Are you looking for ways to maintain a youthful appearance? If you are then Injectables or Fillers may be right for you. Our injectables and fillers at Manual Gigena Plastic Surgery in McMinnville, are performed directly by Dr. Manuel Gigena himself. It’s incredibly important to make sure you’re getting your fillers and injectables from the right provider. With Dr. Manuel Gigena’s immense experience in this field, you have nothing to worry about. Keep reading to find out how our injectables and fillers can help you.
Injectables and Fillers
If you’re looking for a way to look more youthful, then injectables and fillers might be the right course of action for you. As we age, it’s normal for our skin to begin to change. Our skin is made up of a protein called collagen. Collagen is what gives our skin as well as other tissue in our bodies its structure. But as we get older, the amount of collagen present begins to diminish.
This results in a loss of volume, which in turn will lead to sagging and wrinkling of the skin. Many products claim to help lessen the appearance of these signs of aging. But if you’re looking for the best ways to get long-lasting results, you’ll want to consider injectables or fillers.
What Are They Exactly?
There are a few different types of injectables and fillers. Some of them work as neuromodulators. This means that they work to intercept certain neurotransmitters from traveling from your brain to the muscle you’re targeting. The neurotransmitters are what tell your muscles to tighten, and by intercepting them the injectable keeps your muscle relaxed. This results in a softer, smoother, more youthful look.
Other injectables are dermal fillers, which means that they sit under the surface of your skin to provide it more volume. This will make your face look fuller and therefore more youthful, getting rid of any sagging that your skin may currently be experiencing.
What Are They Used for?
Injectables and fillers can be used on many different parts of the face as well as the body. One of the most common areas where fillers may be applied is the cheeks. Cheeks that have lost their fullness with aging will sag and wrinkle. Injecting a filler is a great way to regain volume. Eyelids are another location where injectables and fillers can be useful. The skin around the eye tends to droop as we age, and a filler can help your eyes stay bright and alert-looking.
Lips are another common area for injectables. Whether your lips have lost their volume as you’ve aged or you’ve always had very thin lips, a filler is a great way to make them look plump and full. But the face isn’t the only place where injectables are commonly applied. Your hands are often one of the first places to show signs of aging since we use them so frequently. Injectables can help smooth out the appearance of your hands, giving you an overall younger appearance.
The Kinds of Injectables
At our clinic, we offer a variety of fillers and injectables that can help you achieve the look you want. Depending on the results you’re aiming to achieve, we will recommend different products. Here’s a look at what we can offer:
Botox is one of the most commonly used injectables. It is useful for reducing the appearance of many different types of wrinkles on the face. It comes from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum which can be found in different plants, soils, and animals.
This injectable works primarily by blocking the neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. By blocking this messenger, the muscle being targeted by the Botox stops being able to contract, leading to a softer, smoother appearance.
This injectable comes from the same bacterium as Botox. It also works in the same way, by blocking neurotransmitters and forcing the muscles in the targeted area to stay relaxed. However, while Botox does have some additive proteins in it, Xeomin contains none.
If you are particularly sensitive to injectables, then our technicians may recommend Xeomin over Botox since it doesn’t contain additional proteins. It is especially beneficial for those looking to get rid of “11” lines on the forehead, wrinkles around the eyes, and wrinkles around the mouth.
This is a dermal filler, which means that it helps to provide fullness in the target areas. Juvederm is made using hyaluronic acid, which is a type of sugar naturally found in the human body. Hyaluronic acid helps your body maintain moisture, which is what makes it so effective as a filler.
Hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm can be used on several different parts of the face to make it appear plump and full. This includes the lips, around the eyes, the chin, cheekbones, and even around the jaws.
Like Juvederm, Radiesse is a dermal filler, though it works differently. Instead of injecting hyaluronic acid, Radiesse instead stimulates collagen production by injecting and an ingredient called calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA). Over time, this ingredient will be fully absorbed by your body, leaving just the collagen.
Most people who receive Radiesse injections get them to fill in laugh lines and other wrinkles around the mouth and nose. In some candidates, it can also be used to reduce the appearance of deep scarring.
Belotero is another hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. As you know, hyaluronic acid is a great filler since it attracts moisture into the desired area, making them appear fuller.
Candidates most commonly receive Belotero to fill in lines and wrinkles around the mouth, nose, and eyes. It can also be used to make lips look larger and fuller, and can be useful for providing contour to the cheeks and jaws.
Get the Look You Deserve
Injectables and fillers are great ways to maintain a youthful appearance. But it’s incredibly important to make sure you’re getting them from the right place. At our clinic, you can trust that your treatments will be performed in a safe, clean environment by caring and welcoming staff. Ready to learn more? Visit us at Manuel Gigena Plastic Surgery in McMinnville, OR today.
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