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The Power of Cosmetic Injectables

Jun 20, 2024
The Power of Cosmetic Injectables
If you’re not ready for plastic surgery to achieve your cosmetic goals, we offer the next best thing — a full suite of cosmetic injectables that can lift, smooth, and fill in. Explore all that we can do with a liquid facelift.

The signs of aging are becoming more obvious, and you want to head them off before they really take hold. Or, perhaps you want to tackle some of the wrinkles and sagging skin in your face, but you’re not ready for plastic surgery.

While nothing beats a facelift for dialing back the years, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Zelken, who heads up Jonathan Zelken, MD, recognizes that there are less invasive ways to achieve some key cosmetic goals. Cosmetic injectables check many anti-aging boxes and lead this list.

In fact, cosmetic injectables are so effective that there were nearly 16 million injectable treatments in the United States in 2022 alone.

Here’s a look at what we can accomplish with cosmetic injectables.

Smoothing out dynamic wrinkles

Every time you squint, smile, frown, or make any other facial expression, lines form in your skin, creating dynamic wrinkles that come and go. As you age, however, these wrinkles start to etch permanent paths in your skin and remain long after your expression is gone.

More than two decades ago, the first neuromodulator burst onto the scene when the FDA approved Botox® to relax frown or brow lines. The approval expanded to include crow’s feet and forehead lines, and other neuromodulators, such as Dysport® and Xeomin®, have joined the movement.

We offer each of these neuromodulators, which work by relaxing the muscles that contract to form dynamic wrinkles. As a result, you can regain smooth skin in the upper half of your face.

Fill in deep folds and lines

With cosmetic injectables, mainly dermal fillers, we can then turn our attention to any deep folds or lines that have formed in your face, such as:

  • Nasolabial folds — the parentheses lines that are on either side of our mouth
  • Marionette lines — the straight lines on your chin
  • Vertical lines around your lips

These dermal fillers rely on biocompatible substances, such as hyaluronic acid, gels, and calcium hydroxylapatite, to fill in the lines and folds to smooth your skin. 

When it comes to which dermal fillers we offer, we’ve done our homework and use only the best — Juvéderm, Radiesse®, Voluma®, and Belotero®.

Lift sagging skin

Working with dermal fillers is a lot like sculpting, and knowing where to place the soft tissue filler is paramount. We have perfected dermal fillers to the point where we can lift sagging skin in your cheeks and jowls with them. Granted, we can’t lift your skin as much as we can with a facelift, but we can provide substantial results using only a few injections in strategic areas.

Restore lost volume 

Another sign of aging is a loss of volume in your cheeks or lips, which we can correct with dermal fillers. 

As you can see, there’s a lot that we can accomplish with cosmetic injectables, and these are just the most common uses. Since we’re plastic surgery experts, we understand faces better than most, and we know how to use cosmetic injectables to the best effect, giving you a liquid facelift that will make you look years younger.

To explore how cosmetic injectables can enhance your appearance and restore a little youth, please contact our office in Newport Beach, California, at (949) 432-4730. You can also request a consultation using our online booking tool.