As we age, we lose elasticity and gain stubborn fine lines, wrinkles, and sunken features.
Injectables are a minimally invasive procedure that helps smooth the skin, add facial volume, and reduce the signs of aging.
Dr. Gregory T. Mesna is a board-certified surgeon who can provide injectables for Minneapolis, MN, patients who want to look younger.
What Are Injectables?
Injectables contain ingredients that can reduce fine lines and wrinkles when injected under the skin. Some can reduce muscle movement along with the appearance of wrinkles, while others aim to plump the skin and stimulate collagen production. Join Dr. Mesna in our Minneapolis, MN, office to see which injectables can benefit you.
Find the Right Injectable for You Request a Consultation
Knowing if botulinum toxin or fillers are suitable for you and which will deliver the aesthetic results you desire can be challenging to determine on your own. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Gregory T. Mesna, takes time to customize each injectable treatment to the patient’s desires. Call to request a free consultation at our Minneapolis office:
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Are Injectables Right for You? Candidates for Treatment
You should be in good physical health when undergoing any aesthetic treatment. This will help ensure a smooth and successful healing process.
The FDA requires patients to be 18 to receive botulinum toxin and at least 21 to receive fillers.
Smoking and using nicotine products can lead to faster collagen breakdown, shortening the results of your injectables. We recommend patients quit using nicotine products before receiving injectables.
Unlike the dramatic results you can obtain with plastic surgery, aesthetic results from botulinum toxin and fillers look natural and are limited in what they can accomplish. Patients should have realistic expectations for their results.
Types of Injectables We Offer
BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most widely known injectables, and for a good reason. It was the first injectable treatment of its kind to be approved by the FDA for short-term cosmetic use in 2002. BOTOX Cosmetic reduces movement in the face, preventing the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s ideal for small areas of the face, such as crow’s feet and lip lines.
Dysport® is similar to BOTOX since it’s a botulinum toxin type A that limits muscle movement around the injection site. Dysport was FDA approved in 2009 and works well on large surface areas of the face. It’s more diluted than BOTOX Cosmetic and spreads faster, making it ideal for forehead and glabellar (frown) lines.
JUVÉDERM® is a collection of dermal fillers used to treat areas of the face. JUVÉDERM products contain hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the body, which plumps the skin. Our office carries JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, which can be used to add volume to sunken cheeks and contour the chin area. The effects of JUVÉDERM fillers can last about six to 18 months.
Restylane® is another family of hyaluronic acid-based fillers, though they're thinner in consistency, allowing them to spread quicker. Restylane products can be used to correct smile lines, facial wrinkles and folds, lost volume in the cheeks, lost volume on the hands, and thin lips.
Sculptra® is a dermal filler that uses poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) to stimulate collagen production. This restores facial volume over time, giving you a plump, youthful appearance. PLLA fillers typically last longer than hyaluronic acid fillers but may require about three sessions.
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The Process of Receiving Injectables
In 2020, botulinum toxin type A was the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure performed (4.4 million), and soft tissue fillers were the second most popular (3.4 million). According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons