You’d be forgiven if you weren’t exactly sure which injectable wrinkle treatment is best suited for you. As technology and medicine continue evolving to meet the needs of those trying to stay youthful-looking as long as possible, a seemingly countless number of treatments can be found in Honolulu to correct a wide range of wrinkles in any area of your face (or body, as well).
The highly trained and experienced staff at Kitagawa Dermatology in Honolulu, led by expert cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Kory Kitagawa, knows that the number of injectable wrinkle treatments on the market can be overwhelming. As such, we’ve compiled a thorough list of the injectable treatments we currently offer. Hopefully, by covering the most troublesome types of wrinkles all here in one place, you’ll be more at ease when considering your wrinkle treatment options.
Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin
The neuromodulators Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are effective wrinkle treatments because they relax the underlying muscles that cause specific wrinkles. In doing so, the overlying skin smooths out and the wrinkles soften or disappear.
Botox is the gold standard in wrinkle treatment, especially for the upper part of the face. It’s excellent for forehead creases, crow’s feet, and the glabellar lines between the eyebrows (sometimes called “11” lines). Dysport and Xeomin are very similar to Botox and can be useful for treating the same areas of the face.
Neuromodulators can also be used as a preventative measure against wrinkles to reduce the muscle movements that eventually cause the skin to wrinkle and crease. It is crucial to undergo neuromodulator wrinkle treatments by a skilled Honolulu dermatologist, such as Dr. Kitagawa, in order to get results that are subtle and natural-looking. The effects of neuromodulators, in particular, cannot be reversed and patients must wait for them to subside over time.
Restylane is another wrinkle treatment line consisting of hyaluronic acid that not only reduces the appearance of wrinkles but also gives the skin a “lift.” Restylane helps improve superficial wrinkles, moderate creases, and severe folds around the lower part of the face, such as the mouth, nose, eyes, and cheeks.
Restylane Lyft is designed to correct deeper, more troublesome wrinkles, such as deep forehead lines. The secret to Lyft is that the HA particles are larger than those of traditional Restylane, which allows for better correction of deeper lines; it also means it’s less effective for fine lip lines or other superficial wrinkles.
Two other members of the Restylane line, Refyne and Defyne, volumize the skin with the proprietary XpresHAn cross-linking technology. This provides better effects, as patients can move muscles and make expressions freely without worry of looking stiff or unnatural.
The two treatments are FDA-approved for nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and laugh lines. Refyne is the softer of the two and is ideal for mid-to-deep wrinkles and creases while the sturdier Defyne provides more support for moderate to severe wrinkles.
Belotero hyaluronic acid fillers are as versatile as they are effective. The hallmark of Belotero is its lighter, softer HA properties when compared to other HA fillers. This means it’s ideal for shallower, more superficial lines and wrinkles.
And it’s very versatile – it can be used as a wrinkle treatment for the following types of wrinkles:
- Superficial, fine, or shallow lines around the lips and mouth
- Marionette lines, the down-turned lines from the mouth to the chin
- Glabellar lines between the eyebrows
- Under-eye lines, bags, and circles
- Shallow forehead lines
Collagen Boosting Fillers
Radiesse is a breakthrough dermal filler that not only lifts and supports the skin in order to smooth out wrinkles and creases but it also stimulates the body’s natural collagen production, resulting in longer lasting results that are supple and natural. Once the injectable filler is absorbed by the body, the wrinkle treatment area still maintains the effects of the natural collagen.
Radiesse is also FDA-approved to restore volume in the back of the hands for smoother, younger looking hands. As people grow older, the skin of the hands can quickly lose volume and become thinner, allowing the veins and tendons to show more prominently under the skin. Radiesse provides the perfect solution for restoring volume and erasing the telltale signs of age with just a single wrinkle treatment.
Injectables for Treating a Double Chin
Kybella is an injectable treatment that can improve your facial profile and supplement any of the above wrinkle treatments.
Made from fat-destroying deoxycholic acid, Kybella injections improve your chin profile and add definition to your jawline by eliminating a double chin. In addressing fat under your chin, your entire profile and appearance are rejuvenated. This minimally invasive procedure can result in permanent fat removal for a healthier, more youthful-looking appearance. Schedule a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist in Honolulu today!
Learn more about injectable wrinkle treatment options at WebMD.com.
Contact Kitagawa Dermatology to Find the Right Wrinkle Treatment for You
See? That wasn’t so overwhelming, was it? For more details or answers to your questions about wrinkle treatment and other skin enhancing procedures, schedule a consultation with Kitagawa Dermatology in Honolulu today. Call our office at 808.533.4434 or contact us online.