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Are Selfies Causing a Spike in Injectables?

Posted June 17, 2016 in BELOTERO BALANCE®, BOTOX® Cosmetic, Facial Injections, JUVÉDERM®, Non-Surgical Treatments, Restylane®

shutterstock_200139188We live in a world of the constant uploading of images of ourselves, making the selfie the most used camera angle found when scrolling through social media news feeds. With so many close-ups posted online, people are suddenly taking a second look at how their facial skin looks. Facial injectables and fillers, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM®, have started to spike in popularity thanks to the selfie and its role in social media. People are beginning to notice the closer the camera lens zooms in, the more facial wrinkles and fine lines are becoming a noticeable facial flaw. Shadows caused from natural overhead lighting often cause lines, grooves, and contour deformities to be exaggerated and more obvious.

Injectables for a Picture-Perfect Face

Instead of having to rely on camera filters to eliminate facial imperfections, someone can undergo one of our injectable treatments. Smile with confidence again in pictures by getting rid of your facial lines and wrinkles.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic is made of a purified protein derived from botulinum toxin type A, and it is injected into the facial skin to inhibit the movement of muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles. After being injected, BOTOX® Cosmetic causes the facial muscles relax, and the facial lines begin to soften and may even disappear.

BOTOX® Cosmetic can treat:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Lines across the forehead
  • Glabellar frown lines between the brows


JUVÉDERM® is an injectable gel made of hyaluronic acid, and it works by filling in lost facial volume to improve the appearance of wrinkles, folds, and hollows. Once facial volume is restored with JUVÉDERM®, the skin will have a smoother, more natural look and feel. The contour depressions are filled up to the surrounding levels of tissues, reducing the shadowing effect.

JUVÉDERM® can treat:

  • Nasolabial folds
  • Marionette lines
  • Lines around the mouth
  • Loss of volume in the cheeks
  • Thin and aging lips
  • Lower lid tear trough circles


Like JUVÉDERM®, Restylane® is a clear gel formation injectable designed to diminish the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles by restoring volume to the face. Restylane® can help a person to achieve more youthful facial fullness.

Restylane® can treat:

  • Nasolabial folds
  • Marionette lines
  • Lines around the mouth
  • Thin and aging lips
  • Lower lid tear trough circles


BELOTERO BALANCE® is a prescription injectable gel that temporarily smooths facial lines and wrinkles. When injected into the facial skin, BELOTERO BALANCE® integrates into the skin’s tissue to treat moderate to severe wrinkles.


  • Nasolabial folds
  • Lines around the mouth
  • Vertical lines above the lips
  • Wrinkles on the chin

Depending on the area(s) a patient would like to target, we offer many injectable treatments for eliminating facial wrinkles and fine lines. With minimal downtime and discomfort, patients can achieve immediate results while taking advantage of the many other benefits of these treatments. Injectables can help you to feel confident again! The next time someone asks you to take a selfie, you can smile knowing your facial skin has regained a more youthful look.

To learn more about all of our injectable treatments, schedule your consultation with Dr. Mark Chin today! You can contact us by calling (559) 435-9646 or by filling out our online contact form.