When it comes to injectables, you’ve got options. Whether you’re looking to smooth away forehead wrinkles or keep laugh lines at bay, there’s a perfect injectable treatment to match your goals.
The key to figuring out which injectable is best for you is to understand a little bit about how each one works and which areas it’s best known for treating.
BOTOX® and Dysport®
BOTOX® and Dysport® are two of the most popular botulinum toxin injections and are best suited for people looking to smooth away the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the forehead, between the brows and near the eyes.
These anti-aging treatments work by temporarily inhibiting the facial muscle contractions that cause expression lines like a furrowed brow or crow’s feet to form.
JUVÉDERM® is a popular type of hyaluronic acid facial filler. Hyaluronic acid is unique, as it’s the only injectable treatment that can dissolve over time.
There are several formulations of JUVÉDERM, each with its benefits. JUVÉDERM Voluma XC, for example, is a go-to choice for anyone looking to restore lost volume in the cheeks and/or to smooth fine lines and wrinkles near the nose, mouth and chin. Volbella and Ultra XC are specifically formulated to plump and reshape the lips.
Another popular hyaluronic acid filler, Restylane® is similar to JUVÉDERM but is formulated slightly differently. Restylane is the perfect choice for “filling in” hollowed areas of the face to create a more youthful appearance. Restylane Kysse is specifically formulated for lip enhancement.
Sculptra® is a type of facial filler that consists of a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid, which stimulates collagen production to improve the appearance of deep lines and creases. One of the longest-lasting types of facial fillers, Sculptra can last up to two years.