The facial aging process varies from person to person. The main causes are changes in bone density, loss or displacement of fat and the break down of collagen and elastin.
Anti-aging prevention coupled with minimally invasive facial cosmetic treatments and surgical procedures can be your key to lessening the signs of aging. While some factors, like bone changes, can’t be prevented, others like fat, collagen and elastin loss can be minimized. Lifestyle choices like diet and sun exposure can impact how quickly these factors come into play.
Today, doctors have a better understanding of what causes facial aging, and are able to address signs of aging like nasolabial folds, volume loss and deep facial lines or wrinkles to provide better results using injectable solutions like Botox or Dysport, hyaluronic acid fillers, collagen-based stimulators and fillers, and even naturally injected fat.
The injectable revolution is a driving force behind the increase in noninvasive cosmetic treatments, and advancements in the use of injectables have come a long way in preventing and reversing the visible signs of aging, with or without surgery. New York City and Miami, FL, dermatologist Fredric Brandt, MD, says, “Everybody can benefit from an injectable at some point in time to keep looking young.”
“Injectables can offer instant results, which is a major draw for many consumers; many patients don’t want or can’t afford the downtime that comes along with surgery,” says Palm Beach, FL, dermatologist, Layne Nisenbaum, DO.
Today’s injectable menu offers a wide array of products to address not only the wrinkles themselves, but the muscles that cause lines and furrows to form. Injectable fillers plump up wrinkles while denervating agents, such as Botox and Dysport, prevent the muscle contractions that lead to etched lines.
This “mix-and-match” approach is gaining popularity, and studies have shown that using denervating agents in conjunction with fillers can lead to longer-lasting results, since impairing the muscle function around the areas treated with fillers can slow the reabsorption of the product.