Cosmetic Facial Injections

January 16, 2013

Cosmetic Facial Injections

A portion of my cosmetic practice is non-surgical. Cosmetic Facial Injections are an important tool to help rejuvenate the face by replacing lost or shifted facial volume, or by treating lines and wrinkles.

Facial Cosmetic Injection products fall into two broad categories.

1. Facial Fillers - add volume where it is depleted and can also be used to fill fixed lines and wrinkles to soften these features.

2. Neurotoxins - injections that temporarily weaken underlying facial muscles of expression to soften 'dynamic' lines and wrinkles.

Facial Fillers

There are three borad categories of facial fillers, and a few 'outliers' that don't fit into this scheme neatly.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) dermal fillers - supply volume or dermal filling using an extra-cellular matrix sugar called hyaluronic acid. HA fillers commonly used in our practice include Juveder...