Three Injectable Alternatives to Surgery

November 14, 2018
Of the many contributing factors that lead to aging and degradation in our skin, none is quite as unforgiving, or as relentless, as gravity. The same force that governs the celestial motion of our planet and the ebb and flow of tides upon our beaches also acts in fellowship with our natural aging process, resulting in loose, sagging, tired-looking skin. If left unresolved, this process advances exponentially, and our skin is left to show the harsh consequences of our age. As we get older, the natural building blocks in our body responsible for elasticity and structure begin to deteriorate, culminating in drooping skin, wrinkles, folds, and unsightly fat deposits. This process of unwelcomed facial migration is one of the strongest contributors to the issues that lead millions of people each year to pursue remedies through invasive surgeries. Thankfully, through cosmetic injectables and fillers, patients can reap impressive, long-lasting results without the need for surgical procedures, which ultimately lead to scarring, inconsistent and irreversible results, and lengthy recovery periods. At Dermatology Consultants, we offer an array of cosmetic procedures designed to reverse the signs of aging in our skin through stimulating naturally occurring processes and restoring skin structure. Listed below are three FDA-approved treatment options that are ideal for a multitude of skin concerns, all of which are performed in minutes and at a fraction of the cost – and pain – of surgical alternatives.
  1. Volbella: This lip injectable uses a low concentration of hyaluronic acid in a smooth, gel consistency to plump lips and treat the wrinkles that form around our mouths as we age (known as perioral lines). Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring component found in connective tissue that aids in moisture retention, thereby promoting skin health and elasticity; and because of its comparatively low dose of hyaluronic acid, Volbella is perfect for patients seeking a less sensational look than those offered by other lip fillers. The effect is a subtle, natural looking pout that softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, Volbella adds a silky, smooth sheen to the lips – a response not offered among its competitors.
  2. Restylane Lyft: As with Volbella, Restylane Lyft supplies hyaluronic acid to plump and tighten the skin. Unlike Volbella, however, Restylane Lyft specifically aids in cheek augmentation, adding a natural lift that firms the “apples” of the cheeks and mimics the effects of a facelift. This treatment is ideal for patients with moderate to severe facial wrinkles and smiles lines, and its effects can last anywhere from 6 to 12 months without further treatments.
  3. Kybella: This unique injectable treats one of the most frustrating and ubiquitous conditions plaguing patients today: the dreaded double chin. This accumulation of submental fat is infamously difficult to remedy as even diet and exercise can have little effect on its appearance. Kybella uses deoxycholic acid (a naturally occurring molecule found in our bodies) to not only target the fat that causes double chins, but also permanently destroy fat cells and prohibit them from reforming. Through natural processes, our bodies then flush out these dead fat cells, revealing unbelievable results not available through other, non-surgical procedures.
If you’re struggling with loose skin, facial wrinkling, stubborn chin fat, or just want a natural-looking alternative to beautiful, pouty lips, contact Dermatology Consultants today and speak with one our board-certified dermatologists to find out how these treatments can turn back the hands of time and dramatically improve the tightness and firmness of your skin.


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