Which Cosmetic Injectable is Right For Me?
When it comes to the world of cosmetic injectables, there are more products than ever before. If you’re considering exploring your options, it can feel a little overwhelming! The best way to learn more about how you can soften lines, smooth wrinkles, and restore volume is by consulting a board-certified dermatologist who can help you explore the latest brands and treatment options. Here’s what to know about the best cosmetic injectables offered at Erwin Dermatology.
Restylane and Juvéderm
Dermal fillers are one of the most popular types of cosmetic injectables. Two of the most well-known brands are Restylane and Juvéderm, and each offers a whole family of products that come with specific formulations for different areas. Fillers like Restylane and Juvéderm are made with hyaluronic acid, a complex sugar naturally found in your skin. There, it’s responsible for maintaining moisture and suppleness. The goal of hyaluronic acid fillers is to enhance natural features, restore lost volume, and fill in lines and folds by serving the same purpose as collagen. Some of the most popular treatment areas for fillers include the lips, nasolabial lines, and cheeks. With an experienced injector, you can achieve natural-looking results that can last up to two years.
Botox and Dysport
You’ve likely heard of Botox and probably even know somebody who uses it – it’s consistently the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment performed each year. Dysport and Botox are simply different brands of the same treatment. They use an ingredient called botulinum toxin type A to block muscle movements in the face, relaxing fine lines and furrows. It’s an incredibly effective way to refresh the upper face in areas like the eyes, brows, and forehead. Botox and Dysport can also be used in a variety of other ways including lifting the brows and adjusting the smile. They both produce results for 3-4 months and Dr. Erwin can help you determine which brand is right for your goals.
Kybella is a less well-known injectable that can have a big impact. Kybella is the only injectable treatment that can get rid of a double chin. It’s made with deoxycholic acid, an ingredient naturally found in your digestive system. Deoxycholic acid assists in metabolizing fat, so when it’s injected under the chin, it dissolves fat cells with permanent results. It can be used to add definition to your chin and jawline if you naturally have a double chin but are otherwise at a healthy weight. It comes with no downtime, just some swelling, and requires no surgery – just a series of injections.
Schedule a Consultation
There are a variety of injectable options available that can fit your goals. Your first step is meeting with Dr. Melissa Erwin and our team of experienced injectors to learn more about our curated selection of cosmetic injectables. To get started, contact our El Campo, TX office by calling.