Wrinkles are part of the aging process yet most of us find them undesirable. We hate the way wrinkles make us look and feel, how they have a way of making us feel older than we are, and even lose some of the confidence we once had. While moisturizers, serums, and other OTC products work to reverse the signs of aging, they’re not enough for some people battling resistant wrinkles. You know that already; that’s why you are here. Or perhaps you simply want a more effective solution than OTC products offer yet hate the idea of surgery.

Injectables could be the anti-aging solution you want. A non-invasive way to reduce fine lines and wrinkles caused by facial expressions, injectables provide months of results, they’re safe and do not require any risky procedures. Botox is the most well-known injectables procedure.

People looking to reverse the signs of aging without going under the knife. They want to know more about the procedure and how it can help them look and feel better about themselves.

Injectables: The Modern Method of Erasing Wrinkles

Injectables smooth out wrinkles and fine lines caused by facial expressions. (They can be used on other parts of the body, but the face is the most common area we see wrinkles and fine lines.) Some injectables even add volume to your face. The injectable is injected into problematic areas of the face and instantly takes years off our appearance.

Each year, more than 2.5 million injectable procedures are performed in the U.S. Although people of all ages use injectables, they’re most common in the 35- to 55-year-old age bracket. People using injectables appreciate the fast, effective results offered -and the fact they won’t need a surgical procedure to regain their youthful appearance.

What is Botox?

Botox is a type of neuromodulator produced from the bacterium clostridium botulinum. It’s commonly known as Botulinum Type A. Used in controlled amounts in a professional setting, Botox injections work to decrease fine lines and wrinkles on the face. They can be used on other parts of the body, but the face is the most common area we see wrinkles and fine lines.)

First approved by the FDA for cosmetic use as a treatment for glabellar lines in 2002, Botox works by blocking nerve signals in the facial muscles connected to the brain. Muscles lose the ability to contract freely. The lack of movement smooths skin and fine lines.

  • Botox reduces the appearance of Crow’s feet, fine lines, lip lines, and other small areas where we often see wrinkles on our faces.
  • It eases wrinkles on large surface areas like the forehead and 11 lines.
  • It provides long-lasting results of about four months. This differs in each patient and some Denver Botox users enjoy lasting results for as long as six months.

Which Product Works Best?

The best product depends on the type of wrinkles and fine lines causing you concern. Using both products can benefit many people since each works to eliminate signs of aging in different areas of the face.

Your board-certified dermatologist can provide answers about each product and help better decide which benefits your needs most.

Who Should use Injectables?

Women and men who want to ease facial wrinkles should consider using one of the procedures, especially those who have resistant wrinkles that have not responded well to other treatments.

Pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding, and people in poor health with pre-existing health conditions are not good candidates. People with skin allergies should also avoid using injectable procedures.

You can contact us with questions or to schedule an appointment by dialing 720.766.1612.