Which Cosmetic Injectables Can Address Fine Lines and Wrinkles?

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Have you been spending money on creams to minimize wrinkles? You may want to trade in the jars for an anti-aging technique that works. Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery provides facial injectables so you can look younger without the long wait. Discover the many benefits of wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers from a trained specialist in facial reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery. Fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon Dr. Sidney Starkman educates patients on what makes injections such a popular choice for fighting fine lines and wrinkles. Learn more by scheduling your next skin care consultation at our clinic in Scottsdale, AZ.

Benefits of cosmetic injections

Nonsurgical cosmetic injections have a lot of advantages for patients. Since there’s no need for lengthy preparation or incisions, these appointments are generally completed in under an hour. Following treatment, patients can run errands or head back to work, with no lengthy downtime required. Once we have determined you are a candidate for injections, Dr. Starkman will devise a personalized treatment plan to address the signs of aging based on your aesthetic goals. We often recommend these treatments to patients who want to erase lines and wrinkles for an upcoming special event like a wedding or job interview. Some of the most well-known advantages include:

  • Fewer fine lines and wrinkles

  • Little to no recovery time

  • Improvement of the appearance of the skin

  • Postpones the need for a surgical procedure

Wrinkle relaxers: BOTOX® and Dysport®

Well-known wrinkle relaxers such as BOTOX and Dysport are comprised of a substance called botulinum toxin. It works by blocking the nerve signals in certain muscles of the face, causing them to become temporarily paralyzed. Since the injected muscle can no longer contract, dynamic wrinkles and expression lines may be softened, reduced, or removed altogether. These injections treat lines on the upper face, horizontal lines on the forehead, and Crow's feet around the eyes. These are the lines most often caused by common expressions like smiling, frowning, or squinting.

Patients should note that BOTOX and Dysport may not work on wrinkles caused by sagging or loss of volume in the face. During your consultation, Dr. Starkman will examine your skin and take your medical history. This is an important part of the process to determine which facial injectables are right for your needs. Additional treatments may be necessary to maintain the wrinkle-reducing effects. Most patients find that the muscle-relaxing effects last for roughly 3 – 4 months, though results vary for each patient.

Dermal fillers: Juvéderm®, Radiesse®, Restylane®, and Sculptra®

Did you know that visible signs of aging like wrinkles can be traced back to volume loss? As we age, the natural collagen and elastin in the skin decreases, which means the cells slowly lose their ability to stay firm. Popular facial injections to "fill in" wrinkles include Juvéderm and Radiesse. The most common type of filler is made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in many parts of the body. Hyaluronic acid can help the skin maintain a full shape and even out depressions.

Hyaluronic acid-based injections for the face are an excellent nonsurgical solution for plumping the skin and smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. Just like wrinkle relaxers, dermal fillers are administered through tiny facial injections and have lasting but temporary effects on the skin, usually about 6 – 12 months. The precise timeframe varies based on the product used and how your body reacts to the injections. The positive effects can be seen almost immediately after your appointment with Dr. Starkman in Scottsdale, AZ. Here are a few examples of areas that can be corrected with hyaluronic acid-based injections for the face:

  • Lines in the nasolabial furrows

  • Crow's feet in the corner of the eyes

  • Frown lines between the eyebrows (also called "11 lines")

  • Marionette lines in the corners of the mouth

  • Horizontal lines on the forehead

Combining facial injections for wrinkles

Since wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers are designed to treat different issues, patients may benefit from a combination of two or more injectables. For instance, patients may use BOTOX or Dysport to correct lines between the eyes and Juvéderm for noticeable smile lines around the mouth. With so many options available, it is important to work with a professional you can trust. When you arrive for your initial consultation, Dr. Starkman and his staff at Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery can determine the best course of treatment for your skin.

Facial injectables with Dr. Starkman

Cosmetic injections are an excellent noninvasive alternative to surgical methods when it comes to minimizing unwanted lines and wrinkles in the face. At our state-of-the-art facility, we feature comfortable, fully equipped treatment rooms so patients can feel completely at ease during their appointment. To learn more about hyaluronic acid-based injections for the face and different types of facial injections for wrinkles, schedule your consultation at Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Sidney Starkman specializes in facial rejuvenation procedures that allow you to look and feel younger.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.