There’s no time like the holiday season to want to look and feel your best ahead of family photos, get-togethers or traveling. But with so many injectable treatment options out there, many people find it difficult to choose the best one for their specific goals. Use this quick guide to help you pick the best pre-holiday injectables for your needs.
BOTOX®, Dysport®, JEUVEAU® and Daxxify® are all different brands of injectable neuromodulators, also called neurotoxins. These products work by temporarily inhibiting the muscle contractions in the face that cause dynamic lines and wrinkles to form.
BOTOX, Dysport and other neuromodulators work best to treat wrinkles in areas like the forehead, between the brows and near the eyes. They can also treat a gummy smile and neck bands that tend to show up with age.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
As with neuromodulators, there are many brands of hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, with two of the most popular being JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®. Each of these brands offers several different formulations of HA fillers, each for specific purposes such as adding volume to the lips or cheeks or filling in delicate upper lip lines. So the best hyaluronic acid filler for you will largely depend on the area(s) you’d like to treat.
As an added bonus, HA fillers are the only type of injectable that can be dissolved with a special enzyme at any time, making them great for beginners.
Sculptra® is a type of filler made of a substance called poly-L-lactic acid and is generally best for those looking to increase facial volume and fill in deeper wrinkles and creases. Although Sculptra cannot be dissolved early like HA fillers can, one of its biggest benefits is that it can last two years or more.
Sculptra can give you the best of both worlds – some immediate volume enhancement and wrinkle reduction, with a longer-lasting result thanks to your body’s own collagen-building response. Think of it as a holiday gift that can keep on giving – through this holiday season and many more!
Still have questions about the best type of injectables to get for the holiday season? Call our Concord office at 925-685-4533 or contact us online to schedule a consultation today!