If you’ve started to notice fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging developing on your face, you might be curious about how Botox and injectable treatments can help contribute to a younger appearance. Despite how often you might hear Botox being mentioned and joked about among peers and on television, this type of treatment is actually incredibly useful and effective at smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles for weeks and months at a time.
If you’ve considered trying dermal fillers and injectables at least one time to see if these treatments fit in with your lifestyle, you may also be curious about what will happen to your appearance if you decide to cease treatment down the road. Will your fine lines and wrinkles come back? Are Botox and dermal filler treatments an ongoing, life-long process?
Here’s what you need to know about starting and stopping treatments for dermal fillers and injectables.
Botox and Xeomin can help prevent the formation of wrinkles
Research has shown that cosmetic injectables such as Botox and Xeomin can actually slow down the aging process. These treatments contain a special toxin that prevents nerve cell signals from reaching muscles -- resulting in muscles being weakened and unable to contract. Considering Botox and Xeomin have the ability to relax your muscles and facial expressions, these treatments can reduce the appearance of lines and the formation of wrinkles. Most people find that the longer they undergo these types of injectable treatments, the longer the effects are able to last.
If you decide to stop receiving injectable treatments, your fine lines and wrinkles won’t return overnight; instead, you may notice that as the effects wear off over time, your wrinkles will gradually begin to reappear.
Dermal fillers can help promote the growth of collagen
Most individuals often confuse dermal fillers with cosmetic injectables. The difference between the two treatments is that dermal fillers are more effective at plumping up your lips and skin, have the ability to reduce the appearance of scars, and can enhance the contours of your face. In most cases, dermal fillers are effective for months on end, so you don’t have to return as frequently to your cosmetic surgeon to receive follow-up injections.
When dermal fillers are injected into your skin, your body may recognize the fillers as trauma, and immediately set out to heal the affected area. As your skin begins to heal, your body will promote the growth of collagen in the areas surrounding the filler -- resulting in noticeable improvements with fine lines and facial volume. Just as with Botox and Xeomin, ongoing use of dermal fillers will require you to need fewer treatments as years pass. The most popular dermal fillers used among cosmetic surgeons are Juvéderm and Radiesse.
In the end, it’s important to know that your appearance won’t necessarily worsen if you stop receiving injectables or dermal fillers; it just means that your face will go back to the way it looked prior to treatment, and fine lines and wrinkles will eventually return. If you still haven’t decided whether ongoing dermal filler or injectable treatments are ideal for you, schedule a consultation and give these treatments a try!
Are you interested in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles? GLOW Surgical Arts offers a series of facial rejuvenation treatments, including cosmetic injectables, dermal fillers, eye lift, fat transfer, and laser treatments. Sign up for a free consultation or call GLOW Surgical Arts at (650) 241-2209 to learn more about our services.