Injectables are popular treatments for minimizing aging symptoms, contouring the jawline, and enhancing facial features. Injectables fit into two categories: neuromodulators and dermal fillers, and both can accomplish unique aesthetic goals when injected by an experienced, board-certified dermatologist.
The team at Coast Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center is dedicated to providing the best in medical and cosmetic dermatology to the Laguna Beach community. Our board-certified dermatologist Dr. Glenn Goldberg brings his more than 30 years of experience to every appointment, ensuring each patient is receiving the care they deserve.
When Can I Start Injectables?
Aging symptoms appear in different ways and at varying times for everyone, so your age alone doesn’t determine when you can start getting injectable treatments. Injectables aren’t just for wrinkles, as they can be used for enhancing features like the lips—a concern we see in patients of all ages. The right time for injectables is when you start to notice fine lines and wrinkles on your face or neck or if there’s an imbalance or imperfection you’d like to correct.
If you are unsure about trying injectables—whether you’re 25 or 50—here are a few reasons now might be the perfect time to start.
You Can Prevent Aging Symptoms
If you’re not experiencing severe aging symptoms, but are starting to notice the onset of fine lines and wrinkles, beginning injectables now could prevent or lessen future wrinkles. One study showed that starting Botox early and using it long-term minimizes future wrinkles by helping skin maintain its elasticity. It can help lessen crow’s feet and wrinkles when your face is at rest.
Dermal filler treatments now can also have positive long-term effects. Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural substance found in the skin. Your body slowly absorbs the filler, causing the effects to diminish, but the absorption of the HA actually encourages increased collagen production, a substance that gives your skin its plump, soft, and firm appearance.
You Can Keep Your Results
Neuromodulators and dermal fillers both require regular appointments to maintain your results. Improvements from a Botox treatment are usually fully developed after two weeks, and results can last between 3-4 months. Dermal filler results can be seen immediately after a treatment, and results last between 6-18 months. These time frames differ slightly for everyone, so once you know how long your results last, you can schedule regular upkeep appointments at our Laguna Beach office to maintain your improvement indefinitely.
Being able to get injections regularly means that you can allow aging to appear slowly and gracefully. You will be able to keep a natural appearance. Your friends and family won’t notice that you’re getting injections because your changes will be subtle, as opposed to getting one dramatic surgical procedure.
You Can Get Just What You Need
Some people are intimidated by the idea of getting injection treatments like Botox because they associate it with a stiff or unnatural look. Lip fillers might bring to mind images of over-the-top, pouty lips that are out of proportion with the face. One great aspect of injectables is the ability to receive a small or large amount of product. Our expert dermatologist will only use enough neuromodulator or dermal filler to treat your concerns, and never more than what’s needed. You do not have to get a minimum amount. We provide our patients with results that meet their individual goals. As you age, you will need more product, and we will slowly adjust treatments as necessary.
You Can Combine with Other Treatments
Injectables can be just the start of your aesthetic journey, since they can easily be combined with other cosmetic procedures to offer more comprehensive improvement. Smooth away the wrinkles and rejuvenate the skin with a combination of injectables and microneedling or intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy. For more severe skin concerns, consider CO2 laser resurfacing with your injectable treatments. We will create a treatment plan for you that might include multiple procedures in a single session or a series of sessions that can build on your improvement. You can also maintain your healthy glow throughout the process with regular facials by our aesthetician.
Which Injectable Do I Need?
Neuromodulators and dermal fillers are the two types of injectables. Neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport are used to treat dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles that appear due to repetitive facial movements. As you age, these wrinkles remain when your face is at rest, and neuromodulators can minimize their appearance. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, fill in fine lines and wrinkles that appear due to environmental factors, like smoking and sun exposure, and also restore volume in areas where fat pads have shrunk due to aging. Fillers may also be used to contour the jawline or increase lip size.
Depending on the type of issue you’re seeking to correct, we will be able to recommend the best product for you.
Schedule Your Injectable Treatment at our skin care clinic in Laguna Beach Today
If you’re ready to start your injectable treatments or want to learn more, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.