Injectable fillers and Botox have both become extremely popular options to help people look younger. The reason for their popularity is due to how effective they are at helping people reduce the signs of age without having to turn to invasive surgery.
That’s why today we want to talk about how they work and how they help you look younger. Let’s take a look at injectable fillers and Botox individually to see what they can each do to make you look younger.
How Injectable Fillers Help You look Younger
The effects of injectable fillers will depend entirely on where you choose to apply them on your face. In other words, their effects will depend on the area of injection.
They Can Plump Up Your Cheeks
As you get older, you start to lose fat. Don’t get too excited about this though, because the fat you lose is usually the fat you want to keep because it makes you look youthful. The fat in your cheeks is a great example; as you lose it, your face starts to look thin, gaunt and drawn. The good news is injectable fillers can bring back the plumpness to your cheeks!
Juvederm Voluma is an injectable filler that can instantly bring back volume to your cheeks. This filler is made of a formulated kind of hyaluronic acid that’s thick enough to lift the cheeks and plump them up nicely. Results will last for as long as two years, which makes this a great investment.
They Can Plump Up Your Lips Too
Other kind of fat you don’t want to lose, but it definitely goes away with age is that of your lips. They get thinner as time goes by, so many people turn to lip fillers for those plump and youthful lips. Now, when you think of lip fillers, try not to think of the unnatural duck-lipped celebrities of the early 2000s. Things have changed and lip fillers today can create a look that’s natural.
Restylane and Juvederm fillers are the most popular for the task and they’re also made of hyaluronic acid. The results last for 6 months on average, so they’re temporary, but you can maintain results by getting another lip filler injection. And if it turns out fuller lips are not for you, you can reverse the effects before the six months are up and try a more modest approach.
They Will Get Rid of the Circles Under Your Eyes
Injectable fillers made of hyaluronic acid work wonders when it comes to correcting dark circles under your eyes and the hollowness that comes with losing fat around the face. However, injectable filler can cause bumps, so it’s important the right filler is chosen for this particular use.
Thin fillers are the ones for the job because they’re less likely to cause bumps or uneven texture, which is not what you want. Be sure to talk things out with a professional during a consultations so you can clear out any doubts you may have about this. Rest assured the process is safe, it’s just a matter of being thorough.
They Reduce Wrinkles
Injectable fillers are also used to reduce wrinkles and expression lines around the face. Botox does the same, but injectable fillers minimize different types of wrinkles than Botox. Injectable fillers work best to deal with lines created by loss of volume on the face and the effects of gravity through the years. For example, the lines that form between your mouth and your nose; they can be treated with hyaluronic acid fillers.
If the wrinkles are heavy, the filler you’ll need will have to be thick as well. Radiesse is a common injectable filler for deep wrinkles and creases and it’s made from a gel that’s calcium-based, which means it’s thicker. This filler provides instant results and it also stimulates the production of collagen, which will benefit your skin tremendously.
How Botox Helps You Look Younger
We all know by now that Botox works wonders, but if you’re not familiar with how it works, here’s what it can do for you:
It Can Combat Crow’s Feet
Your eyes make up the most delicate area of your face, so it makes sense it’s the first one to show signs of aging. Signs of aging include dark circles around the eyes, droopy lids and crow’s feet, which are by far the most common. Crow’s feet appear on the outer corners of the eyes and they’re a result of years of laughing, smiling, crying, squinting, in short: living a life.
You could avoid crow’s feet by never showing any emotion on your face, but let’s face it, that’s too unpractical. An easier way is to handle them with Botox. Botox will help crow’s feet fade away and the results will last for about three months. This means you’ll need to make a habit of it.
It can Reduce Frown Lines
Botox have many uses outside of making you look younger, but the truth is that its anti-aging characteristics are what make it such a well-known option. When Botox was brand new, one of the first areas for which use was approved was the frown lines. Frown lines are those vertical wrinkles you get between your eyebrows after years and years of frowning or squinting.
What makes Botox such an effective product to treat frown lines is that it keeps certain nerves from sending signals to certain muscles. So, after your Botox treatment, you’re prevented or limited from frowning or squinting, so it will smooth out your expression and make you look more youthful. The results will last up to three months, so you’ll need to figure out if you want to repeat the treatment once the effects wear out.
As you can see, injectable fillers and Botox have many different uses and they can help you recover your youthful look in many different ways. If you’re unsure of what kind of treatment to choose, make sure you get a consultation so you can talk things out with a professional and figure out the best course of action!
*Information in this article is not medical advice and may not be factually accurate. It is intended for entertainment purposes only. Consult with a physician before attempting any tips in this blog post and to get the most up to date factual data about any procedure or treatment.