What’s the Difference? | Explaining Today’s Top Injectables

August 31, 2012 Posted in: Botox & Fillers, Huntington, NY Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic injectables have quickly become the number-one category in the world of cosmetic treatment across the board.  With millions upon millions of procedures performed each year, what really sets these treatments apart?  In an attempt to help patients make an informed decision, we thought we would explain a few similarities and differences between today’s top injectable treatments. Not sure what sets different injectables apart?  Here’s a brief introduction:
  • BOTOX® / Dysport®: BOTOX and Dysport represent the number-one cosmetic procedure in the US.  Making up a category known as Botulinum Toxin Type A, these treatments act essentially as muscle-relaxing agents,  When injected into the skin, BOTOX and Dysport block the nerve muscles that are responsible for the repetitive actions that cause fine lines and wrinkles, smoothing them away for a younger and more refreshed appearance.
  • Juvéderm®: Juvederm injectable gel is a safe, effective gel that restores volume to the skin and smoothes away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Part of a category called “hyaluronic acid” fillers, these treatments “fill in” deep, persistent creases.  Juvéderm’s smooth consistency allows for easy injections and natural-looking results.
  • Restylane®: Another “hyaluronic acid” filler, Restylane is an effective and simple way to add volume to the skin and fill in deep-set creases.  What makes Restylane unique, however, is its ability to “plump the lips.”  FDA-approved for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years, Restylane offers a minimally-invasive alternative to lip implants.

BOTOX on Long Island

To learn more about BOTOX, fillers or any of the cosmetic procedures we offer, contact us today.  Our offices are located in Huntington Station, and you can reach us directly at (631) 424-6707.  Find out what cosmetic injectables can do for you – call today.

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