The two main types of cosmetic injections used are botulinum toxin type A (Botox) and dermal fillers.
Botulinum toxin type A is given intramuscular to weaken muscles in the face and lessen the lines associated with facial expressions. The toxin relaxes the underlying muscle and allows the skin to flatten out. Whereas dermal fillers are piped by injection along wrinkles and lines to plump the skin.
Botox is injected into certain muscles of the face to soften facial lines, including:
- frown lines between the eyebrows
- lines across the bridge of the nose
- ‘crow’s feet’ wrinkles extending from the outside corners of the eyes
- forehead lines
The wrinkle-smoothing effects of the Botox injection may last for up to six months.
Available at Skin Logics- Botox® and Xeomin®
Dermal fillers are used to “fill” the wrinkle, line or skin depression with the product.
Dermal fillers can be used to:
- plump thin lips
- enhance shallow contours
- soften facial creases and wrinkles
- improve the appearance of recessed scars
The wrinkle-smoothing effects of most dermal fillers are temporary and usually last 6-12 months, depending on the treatment.
Available at Skin Logics- Juvederm™, Radiesse®, Restylane®, and Belotero Balance®