As we get older, our skin loses its natural glow and firmness. This can result in visible signs of aging, which include wrinkles, dry skin, and uneven spots. While many patients opt for surgical procedures, non-surgical alternatives like injectable skin rejuvenation treatments in NYC can deliver outstanding results without the need for complex procedures or extensive downtime.
Injectable procedures, known simply as injectables, is a term used to describe treatments that can be injected into the skin in order to improve its appearance. Unlike surgical alternatives, this type of treatment is minimally-invasive as it is delivered via a needle, which also means that it does not require extensive recovery periods.
There are many types of injectables, all of which have different mechanisms and produce distinct results. Some treatments can be used in a variety of areas like the face, hands, neck, and wrists. Other alternatives are specifically designed for conditions like pronounced nasolabial folds, so they contain a unique combination that is created with a particular purpose in mind.
However, all injectables at our New York office share many advantages, which is one of the reasons they are a popular choice.
Some of the benefits of choosing injectable treatments include:
Injectables can be used for cosmetic purposes in the face and other parts of your body.
Some of these reasons include:
One of the great things about injectables at Madison Avenue Plastic Surgery in NYC is that they are generally a convenient and safe option for most patients. However, the best candidates for injectable treatments are non-smokers that do not have any underlying medical conditions. Furthermore, the ideal patients will also have realistic expectations of what can be achieved with this type of treatment and work with the plastic surgeon to set adequate objectives.
Despite the fact that they share a delivery mechanism, injectables can be classified into different categories depending on the way they interact with your body to achieve the results you want. The two most prominent types of injectable treatments at our NYC office are neurotoxins and dermal fillers.
Neurotoxins, like Botox and Dysport, are a type of injectable that relaxes the muscles in the injected area by blocking the communication between nerves. This type of injectable treatment is usually applied to the forehead, around the eyes, and between the eyebrows. Patients who want to maintain a youthful appearance may need to repeat treatment every few months, depending on the look they wish to achieve.
The most common type of injectables are dermal fillers, which include Belotero, Juvederm, and Restylane, just to name a few. Dermal fillers may contain a combination of hyaluronic acid and other ingredients that can restore skin firmness and encourage the natural production of elastin and collagen, the body’s natural building blocks.
Before the procedure begins, your plastic surgeon will examine your skin and help you decide on the best approach. Using a very fine needle, the specialist will prepare the treatment and deliver it directly to the area you want to improve.
Unlike complex procedures, injectable treatments are fast and relatively painless. Some patients report a little discomfort during the procedure, but your plastic surgeon can minimize this sensation by applying a topical anesthetic cream before beginning. Make sure you discuss this option with your practitioner to ensure the best experience.
It is important to note that each patient is different, so recovery times can vary from one case to the other. Nonetheless, injectables are minimally-invasive procedures, so most patients can return to their daily activities right away. Patients should avoid intense physical activities during the first 24 to 48 hours after the procedure to reduce the chances of side-effects.
Initial swelling may subdue after the first 48 hours, but it may take a few weeks to appreciate the final results. Discuss your recovery plan with your physician prior to your procedure and follow it rigorously to improve your chances of a positive result.
At Madison Avenue Plastic Surgery, our team of board-certified plastic surgeons also provide high-quality injectable treatments in NYC. There are many different treatments that are available to help restore your skin’s youthful appearance, but the only way to find the best approach is to work with a team of experienced practitioners that can help you identify the ideal choice. If you want to learn more about our practitioners or injectable treatments such as Botox, Juvederm, and Radiesse k, contact us today to book an appointment.