If you’re looking to refresh a tired, aging appearance, you may not realize that a surgical procedure is not always necessary to deliver the results you’re looking for. In many cases, nonsurgical procedures like injectables can address your concerns better and help you achieve your aesthetic goals more effectively, especially if you, like many people, are not keen on undergoing surgery to address cosmetic concerns.
Los Angeles-area oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Mehryar (Ray) Taban understands. For this reason, he specializes in not only surgical procedures but also nonsurgical ones that rejuvenate your eyes and face. Among the most common that he and his highly-trained staff recommend are injectables, including neurotoxins, like Botox and facial fillers like Restylane, that restore a more youthful, refreshed appearance.
What Are the Advantages of Injectables?
The advantages of undergoing an injectables procedure include the following:
- Natural-looking results
- Minimal invasiveness
- Little or no pain
- Less procedure time
- Little or no recovery/downtime
Let’s take a look at the most common and most effective injectable treatments that Dr. Taban provides.
Facial Fillers for the Face and Eyelids
Aging causes the skin quality around the face and eye area to become stretched, loose, and thin, and, for many people, surgery is not always a necessary solution. It’s often better to undergo an injectables procedure because there is no incision or removal of skin. Instead, injectables can refresh your appearance in the following ways:
- Restoring volume to sunken eyes and hollow eyes
- Addressing facial wrinkles, folds, and creases
- Minimizing under eye bags
- Addressing tear trough deformity and dark circles under eyes
- Tightening the skin
The overall effect is a refreshed, more youthful appearance that looks natural.
Which Filler Injections Does Dr. Taban Use?
Dr. Taban provides a variety of injectables that are not only designed to restore facial volume and refresh your appearance but are also proven safe, effective, and long-lasting. These include injectable fillers made from hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, and polylactic acid.
The injectables that Dr. Taban features at his practice include the following:
- Juvéderm Voluma
Injectables are effective enough for use on various parts of the face, including your lips, nasolabial folds, temples, and jaws. Each facial filler helps plump your skin, reducing wrinkles and improving fullness. Eyelid filler needs additional expertise which Dr. Taban is of course of. He usually Belotero or Restylane to fill hollowness around eyes, dark circles, tear trough hollowness, and general sunken eyes.
Furthermore, these procedures are safe and virtually painless due to Dr. Taban’s skillful administration via microneedles. In fact, if you undergo these treatments with someone of Dr. Taban’s skill, training, and experience, the potential side effects should be minimal. You may experience swelling, tenderness, soreness, and/or bruising for 10-14 days, but your recovery should otherwise be incident-free. You shouldn’t experience an interruption in your normal schedule.
Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport Injections for Smile Lines, Crows Feet, and More
Another set of injectables involves neuromodulators made with botulinum toxin, which is the active ingredient. These include Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport.
While the above facial fillers are more effective for static wrinkles and facial folds (those not caused by the expressions you make), neuromodulators address dynamic wrinkles, which are those that develop due to the muscle movements that form your expressions.
Instead of filling up the creases and wrinkles in your face and around your eyes, neuromodulators relax the muscles underlying your expressive wrinkles.
This means that they are ideal for addressing the following types of wrinkles:
- Smile lines
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Vertical lines between the eyebrows
Although results vary, it’s not uncommon for the effects to take several days to over a week before they become noticeable. However, the results will continue to improve over the ensuing weeks and can last as long as six months in some cases.
Are Injectables with Anti-Wrinkle Injections Safe?
In the hands and under the guidance of a trained, experienced oculoplastic surgeon like Dr. Taban, injectables like Botox are safe. An experienced injector knows the exact dosage and injection site, which is necessary to get the results you want – and, perhaps more importantly, avoid the side effects you don’t want. Learn more about facial fillers and injectables at WebMD.com.
Rejuvenate Your Appearance with Injectables from Dr. Taban
If you’re concerned that wrinkles around your face and eyes are making you appear older than you are, don’t forget that surgery is not the only option.
A nonsurgical injectable treatment could refresh your appearance by restoring volume to your skin (facial fillers) or reducing the formation of wrinkles when you make expressions.
To Learn More About How You Can Refresh Your Appearance, Contact Dr. Taban
The best way to know which option is best for you is to set up a consultation and discuss your aesthetic goals with a skilled oculoplastic surgeon. Dr. Taban and the staff at TabanMD are experts at helping you choose the best way to address your goals and restore a youthful appearance. Contact us online or call our Beverly Hills or Santa Barbara locations to set up a consultation.
Dr. Mehryar (Ray) Taban is one of the few board certified surgeons who is a member of the American Society of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), diplomat of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS), and the American Board of Ophthalmology (AAO or ABO). Dr. Taban specializes in eyelid and facial plastic (cosmetic and reconstructive) surgery. He uses the latest technology in surgery, including minimal incision techniques, to provide quicker recovery times and natural outcomes. Learn more about Dr. Taban here.