Look and Feel Younger at Vermont Med Spa
Injectables for Quick Visible Effects
At Vermont Med Spa, we offer injectables to improve the appearance of wrinkles. These treatments relax the muscle and temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet, bunny lines, and glabellar lines. Results may vary and typically last 3-5 months. By relaxing the muscle, the overlying lines and wrinkles diminish and appear less severe.
Why Do We Get Wrinkles?
As we get older, our skin naturally loses its elasticity and becomes more fragile. We produce less natural oils and the fat in the deeper layers of skin diminishes, leading to drier skin that becomes loose and saggy with more pronounced lines and crevices. However, it goes beyond age. Other factors in our environment and lifestyle can have a significant impact on our skin.
UV exposure from sunlight is the primary cause of early wrinkles. UV light breaks down the connective tissue in skin, the collagen and elastin fibers, without which, skin looses strength and becomes less flexible, causing wrinkles to develop sooner. Smoking also accelerates the aging process of skin, possibly due to its effect on collagen.
We also develop wrinkles along the lines of the facial expressions we make frequently. As we age, our skin loses its flexibility and ability to spring back into place, so the creases of a smile or a frown eventually become permanent.
We can keep our skin more youthful and healthy by protecting it from the sun, moisturizing, avoiding harmful habits like smoking, and eating a healthy diet. Once the wrinkles have already appeared, however, we can benefit from Xeomin or Botox treatments.
Botulinum toxin injectables are used for many treatments. While they are closely associated with cosmetics and wrinkle reduction, injectables are also used to correct physical health problems. Botox was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 as a temporary cosmetic treatment for wrinkles like moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines.
A fine needle is used to inject the solution. Some people describe it as a slight pinch or sting. Xeomin is a more purified form of Botox, with similar results that last 3-4 months. Xeomin is injected into the muscles of the face and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults.
Sculptra® Aesthetic aims to not only soften the appearance of deep wrinkles and restore volume to gaunt features, but to replenish the stores of collagen in your skin. By targeting the root causes of aging, the effects of treatment can last for as long as two years.
Asclera® is an injectable treatment for spider veins and varicose veins. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution directly into the vein. The sclerotherapy solution causes the vein to scar, forcing blood to reroute through healthier veins. The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually fades.
This state-of-the-art dermal group of fillers is especially for restoring youthful volume in the face, cheeks, and lips. Countless patients have also used these top dermal fillers to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth, nose, and chin.
RADIESSE® and RADIESSE® (+) are dermal fillers that are used for smoothing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth. RADIESSE® is also used for correcting volume loss in the back of the hands.
A double chin is also considered to be a prominent sign of aging, so having a double chin can age someone and make them look years older than they really are. Those hoping to avoid major surgery finally have a way to regain a sleeker neckline with Kybella®, the very first prescription medication designed just for eliminating the double chin.
Restylane dermal fillers have become among the most popular facial rejuvenation solutions for patients. Restylane® relies on hyaluronic acid to help add volume to skin cells. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-produced compound responsible for helping skin cells retain moisture. By adding more hyaluronic acid to depleted areas of the skin, Restylane® products restore much-needed volume to diminished, sunken parts of the face.
Rediscover Your Youth at Vermont Med Spa
While results vary for different patients with these treatments, we are excited to help you achieve your aesthetic goals and gain confidence with injectable treatments. You can learn more about us on our business page, and make sure to get directions before you head our way.