There comes a time in our lives where we begin to notice tiny wrinkles and laugh lines. In the early stages of the aging process, they are barely noticeable, and you would like to keep them that way. Later in the aging process, the wrinkles and lines may be more pronounced and you would like to eliminate or diminish them. Fortunately, in this continuum of aging, there are numerous non-surgical treatment options to help reduce or eliminate these signs of aging.
Essentially, the way your skin looks relates to the way your skin is supported. Wrinkles form when your natural collagen layer thins as you age. Sun exposure, injury, heredity, and lifestyle (such as, smoking and poor nutrition), can also weaken collagen fibers.
For many, your face may be looking older, but sagging skin may not be the reason. Do you have lines around your lips or mouth, frown lines, acne scars, or other depressions or scars? Do you have a gaunt or shallow look? If so, the good news is that you have a number of successful and safe options to choose from for addressing the problem.
The Difference Between Wrinkle Fillers and Wrinkle Relaxers:
One of the most common and successful options is to use one of the many types of “Injectable” Wrinkle Fillers or Wrinkle Relaxers.
Injectable tissue fillers like Restylane®, Radiesse®, Juvederm® and Sculptra®, fill in folds, creases, and facial depressions.
Injectable wrinkle relaxers, known as Neuromodulators, such as Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®, do not fill anything out. Instead, they actually relax the muscles that cause the wrinkles you don’t like.
The bottom line is that Injectables — Wrinkle Fillers and Wrinkle Relaxers — can make a big difference in your appearance, with virtually no downtime.
With all of these options heavily marketed, it is very understandable how you can be confused about which type of injectable facial filler or wrinkle relaxer would be the best for you.
Dr. Kridel talks about selecting the appropriate filler or relaxer in this video:
Dr. Kridel also provides an educational overview of the differences between each type of injectable in “Overview of Injectables” in our Video Library.
Dr. Kridel is recognized by his peers as a leading expert:
Dr. Kridel is considered one of the leading experts on all types of injectable procedures. He has written numerous medical journal articles on the subject, trained hundreds of surgeons from around the world on his techniques and has been interviewed many times on the subject.
At Facial Plastic Surgery Associates we believe it is important to provide thorough and extensive patient education. You can click on any of the following links for more information about the different injectable treatment options. You can also call us at 713/526-5665 to ask any questions or to make an appointment.
Watch this video to see the steps of having an injectable filler or relaxer.