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Which Injectable Is Right for Me?

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Skin changes tend to be the first and most visible signs of aging. From fine lines and wrinkles to volume loss and acne scars, the face starts to lose its volume, elasticity, and youthful radiance as the production of collagen and elastin decline.

Injectables have become an increasingly popular non-invasive treatment to improve the appearance of aging skin. For patients who aren’t ready for more invasive surgery but would like to appear more youthful, Dr. Christopher Livingston in Houston, Texas, offers the following types of injectables:


Botox smooths moderate to severe frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet by relaxing the underlying muscles with a series of carefully placed injections. It is a reasonably quick treatment—it typically takes 10 to 30 minutes—and has zero downtime. Results of Botox can be seen one to two days after treatment with results that can last six to eight months.


Juvéderm is a popular dermal filler formulated with hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally inside the human body responsible for keeping the skin plump and maintaining hydration. Juvéderm is most commonly used to restore volume, soften superficial lines and folds, enhance the lips, and reduce under-eye hollows. Your Juvéderm session typically takes a few minutes to complete, and results are immediate and last up to 12 months.

There are several different types of Juvéderm products, including:

Juvéderm Voluma XC is perfect for adding volume to sunken or dropping cheeks. Formulated with a gel-like formula, it lifts and plumps the cheeks with results that last up to two years.

Juvéderm Volbella is used to provide fuller, more youthful-looking lips. This filler adds volume to thin, flat, and deflated lips that have developed due to aging or patient’s natural characteristics. With the skill injection of volbella by Dr. Livingston, you can enjoy a soft, beautiful, natural-looking pout.


Radiesse offers a blend of the immediate visual improvements of other fillers with benefits of long-lasting results. Radiesse is formulated with tiny calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) microspheres that are suspended in an aqueous gel substance. When injected into the skin, these microspheres form a scaffolding structure that instantly restores volume while stimulating the body’s natural production of collagen. Over time, the body will metabolize the gel and microspheres, leaving your own natural collagen behind. Radiesse is used to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, as well as correct volume loss.

Which Injectable Is Right for Me?

Different injectables are designed to produce different results, and in some cases, a combination of injectables could be the most effective course of action. Dr. Christopher Livingston is a board-certified plastic surgeon who will help create a personalized treatment plan designed to address your aesthetic goals. After a thorough consultation, an injectable treatment will be customized and performed in minutes with zero downtime and immediate, beautiful results. For more information, call Livingston Plastic Surgery at (281) 501-1812 or fill out an online form to schedule your consultation today.