Getting older has its perks. From watching your family grow to progressing in your career to enjoying a slower pace of life, there is no shortage of things to look forward to as you reach middle age and beyond. When it comes to your appearance, however, the aging process can certainly take its toll. For many men and women, one of the first signs of facial aging to develop is loose, wrinkled, or sagging skin. At White Pearl Med Spa in Des Plaines, IL, double board-certified physician Dr. Philip Conrardy and our team of aesthetic experts keep patients looking and feeling their best at every age with an extensive array of cosmetic anti-aging treatments and procedures, including injectable fillers and wrinkle relaxers. Use the helpful information in this blog to better understand how injectables can restore a firmer, smoother, more youthful look for you, too.
Which cosmetic injections do I need?
The most popular types of cosmetic injections are wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers, each of which has its own unique set of properties and applications:
Wrinkle relaxers: Injectable wrinkle relaxers, like BOTOX® and XEOMIN®, target expressive lines and wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing the underlying muscle. Common concerns that can be treated with injectable wrinkle relaxers include:
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
- Brow lines
- Glabellar lines
Dermal fillers: With dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM® and Revanesse® Versa™, patients can fill in deep, static lines and restore volume to deflated features. Many patients choose injectable dermal fillers to address one or more of the following:
- Deep lines or facial folds
- Sunken under-eye circles
- Hollow cheeks
- Thin lips
- Nasolabial folds
During your initial consultation for cosmetic injections in Des Plaines, IL, our knowledgeable providers will thoroughly evaluate your concerns and help you choose the most appropriate product – or combination of products –for you.
Will injectables tighten saggy skin?
While skin tightening is not a fundamental objective for using cosmetic injectables, many patients do feel that their skin looks and feels smoother and firmer following the injection of wrinkle relaxers and/or dermal fillers. This is particularly true when wrinkles or loose skin is being caused by volume loss, which can be corrected with fillers. However, patients whose primary concerns include sagging skin may be better suited to one of our skin rejuvenation procedures, like microneedling. This popular treatment works to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin, encouraging firmer skin from within. Oftentimes, patients benefit from a combination of microneedling plus cosmetic injectables.
How long do injectables last?
While every product and patient is unique, most men and women can expect the results of their dermal fillers to last for about 12 –18 months. Injectable wrinkle relaxers typically provide up to 3 – 4 months of results before needing to be reinjected, though patients who exercise heavily may need to get their wrinkle relaxers reinjected more often. With a healthy diet, plenty of water, minimal sun exposure, and a proper skin care regimen, patients may be able to enjoy their injectable results for longer.
Look and feel like a whole new you with cosmetic injectables in Des Plaines, IL
If you are starting to notice lines, wrinkles, and saggy, worn-out features, you may be a candidate for cosmetic wrinkle relaxers and/or dermal fillers. Take the first step toward reversing these unwanted signs of aging today by calling White Pearl Med Spa in Des Plaines, IL to schedule your private consultation with double board-certified physician and aesthetic expert Dr. Philip Conrardy. We look forward to helping you achieve the look of your dreams.
*All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.