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Understanding Your Injectables

Understanding Your Injectables

In a world full of so many beauty options, it can sometimes be overwhelming to know which one is really best for you. It honestly all comes down to your own personal comfort level mixed with your desire for results.

You’ve probably already hit up the big beauty counters at most high end retail stores, or even stopped in to talk to the staff at your local chain beauty store. These over-the-counter creams, serums, and lotions often come with big promises all packed into a little bottle. But do they really deliver?

Many people start gradually noticing laugh lines, dark circles, wrinkles, and sun spots as they age. One will appear — and then another. Once it becomes a bit more noticeable, you might find yourself at your local drug store trying out some common brand-name lotions that can be applied topically. You may notice some gradual results because you are in the early phases of aging. As the age lines become a bit more noticeable, and the sun spots become darker, you’ll probably gravitate toward the higher end stores and try the more expensive products. Again, you might notice some results, but at what cost? That bottle of cream or serum may cost you around $100 and only last one month. Sometimes those creams and serums cost even more! The results depend solely on your dedication to remember the application process.

Who Do I Consult with Regards to Injectable Treatments?

A quick trip to a med spa, like ours, can offer you a lot more information and options for these issues that require a bit less dedication of your busy schedule. Washing and moisturizing is always important, but what if you could have an injectable that would give quick results and last for a lot longer than that jar of coveted wrinkle-reducing lotion you have been so dedicated to?

Your aesthetic nurse will most likely suggest dermal fillers or Botox to limit or eliminate wrinkles and plump up your lips. These injectables create long-lasting results, but each is a bit different from one another. Injectables help revitalize skin and contour the face and lips, but you want to make sure you’re using the correct one for the area you are treating.

What Are the Different Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers in general are soft tissue fillers that are injected into the skin to help smooth out the skin & reduce wrinkles. There are many different types of these fillers available as injectables at Novopelle.

The first is Juvederm. This non-surgical filler with a hyaluronic acid base helps lift your cheeks, smooth out facial lines such as smile lines, and plump up your lips. The Juvederm injectable will typically last about six months to a year before you will need to return for another injectable treatment.

Radiesse is another dermal filler that you could use. It is typically used for lip enhancement and facial wrinkle filling in patients over 21 years of age. Unlike Juvederm, Radiesse uses calcium-based microspheres that stimulate collagen production in your body.

Overall, dermal fillers are preferred because unlike traditional plastic surgery, there is no downtime for dermal fillers and it is much more affordable. As always, please consult with an expert before getting any of these procedures done; and make sure that you are getting them done at a registered med spa.

What Does Botox Treat?

We’ve all heard of Botox. It’s another type of injectable that is commonly used to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Like the two dermal fillers above, there is no downtime for Botox.

The difference with Botox is that it relaxes the muscles underneath your skin and stills them. Because of this, the skin above the muscles appear smoother. Dysport is another procedure that is comparable to Botox. However, Dysport is primarily used on lines on your glabella, which is the area in between your eyebrows. Botox can be used everywhere else on the face where wrinkles appear.

So Where Do I Sign Up?

No matter which type of injectable you decide to utilize, you should always consult an expert at a registered med spa first. Each person is unique and each person’s body will react differently to specific treatments. Our helpful staff at Novopelle Med Spa will be able to assist you with any questions you may have about injectable treatments and other body treatments. Call us today at 866-264-3975 or visit us at novopellemedspa.com!

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