Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Injections and Injectables – Birmingham
There are many different cosmetic injections out there, and it can be a bit overwhelming to figure out which is which and what they can do. Each injectable works in its own way even though the end results are generally similar. If you have questions about cosmetic injections such as BOTOX®, Restylane®, or collagen, you should visit our Birmingham area practice for a full consultation with Dr. Michael Maniscalco. In the meantime, we’d like to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about cosmetic injectables below.
What are cosmetic injectables?
Cosmetic injectables are aesthetic enhancement treatments that involve the injection of special solutions. These various solutions can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and enhance volume and shape in the injection site.
What advantages do cosmetic injections have over cosmetic surgery?
There are several noteworthy advantages that cosmetic injections have over facial plastic surgery. In brief, cosmetic injections are less expensive than surgery, require no downtime, and involve no incisions or scarring. At our practice serving Birmingham, we can discuss these cosmetic injection advantages in greater detail.
What are dermal fillers?
“Dermal fillers” is a term that refers to the majority of cosmetic injections available. These injectables are able to increase volume in the injection site in order to achieve enhanced aesthetics. Many are hyaluronic acid-based or collagen-based.
How are dermal filler injections different from BOTOX® injections?
BOTOX® injections do not enhance volume or fill wrinkles in an injections site. Given this fact, BOTOX® treatment is not classified under the term “dermal fillers.”
What kinds of dermal fillers are available?
There are many dermal fillers on the market today. During your cosmetic injectable consultation at our Birmingham area practice, we can discuss which dermal filler would be best for you. Some of your options include:
- Collagen injections
What is BOTOX® cosmetic treatment?
BOTOX® cosmetic injections are used to reduce wrinkles and fight signs of advanced aging. BOTOX® injections work differently from dermal fillers.
How do BOTOX® injections work?
When you get BOTOX® cosmetic injections at our Birmingham area practice, the muscles in the injection area will stop contracting. This will prevent wrinkles from forming and smooth out any existing wrinkles caused by muscle contractions in that part of the face.
How good are the results from dermal fillers and BOTOX® injections?
As you can see from these cosmetic injection before and after photos, the results of treatment are comparable to cosmetic plastic surgery. Best of all, of course, is that these anti-aging and wrinkle reduction results are done in far less time and at a fraction of the cost of a cosmetic surgery procedure.
How long do the results of cosmetic injections last?
The results of cosmetic injections can last anywhere from a few months to a few years. This will vary from injectable to injectable and from patient to patient.
Are repeat treatments with cosmetic injections safe?
Yes, it’s safe and easy to undergo repeat cosmetic injections as needed. You can meet with our team serving Vestavia Hills to find out when a repeat cosmetic injectable treatment should be performed. Generally you will be able to see the results of the cosmetic injection begin to fade after a while.
How can I learn more about dermal fillers and cosmetic injections?
While we’ve answered a number of basic questions here and throughout the site, you probably would like more information about cosmetic injections. If that’s so, it’s important that you visit our practice for a consultation. Dr. Maniscalco will be able to answer your questions in full detail so you can make the best possible decision about your aesthetic options. To schedule an appointment, contact our Birmingham practice for cosmetic injections today.