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The holiday season is often the time of year where family and friends gather to catch up, talk about days gone by, and enjoy holiday meals. We often get caught up in the seemingly endless preparation of shopping, cooking, and baking. The frantic pace often doesn’t leave much room for “me” time. Sure, you may find time for a quick cut and color at your local hair salon, but wouldn’t it be nice to be able to knock a few years off your face?

While you can’t literally turn back the hands of time, you can make your face look years younger by using cosmetic injectables, such as dermal fillers and Botox®. And wouldn’t it be fun to hear your younger sister ask for your famous gravy recipe and your secret to looking so young?

In this blog, the highly skilled providers at the Tayani Institute give you all the details on cosmetic injectables and how they can help you help you look your best this holiday season.

Treating the two types of wrinkles

There are two kinds of wrinkles: static wrinkles and dynamic wrinkles. Each type needs a different solution. Here’s what causes these wrinkles and what can smooth them out:

Dermal fillers treat static wrinkles

Static wrinkles are caused by the natural aging process and sun damage. You may have a great skin-care regimen, but over time, natural aging can do a real number on your skin. The real issue is that your body’s supply of collagen and elastin — the substances that naturally tone and smooth your skin — diminish with age. And when you add sun damage to the mix, you can wind up with sagging, creased, and wrinkled skin.

Dermal fillers are prescription medications that are injected beneath the skin to smooth out wrinkles and create firm, supple skin. Dermal fillers can immediately plump up areas of your face and even spur your body to produce more collagen and other vital substances.

Botox treats dynamic wrinkles

Dynamic wrinkles are caused by years of making repeated facial expressions. As the years go by, the muscles you use to make facial expressions can begin to stay in a semicontracted state. As the muscles stay contracted, they can push up the skin above them to form lines.

Botox injections can relax these muscles and thereby allow the skin above them to flatten and smooth out. Botox can treat a number of facial lines, including:

  • Frown lines
  • Forehead lines
  • Lipstick lines
  • Crows feet
  • Bunny lines

And while Botox works its magic on your wrinkles, your face will still be able to move naturally and normally. You’ll just do it with a fresh, new look.

Treatments are nonsurgical and minimally invasive

As if looking younger wasn’t enough of a benefit, another great thing about cosmetic injectables is that they’re nonsurgical and minimally invasive, and they can be injected right in our office. So you won’t have to worry about reactions to anesthesia or scheduling time off work for recovery.

Treatments don’t take long, and our highly experienced practitioners always apply a topical anesthetic first, so you’ll stay comfortable during your procedure. And you can resume normal activity after you leave our office, although you shouldn’t engage in strenuous exercise for a little while.

Depending on your case, your provider will tell you how long you should avoid strenuous exercise and when you should expect to see results. Most patients notice results within 24-48 hours. Results can last up to several months, but you can schedule follow-up injections to maintain your new look.

What’s also nice about cosmetic injectables is that since you can see results fairly quickly, you can go conservative initially and make tweaks in upcoming treatment sessions.

If you’d like a younger look for the holidays, book an appointment online or over the phone with the Tayani Institute today.