Injectables boost the appearance of your skin instantly, either by getting rid of fine lines or improving the look of scar tissue and other imperfections. At his Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics practice, Dr. Will Richardson offers the very latest in injectables and dermal filler technologies, including Bellafill®, Botox®, Dysport®, Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC, Juvéderm® XC, Juvéderm® Voluma XC, Kybella®, Radiesse®, Restylane®, Restylane® Silk, and Sculptra®. These safe and painless in-office procedures restore volume and fullness to your skin. Treatment sessions usually last 20 minutes or so. If you’re in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area, call or contact Dr. Richardson online to discuss your options.
As the name suggests, injectables are substances injected into skin cells on your lips, hands, and face to smooth out wrinkles and imperfections. Several of these substances are cleared for use by the FDA but only if they’re administered by an experienced dermatologist like Dr. Richardson.
Injectables make subtle changes under the surface of your skin that add up to a smoother look without the need for cosmetic surgery.
The most popular dermal fillers are formulated from hyaluronic acid, a polysaccharide — sugar — already found in human skin. This is injected in the form of a gel that swells to create a smooth, unwrinkled surface. Over time, it’s absorbed into your body naturally. Research shows that repeated use of such fillers may stimulate your skin into producing more collagen, which additionally reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Injectables in this group include:
Other dermal fillers are made from a synthetic formula and have longer-lasting effects. They, too, can stimulate the production of collagen. This group includes:
Botulinum toxin is also a commonly used injectable. It relaxes the muscle beneath the skin, reducing the intensity of forehead wrinkles.
Kybella is another groundbreaking injectable. It’s formulated with deoxycholic acid, a substance that destroys the fat cells which cause a double chin. Dr. Richardson can advise on a Kybella treatment plan that will significantly improve your chin profile — permanently.
As with any invasive medical procedure, there are risks. Sometimes redness or swelling occurs, but this usually subsides swiftly. You may experience an allergic reaction at the injection site, which takes the form of tiny bumps under the skin or causes skin discoloration. These side effects may be very temporary or may require further treatment. Very rarely, the injectables cause side effects such as blindness and paralysis. Dr. Richardson carefully monitors and treats any reactions as they occur.
There’s no ‘one size fits all’ injectable and results can vary between individuals. Dr. Richardson guides you through the process of selecting the injectable that best suits your skin type and personal case history and advises on the best way of maintaining your skin’s good health going forward.