Injectables | Phoenix, AZ

Injectables Phoenix | Cosmetic Injections | Dermal Fillers | Wrinkle ReducerLines, wrinkles, areas of volume loss — we all have them. Blame declining collagen production as we age. Blame thinning skin. Blame hundreds of thousands of muscle contractions. Blame the sun.

But you don’t have to put up with all of that. At North Scottsdale Med Spa we offer every type of injectable — neuromodulators like Botox®, dermal fillers like Restylane®, even specialized injectables like Kybella. They’ll erase your wrinkles and return the volume to areas such as the cheeks.

What are injectables?

Injectables are a growing area of the aesthetic world, as they enable people to address aging without surgery. Injectables are broken into two categories, along with Kybella® (we’ll get to that in a bit). They are categorized based on how they function and the type of wrinkles and lines they erase. Injectables provide different lengths of results; the body eventually absorbs them all at some point. When that happens, the wrinkles and lines will return, but another session with our team at North Scottsdale Med Spa will keep those wrinkles at bay.

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What are the different types of injectables?

Patients clump injectables together, but there are two completely different groups: neuromodulators and dermal fillers. Here’s how they differ from each other.

Neuromodulators

The most well known injectable the world over is a neuromodulator, Botox®. Neuromodulators consist of the botulinum toxin type A, along with some additional proteins. The botulinum toxin is the same bacteria that can cause botulism, but they are also found throughout the natural world. The fact that these bacteria cause botulism seems scary, but it’s not. Way back in the 1950s, scientists discovered that when minuscule amounts of the toxin were injected into a muscle the muscle stopped contracting for a period of time. Botox was a direct result of this research.

Once injected, neuromodulators work by blocking the nerve messenger, acetylcholine, from transmitting messages from the muscles to the brain. The brain never receives the message to contract the muscle, so the muscle remains relaxed. This obviously had immediate implications for health issues involving involuntary muscle spasms. In fact, that was the first FDA approval for the use of Botox® in 1996 — to treat involuntary eyelid spasms, a condition known as blepharospasm.

But it was 2002 when Botox® became a rock star of the aesthetic world. That was the year the FDA approved Botox® for cosmetic use to erase frown lines and forehead lines on the upper third of the face. (Approval to treat crow’s feet was added in 2011, although Botox® had long been used off label for that.) Every year since 2002, Botox® injections have been the world’s most popular cosmetic procedure, surgical and non-surgical, across the globe.

Botox® works its magic on what are known as “dynamic” wrinkles. These are wrinkles that form when we make expressions such as frowning, showing surprise, or squinting. Go head, form a frown. You can feel the muscles engage around the eyes, between the brows, and on the forehead. Over time and hundreds of thousands of muscle contractions, wrinkles begin to form on the skin above those contracting muscles. These are crow’s feet at the outside of our eyes, glabellar/frown lines between the brows, and forehead lines. When Botox® or Dysport® (the other neuromodulator we offer at North Scottsdale Med Spa) is injected into these muscles, the muscles remain at rest so the wrinkles that form on the surface don’t form.

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are the other category of injectables. True to their name, dermal fillers are injected beneath a wrinkle or crease and they add instant volume, pushing the skin back up and erasing the wrinkle. They can also instantly return the volume to areas that have flattened, such as the cheeks, the lips, and the backs of the hands.

Dermal fillers are categorized as “natural” or “synthetic.” Natural fillers — the entire Juvederm® and Restylane® lines are the most popular — are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the human body responsible for hydrating, plumping, and firming the skin. Hyaluronic acid does this by binding with nearby water molecules. Belotero® is another hyaluronic acid filler we offer at North Scottsdale Med Spa.

Synthetic fillers use manmade ingredients, such as calcium microspheres, to add volume and encourage new collagen production. We don’t offer synthetic fillers at North Scottsdale Med Spa. Dermal fillers only work on what is known as “static” wrinkles. These are wrinkles caused by sun damage, declining collagen production, personal habits such as smoking, and other factors. Static wrinkles show themselves at all times; they have nothing to do with muscle contractions.

Botox (and Dysport) only work on dynamic wrinkles on the upper third of the face. Dermal fillers only work on static wrinkles on the mid to lower face. At North Scottsdale, we offer the complete line of Juvederm® fillers (Juvederm, Ultra, Volbella, Vollure, and Voluma) and the entire line of Restylane® fillers ( Restylane, Defyne, Refyne, Lyft, and Silk). We also offer Belotero®.

Kybella

Kybella® is a wild card in the injectable world. It is used only to address the double chin, clinically known as submental fullness. It is an injectable, technically, but it is completely different than a neuromodulator or a filler. Kybella® is essentially made from deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally in the body. The job of deoxycholic acid in the body is to aid in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.

Deoxycholic acid doesn’t discriminate between dietary fat you eat and existing fat that accumulates under our chin in the jowls. So, when Kybella® is injected into the jowls, it immediately attacks and breaks down the fat it encounters. Over the next few weeks, the body removes the destroyed fat cells and this reduces the jowls. Kybella® dramatically slims the profile.

Kybella® is only approved for use by treating double chins.

Are injectables painful?

Injectables Phoenix | Cosmetic Injections | Dermal Fillers | Wrinkle ReducerInjectables are delivered through injections, and this can cause some mild discomfort. Botox® and Dysport® are delivered with very tiny needles and they are not injected to great depth, so most of our patients don’t feel the need for any topical numbing cream beforehand.

Dermal fillers can be injected to a greater depth to return the volume to an area. For that reason, we apply topical numbing anesthetic prior to your session to keep you comfortable. Many of the fillers we offer also have some Lidocaine in the formula to help keep you comfortable. Kybella® is injected in a series of injections across the jowls. Most people don’t feel the need for topical numbing.


Are injectables safe?

All of these products have been extensively tested and have been approved by the FDA. They are safe and effective. The injector plays an important role in your results. At North Scottsdale Med Spa, Karen Minow-Tavary RN, CLT, Aesthetic Nurse Injector, has received extensive training with all of the injectables we offer, so you’ll be sure to get the results you seek.

After these injections, the sites can be slightly red and may have slight swelling. With Botox® and Dysport®, patients can develop a mild headache for a few hours after their injections. With these neuromodulators, it’s important for the patient to not rub the injection sites for 24 hours, as this can make the neuromodulator migrate to an unwanted muscle and create a problem such as a drooping eyelid. Kybella® usually involves more swelling, especially following the first injection session (the FDA has cleared Kybella® for up to six injection sessions).

We will discuss possible complications with you prior to your injections with all of the injectables we offer at North Scottsdale Med Spa.

What is the average cost of injectables?

Injectables are priced by the unit. This varies with the individual product. Plus, different patients need more or less of certain products just based on their own unique situation. Prior to your session, we can usually give you a good idea of how much product you’ll need and the corresponding cost.


BELOTERO®

Belotero® is commonly used to treat wrinkles around the mouth; like smile lines, nasolabial folds and marionette lines. These wrinkles often form because of repeated facial movements and are exacerbated by the thinning of the skin and the loss of fatty tissue. By administering the Belotero® gel into the treatment site, a lot of that lost volume can be replaced, thus easing the appearance of wrinkles.

Injectables Phoenix | Cosmetic Injections | Dermal Fillers | Wrinkle ReducerBefore & After
*Actual patients. Results may vary.

Botox

Botox is one of the most popular anti-aging treatments in the world. Botox smoothes away wrinkles by weakening the underlying muscles that repetitively form wrinkles. Though the glabella, forehead and crow’s feet are the most commonly injected areas, BOTOX Cosmetic can be used to soften perioral lip lines, turn up the corners of the mouth and relax and smooth platysma bands on the neck, which are the ropey vertical muscles that can develop there. Botox injectable treatments may last up to four months.

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*Actual patients. Results may vary.

Dysport

Dysport is an injectable treatment that temporarily blocks the signals that particular nerves send to muscles in targeted areas, while leaving the untargeted muscles free for normal facial expression. Dysport is used to reduce contraction of muscles that cause frown lines and wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that cause them to occur. Similar to Botox Cosmetic. Dysport may last up to 4 months.

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*Actual patients. Results may vary.

Juvederm Ultra/ Ultra Plus XC

JUVEDERM® Ultra and Ultra Plus XC is an injectable gel that instantly smooths moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth. Its effectiveness has been proven time and time again, delivering real results.

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*Actual patients. Results may vary.

Kybella

Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable product made from a patented blend of deoxycholic acid and organic ingredients designed to address excess fat deposits beneath the chin, which is frequently referred to as a “double chin” and known medically as submental fat. Deoxycholic acid already exists naturally in your body, and its role is to aid in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. This ability is what allows Kybella to eliminate unwanted chin fat without forcing you to endure the discomfort, risks and long recovery times that come with plastic surgery.

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Injectables Phoenix | Cosmetic Injections | Dermal Fillers | Wrinkle ReducerBefore & After
*Actual patients. Results may vary.

Restylane

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.

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*Actual patients. Results may vary.

Restylane Defyne

Crafted with XpresHAn Technology, Restylane® Defyne helps 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.

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*Actual patients. Results may vary.

Restylane Lyft

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. It will add natural-looking volume and definition for your cheeks. This is in addition to treating moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (smile lines).

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*Actual patients. Results may vary.

Restylane Refyne

Restylane Refyne works by reintroducing hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural moistureabsorber in our skin. It targets and absorbs water, which enhances elasticity and allows the skin to stretch and return worry free. With the decrease of our own body’s product of HA with each decade, we begin to see more lines and folds in areas of expression. Restylane® Refyne™ is a specifically formulated hyaluronic acid dermal filler using XpresHAn Technology™. By using the unique cross-linking technology, facial lines and fold are corrected, resulting in a more natural appearance to the lower face. Restylane Refyne also supports facial expression areas so that you are able to continue to look and feel natural when smiling, pouting or even puckering up!

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*Actual patients. Results may vary.

Restylane Silk

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. Finally, a filler that can help you achieve your ideal lips.

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*Actual patients. Results may vary.

Volbella

If you have been looking for a natural looking and feeling lip filler to enhance the fullness of your lips and reduce lines around the mouth, look no further! This hyaluronic acid filler is non-surgical lip augmentation treatment is designed to plump the lips and minimize the appearance of fine lines around the mouth.

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*Actual patients. Results may vary.

Vollure

Vollure is now the first and only hyaluronic acid dermal filler approved for the correction of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds) that lasts up to 18 months in people over the age of 21.

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*Actual patients. Results may vary.

Voluma XC

An injectable gel is for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over the age of 21.

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*Actual patients. Results may vary.

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