Which Cosmetic Injectable Is Right For Me? 

Which Cosmetic Injectable Is Right For Me

If you’re curious about your options when it comes to cosmetic injectable treatments from Essential Dental of Roslyn, read on.

What Are My Options For Cosmetic Injectables At Essential Dental Of Roslyn?

In a world of increasingly more advanced aesthetic treatments, you now have more options  than ever when it comes to cosmetic injectables. Exploring your options alone can be overwhelming, but the best way to learn how to soften fine lines, smooth wrinkles, and restore volume is to consult Dr. Krasnyansky who can help you explore the latest brands and treatments, such as:

  • Botox

  • Restylane

  • Juvederm

What Is Botox? 

Botox injections are used for both cosmetic and therapeutic purposes. With record numbers, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that Botox is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the United States. Over 11 million women have enjoyed the effects of Botox.

Botox is injected directly into the targeted muscle, where it works to block signals between the muscles and the brain, ultimately preventing muscle contractions in the localized area. When done correctly, these injections only affect the targeted muscles while still allowing for facial expression. Botox can usually be used for any type of wrinkle that is not caused by sun damage or stretching of the skin caused by gravity.

What Can I Expect During And After My Botox Injections?

Botox injections are an in-office procedure that only takes a few minutes to complete. In fact, treatments are so convenient that you can schedule Botox injections during your lunch break or on the way home from work. The injections are made with very thin needles that are inserted by a trained aesthetic expert into the muscles of the face. You can expect very little discomfort during the injection process due to the use of anesthesia.

After applying Botox, the minimum recovery period is approximately 48 hours. During this time, there is a slim risk of experiencing bruising or headaches as a potential side effect. Your provider will advise you to avoid rubbing your face in the Botox-treated areas, and to avoid lying down for the first few hours after the injection. The effects of Botox can last up to 4 to 6 months depending on several factors such as your age, skin condition, and lifestyle. For best results, follow-up treatments are highly recommended.

What Are Dermal Fillers Such As Restylane And Juvederm?

Facial fillers or dermal fillers are substances that are injected under the skin to smooth fine lines and add volume to the face. These injections are an in-office procedure that offers a minimally invasive alternative to cosmetic surgery. Patients often receive facial filler injections to achieve a more youthful appearance with as little downtime as possible. Fillers can be used in almost every area of the face, including crow’s feet, laugh lines, and thin lips.

Non-surgical aesthetic treatments like Restylane and Juvederm are becoming the fastest-growing form of medical aesthetic enhancement in the United States. The American Academy of Plastic Surgeons reported that in 2012 alone, U.S. patients received more than 1.4 million skin injections, up from 1.3 million in 2011. This number continues to grow in recent years.

Restylane and Juvederm helps restore volume and elasticity by replacing depleted hyaluronic acid under the skin. When injected into the layers of the skin, hyaluronic acid binds to water molecules, making certain areas of the face appear plumper. Specialists use Restylane and Juvederm to treat many different types of fine lines and wrinkles, such as laugh lines and marionette lines around the mouth.

What To Expect During Dermal Fillers Injections

Getting facial fillers is as easy as stopping by our office during your lunch break. Using a very fine needle, the filler is injected just below the surface of the skin. You will experience little discomfort and can return to work immediately after the injection. Results vary depending on the patient.

Most patients begin to see visible results within a few days of the injection, and may continue to improve over several weeks. The effects of fillers can last up to 6 months or more, depending on where they are injected and the type of filler used.

If you are ready to improve facial volume or are looking for a non-surgical way to smooth fine lines, especially those on the forehead and between the eyes, you could benefit from injectable cosmetic treatments. Although Botox and dermal fillers are safe and effective, you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Krasnyansky to discuss your medical history and cosmetic goals. At Essential Dental Of Roslyn, we are glad to treat patients from Roslyn Heights, East Hills, and the surrounding neighborhoods with cosmetic and restorative dentistry and specialized beauty treatments. Call us at 516-621-2430 to learn about our services today.