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Different Types of Injectable Procedures

Injectable procedures offer a wonderful alternative to more invasive surgical procedures such as a facelift.

    HOUSTON, TX, June 02, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Injectable procedures offer a wonderful alternative to more invasive surgical procedures such as a facelift. Many injectables offer results that can last for over one year, and the procedure for receiving injectables is quick, painless, and requires little or no recovery time.

When you choose a facial plastic surgeon for your injectable fillers, you will be provided with a large number of choices. Understanding the differences between the various types of injectable procedures can help you make a more informed decision.

Types of Injectable Procedures

The first injectable procedure many people think of is BOTOX Cosmetic. BOTOX Cosmetic is a purified protein comprised of botulinum toxin type A. The main ingredient in BOTOX Cosmetic relaxes contractions in certain facial muscles. These contractions normally lead to the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.

BOTOX Cosmetic has a long history of proven results, but can only provide a smoother appearance for three to four months. For this reason, many people are starting to look to longer-lasting alternatives to BOTOX Cosmetic for their facial rejuvenation procedures; although, it is important to note that dermal fillers and BOTOX accomplish different things: BOTOX relaxes wrinkles while dermal fillers restore lost facial volume.

In addition to BOTOX Cosmetic, your plastic surgeon may offer solutions including facial fillers, such as:

- Juvederm and Restylane - both work to restore hyaluronic acid in your skin and promote a softer, more youthful appearance. Depending on the treatment area as well as your unique skin, a single treatment of either of these fillers can provide results for as long as nine months.
- Radiesse - a smooth gel injectable filled with microspheres of calcium hydroxyapatite. A single treatment of this filler can produce results lasting for up to a year.
- Sculptra Aesthetic -a filler comprised of poly-L-lactic acid that works to stimulate your body's natural collagen growth. This filler may take multiple treatments, but may produce results for as long as two years.

Both BOTOX Cosmetic and facial fillers can be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines, deep wrinkles, and creases from almost any area of your face. In addition, Juvederm and Restylane can both be used for lip augmentation.

No single solution is best for every patient. Talk to your board-certified facial plastic surgeon about all of your options to find the solution best suited to meet your needs.

If you are interested in learning more about nonsurgical facial rejuvenation options in the areas of Houston, Sugar Land, Katy, or The Woodlands, Texas, please visit the website of The Belage Center for Facial Plastic Surgery for additional information at

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