If you’re hoping for a more youthful and well-rested appearance without plastic surgery, cosmetic injections have a lot to offer. These treatments are available at Serenity Women’s Care & Medical Aesthetics in Scottsdale, Arizona, under the care of Venessa Bell, LE, CLT. When you’re ready to explore these treatments in more detail, call or click to schedule a visit.

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What are cosmetic injections?

Cosmetic injections are treatments that improve the appearance of your skin. They’re administered via injection, using a sterile needle and syringe. Cosmetic injections are among the most popular medical aesthetic treatments in the nation.

Many women choose cosmetic injections because they want to achieve impressive results but aren’t ready for the risks and recovery times of plastic surgery. Others appreciate the temporary results that cosmetic injections provide and the ability to tweak those outcomes during the next round of injections.

How do cosmetic injections like Botox® and Dysport® work?

Botox and Dysport are both formulated from a neurotoxin. They work by temporarily preventing treated muscle tissue from going through the full range of motion. That means the muscles near the injection site will still be able to create normal facial expressions but won’t be able to tug and pull your skin into lines, wrinkles, and folds.

Botox is FDA-approved for use on crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines. Dysport is approved for use on frown lines. Practitioners often use both medications off-label, in areas other than those mentioned above.

It takes several injections in each treatment area to achieve optimal results. It only takes a few moments to get your injections, and the results develop within a couple of days. Those results last around four months, at which point you can decide whether to return for another treatment.

What are dermal fillers?

When you’re young, a thick layer of collagen pads your features, giving the soft, rounded contouring often called a “baby face.” As the years pass you lose much of that collagen, leaving your skin to sag and pool into lines, wrinkles, and folds.

Dermal fillers are a type of aesthetic injectable that work to enhance volume in various areas of your face. Thicker fillers are great for large areas like your cheeks and deep folds like the lines running from the sides of your nose to the corners of your mouth.

Thinner formulations are perfect for smaller wrinkles, like crow’s feet and vertical lip lines. At Serenity Women’s Care & Medical Aesthetics, a combination of dermal fillers and neurotoxin treatments can deliver impressive effects in multiple areas of your face.

Learn more during your personalized consultation, which you can book online or over the phone today.