Overwhelmed by the choices when considering injectable treatments? You are not alone. There are so many great options available that it can be difficult to make a choice.
The good news is that at Bentkover Facial Plastic Surgery, we are happy to help you get the most out of your anti-aging treatment by helping you select the perfect injectable to meet your needs. Before you come in to meet with us, however, we would like to introduce you to three of our top injectables: Botox, Juvederm, and Kybella. Each treatment has a different purpose, but we feel confident in recommending all three to our patients—they’re effective, safe, and non-invasive. Let’s take a look at what each treatment offers.
Almost everyone has heard about Botox at some point, and for good reason: it’s a classic, tried and true anti-aging injectable. This treatment works by using a safe form of botulinum toxin that decreases muscle activity in the treated area. This reduced muscle activity relaxes “dynamic” wrinkles in the face, which are caused by smiling, frowning, and other everyday facial muscles. Dynamic wrinkles include forehead furrows, “crows’ feet,” and the frown lines or “elevens” between the brows. The product can also be used to slightly lift the brow, a use which is often referred to as a “Botox Brow Lift”.
This injectable is comparable to products like Dysport and Xeomin, but there have been some recorded differences between the formulas. Some people feel that Botox spreads a little less than competitors, allowing providers greater control over the distribution of the product. Everyone’s reaction to injectables is different, and Botox can work better for some patients than other botulinum toxin products. It is also very safe and effective, proven over decades of successful use. Botox treatments tend to last about 3-4 months, and regular maintenance is key for ongoing results.
Unlike botulinum toxin treatments that address dynamic wrinkles, Juvederm is a filler-type injectable that is used to re-contour the face and fill in “static” wrinkles, which are creases in the skin caused by facial volume loss and sagging skin. Juvederm is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance in the skin that helps to provide it with volume and hydration for a firm and youthful appearance.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are extremely versatile, and can be used for facial augmentation (such as for the lips), facial sculpting, and anti-aging. The expected longevity of the product depends on a number of factors, but treatment results should last about 4-6 months before re-injection is needed. Juvederm treatments are often combined with other procedures for comprehensive results. Unlike botulinum toxin treatments, the results from soft tissue fillers can be observed almost immediately.
Until now, spot fat treatment has always been a surgical procedure. Surgical techniques have gotten much gentler and involve much less recovery time than they once did, but many people cannot afford the expense and recovery time necessary for the procedure. Kybella is an incredible injectable treatment for resolving isolated fat beneath the chin, located in the submental triangle.
Fat underneath the chin is often unresponsive to diet and exercise, but this injectable treatment can gradually resolve unwanted fat beneath the chin in 2-6 sessions, spaced at least four weeks apart. This FDA-approved treatment is growing in popularity as it builds a proven track record of safety and great results. Kybella is an ideal solution for people looking for a non-invasive treatment for a “double chin” or similar issues.
The Treatment Process
All of these injectables are administered via a simple injection process that involves minimal discomfort and takes only a few minutes to complete. Patients will have an initial consultation with Dr. Bentkover, but subsequent treatments are easy and convenient. Dr. Bentkover is skilled in different injection techniques and can complete most injection procedures quickly, typically needing no numbing agents. No downtime is required after an injectable treatment session, and many patients go back to work directly after the treatment.
Which Injectable Treatment is Right for You?
Injectables can work for just about anyone. They have very few requirements for candidacy, and they can accomplish many different goals for patients. These top three injectables show the incredible range these powerful treatments can have, and we would be happy to help you get the look you want. Ready to find out which injectable is right for you? Come to Bentkover Facial Plastic Surgery in Worcester, MA (508-363-6500) or Stoneham, MA (617-247-0033) and meet with board certified injectables expert Dr. Stuart Bentkover. Dr. Bentkover has the precision and experience to produce beautiful, natural-looking and long-lasting results you can be proud of. Call today to schedule a consultation!