If you are looking for a way to enhance your appearance, but don’t have time to recover from a surgical procedure right now, injectable treatments might be the right choice. These quick, virtually painless treatments offer a myriad of benefits today, from smoothing away fine lines and creases to restoring youthful volume to areas that have hollowed over time. Dr. John Sherman has the facts you need to understand what injectables can do and how to choose the best injectable treatment for your specific needs.

Eliminating Wrinkles

Injectable treatments are probably best known for their ability to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles. Botox injections work by relaxing facial muscles that lead to the formation of wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows and around the eyes. Dermal fillers work particularly well around the nose, mouth and chin. With different formulations to choose from, Dr. Sherman can customize your wrinkle treatment to your concerns and desired outcome.

Augmenting Features

Thin lips or a slightly asymmetrical nose can be corrected using injectable treatments. Smooth formulations of dermal fillers are available to add volume to lips, reducing a gummy smile and producing a more youthful pout. Dermal fillers can also be used to correct minor asymmetries around the nose, mouth or jawline. Less expensive than surgery and without the discomfort or downtime, patients enjoy the chance to “try out” new facial profiles using temporary dermal fillers.

Providing Subtle Skin Lift and Firming

Wrinkles are not the only sign of aging; skin laxity also develops over time that leads to loose, hanging skin and deeper facial creasing. If you treat skin laxity in its earliest stages, you can effectively firm and lift the skin with a simple injection of dermal filler to the area. This treatment provides additional support to the underlying skin structure, making skin look smoother and tighter. Sometimes referred to as a liquid facelift, injectable treatments can often postpone the need for more invasive surgery, often by a number of years.

Restoring Facial Volume

Skin laxity can also lead to loss of facial volume in areas like the cheeks and under the eyes. Now, there are smoother versions of dermal fillers with larger particles appropriate for addressing these areas of volume loss. Strategically placed injections can add definition to the cheekbones or jawline or smooth out skin underneath the eyes for a refreshed look. Some volumizing fillers are designed to last even longer than the original dermal fillers, giving you positive results for many months or even years.

Repairing Shallow Scarring

Shallow scarring caused by chicken pox or acne breakouts can also be effectively treated with injectable solutions. By placing a small bit of dermal filler in the site of the scar, skin can be plumped and smoothed in the area to hide the pitting effect. This procedure is an excellent method for creating smoother, clearer skin without painful exfoliation treatments or surgical scar repair.

Injectable treatments are quick, relatively painless and require no downtime afterward. However, the results of these procedures are only temporary and patients will need to repeat treatment every few months to maintain results. If you would like to learn more about Botox and dermal filler options, contact Dr. Sherman’s office today at (212) 535-2300.