It might sound unusual because of the time you’ve spent trying to lose weight, but losing plumpness from your face can result in wrinkles, sunken cheeks, and other features you might associate with old age. At Allure Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery LLC, board-certified cosmetic surgeon Percy Lo, MD, places cosmetic injectables himself to combat your age-related features. To review your St. Petersburg injectable options and choose the right one for you, call our office to learn more about this non-surgical treatment.

What Are Cosmetic Injectables?

In aesthetic medicine, injectables are a type of medication or substance that is injected into your body by way of a hollow needle and syringe. If you’re not ready or willing to commit to a complex surgery with irreversible results and a lengthy recovery time, you can still make stunning alterations to your appearance with injectables in St. Petersburg. At Allure Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery, Dr. Lo performs all of the injections himself, not a nurse or assistant. He is highly trained and experienced in aesthetics and cosmetic surgery, and can make your results look completely natural. Cosmetic injectables help you look more youthful, alert, and happy by targeting features like:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Dimples
  • Scars
  • Sunken cheeks
  • Thin lips

If you’re considering cosmetic surgery, injectables in St. Petersburg are a great way to get a more subtle idea of the changes you’ll see after surgery without jumping right in.

What Types of Cosmetic Injectables Can I Get?

Dr. Lo provides two main categories of injectables. He helps you select the particular injectable that will work best toward your goals. You can get: botulinum toxin and dermal fillers.

Botulinum Toxin

Botulinum toxin injectables, like Botox, work by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that play a part in developing certain wrinkles and fine lines. Botox reduces crow’s feet, forehead lines, frown lines, and more for about 3-4 months at a time.

Dermal Fillers

Dr. Lo primarily uses a line of dermal fillers by Juv’derm. Fillers add volume in small but notable amounts to your cheeks, facial folds, lips, and recessed scars. Juv’derm products primarily contain hyaluronic acid, a substance that your body already produces and can absorb over time. The results from fillers can hold for 1-2 years.

Do Injectables Hurt?

The idea of a needle penetrating your skin might turn you off, even if you’re familiar with getting shots for other purposes. To minimize any potential discomfort, Dr. Lo may apply ice or a topical numbing cream to your face before placing the injectable. Many injectables are mixed with an additional anesthetic. This helps reduce the pain from injections.

Get Injectables in St. Petersburg for Rejuvenated Skin

To review your many options for St. Petersburg injectables with Dr. Lo’s help, call Allure Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery today.