When the signs of aging start to appear, most people want to treat them, but they also don’t want to resort to surgical measures. If you’ve ever wished that there was something in between doing nothing and simply living with aging skin and undergoing an invasive surgical procedure, we have good news: there is. At Purely Natural Medical Spa in Brooklyn, NY, we offer cosmetic injectables that will help restore a youthful glow and temporarily remove the signs of aging.
What Are Injectables?
When most people hear the word injectable, they typically think of dermal fillers. However, cosmetic injectables are all-encompassing and refer to every kind of anti-aging treatment administered with an ultra-fine needle. While they are all administered the same way, they accomplish different goals and have been designed to treat different areas of the face and body to both restore a youthful appearance, help with weight loss, and even help resolve health conditions.
What Are the Different Types of Injectables?
There are different types of cosmetic injectables and they all work to treat the signs of aging and improve the appearance of the face and body, but they do so in different ways. At Purely Natural Medical Spa we offer cosmetic injectables that temporarily treat and remove fine lines and wrinkles, add volume and address sagging skin, add necessary nutrients into the skin, target stubborn fat beneath the chin, and add vitamins to the body to promote optimal health.
Injections for Wrinkles: Neurotoxins
Neurotoxins are administered in an injectable form and they work by temporarily disabling the muscles that cause wrinkles and fine lines. This temporary muscular paralysis helps treat dynamic wrinkles by allowing the skin to relax, and when the muscles can no longer make extreme expressions or repetitive movements, wrinkles disappear.
Botox is the most common and well-known neurotoxin. It has been in the beauty world for the longest amount of time and has earned its reputation as the go-to injectable for wrinkles. It is most commonly used to treat lines and wrinkles on the face, specifically on the forehead, the outside corners of the eyes where crow’s feet form, and frown lines that form between the eyebrows. Results last up to six months once they set in three to four days after treatment.
Botox for the Body
Not only is Botox an anti-aging injectable used to treat lines and wrinkles, but it can also be used to resolve health-related issues in the body. One common yet lesser-known FDA-approved use of Botox is to treat hyperhidrosis, which is the condition that causes excessive sweating under the arms. Some doctors also use it to treat sweating that occurs on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.
When used to treat this specific issue, Botox prevents the body from releasing the chemical that causes the activation of the sweat glands. Once you receive the necessary amount of injections, your results from this treatment can last up to one year. Aside from treating excessive sweating, Botox can also be used for the treatment of migraines, jaw pain due to TMJ, and to help resolve muscular spasms and disorders.
Dysport is another neurotoxin similar to Botox that paralyzes muscular movement in the forehead and the area between the eyebrows to temporarily remove fine lines and wrinkles. Unlike Botox, the results from Dysport set in a few days sooner and last approximately the same amount of time: anywhere from three to four months. The difference between Dysport and Botox lies in their composition and the amount and type of proteins present in each.
Xeomin is a neurotoxin uniquely purified and created without the addition of added proteins that treat frown lines that form between the eyebrows. It has one job, and it does that job well. For those who are unhappy with the appearance of their frown lines, Xeomin will remove them in a way that allows you to maintain expression and doesn’t change the appearance of the rest of your face. Results typically set in after three to four days and last for three months.
Injections for Volume Loss: Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers treat the signs of aging by adding volume to areas of the face that have developed hollowness due to volume loss. They are typically composed of a synthetic hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring acid in the body that begins to decrease production as the aging process occurs. Dermal fillers are temporary solutions that treat the signs of aging, but their results are long-lasting, and, when done by a reputable injector, look natural.
Injections for Overall Skin Improvement: AquaGold
This treatment is a more unconventional yet highly effective form of cosmetic injectables. AquaGold uses micro-channeling technology to improve the skin and deliver anti-aging benefits. It uses a revolutionary micro-injector device that painlessly treats the face and body, including the more sensitive areas such as the perioral area around the mouth, the area around the eyes, the forehead, the neck, the décolletage, and the back of the hands.
What Makes It an Injectable?
What Are the Benefits of AquaGold?
The benefit of this treatment is that it is completely customizable based on your skin goals and needs and the type of serums chosen are picked accordingly. AquaGold helps nourish the skin, provides essential hydration, reduces overall pore size, provides a fresh-looking and youthful glow, and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Injections for Treating Stubborn Fat: Kybella
Stubborn fat present beneath your chin is technically known as submental fullness but in layman’s terms is simply called a double chin. If you have a double chin even though you are at a healthy weight and it is making you appear heavier than you are, or makes you feel self-conscious, Kybella is a prescription medicine that can remove those fat cells permanently. Results are permanent because once the fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.
How Does Kybella Work?
A series of injections beneath the chin inserts an ingredient that helps the body get rid of fat cells. Post-treatment, your body will begin to naturally eliminate the fat cells from this area under the chin and you’ll notice a gradual reduction of fatty tissue as well as gradual contouring in the area. After receiving the optimal number of treatments based on your customized plan, you will begin to notice results within a few days and will develop full results by thirty days.
Injections for the Body: Lipotropic Injections
The term injectables typically refers to those products that are injected into the face to treat the signs of aging, but they also refer to a less common usage, which is for wellness purposes. Lipotropic injections are injectables that help with weight loss and the overall improvement of body composition.
What Are Lipotropic Injections?
- Vitamin B12, which is the vitamin known for providing the body with energy
- Choline, which plays a role a fat metabolism
- Methionine, an essential amino acid that aids the metabolism
- Inositol, a vitamin that helps regulate fat metabolism
What Are the Benefits?
The benefit of lipotropic injections is that while they primarily help with weight loss and fat metabolism, they also promote optimal wellness and even have some mental health benefits. These injections contain compounds that are naturally found in the body, so you can rest assured that they are safe and effective. When administered in injectable form, the body can quickly utilize these compounds, which in turn can help:
- Better metabolize fat
- Decrease the symptoms caused by depression
- Improve mental functioning
- Help increase weight loss
Are Lipotropic Injections Right for Me?
These injectables are especially helpful to those on a diet who need more energy due to calories deficits but also want to keep burning fat. Committing to a regular schedule of injections can help you lose anywhere from one to two pounds a week in addition to your dieting efforts. These shots work best when taken by those who are committed to a healthy diet and a regular exercise routine but want to get an edge on their fat burning and weight loss efforts.
Am I a Candidate for Cosmetic Injectables?
We offer a wide range of cosmetic injectables that can help treat many different issues, such as correcting and removing the signs of aging on the face, helping increase weight loss, and helping the body burn fat more efficiently. During an initial consultation, we can listen to your concerns and help create a customized treatment plan tailored to your needs and your goals. There is a cosmetic injectable that’s right for you and we will help determine which one it is.
Schedule Your Injectable Consultation
No matter what your aging issue may be, there is an injectable that will help improve the signs of aging that have shown up on your face, kept you from reaching your goals, or have affected your overall wellness. Contact us today at Purely Natural Medical Spa in Brooklyn, NY, and schedule your initial consultation to meet with one of our experts who can help determine which of these cosmetic injectables is right for you.