Why So Many Injectables?

Why so many Injectables? And, which one is best for me? The Key is to firm up/restore the dermal support of the skin.

Why the wrinkles? Many signs of aging are a result of loss of volume. As dermal support tissues thin out, lines become etched around the nose and mouth and cheeks start to look hollow. Dermal fillers are able to help plump and fill those areas to smooth skin and provide a more youthful look.


BOTOX®/Dysport is a formulation containing botulinum toxin type-A. Botox is approved by the FDA for cosmetic usage and effectively paralyzes the small muscles of the face. The most common areas that people have Botox/Dysport are:

Frown Lines

Forehead Lines

Bunny Lines – Lines across the bridge of the nose.

Crow’s Feet – Lines on the upper two thirds of the lateral eye.

Mentalis Dysfunction – ‘Dents’ in the chin.

Brow Lift – Creates a lifting effect of the brow.

Gummy Smile – Smile with over exposure of the upper teeth and gums.

Platysma Bands – Aging muscle neck lines/bands.

Hyperhidrosis – Excessive sweating in areas such as the palms of the hands and underarms area.

Glabellar Lines – Vertical lines between the eyebrows that resemble the number 11.


Restylane is a hyaluronic acid filler that is commonly used for lines under the eyes and for wrinkles on the hands. It's also great for smoothing lines around the lips and mouth, plumping the lips, and adding volume and lift to cheeks. Restylane is a good choice for larger areas or areas that need more volume. Restylane both fills out the volume of the face and attracts additional water to the area, maintaining a smoother, younger look.

JUVÉDERM® is the smooth gel filler that your doctor uses to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. JUVÉDERM® compensates for the loss of collagen and skin elasticity. JUVÉDERM® is a dermal fillers injected just beneath the skin to fill out and reduce small to medium lines and wrinkles. JUVÉDERM® both fills out the volume of the face and attracts additional water to the area, maintaining a smoother, younger look.

The formulas of Juvederm and Restylane use the same active ingredient: hyaluronic acid (HA). Hyaluronic acid is a natural carbohydrate molecule found in all living cells. HA is a well-known humectant which means it has the ability to attract and retain moisture. In fact, it can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. This ability is what allows both fillers to add volume and plump the skin. Since, the hyaluronic acid found in both Juvederm and Restylane are naturally occurring there is little to no risk of allergic reactions among patients.

All three injectables have the ability to provide astounding results that can be seen within days and full effect in 1-2 weeks. The results last between 6-12 months, depending on the injectable and area.

When you’re ready to discuss how injectables can provide you a more youthful look, call to schedule a consultation or an appointment with Dr Magassy at 703-790-5454. And through the end of the year, you can save 20% on all injectables.

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