For many years, if patients wanted to combat the noticeable signs of aging, they were left with only one option: surgery. And while procedures like the facelift, brow lift, and eyelid lift all provide stunning results that are guaranteed to leave you looking and feeling younger, they come with some negative aspects. Surgical procedures are invasive, there are risks involved, and they are more expensive than their non-surgical counterparts.
Everyone desires to keep their skin and facial structure looking youthful and refreshed, but not everyone is ready to undergo surgery. Whether it is fear of the knife, fear of looking as though work has been done, or the inability to take the one to two weeks of recovery time, surgery isn’t for everyone. Fortunately, advancements in non-surgical cosmetic procedures have created many treatments that provide similar results as surgery but without the incisions, scars, or downtime.
Injectable treatments are among the fastest growing cosmetic procedures performed today. These injections address the signs of aging to rejuvenate your appearance. Here at Face Center Los Angeles, we are happy to provide our patients with several options for injectable facial treatments.
- BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most widely known injectable treatment on the market. Made from botulinum toxin, BOTOX® Cosmetic eliminates crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead lines, and brow furrows by relaxing the muscles that cause the wrinkles.
- RADIESSE® volumizing filler uses crystals that are injected beneath the skin to lessen the appearance of sagging, wrinkling, and folding on the face. It can also treat mild to severe cases of facial aging. RADIESSE® stimulates collagen production in the chin and cheeks, giving you more youthful, glowing, and natural-looking results.
- Restylane® is a hyaluronic acid injectable that can be used to reduce the appearance of laugh, lipstick, and marionette lines. It can also plump lips regardless of whether the lips are naturally thin or have thinned over time.
- JUVÉDERM® is another hyaluronic acid injectable that addresses fine lines, wrinkles, and places on the face that have lost volume, such as around the mouth, cheeks, and lips.
These injectable treatments are non-invasive options for combating the signs of facial aging. There is no general anesthesia needed or a recovery period, nor are there long incisions or scarring. You may experience bruising, redness, and swelling in the initial days after the procedure, but this is minor and will not prevent you from going to work or participating in the activities you love.
With surgery, you have to wait weeks if not months to see your results. The results of facial injections, however, are noticeable immediately following the procedure or as soon as the swelling and redness subside. While these injectable treatments are not permanent, they can be long-lasting, ranging from a couple of months to one or two years, and the procedure can be repeated as necessary. Facial injections are a perfect introduction to cosmetic procedures, whether you are looking to combat the signs of aging or trying out fuller and more luscious lips.
Injections, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and facial fillers, are not your only option for non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Microneedling treats fine lines and wrinkles as well as scars, stretch marks, and skin texture irregularities by creating micro-wounds that increase blood flow. Additionally, our collection of signature facials may be all that is needed to restore your glowing and youthful complexion.
If you are interested in learning more about non-surgical facial rejuvenation, the staff at Face Center LA is here to help. Call us today at (310) 857-2088 to set up a consultation.