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Cosmetic Injectables 101



Everything You Need To Know About Cosmetic Injectables

Cosmetic injectables are a tried and true anti-aging treatment. It involves injecting a substance under your skin to change your appearance, more notably to reduce the the appearance of wrinkles or to add more volume to areas that require it.

Cosmetic Injectable Basics

Injectables - Botox

Injectables - Fillers

Which One Do I Need?

Each type of cosmetic injectable treatment is tailored just for you


There is no cookie cutter treatment

Each case is different. That means that the severity of frown lines, wrinkles, or loss of volume is different per person. That also means that each patient will have to be diagnosed and analyzed differently according to the results they want to achieve. Keep in mind that desired results have to be realistic. A subtle and natural look is better than any other type of result, which is what our medical providers always aspire for.

A Combination of Botox AND Fillers

The best way to achieve optimal results is usually to use both Botox and a type of filler in tandem with each other. The Botox treatment would relax the muscles to help minimize the formation of further lines and wrinkles, while the the fillers would help create the volume and fill in the wrinkles.

Trusting Your Provider

Your  dermatological provider will know what’s best for you to achieve the results you want. Social media and the internet would want to tell you otherwise, but a certified provider like our staff will know exactly what type of injectables you would need to achieve your optimal appearance. Keep in mind that they are trained to administer these treatments and have the knowledge and expertise to help you achieve your goal.

During Your Treatment

What to expect before, during and after:


The initial consultation will include a thorough evaluation of the area of your concern, and also looking through your medical history. This means that you would have to disclose your medical history to your care provider (allergies, past surgeries, any skin conditions) that can potentially jeopardize the treatment and its results.

Before the treatment begins, the area will be cleaned and anesthesia will be administered to numb the area prior to injection. Some fillers also contain lidocane to help minimize discomfort during your treatment.


During your treatment, your provider will be injecting a precise amount of substance under your skin strategically. You may notice results almost immediately when fillers are concerned. Overall, the treatment itself should be quick and is always an outpatient one.

Many patients come in during their lunch hour to get their injectable filler treatment done and leave to return to work immediately.


There might be some swelling or numbness after the treatment is done. These are normal and both are temporary. They normally subside within a couple of days. Some mild bruising might also occur but like with swelling or numbness, it is also temporary.

You will be able to go back to your regular activities almost immediately. If the swelling or pain on the area persists after a while, call your provider immediately.

The Results

Below is a small gallery of results. All these images are taken from the official websites:

Like with any skincare treatment, it’s important to think about achievable results first and foremost. Most realistic results will look subtle and natural when done correctly. Also like with many skincare treatments, cosmetic injectables carry some risks but they are minimal.

While injectable treatments are very effective, they are also temporary and will eventually fade. Results for fillers can last between 6 to 18 months, depending on the skill of your provider and the severity of the condition of the wrinkles and fine lines.

There is virtually no downtime for cosmetic injectables, and  results can be seen almost immediately. Your provider can however recommend further treatments to supplement initial results.

Online Resources

Food and Drug Administration

Medical News Today

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

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