Facial wrinkles and lines can be reduced with cosmetic injections into the skin. The two main types of injectable substances used are botulinum toxin type A and dermal fillers. To treat deep lines, the surgeon or cosmetic practitioner may decide to use both types of injectables to achieve the best result.
Botulinum toxin type A is given by intramuscular (IM) injection to weaken muscles in the face and lessen the lines associated with facial expression. The toxin relaxes the underlying muscle and allows the skin to flatten out.
Dermal fillers are piped by injection along wrinkles and lines to plump the skin.
Botox / Dysport
Botulinum toxin type A or Dysport is injected into certain muscles of the face to soften facial lines, including:
- frown lines between the eyebrows
- lines across the bridge of the nose
- ‘crow’s feet’ wrinkles extending from the outside corners of the eyes
- forehead lines
A very fine needle is used to inject into selected facial muscles. Discomfort is minimal and brief. Most people describe it as an ant-bite sting for a few seconds. The wrinkle-smoothing effects of the injection may last four to six months.
Contact Dental at Lake Haven for the current specials on cosmetic injections