Injectables are products that combat the signs of aging without surgery. Botox® is a particular type of “muscle-relaxing” injectable that targets wrinkles caused by muscle activity, such as frown lines, smoker’s lines, and crow’s feet.
Botox® is made of botulinum toxin, a purified protein, which is a safe product that has been used for years to treat muscle spasms in both children and adults. It is also used to treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and migraine headaches. It works by relaxing the facial muscles so that the skin becomes smoother.
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Other injectables include dermal fillers, which address lost volume in the face and neck. See our page, “Volume Restoration,” for information about these injections, as this page will focus on Botox®.
At Cascade Facial Surgery, Dr. Jonathan Grant treats every patient as a unique individual. He will evaluate your skin and determine the best placement and dosage for your Botox® injections so that the wrinkles are smoother without making you look “expressionless.” Botox® treatments last approximately four months.
These injections are sometimes done in conjunction with surgical procedures such as a face and neck lift, which improves areas from the cheekbones down. For those not wishing to have surgery to correct aging around the eyes or on the forehead/eyebrows, Botox® can help to provide a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation along with a face and neck lift.
Who is a Candidate for Injectables?
Candidates for injectables are troubled by signs of aging on the face such as:
- Frown lines (the “11” lines between the eyebrows)
- Horizontal lines across the forehead
- Crow’s feet
- Smoker’s lines around the mouth
- Lines across the chin
- Downturned corners of the mouth
For those with signs of aging that result from loss of facial volume, such as flattened cheeks, jowls, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines, dermal filler injectables or fat transfer are recommended. See Volume Restoration.
Understanding the Injectables Procedure
Dr. Grant will examine you during your consultation and discuss what you dislike about your face. Then, he can devise a treatment plan for you using Botox®.
Botox® is a non-surgical, non-invasive product that is injected into the skin using a very fine needle, so the pain is minimal. We can apply a topical anesthetic, however, to reduce your discomfort.
The treatment itself takes only 15-30 minutes, and you can go home immediately.
Recovering From Injectables
No downtime is required after Botox® injections. Some patients experience mild swelling and bruising around the injection sites, but these effects resolve in most cases by the next day. The results of the treatment will be maximized in 3 to 7 days.