Minimally invasive procedures, such as injectables, have exploded in popularity over the last several years. In 2020, over 7.8 million of those procedures were performed in the United States! Despite their popularity, there’s still some confusion surrounding what they are, how they work, and the difference between various products.
When you smile, squint, or form other expressions, your facial muscles move, folding your skin against itself. As you age, lines and wrinkles start to form across active areas of your face. Botox, a neuromodulator, is used to temporarily minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles by limiting muscle activity and smoothing the skin. It can even be administered as a preventative measure, before wrinkles and lines have a chance to form.
Fillers such as Juvéderm XC, Juvederm Vollure XC, Juvéderm Voluma, and Juvéderm Volbella all contain hyaluronic acid (HA) and have a smooth, gel-like consistency designed to add volume. They are ideal for filling in hollow areas of the face by lifting and smoothing the skin. They can also provide non-surgical lip augmentation.
For those looking to reduce a double chin, Kybella may be the answer. As the first and only FDA-approved injectable double chin treatment, it works by selectively destroying unwanted fat cells beneath the chin. The result is a sharper, better-contoured profile. Kybella is made with a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a substance in your body that helps absorb fat. Based on the distribution of fat and an individual’s cosmetic goals, Dr. Robinson will help you develop a customized treatment plan.
With a variety of different product offerings, Dr. Robinson can help treat sunken cheeks or temples, facial lines (such as smile lines), wrinkles, thin lips, excess fat below the chin, and more. If you’re looking to refresh your appearance without surgery or downtime, injectables may be the right fit for you! Schedule a consultation today or call our office at (219) 500-5766.