Injectable treatments have long been a patient favorite amongst both men and women. Widely praised for their ability to quickly and effectively rejuvenate an aging face, injectable treatments have proven themselves to be powerful— and yet, minimally invasive.
We are wise enough not to believe that their popularity is limited to our St. Louis practice—according to statistics put out by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), injectable and filler treatments reign king and queen. In 2015 alone, nearly 6.8 million Botulinum Toxin Type A injectable treatments (like Botox®) were performed. With a lower, but still astounding number, soft tissue fillers saw an increase of six percent in just the last year with well over 2.4 million. At over 1.9 million, the most popular filler treatments are, those formulated of hyaluronic acid, like Juvéderm®.
What Injectable is Right for You?
With a bounty of injectables on the market, it can be difficult to know which treatment is best for you and your skin’s needs. In hopes of aiding your decision, we have put together a seemingly simple “cheat” guide—a “what for what” visual—to help make your decision easier.
Botox: We often fail to realize that many lines and wrinkles form from a simple show of emotion—such as frowning, squinting, and laughing. By reducing the underlying muscle movements, Botox can smooth crow’s feet, frown lines, and even deep creases.
The Juvéderm Family: All formulated from hyaluronic acid, Juvéderm XC, Juvéderm Ultra XC, and Juvéderm Voluma XC add to a youthful appearance by restoring fullness to areas commonly affected by volume loss, such as the cheeks and lips.
A Personalized Approach at Renaissance Plastic Surgery
Whether it be Botox, Juvéderm, or Voluma, your treatment should be just as unique as you are. We are careful to design an injectable treatment specific to you and your goals. As we work closely with you, we will determine what injectable or dermal filler is right for you.