is sold, you will typically need multiple injections during a single treatment. This allows for different muscle groups to be targeted. And, this must be done in a symmetrical fashion across the face to produce aesthetically pleasing results. 

For the most natural results, ask for fewer injections that also contain smaller amounts of the botox solution. You can expect the results to last for three to twelve months. And, you can rotate sites if you do not want your entire face treated at one time. For example, lines above the upper lip can be treated during one appointment and you can ask for a brow line treatment at your next appointment. 

Dermal Fillers

If you have deep lines around your brow or jaw, then a simple Botox injection may not be enough to smooth out the wrinkles. In this case, you may need a cosmetic treatment that can fill in the lines. This is possible with products called dermal fillers. While Botox has more of a fluid consistency, dermal fillers are more like a gel. And, this gel sits underneath the skin and helps to push up the tissue along the wrinkled area.

Fillers are made out of a variety of different substances and may contain small beads or mineral compounds. And, since the injections help to plump up the skin, they can be used in areas like the lips or cheeks where you want a little bit more volume.

Derma fillers are temporary due to their ability to degrade and absorb into the body. However, they do tend to last quite a bit longer than Botox and other injectables. For this reason, a little bit goes a long way. Start with conservative filler treatments and build up over time to get the results you want.

If you want to know more about cosmetic injectables, visit a medical spa facility such as Regenesis MD.