Injections and Fillers at Wall Medi-Spa
Injectable Treatments in Shreveport
For those seeking a more youthful appearance who want to avoid the costs and risks of invasive surgical procedures, injections are a great alternative. Results from injections are often visible within hours or days. Patients can expect their results to last anywhere from a few months to a few years.
Cosmetic injections are generally grouped into two categories: fillers, and injectable neurotoxin medications.
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Fillers work by replenishing moisture and volume to aging skin. Fillers may be used alone or in conjunction with a resurfacing procedure, such as laser treatment or a re-contouring procedure, such as a face-lift. Some fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane use hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that naturally occurs in our bodies to help retain moisture. As we age, we produce less of it which causes wrinkles.
Another type of filler, Radiesse, contains calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHa). These gel microspheres stimulate the production of collagen. This smooths out wrinkles and folds just like hyaluronic acid. As time goes on, the CaHa stimulates your body to produce its own collagen.
Features that benefit the most from injectable fillers include:
- Mouth Area
- Dark Circles Under the Eyes
For most injectable fillers, you will only need to spend a few minutes to half an hour in the office. Local anesthesia will most likely be used to minimize discomfort.
Injectable neurotoxin medications such as Botox or Jeuveau, are preventative non-surgical injections that work by relaxing muscles of facial expressions. They reduce or prevent frown lines of the forehead, between the brows, and around the eyes. Though the drug is officially approved for nine medical conditions and several cosmetic ones, there are nearly 800 patents for potential uses of Botox beyond the official treatments. Botox can be used to treat
Botox is most beneficial for the following features:
- Between the Eyes
Similar to fillers, botox only takes a few minutes to inject. You can usually return to your normal activities right after receiving the injections. The results last for about 3-6 months.