June 28, 2023

A Complete Guide to Injectables and Neuromodulators

The passage of time is a force that cannot be combated. This truth becomes apparent when you lean closer to the mirror, examining the signs it reveals on your skin. Perhaps you bump into crow’s feet, wrinkles etched on your forehead, thinning lips, or even those unwelcome “11s” between your eyebrows.

But you are not condemned to endure these age-related concerns for life. If topical remedies have proven insufficient and invasive surgical procedures are not your thing, injectable treatment may be right for you. Dr. Anca Tchelebi-Moscatello at Park Avenue Medical Spa in Westchester, NY, can help give you the results you’re looking for. Injectables can smoothen wrinkles and folds and enhance definition and contouring, all with minimal downtime.

Injectables and Neuromodulators

Injectables refer to cosmetic treatments that address signs of aging in areas such as the face, neck, and hands. The name “injectables” comes from their mode of application, where a dermatologist or physician administers medication through injections.

Injectables encompass three main types, each employing a distinct mechanism:

  • Neuromodulators: These substances temporarily immobilize the facial muscles responsible for causing wrinkles.
  • Dermal fillers: These injectables are utilized to enhance volume beneath the skin. These can be used in areas like the lips, eyes, jawline, cheeks, back of the hands, and chin.
  • Kybella: Specifically targeting fat accumulation below the chin, Kybella is designed to break down fat deposits in that area.

Common Types of Dermal Fillers and Injectables

There are a wide variety of dermal fillers and injectables available today. Your provider will discuss the right one for you. Some of the most common types of dermal fillers and neuromodulators include:

  • Botox: Botox, the original neuromodulator, is widely used by dermatologists to smoothen crow’s feet, forehead lines, and creases between the eyebrows.
  • Daxxify: Daxxify is a neuromodulator powered by peptides and is FDA-approved to temporarily reduce the appearance of frown lines, but it can work to diminish other facial lines and wrinkles as well.
  • Xeomin: Xeomin, another neuromodulator, functions similarly to Botox but with fewer inactive ingredients. Its manufacturing process eliminates unnecessary proteins, isolating the active protein botulinum toxin Type A.
  • Dysport: Dysport, an alternative to Botox, has a greater spread around the injection site. This characteristic makes it preferable for larger facial areas such as the forehead. Your doctor may recommend Dysport over Botox.
  • Juvederm: Juvederm comprises a range of gel dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid (HA). Juvederm fillers restore lost contouring and smooth moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles by adding volume to the lips, cheeks, and mouth area.
  • Restylane: Similar to Juvederm, Restylane is a brand of dermal fillers also made of HA. Restylane’s HA gels correct wrinkles and folds around the mouth and cheeks while providing volume to the cheeks and lips.

Schedule a Consultation

At Park Avenue Medical Spa, Dr. Tchelebi-Moscatello and her team offer comprehensive treatment for those seeking aesthetic enhancements. Whether you’re looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles or increase the volume in different areas of your face, the injectables and dermal fillers may be right for you.

To schedule a consultation today, call our Westchester, NY office at 914-809-9928 or use our online booking tool.