Can Injectables Be Effective Wrinkle Treatments?

An injectable treatment is one of the most effective ways to smooth skin and diminish the intensity of wrinkles and facial lines. Patients who are looking to rejuvenate their skin and recapture a youthful glow turn to these treatments for many reasons.

With quick appointments and no downtime, patients can address common signs of aging with cosmetic injectables. At Spa Black, our skilled aesthetic medical team can help you to experience the benefits of injectables firsthand.

Popular Wrinkle Treatments: Botox

Botox is one of the most well-known and powerful injectables used by people around the world. It’s considered to be the go-to treatment for wrinkles and fine lines.

Injectables like Botox offer an FDA-approved solution that can start to remove the effects of lines and wrinkles in just a few simple sessions. While Botox is helpful for patients who want to address cosmetic concerns, it is also used to treat a handful of medical conditions, including migraines and hyperhidrosis.

When used for cosmetic concerns, Botox can improve the look of skin on several key areas of the face, addressing wrinkles that are found:

  • Around the eyes
  • Around the mouth
  • On the forehead
  • Between the eyebrows

Botox injectables are most commonly used to treat frown lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles on the forehead.

Treating Frown Lines with Injectables

Oftentimes, frown lines form above the nose, above the eyes, and even in between the eyebrows. Frown lines can become deeper with age, as the skin loses its ability to contract over time.

Using a treatment like Botox can smooth the muscle contractions that lead to the development of frown lines, leaving your face looking revitalized and smooth. Even if the lines have developed into a deep fold or they appear in the shape of the number “11” between your eyebrows, Botox can prove to be effective in addressing your concerns.

Botox for Crow’s Feet

One of the most common signs of aging is the appearance of fine lines at the edges of the eyes. These lines are known as “crow’s feet.” Crow’s feet form on the outside corners of the eyes. They can appear in both men and women.

Some people develop crow’s feet as a side effect of smiling or squinting, especially if they are out in the sun often. Others have prominent crow’s feet even while their faces are at rest.

Many serums and creams claim to fight crow’s feet. Most of these products are minimally effective at best. However, because they don’t address the underlying muscles that control movement in the face, creams and topical ointments can’t match the results that injectables like Botox can offer.

The Best Wrinkle Treatment for Forehead Lines

One of the most common skin issues patients want to address is forehead lines. 

Injectables like Botox can soften and erase forehead lines. This is true even for moderate to severe lines.

What Is Botox?

Botox is a very popular FDA-approved injectable that is injected directly into various muscles on the face to treat fine lines, moderate wrinkles, and deep wrinkles. It is a neurotoxin and a highly purified form of botulinum.

Botox is especially effective at treating “dynamic” wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles develop with time as your face pulls, stretches, and moves throughout the years. This happens naturally as your face forms different expressions.

As the years go by, human skin naturally loses elasticity, while the collagen your body makes decreases. With a decrease in collagen, the skin doesn’t bounce back as it used to, so your expressions can start to leave lasting marks on the face. These marks can deepen over time.

When injectables like Botox are introduced to the facial muscles, it relaxes them, giving your skin the break it needs to make dynamic wrinkles fade and disappear. The treatment temporarily inhibits the small muscles from moving, temporarily ceasing the motions that lead to dynamic wrinkles.

Botox can also be used as a preventative measure. If you have minor wrinkles forming and would like to keep them from getting worse, Botox may be effective for your needs. Increasingly, patients in their 20s and 30s are turning to Botox to keep more severe wrinkles from developing.

What Are Injectable Wrinkle Treatments Like?

You’ll begin with an initial consultation with our team to devise a personalized treatment plan regarding the areas you want to treat. When you come in to receive your Botox injections, we’ll start by cleansing your skin to prepare for the injections.

The appointments for injectables tend to be very quick, taking only about 15 to 20 minutes on average. Your appointment may take a little longer if you are combining services or treating more than one area in a single session. There is no downtime, which means that most people are able to leave their treatment sessions and return to their daily routines right away.

For most patients, results begin to appear three to four days after the appointment. Results continue to improve for several weeks, with optimal effects observed about two to three weeks after treatment. Some patients report that results last for up to six months or more.

To maintain your results long-term, we recommend scheduling follow-up visits as needed.

Explore Cosmetic Injectables and Botox Wrinkle Treatments in San Antonio, TX

If you’re interested in learning just how easy it can be to diminish lines and wrinkles with injectables, contact the skilled aesthetic team at Spa Black today. We’ll answer any questions that you might have and book an appointment that’s convenient for your schedule.