Look Youthful With Injectables Posted July 11, 2016 in BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, Injectable Fillers, JUVÉDERM®, Restylane® A major element that separates the young from the old is the appearance of softness in the face. As we age, our faces lose volume and our skin loses elasticity, strength, and density. Therefore, an older face will typically look far thinner than a younger face, which has softness, plumpness, and volume. A recent study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), (and discussed by NBC news) showed that due to weight, lifestyle, and behavioral factors, identical twins can look like they are completely different ages. Weight is a significant factor because it adds volume to the face. In this study, the thinner twin’s face looked more tired, more wrinkled, and overall more aged than her heavier identical twin because her face was less “filled out” with fat. However, gaining weight is not necessarily an ideal way to look more youthful. Rather, an effective solution is using injectables to erase lines and wrinkles, add youthful volume to specific areas of the face, and take years off your appearance. Injectable Treatments Injectables have the ability to erase frown lines and crow’s feet, fill in laugh lines, reduce eye hollows, create fuller lips, and add volume overall. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Patrick Bitter specializes in anti-aging procedures, and he offers a variety of injectable treatments to rejuvenate and revitalize the face. BOTOX® Cosmetic This tried and true injectable has produced noticeable results for millions. With a simple, non-surgical treatment, this prescription medicine temporarily improves moderate to severe frown lines and crow’s feet. BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected directly into the muscle tissue between the eyebrows, effectively limiting muscle activity there to reduce the appearance of lines. Dysport® Like BOTOX® Cosmetic, this injectable temporarily improves moderate to severe frown lines. It is injected into five areas above and between the brows and effectively blocks the nerve signals to reduce the muscle contractions that cause wrinkles. Restylane® The Restylane® family of injectable fillers includes a series of products that can increase facial volume and fullness. Restylane® products can enhance the lips, correct deep nasolabial folds, and reduce other wrinkles around the mouth. JUVÉDERM® This smooth gel filler helps to smooth away the wrinkles around your nose and mouth, reducing smile lines, lip lines, and more. Results are instant and can last up to a year. With injectables, you can revitalize your face so that you look more youthful, happy, alert, and healthy. To find out which product is best suited to your needs and to see how board-certified dermatologist Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr. can help you look younger, schedule your private consultation today by filling out our online contact form or calling (408) 358-5757.