What’s the Difference Between Injectables?

beautiful woman with no facial linesOver the past decade, the popularity of aesthetic injectables has greatly increased. These products are designed to improve common facial concerns without the need for invasive surgery. Many injectables on the market today are made with substances that are natural-occurring in the human body and FDA-approved for safe use.

If you’re thinking about an aesthetic procedure, it’s important to understand the difference between injectables.

Botox®

Botox is the number-one selling treatment for fine lines around the eyes. The only-FDA approved injectable of its kind, Botox targets those stubborn forehead lines and crow’s feet that form after years of frowning and squinting. Botox is not approved for lip injections or use around the mouth and only treats facial lines resulting from movement.

Juvederm®

Juvederm has developed a whole family of fillers to treat different areas of the face. Let’s take a closer look at the different options offered at the Vein Centers of Connecticut:

  • Juvederm XC: With age, skin loses its natural moisture and elasticity, causing lines and wrinkles to form. Juvederm XC is a non-surgical filler that softens these facial creases around the nose and mouth.
  • Juvederm Volbella: As we age, our lips can lose volume and take on a “thin” look. Juvederm Volbella enhances the appearance of your pout with hyaluronic acid.
  • Juvederm Voluma: Flat cheeks are another result of aging. Juvederm Voluma revives the youthful contour of your face by adding volume back into the cheeks.
  • Juvederm Vollure: Over time, the lower part of our face can start to wrinkle from years of mouth movement. Juvederm Vollure smooths these fine lines.

Kybella

Kybella is the first and only non-surgical treatment of submental fullness, commonly known as “double chin”. Whether a double chin has developed from aging or genetics, this neck-contouring injection destroys fat cells for permanent results! The area where fat cells were previously stored is eliminated and the skin tightened – removing your double chin for good. Kybella is not approved for use anywhere else on the face or body.

Which Injectable Is Right For You?

Ask yourself which area of the face you’re looking to target – eyes, mouth, lips? There are specific dermal fillers for your area of concern, from crow’s feet to marionette lines and double chin! When you visit our Madison or New Britain office, an experienced clinician will discuss the best options to reach your desired results. Contact us to schedule a consultation!