What are Cosmetic Injections?
While some people wear their wrinkles, lines, and other signs of aging with pride, others prefer a more youthful look. BOTOX®, wrinkle relaxers, KYBELLA®, and injectable dermal fillers, offered by Dr. Robert Milanes at Luminary MD in Mission Viejo, CA, allow you to achieve smooth skin, plump lips, and full cheeks. If you’re interested in learning more about how BOTOX, fillers, and other neuromodulator options can make you appear younger without looking unnatural or robotic, call or schedule a consultation online today.
What are wrinkle relaxers?
Injectables such as BOTOX, XEOMIN®, and Dysport® are neuromodulators that work by paralyzing your facial muscles. Though they can be used for various medical reasons, they are most often used to relax the muscles in your face that cause wrinkles as you age. BOTOX, XEOMIN, and Dysport can help to reduce:
- Crow’s feet
- Smile lines
- Uncontrollable blinking
- Forehead lines
The results of these are temporary (about three months), so you need to come back for regular appointments to maintain the appearance you want.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injected to alter the appearance of your face and restore volume. You can use fillers to plump your lips and cheeks or add volume to other parts of your face to reduce lines and wrinkles.
As you age, your face tends to become more sunken due to bone loss and the effect of gravity on the fat pads. Fillers can correct this, or they can give you plumper lips.
The most common places to inject fillers include:
- Nasolabial folds
- Fine lines, such as smoker’s lines
What is Kybella?
KYBELLA is an injection that decreases fat. KYBELLA is the first FDA-approved treatment that breaks down fat cells. This injection is best suited for small pockets of fat. The most common area to inject is under your chin (submental fat). At Luminary MD, we can also inject KYBELLA in the following areas:
- Under your cheeks to give the appearance of cheekbones
- Small pockets of fat on your abdomen
- Bra roll fat
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Am I a good candidate for Botox, Fillers or Kybella?
Nearly anyone can be a good candidate for aesthetic injection treatments. If your overall health is good, you likely can qualify for cosmetic injections. If you’re unsure which treatment would suit your needs the most, Dr. Milanes can talk you through the options and assess your needs to determine which one would yield your desired results.
When used correctly by a trained physician, injectables such as BOTOX, fillers, and KYBELLA are perfectly safe. Side effects are rare but possible, and you can talk to our team ahead of time if you have any questions or concerns regarding your treatment.
How Are cosmetic injections performed?
Cosmetic injections are performed in one of our spacious, private treatment rooms at Luminary MD. Prior to your treatment, you will talk with our team about your expected results and they will curate a personalized treatment plan specifically for you. The exact number of units needed will vary from patient to patient, and will be identified during your initial consultation. A local anesthetic can also be administered for more comfortable treatments. Once your injections are complete, our team will provide the necessary aftercare instructions to ensure your best possible results.
The longevity of your results will be dependent on the brand of injectable administered. Additionally, you can attend follow-up appointments to help maintain your outcome.
Cosmetic Injections FAQ
How do I know which injectable is right for me?
The injectable treatment chosen on you will depend on which area(s) is being treated, as well as your desired result. Based on whether you want to address wrinkles or are wanting to get fuller lips, your injector will listen to your goals before determining the filler or fillers that will deliver better results. Now that there are so many different types of injections on the market, it may be overwhelming to choose which is ideal for your needs and goals, so our team of aesthetic professionals helps to make sure you get results that make you happy.
What is the difference between wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers?
Wrinkle relaxers, such as BOTOX, address dynamic wrinkles (mostly on the brow and in the corners of the eyes) by reducing the movement of the underlying muscles. Dermal fillers restore volume to your face to fill in fine lines, wrinkles, and certain types of scars. Injectable fillers may also be used to create fuller cheeks and lips and reduce the appearance of aging on the hands.
How long will the results last?
How long your results last will depend on what brand(s) is used and the area(s) treated. In some people, improvements may be visible up to a year, while some patients may need another treatment after three months. Touch-up injections can be performed at our office in order to maintain your improvements.
Reduce Wrinkles and Restore Volume
If the natural aging process is taking a toll on your facial appearance, but you are not interested in the concept of a surgical facelift, then cosmetic injections might be the perfect solution for you. Injectables reveal younger and more voluminous skin without major risks or the threat of scarring. There are a number of products on the market today that can help reach the results of your dreams. To learn more about cosmetic injections or schedule a consultation, contact Luminary MD today to step toward a more voluminous appearance.