Which injectable is right for me?
By contactus@zdermatology.com
February 02, 2017
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Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras are right around the corner, so now is the time to come in to let the experts at Z help you look and feel your best! In January we gave you a quick explanation of what injectables are and how they work. Now we give you more information on the different ways injections are used.  



You look in a mirror and notice a saggy brow line, crows-feet, wrinkles on your forehead or lines between your eyebrows. Don't stress! We have a solution for that: Neurotoxins, aka Relaxants. These products smooth out lines that derive from repetitive facial moments such as smiling, frowning, and squinting. They can also be used on brows, forehead, chin, tip of nose, above eyebrows to lift a saggy brow line, corners of the mouth, and bunny lines to give a fresher look.  

  • Botox results can be seen in 3-5 days and can take 10-14 days to fully recover. 
  • Dysport usually kicks-in within a day or two and also can take 10-14 days to fully recover 

However, both may last up to 3-4 months. If you have an event coming up, plan ahead and give yourself some recovery time just in case. You may be red or bruised at the injection site for a few days. 


Hyaluronic Acid Fillers  
Fillers smooth facial wrinkles and replenish lost volume, especially in your cheeks, thin lips, under-eye hollows, and wrinkles/folds around your mouth. These fillers are often injected into nasolabial folds, nasal bumps, upper forehead, brow creases, eyelids & chin. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the body and works to attract water to plump up the deficient area. Thicker gels are used for building volume in areas such as the cheeks, while less dense fillers work better for fine wrinkles around the eyes. When you come into the office, inquiry about these products: 

  • Restylane Silk
  • Restylane
  • Restylane Lyft  

These fillers last 3-12 months depending on the treatment. You may experience temporary bruising, swelling, and in rare cases allergic reaction or possible infection.     

Calcium-based and Poly-L-Lactic Acid Fillers  
Do you feel that you have thicker skin & heavier folds, wrinkles or volume loss? Then a Calcium-Based or Poly-L-Lactic Acid Filler may be for you such as Radiesse, aka Collagen-stimulating fillers. It stimulates new collagen production within the injected area, while adding volume and some lift. It can last longer (1-2 years). You may experience soreness, puffiness, bruising, lumpiness, cysts, infection and allergic reaction.  




Did you know that when relaxants and fillers are combined they last longer? It's important to be educated on the procedures and products you are considering. Dr. Z will be happy to thoroughly go over the products, procedures, and answer all of your questions. Did you know that less than 7% of the 1.2 million doctors legally allowed to administer injectables in the US are qualified to be an Expert Injector? So when we say you'll be in expert hands - we mean it! Don't delay - Valentine's Day is only two weeks away! Trust the Expert Injector!