Developing fine lines and wrinkles is enough to make most people, both males and females, want to hide their head under the covers. However, as a normal sign of aging, they are inevitable— no matter how good of a skincare routine you follow. Luckily, here at our office, Dr. Rick Silverman offers patients a variety of injectables to help temporarily treat fine lines and wrinkles and add volume to the face and forehead.
Botox is the most popular injectable on the market and has been for quite some time. Unlike fillers that fill in fine lines and wrinkles, Botox works a bit differently. Derived from botulinum toxin-A, when injected into the muscles in the forehead and around the eyes, Botox works to temporarily soften fine lines and wrinkles.
Dermal fillers are what most people think of when they think of injectables, and they work similar to each other because they temporarily fill in fine lines and wrinkles. However, they are unique in their ways.
Made of hyaluronic acid, Restylane is popular at not only filling in fine lines and wrinkles but also at plumping up lips. Plus, it lasts the upwards of a full year which means that you will have until next Valentine’s Day to look more youthful.
Radiesse is made from calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres. When it’s injected, it provides immediate volume while also stimulating the body’s natural production of collagen. After the gel has been absorbed by the body.
Sculptra is another filler that we offer at our office, and it is made of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) which is dissolved into the sterile water for injection and acts to stimulate collagen.