Getting older is difficult, and we all experience a number of frustrating issues as we age. We develop wrinkles and fine lines on your face, and sometimes we lose volume in our lips and other facial features. Fortunately, you can fix these issues in a minimally invasive way with injectables. At Columbus Facial Plastics at The Sullivan Centre in Columbus, Ohio, we can use these fantastic cosmetic treatments to enhance your appearance and make you look younger and fresher.
How Long Do Injectables Last?
We have a wide range of different injectables at Columbus Facial Plastics at The Sullivan Centre. These cosmetic treatments can improve many different types of wrinkles, lines, and imperfections. They can also restore lost volume to your lips, hands, and other features. Each of these cosmetic treatments contains a unique set of ingredients. As a result, these products will last for varying lengths of time. Further, you might process these treatments more or less quickly than other people do.
Botox Cosmetic is one of the most popular wrinkle reduction methods available today. This injectable product is great at minimizing wrinkles like crow’s feet and frown lines. The results of your Botox Cosmetic treatment will usually last for about three to four months.
Belotero Balance is a fantastic injectable filler that can improve the appearance of moderate-to-severe lines and scars for about six months.
Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC
This dermal filler can improve the appearance of wrinkles around your mouth and nose. It can also be used to increase the size of your lips. The results of Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC usually last for about six months. However, you might be able to extend your results by having a maintenance treatment before your body has completely processed your dermal filler. If you receive frequent follow-up treatments, your enhancements may last for up to twelve months.
Juvéderm Volbella is an ultra-smooth gel that is specifically designed to enhance your lips. This dermal filler can increase the size of your lips and decrease the prominence of lines around your lips. This injectable product usually lasts for six to twelve months.
Radiesse is an innovative product that can be used to improve the appearance of your hands. This product can restore lost volume to your hands for about twelve to eighteen months.
Restylane Defyne can address lines around your nose and mouth. This product will improve the appearance of these lines for nine to twelve months.
Kybella is a unique injectable treatment that can minimize the appearance of your double chin. This injectable solution will permanently destroy fat cells under your chin. Although this treatment will produce lasting changes in your body, it will not prevent you from gaining weight in the future. Accordingly, you are likely to be happier with your results if you follow a healthy lifestyle once your treatment is complete.
Other Injectable Products
In addition to these products, we offer several other injectable treatments. During your initial meeting with us, we will give you more information about our full range of cosmetic options. We will also talk about your specific needs, desires, and preferences. We will use this information to recommend an injectable treatment that will work for you.
How Do These Products Improve My Appearance?
These products use a variety of different techniques to minimize your imperfections and enhance specific features on your face.
Botox Cosmetic minimizes your wrinkles by affecting the muscles that create expression lines on your face. This injectable product contains a protein known as botulinum toxin. Once we inject this product into your treatment area, the active ingredient in the solution will stop your nerves from sending signals to your muscles. This disruption will stop your muscles from contracting. As your muscles relax, the appearance of your wrinkles will improve.
Radiesse contains very small calcium microspheres. When we inject Radiesse into your target area, it will add volume to your skin. Further, the microspheres in the product will encourage your body to make more collagen. Collagen is a substance that your body naturally produces. Increasing your collagen production will make your skin look younger and stronger.
Hyaluronic Acid-Based Products
Many of our products use hyaluronic acid to improve your appearance. Our hyaluronic acid-based products include Belotero Balance, Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC, Juvéderm Volbella, and Restylane Defyne. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally found in your skin.
This substance moisturizes your skin and helps it stay strong and firm. Dermal fillers can use this fantastic ingredient to restore lost volume to your face, fill in your wrinkles and fine lines, and increase the size of your lips.
Kybella uses deoxycholic acid to reduce unwanted fat under your chin. Deoxycholic acid is a molecule that your body uses to absorb and process dietary fat. When we administer your injections, this acid will destroy fat cells under your chin. In the weeks that follow your injections, your body will remove these cells from your target area, and your profile will become sleeker and more attractive.
Although your individual treatment plan will vary, it’s common to need multiple treatment sessions to achieve your desired outcome with Kybella.
How Will I Prepare for My Appointment?
These treatments don’t require much preparation, and you can usually follow your normal schedule in the days and weeks before your appointment. That said, we may ask you to obey some simple rules during this time.
For instance, if you are receiving Botox Cosmetic and certain other injectable products, we will ask you to avoid taking aspirin and non-steroidal inflammatory medications like Motrin and Aleve for a week before your appointment. You should also avoid taking high doses of Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and fish oil during this time.
You should try to eat something before your appointment. Having a light meal will prevent you from becoming light-headed as we administer your injections. Eating will also help you feel at ease during this process.
What Will My Appointment Be Like?
The specific details of your appointment will depend on the injectable product that you are receiving, the condition of your skin, your aesthetic goals, and other factors. That said, receiving this type of cosmetic treatment is a straightforward process, and we will administer your injections during a quick outpatient appointment in our office in Columbus, Ohio.
Many of our injectable products contain lidocaine. This local anesthetic will numb your skin and ensure that you feel comfortable as we administer your injections.
Administering your injections is usually a very quick process. For instance, receiving Botox Cosmetic or Juvéderm Volbella will usually only take about fifteen minutes. Receiving Radiesse generally takes approximately thirty to forty-five minutes.
What Will My Recovery Period Be Like?
Although each of these products has a different recovery period, injectable treatments are usually very gentle, and you shouldn’t have to take time off from your work or other activities. For instance, after Botox Cosmetic you can return to your office right away.
That said, we will advise you to follow some simple aftercare rules. These rules will be based on your chosen treatment. For example, if you received Botox Cosmetic, we will ask you not to rub your injection site or receive any facials, massages, haircuts, or skincare treatments for at least four hours. If you used Juvéderm Volbella, we will ask you not to engage in vigorous exercise or drink alcohol for at least twenty-four hours. You also should avoid excessive exposure to sunlight or heat during this time.
When Will I Notice Changes in My Appearance?
Since these products are unique, some injectable treatments will produce faster results than others. That said, these products usually produce quick results, and you won’t have to wait too long to see positive changes in your treatment area. You should notice immediate improvements in your appearance after you use Juvéderm Volbella. In contrast, you may have to wait about two weeks to see the full benefits of Botox Cosmetic.
Will I Need to Receive Follow-Up Treatments?
If you use Kybella to improve a double chin, you will not need to receive follow-up injections after you complete your treatment plan. Instead, you should focus on living a healthy lifestyle that reduces your chances of gaining weight in the future.
You can preserve the results of our other injectable products by receiving regular maintenance treatments. Your treatment plan will depend on the product that you are using to enhance your appearance, your schedule, and your personal preferences. You are likely to receive touch-up treatments of Botox Cosmetic every three to six months. If you are using Radiesse to improve the appearance of your hands, you will receive a maintenance treatment once every twelve to eighteen months.
Can I Use Multiple Injectable Treatments to Improve My Appearance?
It’s common to use a combination of different products to enhance your look. For example, you can combine Botox Cosmetic with a dermal filler like Juvéderm Volbella. Receiving multiple injectable treatments allows you to significantly enhance your face without going through an invasive procedure.
Are These Injectable Products Safe?
We want you to be safe and comfortable during your appointment, and we only use products that have excellent safety profiles. Further, our staff has extensive training and knowledge of facial anatomy. We use these skills to precisely place your injection sites and accurately administer your chosen treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate for an Injectable Treatment?
Since injectables are minimally invasive and easy, you are likely to be a suitable candidate for this type of cosmetic treatment. That said, there are some health issues that can prevent you from using certain products.
You cannot use a product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the injectable solution. For instance, you should not use Botox Cosmetic if you have had an allergic reaction to a botulinum toxin product like Xeomin or Dysport. Similarly, you cannot use products in the Juvéderm collection of dermal fillers if you have an allergy to lidocaine or the bacterial proteins that are used to create these products.
You should also let us know about any medical issues that you are experiencing, including any invasive procedures that you’ve received and any nerve, muscle, or bleeding issues that you have. We will use this information to determine whether you are a good candidate for one of our injectable treatments.
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You don’t have to go through an invasive procedure to smooth your wrinkles and restore lost volume to your skin. You can fix these issues in a quick, minimally invasive manner with our broad range of injectables. To learn more about these fantastic treatments, contact us at Columbus Facial Plastics at The Sullivan Centre in Columbus, Ohio for an initial consultation today.