What injectable products do aesthetic practitioners use to correct the signs of aging, fine lines, wrinkles and loss of volume? What’s the difference between dynamic and static lines and why should you care? This episode overviews neuromodulators and dermal fillers and why most people are confused between them.
Hey it’s nurse Paula. Welcome to It’s a Young Thing. I’m really excited to talk about cosmetic injectables today. I get a lot of people say “you know I look angry when I’m not angry.” It’s just these lines and wrinkles that just show up on your face and you have absolutely no idea where they come from, how they get there, or what you can do about them. Now I wear glasses and I’m constantly squinting in the sun and I noticed over the years that I started getting this prominent letter C right between my eyebrows whether I was squinting or not. It was there and it just got to the point where it just didn’t go away.
So we’re going to talk about dynamic versus static lines in your face. So when you get some time go look in the mirror and look at your face and look at all the lines on your face. Now make an expression and when you make an expression now look at all the lines on your face. Now if you stop making that face, d o those lines go away? If they do go away they’re called Dynamic lines. If they don’t go away and they persist after you stop making that expression, those are called static lines. Static lines the ones that have made creases in your skin from smiling or frowning or squinting. These actions constantly work on your skin breaking it down to the point where it forms a wrinkle. So once you’ve got a crease, that’s kind of permanently there, you’d pretty much have to expect that if it took time to get it there it’s going to take time to get rid of it. So you have to really look at the structure of your face.
There’s two things that happen to your face. There’s wrinkles and there’s loss of volume. So depending on what you have is going to pretty much depend on, or or decide on, what you’re going to get if you have wrinkles that happen from overuse of expressions. That’s where you need a product like a neuromodulator such as Botox, Dysport or Xeomin. Those are some popular ones. But if you have loss of volume like sunken cheeks and underneath your eyes then you need dermal fillers. And some popular names you might know are Juvéderm, Voluma, Restylane, Radiesse, Bellotero, those are a bunch of names. I’m sure you’ve heard them all. They’re constantly in magazines. A lot of direct to consumer advertising in magazines and on TV talk about the parentheses lines on your face. You know there’s a lot of ads going out, but people get the products confused. Neurotoxins, or neuromodulators, are used on muscles that that you use in expressions that constantly make lines and you want them to stop doing