NON-INVASIVE TREATMENTS IN SACRAMENTO
Cosmetic injectables have many applications, from reducing lines and wrinkles to restoring or adding volume to the cheeks and lips. These non-surgical treatments offer anti-aging benefits without the commitments of plastic surgery, such as a long recovery. Dermal fillers can boost collagen production for a more youthful appearance, and neuromodulator injectables can smoothen lines caused by repeated facial expressions.
Dr. Debra Johnson is considered one of the top plastic surgeons in Sacramento and can help you decide which type of cosmetic injectable will help you accomplish your aesthetic goals.
Botox & Other Neuromodulator Injectables
Botox was the first botulinum toxin injectable approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is now approved for 11 medical and cosmetic uses, including frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines. Dysport and Xeomin are the latest on the market. These injectable products are neuromodulators that relax the muscles responsible for the formation of wrinkles on the face.
Repeated facial expressions such as raising your eyebrows create lines along the forehead or crow’s feet on the edges of the eyes because of smiling or squinting. Botox, Dysport and Xeomin smoothen the treated areas, allowing the skin to relax and drape evenly across your complexion by temporarily immobilizing the muscle movements that cause these signs of aging. The longevity of your results depends on the type of neuromodulator. Botox and Dysport results can last three or four months, while Xeomin results may last up to six months.
Botox is often called a “lunchtime treatment” because it can be conveniently performed during a lunchtime appointment. This popular injectable option can be ideal for crow’s feet and wrinkles between the eyebrows and along the forehead.
Dermal Fillers: Juvéderm and Restylane
Facial rejuvenation with dermal fillers restores a youthful appearance by building volume, improving deep wrinkles and smoothing fine lines. Fillers can add symmetry to your complexion and soften the contours of your face by stimulating collagen production. Often referred to as the fountain-of-youth protein, collagen is a protein in your connective tissues that adds strength and flexibility to the skin. Your body creates less and less of this vital compound starting in your mid-20s. Dr. Johnson offers Juvéderm and Restylane fillers which are made with hyaluronic acid.
Juvéderm is a family of dermal fillers designed to fill in lines and wrinkles and add volume to flat or hollow facial areas, including:
- Bags, dark circles or sunken under-eye appearance
- Flat or sunken cheeks
- Marionette lines (lines that extend down the sides of the mouth)
- Nasolabial folds (smile or laugh lines)
- Thin lips
- Vertical lip lines
- Chin wrinkles
- Acne scarring
Restylane is another hyaluronic acid filler that can level out moderate to severe lines and wrinkles, with results lasting approximately six months. This dermal filler can treat several signs of aging, such as:
- Vertical lip lines
- Smile or laugh lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Sagging or flat cheeks
- Chin wrinkles
- Under-eye dark circles, bags or hollowing
A single injection during a convenient visit to our Sacramento office can provide facial rejuvenation for six months to a year or longer, depending on the type of dermal filler and the treatment area.
Schedule a Consultation to Discuss Cosmetic Injectables
Contact Dr. Johnson in Sacramento today if you’re interested in reducing lines or wrinkles and restoring volume with cosmetic injectables.