Understanding Cosmetic Injections and What They Do

Cosmetic injections come in two types: botulin toxin type A (or BOTOX®) is an injection which relaxes muscles, smoothing and preventing facial lines; and dermal filler injections plump the skin to replace lost volume and reduce lines. They are both designed as anti-aging procedures to produce naturally younger looking skin without the need for surgery.

Spa Black offers many types of these injections, each designed to target specific types of lines and even scars. These cosmetic injections are designed to be a non-invasive procedure to rejuvenate the skin and get natural anti-aging results. Call us today to learn more!

BOTOX® benefits

These injections contain a small amount of highly purified botulin toxin which relaxes muscles to reduce facial lines. Some lines are caused by overactive muscles and the injections cause those muscles to relax without the face looking frozen. Common injection sites are the forehead, between the brows, and around the eyes to reduce the look of lines for a younger looking appearance.

Botulin toxin type A is injected into certain muscles to soften facial lines:

  • Between the eyebrows
  • Across bridge of the nose
  • Outside corners of the eyes
  • Across the forehead
  • On the throat

Dermal filler benefits

Dermal fillers, such as Belotero Balance®, Juvederm® Ultra XC, Volbella® and Voluma®, fight the signs of aging by replacing volume lost from aging. Dermal fillers diminish lines while restoring volume and fullness to the face. Lip fillers are a common procedure which plump the lips and reduce lines for a younger looking smile. Fillers are also suitable for lines on foreheads and to improve under eye shadows.

During the aging process, fat beneath the skin is lost and the skin stretches, making lines more noticeable because muscles are working closer to the skin. Dermal fillers add volume back to plump the skin mimicking the fat lost beneath the skin.

Dermal filler is injected in certain areas to fill lines out:

  • Plump thin lips
  • Enhance shallow contours
  • Soften facial lines
  • Improve under eye shadows

Both BOTOX® and dermal fillers fight the signs of aging by smoothing lines with targeted injections and are very popular non-surgical alternatives. Since most wrinkles are caused by overactive muscles, the protein in BOTOX® relaxes the muscles and prevents new lines from forming while smoothing existing lines. BOTOX® also helps with other conditions such as migraines, excessive sweating, and psoriasis.

Dermal fillers replace volume lost from aging by plumping skin. They can be used to diminish recessed scars on the face and plump lips. The results are younger looking skin, fuller lips, and no downtime.

To find out more about either BOTOX® or dermal fillers, contact us at Spa Black.