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Cosmetic Injectables for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know

Updated: Nov 28, 2023



Cosmetic injectables are one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures available. They can be used to treat a variety of concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, volume loss, and facial asymmetry.


There are two main types of cosmetic injectables: neuromodulators and dermal fillers.


Neuromodulators (such as Botox and Xeomin) work by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles. This can help to smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, especially in the forehead, brow, and around the eyes.


Dermal fillers are used to add volume to the face, restoring fullness and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Fillers are made from a variety of materials, including hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, and polymethylmethacrylate.


If you're considering cosmetic injectables, here are a few things to keep in mind:


  1. Choose a qualified injector. It's important to have your injections performed by a qualified medical professional, such as a Oral & Facial Surgeon, dermatologist or plastic surgeon. This will help to ensure that the procedure is safe and that you get the best possible results.

  2. Start small. It's always better to start with a small amount of filler and add more later if needed. This will help you to avoid overcorrection, which can lead to an unnatural appearance.

  3. Be realistic. Cosmetic injectables can't stop the aging process, but they can help to improve your appearance and make you look more youthful. It's important to have realistic expectations about the results you can achieve.


Here are some of the most popular cosmetic injectables for beginners:


  • Botox: Botox is the most popular cosmetic injectable on the market. It is used to treat a variety of concerns, including crow's feet, forehead wrinkles, and frown lines. Botox typically lasts for 3-4 months.

  • Xeomin: Xeomin is a similar neuromodulator to Botox. It works by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles. Xeomin typically lasts for 3-4 months.

  • Juvederm: Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid filler that is commonly used to treat volume loss in the cheeks, lips, and nasolabial folds. Juvederm typically lasts for 6-12 months.

  • Restylane: Restylane is another hyaluronic acid filler that is similar to Juvederm. It is used to treat a variety of concerns, including volume loss, wrinkles, and lip enhancement. Restylane typically lasts for 6-12 months.

  • Voluma: Voluma is a hyaluronic acid filler that is specifically designed to add volume to the cheeks. It is a thicker filler than Juvederm or Restylane, and it can last for up to 2 years.

If you're interested in learning more about cosmetic injectables, be sure to talk to a qualified injector. Or contact us for more about cosmetic injectables. We can help you to determine which treatment is right for you and answer any questions you have.


To book a consultation with About Face Oral & Facial Surgery, please visit our website at www.aboutfacesurgery.com or call us at 214-705-1660.



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