Injectables include the broader category of treatments for wrinkle reduction using needles injecting product rather than energy-based devices. This category includes wrinkle relaxers like Botox and Dysport and dermal fillers like those in the Restylane and Juvederm families.
For the most part, since they involve product, injectable treatments are temporary. Botox tends to last 3 to 4 months, and fillers last 6 to 18 months. Where the product is injected is one of several factors that affect how long they will last, along with your skin type, the extent of correction you're seeking, and your particular lifestyle.
Neurotoxins like Botox and Dysport are simple, non-surgical injectable treatments that temporarily smooth moderate to severe wrinkles. They reduce the muscle contractions that cause lines in between and around the eyes, on the forehead, and around the lips.
Results may take up to 10 days to fully develop, and typically last 3 to 4 months. Consistent treatments can slow the development of wrinkles making Botox a great preventative and corrective measure.
Dermal fillers are used to plump and smooth deeper folds of skin such as those around the mouth, to contour cheek pads and sallow eyes, and to create fuller lips. Fillers can also be used for scar and skin imperfection correction. Dermal fillers can be used for anything from small areas, such as filling a pockmark or scar or used extensively to achieve full facial correction.
Fillers are injected into the skin with a very fine needle. The result is instantaneous and produces natural enhancement that typically lasts 6 to 9 months. The differences between dermal fillers are in the size of the molecules and the consistency of each product, along with the composition of the products. It's vital to consult with an experienced provider like Dr, Castillo who can recommend the best product to achieve your goals.