As you get older, your skin ages just like other parts of your body. However, because it’s one of the first things people notice about you, the wrinkles and fine lines are much more concerning to your self-esteem. But you don’t have to live with aging skin; cosmetic injectable treatments can help.
At Meridian Plastic Surgery, located in Meridian, Mississippi, Dr. Lee Thornton and Dr. Mark Elliott provide a variety of injectable treatments to give you the youthful skin you’ve been dreaming of. From Botox® to hyaluronic acid injections, our team is committed to helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy complexion.
What causes aged skin?
As you get older, your skin naturally ages as well. It becomes less elastic and loses fullness, especially in your face and neck. You may also notice that you have other signs of aging, some of which include:
- Fine lines
- Crow’s feet
- Age spots
- Dull complexion
- Rough or dry skin
- Uneven skin tone
There are a lot of factors that prematurely age your skin, including exposure to sunlight. The UV rays in sunlight damage your skin, causing age spots and loss of elasticity over time. Not taking care of your skin properly also leads to premature wrinkles and older looking skin.
5 cosmetic injectables for your skin
If you’re tired of simply wishing for a more youthful look, you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Thornton and Dr. Elliott are experts in cosmetic plastic surgery, and provide nonsurgical treatments like injectables to get you feeling and looking your best.
There are a number of different injectables on the market, each of which helps rejuvenate your skin in a different way. Five of the common forms of injectables our team uses include:
Botox is a form of a neurotoxin known as botulinum toxin that comes from bacteria. In large doses it’s harmful, but in small controlled injections, it works miracles. Botox basically freezes certain facial muscles that cause wrinkles to form. While the muscle is relaxed, the wrinkles are almost invisible.
The most common areas that benefit from Botox injections are between your eyebrows, crow’s feet, and wrinkles on your forehead. Botox is temporary, meaning you’ll need subsequent injections to keep your youthful look.
Juvederm is a type of dermal filler that’s made primarily of synthetic hyaluronic acid. This is a natural component of your skin that holds moisture and provides fullness. However, over time, the amount of hyaluronic acid decreases.
Juvederm is an injectable filler that rebuilds fullness in your face. This plumps up your complexion and restores hydration in your skin. The results of a Juvederm injection can last anywhere from six months to a year.
Volbella, a member of the Juvederm line of products, is an FDA-approved dermal filler that’s utilized to define your lips and surrounding skin. Part of the Juvederm family, Volbella is a temporary option to give your lips significant definition, and get rid of unwanted fine lines or wrinkles around your mouth. It’s made of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occuring substance in your body.
Voluma is another part of the Juvederm line that's also made up of hyaluronic acid. Voluma is used as a non-surgical way to give your cheeks a lifted appearance. It also works on the mid-face area, providing lift and volume to give you a more youthful appearance.
Vollure is another injectable filler in the Juvederm family that’s made up of hyaluronic acid. It’s approved by the FDA to be used on fine lines and wrinkles on the lower part of your face. This includes nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Vollure can give you a more youthful appearance for up to 18 months.
The type of injectable treatment you get is dependent on what you’re trying to achieve. Some injectables are better for correcting wrinkles and fine lines, while others are used specifically to restore lost volume in your face.
If you’re looking to rejuvenate your skin with injectables, call our office in Meridian, Mississippi today at 601-693-7742. You can also book an appointment on the website using the scheduling tool.