Cosmetic injections have evolved from an active treatment method to a preventative measure for those looking to eliminate and/or prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As we age, collagen production slows and the elastin and collagen underneath our skin begin to break down, resulting in facial folds and creases. Dermal injectables provide an effective and less invasive procedure that can be beneficial for both older and younger patients.

What is the Ideal Age for Injectables?

Injectables were once thought to be useful only for those with existing lines and wrinkles, but advancements in cosmetic procedures have changed that. Receiving dermal filler injections is a great preventative method for any wrinkles and signs of aging. Just as you apply sunscreen or other skin care routines to prevent damage from occurring, injectables can help prevent any folds and creases from getting too severe. Wrinkles that become too deep will require much more invasive treatment methods.

What Kind of Injectables Are There?

When it comes to injectables, there are a number of procedures that address different parts of the face. Here are some examples of injectables being offered at the Cosmetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Center of Maryland.

Botox Cosmetic

Perhaps the most well-known dermal procedure, Botox utilizes botulinum toxin to block the nerve receptors on the facial muscles. By blocking the muscles’ nerve receptors, facial wrinkles are temporarily prevented from forming. For general fine lines and wrinkles, Botox is a safe and efficient solution for both treatment and prevention.


Deep smile lines can add years to your age, but Bellafill can correct this. By using a formulation of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) collagen microspheres, Bellafill can tighten and improve the appearance of nasolabial folds with quick and long-lasting effects. This injectable filler is also the only filler that is FDA-approved to be used as a treatment for acne scars.


Juvéderm XC is perfect for treating the wrinkles and lines that form around the mouth and nose. Using a gel filler, Juvéderm will not only reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles but will provide natural-looking volume to the cheeks or under the eyes, resulting in a healthier and more youthful look.


Previously labeled ATX-101, Kybella is an injectable that is used to help reduce the excess fat deposits on the upper neck, more commonly referred to as a “double chin.” Kybella consists of a naturally occurring molecule that has the ability to consume fat. By injecting this solution into the proper areas, the fat will be removed with all other cells and tissues being left behind unharmed.

Injectables are a great way to reduce or prevent any signs of aging. Dr. Salman Ashruf at the Cosmetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Center of Maryland is an expert in cosmetic dermal fillers and can help you with your skin by providing the professional and quality help you need.