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At Affiliated Dermatology, we offer our patients a wide range of injectables tailored to suit their needs; from Botox and Dysport, used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, to fillers and volumizers like Juvederm and Restylane, our treatments promote youthful, beautiful-looking skin.

What are Cosmetic Injectables?

Cosmetic injectables include a broad range of non-invasive fillers and neurotoxins/neuromodulators administered via injections for rapid results requiring virtually zero recovery time. 

There are many different types of non-invasive injectables, making it possible for patients to achieve their aesthetic goals with completely-customized treatment plans. Whether you’re hoping to fade fine lines and wrinkles, highlight a favorite feature, or simply restore a fresh-faced, youthful appearance, we can help you choose the injectable that best suits you.

Are Cosmetic Injectables FDA-Approved?

Yes, there are several excellent injectables that have earned approval from the FDA. In order to receive FDA approval, a product/treatment is required to demonstrate both safety and efficacy, making it an outstanding accomplishment. 

Some of the best-known FDA-approved injectables include Botox, Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, and others. 

Different Types of Cosmetic Injectables 

Most cosmetic injectables are made in several different versions, each one serving a specific need and/or area of the face. There are also often two formulations of each version, one with lidocaine (to minimize any potential discomfort during the procedure) and one without.

Generally, there are three main categories of cosmetic injectables:

Wrinkle Reducers

Injectables for reducing wrinkles include FDA-approved anti-aging injectables such as Botox and Dysport. These injectable treatments are intended to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by temporarily relaxing certain muscles to minimize the everyday movements that actually contribute to these signs of aging. 

For patients at our offices in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Botox and Dysport are ideal for dynamic wrinkles (the ones that are visible when you make different facial expressions).

Botox, Dysport, and other wrinkle-reduction injectables might be right for you if your goals include:

  • Softening both deep wrinkles and fine lines
  • Smoothing the overall appearance of skin
  • Proactively slowing down the development of fine lines and wrinkles

Botox & Dysport

Botox and Dysport are FDA-approved injectables that are aesthetically designed to smooth and diminish wrinkles. The most common areas treated are crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, frown lines, around the eye area and brow lifts. However, other areas are becoming more popular with patients are the lines around the lips, and even underarm sweating. The differences among the neurotoxins vary; product distribution from the injection site, the onset of results and more. Average patient results: 2 to 3 months.

Volume Enhancers

Volume enhancers, also known as injectable fillers, are one of the most versatile treatments available. You can choose from several highly effective options such as Restylane and Juvéderm in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and other Valley cities served by Affiliated Dermatology.

Some injectable volume fillers stimulate the natural production of collagen, while others deposit small amounts of hyaluronic acid (something already produced by your body) to achieve specific effects. Injectable fillers can plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases, smooth wrinkles and much more.

Cosmetic fillers might be a good match for you if your goals include:

  • Restoring lost volume and reducing the appearance of sagging skin (usually due to age)
  • Enhancing certain features, including creating fuller lips, cheeks, or a more defined jawline
  • Minimizing the appearance of undereye bags and dark circles
  • Targeting static wrinkles (visible when your face is at rest), such as vertical lip lines and smile lines


Over time, your skin loses elasticity and moisture, which contributes to moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. JUVÉDERM® adds volume to smooth these lines and folds, to help give you the natural-looking, long-lasting results you want. JUVÉDERM® products add volume and smooth out wrinkles by replenishing natural Hyaluronic Acid that has been lost. Each product in the JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers adds volume to a different area of the face—without surgery. All JUVÉDERM® fillers are a smooth, crystal-clear gel that is administered by injection in our aesthetic clinics.

JUVÉDERM® XC was first approved by the FDA in 2006, JUVÉDERM® XC corrects moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the parentheses lines or ‘smile lines’ around the nose and mouth. JUVÉDERM® XC is injected into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur to temporarily add volume to the skin, which may give the appearance of a smoother surface. JUVÉDERM® XC lasts up to one year with optimal treatment.

JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC is an injectable gel that temporarily adds more fullness and plumps thin lips—whether your lips have thinned over time or you simply want fuller lips-in adults over the age of 21. JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC is also approved for smoothing and correcting moderate to severe parentheses lines, such as nasolabial folds (smile lines around the nose and mouth), in adults. JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC lasts up to one year, with optimal correction.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area. Average patient results: 2 years.*

Juvéderm® VOLBELLA® with Lidocaine is the latest advancement in the Juvéderm® range of facial fillers, developed specifically for your lips and mouth area. It has been specifically developed as a smooth gel to give a soft, natural feel. The gel fills in lip lines and wrinkles while the hyaluronic acid within attracts and retains moisture, so results can last up to a year. Average patient results: 12 months.*

JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC softens moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles to create a smoother appearance for up to 18 months.*

*With optimal treatment. Results may vary.


With over 30 million treatments worldwide and counting, the Restylane line of hyaluronic acid fillers and injectables provides natural-looking results by smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds (Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne), providing subtle lip enhancement and smoothing the lines around them (Restylane Silk), and adding lift and volume to the cheeks (Restylane Lyft). All Restylane products work to enhance facial features and give long-lasting, yet nonpermanent results.

Restylane® can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane may also be used for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years.

Restylane® Silk is the first FDA-approved product specifically designed for lip augmentation and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth in patients 21 years of age and older.

Restylane® Lyft is approved by the FDA for cheek augmentation and the correction of age-related midface contour deficiencies in patients over the age of 21. This is in addition to treating moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (smile lines).

Restylane® Defyne is crafted with XpresHAn Technology™ to help smooth out deep laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines). Using innovative cross-linking technology, Restylane Defyne is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is able to help restore a more youthful, natural-looking appearance, while helping you maintain your natural expressions.

Restylane® Refyne is designed with XpresHAn Technology™ to help soften laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines). This can help you restore a more natural look to your face while maintaining your facial expressions. So, you always look like you. Talk to your specialist and see for yourself why it’s worth it.

Restylane® Kysse is the first lip filler designed with XpresHAn Technology™ for flexible movement and natural-looking volume proven to last for up to 1 year. Enhance texture and color of the lips while maintaining a full range of expressions.

Lip Augmentation

Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that can give you fuller, plumper lips. These days, an injectables like dermal filler is the most commonly used method of lip augmentation. There are many types of dermal fillers that can be injected in your lips and around your mouth.

Submental Fat Reduction

Do you wish you could figure out how to get rid of a double chin? Genetics, facial structure, and many other factors can lead to stubborn fat in and around the chin area, but it can often be extremely challenging to target this specific fat deposit. However, the FDA has approved Kybella, a cosmetic injectable, for the treatment of double chins.

KYBELLA® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile. The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.

Choosing the Best Injectables for Your Needs

Are you unsure about how to choose the best fillers or other injectables? Ultimately, there are many different factors to keep in mind – and at Affiliated Dermatology, our knowledgeable experts are here to help you make an informed and confident decision.

With numerous offices across the Valley, we are counted among the leading providers of Botox, Kybella, and many other injectable fillers in Scottsdale, Phoenix, and the surrounding cities. We are dedicated to providing an exceptional experience for every patient, which includes ensuring access to the latest in advanced and FDA-approved cosmetic injectables.

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