Neurotoxins & Dermal Fillers
Botox - $11/unit
Dysport - $11/unit
Xeomin - $11/unit
Baby Botox - $75
Restylane - $650/syringe
Versa - $500/syringe
Kysse - $650/syringe
Lip Flip - $75
What are Injectables for Skin Care?
Injectables for skin care are highly popular procedures to help relax facial muscles and reduce signs of aging, or alternatively, rejuvenate and enhance soft-tissue volume loss. There are two primary forms of injectables used in skin care, neurotoxins (such as Botox) and dermal fillers (Restalyne, Versa, Kysse). Each category has distinct usages. Neurotoxins are injectable proteins that relax muscles and as a result soften lines and wrinkles, smoothing one’s skin to help project a more youthful appearance.
Neurotoxins such as Botox can also be used to reduce excess sweating as well as relieve migraines. Dermal fillers are a gel-like, naturally-occurring substance that is injected beneath the skin to increase volume, smooth the skin’s surface and enhance facial features. Fillers may be used to increase lip volume, enhance shallow contours, soften wrinkles and even improve the appearance of scarring. Due to wide-spread usages and varying products, injectables offer many solutions to common skin issues. If you are new to injectables, contact Elan Skin for a complimentary consultation to help determine the best product(s) for your individual needs.
How does it work?
Injectables work in one of two ways. Neurotoxins (such as Botox) inhibit highly-localized communication between cells, blocking the neurotransmitter binding and causing the muscle to relax. As a result, muscles lose movement and skin appears more smooth (no more smile lines). Dermal fillers utilize a naturally-occurring substance in your body called Hyaluronic acid. In effect, these injectables boost the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid, adding volume in shallow areas and softening the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
In either instance, injectable procedures require little to no downtime and can be completed in a short visit, depending on the area(s) being treated. Botox injections last up to 4 months, while dermal fillers typically last from 6 to 12 months or even longer.