Over the years, certain brand name products have performed so well that those brand names become synonymous with the product itself. Band-Aid®, for example, now stands in for any small, adhesive bandage. Xerox, meanwhile, has become a verb meaning “to photocopy or duplicate a document.” Finally, the corporate name “Google,” has practically taken over for any mentions of “search engines” or “research” in general.
Brand-name cosmetic injectables are certainly no exception to this trend. There’s hardly a person alive that wouldn’t recognize the name Botox®, after all. But the staying power of Botox—as both a brand name and a product—tends to overshadow some of the more recent and popular injectables available today.
So, what are the best injectable options for you? Let’s find out.
The Ultimate Regeneris Guide to Cosmetic Injectables
Injectable treatments have swept the cosmetic industry precisely because they’re quick, affordable, effective, and long-lasting. When compared to even the fastest laser treatments or facials, injectables take less time and deliver faster results with miles (and minutes) to spare.
For most of us, Botox needs no introduction. But for the rest, this world-class injectable warrants a refresher. Botox stands for botulinum toxin—a bacterial byproduct classified as a “neurotoxin.” Of course, you don’t become a household name by being strictly poisonous. So how does this neurotoxin work?
When injected in minuscule doses, Botox acts on the localized nervous system—in this application, the muscles of the face. By lightly stunning your facial muscles, Botox limits the extreme facial contractions that create or deepen fine lines and wrinkles.
There is, however, a new development in the world of this time-tested neurotoxin, a practice called preventative Botox. Patients in their 20s and 30s are routinely seeking injectable treatments to prevent (rather than correct) common signs of aging.
While some brand name versions take off, the entire category of “dermal fillers” is nearly as popular. Juvéderm is easily the most successful (and most talked about) dermal filler on the market today.
Of all the tricks age plays on us, the most startling symptom may be sunken cheeks or hollow hands. As we age, we lose deposits of hyaluronic acid (HA)—a naturally produced substance that supports skin structure and skin health. Juvéderm uses a synthetic version of HA to boost the appearance and quality of your skin, restoring plump cheeks and filling out your hands so that they don’t look quite so spindly.
Of course, with extra plump beneath the skin, and a greater ability to heal and maintain hydration, dermal fillers like Juvéderm also support skin health and minimize common fine lines and wrinkles.
Soft, glossy, pillowy lips send our imaginations whirling. Women and men alike desire perfectly kissable lips for that exact reason—they create intrigue and allure. In fact, lips have taken on such an idealized shape that we can recognize them purely as a symbol, as we would with a heart shape or a stop sign. Lips have become literally iconic.
That said, not everyone is born with ideal lips. This is where lip fillers come in. Like dermal fillers before them, lip fillers rely on hyaluronic acid injections in and around the lips. But more than just adding volume, these fillers can actually encourage shape—from a seductive pout to a full-blown orchid. Skilled injectors know precisely where, and in what amount, to add HA so that your lips arc in a way that attracts and hypnotizes.
Before synthetic hyaluronic acid and botulinum toxin, naturally produced body fat was the original filler. In many ways, fat still is the most natural and widely available filling substance. As an extra benefit, your body is designed to support its own subcutaneous fat, giving fat transfers longer results and something of an edge over other fillers.
Fat transfer and injection works by extracting donor fat from another area of your body (usually your abdomen, thighs, or lower back). Once removed, this fat is filtered and treated to achieve specific results. We can treat your fat to add volume/shape, to fill in fine lines and wrinkles, or to boost anti-aging results while stimulating growth factors.
With just a small injection of medically treated and filtered fat, you can combat crow’s feet, laugh lines, frown lines, marionette lines, smoker’s lines, and so much more—all with your own natural tissue and without fear of undesired reactions.
Which Injectable Treatment Can Make Your Dreams Come True?
In addition to the above-listed injectable treatments, you’ll also find a wide variety of adjacent options. Regeneris patients can choose from platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facials, stem cell facials, or even stem cell + PRP for hair growth.
The modern cosmetic industry has an injectable for nearly every wrinkle and reason, but which is right for your needs? At Regeneris Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery in Boston, MA, we take the time to learn about our clients—their desires, their apprehensions, and their utmost dreams. After an extensive meeting with your personal care consultant, we can recommend a treatment to fit your criteria like a glove.
Quick, Easy, Effective, & Comfortable—Leading Injectables at Regeneris
Our faces are representative of who we are and what we’re all about. With just a simple injection at targeted sites, Regeneris Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery can help you achieve outer harmony with your inner self. Our options span the gamut of leading-edge cosmetic services by including cosmetic dermatology, regenerative medicine, body sculpting, and hair restoration techniques. Find the injectable that’s right for you by browsing our special offers today. You can also contact us for more information.