Injectable treatments can help restore your skin’s youthful volume, prevent and treat wrinkles, and promote new hair growth. At Med Aesthetics, LLC, in River Forest, Illinois, Thomas F Drost, MD, ND, FACS, and his team of aesthetic specialists offer:
Injectables are medications and substances that the Med Aesthetics, LLC team injects into your skin to treat a number of skin concerns. Some injectables can even stimulate new hair growth, though others may help eliminate unwanted fat. Injectables are a safe alternative to surgical procedures that typically require little-to-no downtime.
The Med Aesthetics, LLC, team offers many different types of injectables at their office, including:
When injected into a specific muscle, neuromodulators, like Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport®, prevent that muscle from contracting. By temporarily preventing muscle movement, neuromodulators can help soften the skin atop to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles — expression lines caused by muscle movement.
Botox and Dysport can also prevent new wrinkles from forming.
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that restore lost volume. Though neuromodulators treat dynamic wrinkles, dermal fillers target wrinkles that develop from volume loss. Fillers such as Juvederm® and Restylane® can help treat static wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Sculptra®, meanwhile, stimulates collagen production for long-lasting results.
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP therapy, uses growth factors in your own blood to rejuvenate the skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promote new hair growth. This form of regenerative medicine can provide long-lasting results without surgery or unnatural substances.
Kybella is an injectable medication that helps dissolve fat underneath the chin. If you have a “double chin” that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise, Kybella may be the right treatment for you.
Injectables require no downtime, so you can resume your normal activities immediately after treatment. Mild swelling, bruising, and redness at the injection site are normal side effects of the treatment and should subside within hours.
Most injectables last for several months before gradually fading. Though results from Botox last for about three to six months, you can maintain your results from dermal fillers for as long as 12 months. Many patients enjoy beautiful results from PRP therapy for up to 18 months, while hair growth may be permanent.
To learn more about injectables, call Med Aesthetics, LLC, or schedule an appointment online today.