As you get older, your facial skin loses elasticity and starts to sag and droop. The underlying tissues and fat deposits on your face break down, contributing to a sunken or collapsed appearance. Years of smiling, chewing, squinting and laughing lead to the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Additionally, sun exposure can further accelerate premature aging of your skin.
Injectables or soft-tissue fillers can help restore volume and fullness to your face, reversing the signs of aging. When injected beneath the skin, injectable facial fillers plum-up creased wrinkles and sunken areas of the face. They can also add fullness to your lips and cheeks. Injectables aren’t just for women, either. Men can use injectables to help them look younger and more alert. Botox® and Juvederm® are the most commonly used products for men.
These procedures are all minimally-invasive, meaning they are performed in the doctor’s office on an outpatient basis. “Cosmetic injectable treatments can be a very effective, ‘no-stress’ solution to freshen up your look and get a more youthful appearance, without having to go through surgery,” says Mark Deutsch, MD, FACS, founder of Perimeter Plastic Surgery and double board certified Atlanta plastic surgeon. Normally there is minimal discomfort during treatment, and little or no downtime following the procedure.