Unlike Botox, wrinkle injections help to fill the crease, area, or line of a wrinkle and relax the muscle underneath it with a variety of substances. End result? Trouble spots almost disappear! Wrinkle injections can offer up a youthful look, without the high cost that a facelift brings. Most options fill up wrinkles, hollows, and lines in less than half an hour, and results can last for at least up to four months, to over a year.
Wrinkle injections are also used to lift and plump up (volumize) temples, cheeks, chins, as well as jawlines – and can be used to fill out plump lips that are thinning, and plumped sagging hands. It’s important to note that the type of wrinkle injection really depends on the type of wrinkle you want to help eliminate. When you decide to move forward with the treatment, ensure to reach out to a plastic surgeon or board-certified dermatologist with special training.
If you are thinking about moving forward with a wrinkle injection for a problematic area, it’s very important to do a little research, understand the differing injections available, pros, as well as cons, side effects, and other considerations. With that all said, below are 10 things to consider with wrinkle injections.
Fat is used for this wrinkle injection, moreover, fat from a patient! An individual will use their own fat, surgically removed from the stomach, buttocks, or thighs. It is then treated, and injected! This means an individual has to undergo two different procedures; one to remove the fat from an area in their body, and one to inject in the area desired. The downside to this all is that added fat purification measures are taken within the lab, which can be time-consuming and be costly; although results can be semi-permanent, you may need a number of treatments done over time.
Another form of autologous wrinkle injections can be platelet-rich plasma shots, sometimes referred to as a “vampire lift” as blood is taken from the patient’s arm. Much like when fat is used, the blood is treated, and then injected, with results lasting from a year, to a year and a half.