[By Collette Wong]
The current FDA approved injectables aren’t going anywhere, but keep an eye out for some of these exciting new products coming our way!
Freeze wrinkles faster- Xeomin
What is it: A neurotoxin that is currently FDA approved to treat cervical dystonia, excessive blinking, abnormal head position and neck pain.
How it is different: Xeomin is a pure protein, so there is potential for faster onset of action, hence the effects should appear faster than either Botox or Dysport.
Availability: Unknown, although an application for its cosmetic use has been submitted to the FDA
Supercial Injections- Belotero Balance Dermal Filler
What is it: A hyaluronic acid filler
How it is different: The UK manufactured Belotero Balance may hold certain advantages over the currently available hyaluronic acid fillers due to its ability to treat superficial or fine lines. Some other hyaluronic acid fillers can cause a bluish hue if they are injected too superficially, as light reflected through the skin may bounce off the clear filler. This is not the case with Belotero Balance. It hopes to “fill” a niche in the market, as a long-lasting filler for superficial wrinkles that can be administered close to the surface of the skin without causing a blue hue.
Availability: Unknown, although the filler is currently being reviewed by the FDA
Use less, last longer- Juvederm Voluma
What it is: A hyaluronic acid filler
How it is different: Juvederm Voluma is more viscous and cohesive than most other fillers, making it ideal for deep volumizing. This particular quality translates to fewer syringes being required than if you had the same type of work done using most other hyaluronic acid products. The effects also last longer; between 12 to 18 months compared to 6 to 9 months for most conventional fillers.
Availability: Available now