What are the different types of injectables?

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You’ve probably heard of popular injectables such as Botox or Dysport, but do you know how many different cosmetic injectables there are to choose from? 

Whether you want to erase wrinkles and fine lines, plump up your pout, highlight your favorite features, or finally get rid of that double chin, there’s an injectable that will help you achieve your goals. And with this handy guide from the trusted experts at Affiliated Dermatology®, you’re ready to determine exactly which injectable is best for you.

Types of Injectables

Generally, injectables can be organized into three categories based on what they do:

  • Wrinkle reduction
  • Volume enhancement
  • Submental fat reduction

Depending on your goals, one or more injectable types might be right for you.

Wrinkle reduction

What if you could turn back the hands of time and regain the fresh-faced complexion of your youth? With injectables for reducing wrinkles and fine lines, you can. 

Wrinkle reduction injectables, including FDA-approved anti-aging injectables, are formulated to temporarily relax the muscles responsible for the everyday movements contributing to wrinkles. Essentially, injectables are an ideal match for “dynamic wrinkles,” which are the ones you notice when you make various facial expressions.

Injectables for wrinkles include Botox and Dysport, both of which have been proven effective and have achieved FDA approval. Recommended for forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, frown lines, and brow lifts, wrinkle-reducing injectables can be used in a variety of ways. This category of injectables could be a good fit if you want to:

  • Minimize deep wrinkles and fine lines
  • Achieve smoother, more supple-looking skin
  • Take a proactive approach to slowing down the signs of aging

Volume enhancers

Volume enhancers, or injectable fillers, are an incredibly versatile category with a broad range of options to consider. For our patients across the Valley, Restylane and Juvederm are among the most popular fillers.

Different fillers are uniquely formulated to achieve highly specific effects. Because of the many different ways to use fillers, it’s possible to rely on them to plump up your lips, enhance certain features, smooth wrinkles, soften creases or scars, and so much more.

Volume enhancing fillers might be a good option if you want to:

  • Enhance features such as your lips, cheeks, or jawline
  • Reduce the appearance of undereye bags and dark circles
  • Restore volume and minimize sagging skin
  • Target the wrinkles that are noticeable when your face is at rest, such as smile lines

Submental fat reduction

It used to be virtually impossible to get rid of a double chin unless you were willing to undergo cosmetic surgery. But now, thanks to fat-reducing injectables like Kybella, it’s a quick and effective procedure you can get done on your lunch break. This injectable type destroys fat cells under your chin to give you the slim, defined profile you’ve always wanted – and it’s completely non-invasive!

Injectables and Fillers in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and the Valley

Are you considering injectables for your beauty goals? Make sure you trust the professionals – because not all injectors are created equally. 

At Affiliated Dermatology, we pride ourselves on providing continued education and ongoing advanced training for our cosmetic injectors to ensure we always offer our patients the safest and most effective treatment options! No sales pitches or pressure, just a complimentary consultation to find out what skin care treatment methods are right for you!

For more information about cosmetic injectables, schedule a consultation at an Affiliated Dermatology® office today!

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