The natural aging process can take a heavy toll on your skin. The early signs of aging appear as fine wrinkles on our foreheads, around our eyes, and near the corners of the mouth. In this fast-paced, competitive world, our appearance makes a huge difference and the effects caused by aging can be hard pill to swallow for some.

This is why a large number of people opt for cosmetic treatments using injectable fillers. The most common dermal fillers are Juvederm, Botox, and Radiesse. Each of these treatments has its own specific advantages, but all of them are used to smoothen wrinkles and restore volume to the face.

Juvederm XC

The Juvederm XC injectable is an FDA approved dermal filler that is a combination of a substance known as hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body, and an anesthetic agent known as lidocaine. This makes Juvederm safe to use because the chances of your body rejecting it are very slim.

Juvederm injections are administered just below the skin to smoothen wrinkles and folds and to restore volume to sunken cheeks. The results provided by this dermal filler can last up to one year.


Radiesse is another FDA approved dermal filler. It can treat moderate wrinkles and folds rather effectively and the results can last up to a year. Radiesse is composed of a substance known as Calcium Hydroxylapatite, which when injected into the skin restores the volume instantly and also stimulates cells to produce collagen. The collagen production rejuvenates your skin and leaves you looking vibrant and youthful


Botox or botulinum toxin is a substance that is extracted from a specific strain of bacteria. In high amounts, Botox is harmful to humans – although, in a controlled setting, Botox has many beneficial medical applications.

In addition to being a popular cosmetic agent, Botox is used to treat several neuromuscular conditions, migraines, and excessive sweating.

Botox is most commonly used to smoothen wrinkles in the facial region. Wrinkles are caused by the contraction and relaxation of the muscles that are found just below the skin. Muscles contract and relax based on the messages that are passed from nerves to muscles at the junction where nerve endings meet the muscles.

When Botox is injected into the muscle, it blocks the transmission of the chemical messages and this leads to temporary paralysis of the targeted muscle, thus smoothing out the wrinkles. The effect of Botox can last up to six months although it varies from person to person.

Preparing for Cosmetic Treatments

Before undergoing any of the above treatments, it is important to disclose your medical history with your cosmetician. Oftentimes, an allergy test may be required before the treatment to find out if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the filler.

Ensure that the injections are administered only under the guidance of an expert cosmetic doctor who has a history of performing the injections.

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Dermal fillers are a safe and effective solution for people who want to rejuvenate their youthful good looks without having to undergo a highly invasive surgery. Contact Cosmetic Surgical Center to learn more about your injectable filler options.