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Injectables Specialist

Cataleya Aesthetics

Aesthetic Clinics located in San Jose, CA

Cosmetic injectables like Botox® and Juvederm® have proven to be invaluable to individuals who want to combat visible signs of aging. Daniel Reyes-Villa, MD, Olga Dzhulay, RN, BSN, and their team of aesthetic experts at Cataleya Aesthetics use injectables to help their patients feel and look their best. If you’re concerned about visible wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin, call the office in San Jose, California, or schedule an appointment online today.

Injectables Q & A

What is an injectable?

Injectable is a term that commonly refers to aesthetic treatments that work by injecting different substances below the surface of the skin. Injectables improve the quality of your skin by reversing the underlying causes of wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin.

As you age, your body slows its production of skin-firming cells like collagen and elastin. These elements keep the skin tight and young-looking. With fewer cells to keep the skin firm and subtle, it stretches, sags, and creates lines, wrinkles, and creases.

Injectables, such as Botox and Juvederm fillers, work differently to combat these signs of aging.

What is Botox, and how does it work?

Botox injections utilize a naturally derived toxin that temporarily freezes muscle tissue so the muscles can no longer contract. This, in turn, causes the wrinkles to relax, soften, and fade away for a time.

Botox injections work well for crow’-feet and frown lines. Treatment sessions last between 10-15 minutes, and there is no downtime. You notice a marked improvement in the appearance of your creases and lines within 24-48 hours. Results typically last up to four months.

What is Juvederm, and how does it work?

Juvederm fillers are another type of injectable that utilizes a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally produced by the body. This filler stimulates collagen production and replaces lost volume to diminish wrinkles.

Juvederm fillers also enhance your lips, chin, cheeks, and nose. Benefits of this aesthetic treatment include:

  • Reduction of lines and creases
  • Restoration of lost volume in cheeks and temples
  • Improvement of facial symmetry
  • Plumping of thin lips

There are several formulations of Juvederm fillers and each one holds specific benefits. The team at Cataleya Aesthetics works with you to determine which injectable is most likely to meet your aesthetic goals. Juvederm fillers may not be best for everyone, so the team completes a comprehensive assessment to ensure this treatment is safe and effective for you.

To see how injectables may help improve your appearance and boost your confidence, call or schedule an appointment with Cataleya Aesthetics today.