Injectables and Fillers

Injectables and Fillers

It is not an attractive sight to have worry lines across your forehead or the laugh lines around your mouth. Instead of going under the knife, try the tested and proven injectable options and dermal fillers. They can deliver natural, youthful results without the need for more invasive procedures. At Love Medical Spa in Portland, Oregon, we can help determine the right option for your skin if you decide to give these treatments a try. 

What Are Injectables & Fillers? 

Botox® is a popular cosmetic injectable that works to freeze muscle movement and improves wrinkles and lines on your forehead, eyes, and mouth. Botox injections cause only slight discomfort and require no downtime. Based on the brand of Botox employed for your injections, you can observe an improvement in your look within a week, and your results may last up to four months. 

Dermal fillers are designed to fill in areas of your face that experience volume loss, aging signs, and scarring. Botox is injected into the muscle, whereas dermal fillers are placed under the skin. Botox has additional medical benefits, such as easing muscle spasms and migraine headaches.

What Cosmetic Concerns Can Injectables Address? 

The various fillers can address almost all cosmetic concerns. Injectables are often utilized to enhance facial plastic surgery results, including neck lift or facelift. Some of the most common issues that can be treated with injectables include:

  • Thin lips
  • Shallow facial contours
  • Mild-to-severe creases and wrinkles
  • Deep or recessed scars
  • Under-eye bags and shadowing
  • Facial deformities
  • Volume loss

How Soon Do the Injectables Work?

Most injectables show their effects in two to three weeks after your procedure. You will most likely notice improvement immediately based on the treated area and the injectable used. Some people may suffer mild bruising and swelling, which will ease soon and deliver a youthful appearance. Some injectable treatments have to be repeated once every few months, while others last a year or longer.

How Do Dermal Fillers Work? 

Dermal fillers will add extra volume to tissue but not reduce or eliminate excess sagging skin. They provide temporary effects and must be repeated regularly to maintain the wanted impact. Our team will evaluate your needs and recommend a combination of treatments to achieve your desired results. Some dermal fillers are combined with other skin rejuvenation treatments such as Botox injections.

The dermal fillers process involves cleaning the area and applying a local anesthetic to numb the site. Then the filler injection is administered, taking a few seconds per site. An ice pack will reduce any temporary discomfort. 

To learn more about our injectables & fillers, visit our office, Love Medical Spa, at 2250 NW Flanders St., Portland, OR 97210. You can also reach us at (971) 500-9009 and schedule an appointment.