Have you noticed signs of aging becoming more obvious in your skin? As you age, collagen and elastin production decreases. These two components are the building blocks that keep your skin firm, tight, and smooth.
When the amount of collagen and elastin in your skin decreases, it leads to age-related changes like wrinkles, fine lines, and forehead creases.
Many products on the market promise to address these signs of aging, but few produce significant results. Some of our patients seek plastic surgical procedures like facelifts to resolve their wrinkles. Other patients prefer less invasive procedures to treat age-related changes. This is where non-surgical wrinkle reduction comes in.
Premier Cosmetic Surgery and MedSpa in Los Angeles offers non-surgical wrinkle reduction treatments, including cosmetic injectables. To learn more about cosmetic injectables, continue reading this comprehensive guide.
What Is Non-Surgical Wrinkle Reduction?
Non-surgical wrinkle reduction refers to cosmetic treatments that aim to diminish the appearance of wrinkles without surgical intervention. It can refer to skin tightening procedures, facial rejuvenation treatments, and cosmetic injectables.
These procedures and treatments use innovative technology and beneficial components to give the skin a more youthful appearance.
Cosmetic injectables are among the most popular treatments for non-surgical wrinkle reduction. Read on to learn more about the two most commonly used cosmetic injectables: Botox and dermal fillers.
Botox cosmetic injectables provide non-surgical wrinkle reduction by acting as a neuromodulator. This injectable interacts directly with the facial nerves that are responsible for your expressions.
Repetitive facial expressions lead to the formation of wrinkles and fine lines over the years, especially around your eyes, mouth, and forehead. Botox works by temporarily paralyzing the overactive nerves and decreasing these facial expressions.
Dermal fillers are cosmetic injectables that use hyaluronic acid to increase the volume under the skin. As you age, the decline in collagen and elastin leads to an overall loss of volume in your face — most notably in your cheeks and under your eyes.
Dermal filler injections add volume and fullness under the skin in these areas, giving the face a more youthful appearance.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Injectables
Both Botox and dermal fillers offer a number of aesthetic benefits, including the following:
- Smoothing fine lines
- Diminishing wrinkles
- Adding fullness to the cheeks
- Increasing volume in hollow under eyes
- Plumping thin lips
- Enhancing cheekbones
- Creating a more structured jawline
- Erasing forehead creases and frown lines
The most notable benefit of these treatments is that they are non-surgical. This means they don’t require any anesthesia, incisions, sutures, or scarring. Patients are able to receive cosmetic injectables and return home the same day. There is only minimal recovery or downtime involved, allowing the patient to resume normal activity right away.
How Is Non-Surgical Wrinkle Reduction Performed?
While Botox and dermal fillers are different types of cosmetic injectables, the procedures are very similar. Before seeking either treatment, it’s important to understand what the process entails. Below is a breakdown of how cosmetic injectable treatments are performed.
Prior to your cosmetic injectable treatment, make sure to cleanse your face completely with a mild cleanser. Do not apply any products to your skin. This includes makeup, serums, moisturizers, cream, or SPF. Your skin should be completely bare for your session.
During your non-surgical wrinkle reduction, you will be able to sit comfortably while one of our cosmetic medicine providers administers your treatment.
For Botox injections, a tiny needle will be inserted to inject the Botox solution into the treatment areas discussed during your consultation. Most of our patients receive Botox treatment on the forehead, around the eyes, or around the mouth.
For dermal filler injections, a thin needle will be inserted into your treatment areas to inject a solution of hyaluronic acid to increase volume. Most patients choose to have dermal fillers injected into the cheeks, lips, or eye area.
Both Botox and dermal fillers are outpatient cosmetic procedures. After your non-surgical wrinkle reduction is complete, you will be able to return home immediately and resume normal activity.
Botox will produce results within the first few hours after your session. You will notice less movement in your face, and the skin will appear smoother and tighter. These results can last anywhere from three to six months.
Dermal filler results will develop over several hours to days. You will notice an increase in fullness under the skin around your eyes or in your cheeks. The longevity of dermal filler injections varies, depending on the brand. Fillers like Restylane last around six months, while fillers like Juvéderm can last up to one year.
Are You a Good Candidate for Non-Surgical Wrinkle Reduction?
The ideal candidate for non-surgical wrinkle reduction is any patient who wants to resolve age-related changes like wrinkles, fine lines, and forehead creases. If you wish to have a more youthful appearance without surgical intervention, outpatient procedures like Botox and dermal fillers could be the best course of treatment for you.
To determine whether you are a good candidate for non-surgical wrinkle reduction, seeking a consultation with our cosmetic medicine providers is necessary.
We will examine your skin during these consultations and assess the signs of aging you want to resolve. This helps determine whether you will truly benefit from cosmetic injectables like Botox, Juvéderm, or Restylane.
Non-Surgical Wrinkle Reduction at Premier Cosmetic Surgery and MedSpa
Are you struggling with age-related changes in your appearance, such as wrinkles or fine lines? Some patients choose to address these issues with plastic surgical procedures like facelifts. While these treatments are effective, less invasive treatments are available.
Fortunately, there are numerous methods of non-surgical wrinkle reduction. Premier Cosmetic Surgery and MedSpa in Los Angeles, CA, offers cosmetic injectables to address signs of aging. This includes Botox and dermal fillers like Restylane. To learn more about cosmetic injectables or to schedule a consultation, please call us today.