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4 Types of Injectables: Which One is Right For You?

Is it time to put your best face forward? Injectables are among the most sought-after cosmetic procedures. They are relatively inexpensive, require little or no downtime, and can freshen your looks for months at a time. 

Dr. Brian Subach and the team at Subach Spinal Solutions in the Arlington, Virginia, area offer a variety of injectables and can consult with you to choose the right combination to achieve your dream look.

Botox®  

Botox Cosmetic contains botulinum toxin A, derived from a toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum. This safe injectable neurotoxin is approved to treat facial lines and wrinkles around the eyes and nose and across your forehead. Botox only works on what are called dynamic wrinkles, by paralyzing tiny muscles to prevent wrinkles from forming.  

Juvéderm®

Juvéderm is most commonly used to plump up lips for a full pouty appearance. It's made of hyaluronic acid (HA), which your body produces naturally. As a dermal filler, it’s slowly eliminated from your system, and you'll need touch-ups every few months to maintain your appearance. 

Restylane®

Restylane is also created using hyaluronic acid. It’s typically used around the lips and mouth, for a plumper lip and to remove lip lines on and around the mouth. 

Radiesse®

Radiesse is made of synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres. The resulting gel is injected as a filler under the skin. It safely stimulates the body’s production of collagen, filling out fine lines and creases. Radiesse is typically only used in your middle face, not your lips or forehead.  

Injectable procedures are minimally invasive. Recovery is usually quick, and you won't have much downtime, if any. You may feel some swelling and puffiness, or see slight redness around injection sites. 

You can reduce after-effects by taking the following steps before and after your treatment:

  1. Stop medication like aspirin, ibuprofen, and St. John’s Wort for a couple of days prior to and after your treatment.
  2. If you are taking any prescribed medications that thin your blood, or are on an aspirin regimen, check with your doctor before getting injectables.
  3. Stop smoking, as it can cause inflammation and worsen any potential bruising.
  4. Use ice to cool your face and/or lips and reduce discomfort or a heated feeling. 
  5. Stay out of the sun directly before and a few days after treatment, then use sunscreen.
  6. Skip wearing makeup for a few days after injectable administration.
  7. Don't consume alcohol for at least 24 hours before and after your injection treatment.

Are you ready to enjoy the experience of a youthful, fresh, and unlined face? Ask us about injectable treatments today. Contact our Arlington, Virginia, office by calling 571-732-0044 or requesting an appointment online.

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