The beauty of having non-surgical treatments such as Botox® or fillers is that the procedures are done in a matter of minutes. In fact, you could have an injectable or filler done on your lunch hour!
If you’ve been thinking of getting fillers for your lips, nose, cheeks or chin, or perhaps smoothing out those wrinkles around your eyes with Dysport®, improve the appearance of acne or surgical scars with microneedling, correcting that double chin with a few Kybella® sessions – all of these procedures are minimally invasive and don’t take long at all.
Last year, 7.2 million Americans chose to have an injection of botulinum toxin type A, making it the top minimally invasive procedure. Other popular procedures were soft tissue fillers (2.7 million), chemical peel (1.4 million) and microdermabrasion (740,000). The ASPS says 2017 marked the highest number of botulinum toxin type A injections in all of the years it’s been offered.
Botox is the first brand that comes to mind when talking about botulinum toxin type A injectables. It’s the top-selling treatment of its kind. It can be done in 10 minutes with minimal downtime and results that can be seen in a day or two. Dysport is also used to treat frown lines between the eyebrows for those under 65. It’s done in a 10- to 20-minute session and results can be seen within three days. Xeomin® is the newest product on the market to help with moderate to severe frown lines. Former supermodel Christine Brinkley says she chose Xeomin because it’s “highly purified, FDA approved, and clinically proven.”
Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable used to destroy fat cells underneath the chin to improve your facial profile. While several visits are required to see full results, the injection process just takes 15 to 20 minutes. The number of injections per visit and the number of sessions depends on what result is desired.
Juvéderm® products can be used for fuller lips, smoothing lines and wrinkles and lifting or contouring cheeks. Though some procedures might take up to an hour, Juvéderm injectable gels can take only 15 minutes or so, depending on which area of the face is being treated. Restylane® is a clear gel injectable of hyaluronic acid formulated to act like your own naturally produced hyaluronic acid to reduce moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. It takes minutes to inject and also can be used to plump lips. Radiesse® immediately replenishes lost volume and stimulating collagen. It’s the only dermal filler available that has calcium-based microspheres that stimulate the body’s own collagen and provide results that could last up to a year.
These procedures and more are available through About Faces Cosmetic Surgery and take just minutes. Dr. Mikel Lo, who is one of the most experienced cosmetic surgeons in Tucson for injectables, will gladly discuss the best options for you during a consultation. Contact our office for questions or to schedule a consultation.