Are Injectables the Answer to a Younger Appearance?

Dermal Fillers | David Altamira MD | Houston TXOne of the most significant advantages to living at this time in history is that it is easier than ever to accomplish just about anything with ease and quickness. We can prepare an entire meal far more quickly than our ancestors could, thanks to convection ovens and other technologies. We are also much more adept at managing the issue of aging.

Men and women who are aging today have it relatively easy. Lines and wrinkles can be smoothed away with the zap of a laser or the slight poke of a tiny needle. Does it get any easier than that? While there are benefits to the use of injectables for managing appearance, the common use of products like Botox and dermal fillers can also create a misperception that injectables are the answer to all levels of concern. This isn’t necessarily so.

Here, we want to discuss how injectables work, what they can do, and what they can’t.

The Non-Surgical Facelift: Is This a Thing?

It is. In fact, the specific curriculum has been developed to help physicians perfect their use of soft tissue fillers and neuromodulating drugs for cosmetic rejuvenation. Neuromodulators such as Botox are used around the eyes, and sometimes around the mouth. The neck is also an area of concern that may be improved with this treatment, aimed at relaxing muscle pull that creates lines and ridges. Filler products are introduced into lines and wrinkles, and also into areas such as the cheeks, which tend to flatten out as we age. Injections at the uppermost area of the cheek can also diminish the appearance of dark circles and puffiness beneath the eyes.

Is the Liquid Facelift the Right Solution for You?

Injectables are great, and we use them often! However, it’s important to know:

  • A surgical facelift is not necessarily going to diminish the natural appearance of the face. Properly performed, a facelift reduces the appearance of age without affecting your unique beauty. On the other hand, overuse of injectables can make a face appear puffy. One is not better than the other.
  • Injectables are immediately affordable, but there is also a long-term cost of care. Some people assume they will save money by choosing injectables over facelift surgery. This isn’t always how it turns out, though. When touch-ups are obtained once every year or so, the cost of non-surgical treatment can ultimately amount to more than surgery would cost.

We understand that facial rejuvenation can be intimidating regardless of how you go about treatment. Get the personal care you deserve when you visit our Houston or Sugar Land office.

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