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Complete Guide to Injectables

Injectables are becoming increasingly popular among people looking to restore their skin’s youthful look. Whether it’s to reduce wrinkles, plump lips, or improve the overall appearance of your skin, injectables can provide quick and effective results without surgery.

What Are Injectables?

Injectables are a class of dermal fillers consisting of various substances injected directly into the skin. These substances can be made from natural ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and collagen, or synthetic materials like poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). They can also contain vitamins, minerals, and other active compounds to help improve skin health and texture.

Types of Injectable Treatments

Botox and Dysport

Botox and Dysport are two of the most commonly used injectables. Both involve injecting a neurotoxin, such as botulinum toxin type A, into muscles in order to soften wrinkles and relax facial features. Botox is typically used to treat crow’s feet, forehead furrows, hooded eyelids, and frown lines, while Dysport is typically used to treat the same areas as well as upper lip lines. Results typically last three to six months.

Pros of Botox and Dysport

  • Quick and effective results
  • Improved appearance of wrinkles
  • Non-surgical procedure

Cons of Botox and Dysport

  • Results are temporary and need to be repeatedly maintained
  • Possible side effects such as droopy eyelids, headaches, and bruising

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a type of cosmetic injectable that is used to add volume and hydration to the face. They can be made from natural ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, collagen, or PLLA. The filler is injected directly into the skin to plump up wrinkles and create a more youthful appearance.

Pros of Dermal Fillers

  • Increases collagen and elastin production
  • Immediate results
  • Can be applied alongside other treatments

Cons of Dermal Fillers

  • Allergic reaction
  • Swelling

Lip Fillers

Lip fillers are a type of dermal filler used to add volume and definition to lips. They can also be made from natural ingredients like hyaluronic acid, collagen, or PLLA. Lip fillers are injected directly into the lips to create fuller-looking lips without surgery.

Pros of Lips Fillers

  • Restore and add volume to lips
  • Delays aging process
  • Boost self-esteem

Cons of Lip Fillers

  • Lip asymmetry
  • Infection


Sculptra is an injectable treatment used to reduce wrinkles and improve overall facial contours. It is made from poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which helps promote collagen production over time, resulting in a more youthful appearance.

Pros of Sculptra

  • Natural-looking results
  • Enhanced facial volume
  • Hypo-allergenic

Cons of Sculptra

  • Nonpermanent
  • Risk of infection

PDO Thread Lifts

PDO thread lifts are a minimally invasive form of facial rejuvenation. The procedure involves using tiny threads made of polydioxanone (PDO to lift sagging skin and create a more youthful look.

Pros of PDO Thread Lifts

  • Non-invasive
  • Immediate results
  • Minimal downtime

Cons of PDO Thread Lifts

  • May cause discomfort
  • Risk of infection

Booty Lift

Our Booty lift is a type of injectable treatment that uses natural ingredients such as hyaluronic acid to add volume and lift to the buttocks. The filler is injected directly into the skin to create a smoother, more defined look.

Pros of Booty Lift

  • Quick results
  • No surgery
  • Minimally invasive

Cons of Booty lift

  • Fat could be reabsorbed by the body
  • Multiple treatments to achieve desired results


Kybella is an injectable treatment used to reduce the appearance of a double chin. It works by breaking down fat cells in the neck and jawline, which can lead to tighter, smoother skin.

Pros of Kybella

  • Non-surgical option
  • Long-lasting results
  • Reduces visible fat deposits

Cons of Kybella

  • Bruising
  • Nerve damage

PRP and PRF Injections

PRP and PRF injections are a type of injectable treatment used to promote collagen production and improve the overall look of the skin. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is injected into the skin to stimulate healing, reduce wrinkles, and improve skin texture.

Pros of PRP and PRF

  • Safe and natural
  • No downtime
  • Stimulates collagen production

Cons of PRP and PRF

  • Could cause skin discoloration
  • Time-consuming process

Hyperdilute Radiesse

Hyperdilute Radiesse is an injectable filler used to fill wrinkles and restore volume to the face. The injectable contains a combination of calcium hydroxyapatite, collagen, and hyaluronic acid that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Pros of Hyperdilute Radiesse

  • Significant and long-lasting results
  • Reduces wrinkles
  • Improves skin texture

Cons of Hyperdilute Radiesse

  • Potential side effects such as swelling or bruising
  • Risk of an allergic reaction

Semaglutide Weight Loss Injections

Semaglutide Weight Loss Injection is a prescription injectable weight-loss treatment used to reduce body fat and help people lose up to 10% of their body weight. It works by activating certain hormones in the body that control appetite, leading to reduced calorie intake and increased metabolism.

Pros of Semaglutide Weight Loss Injection

  • Reduces appetite and calorie intake
  • Increases metabolism
  • Safe and effective

Cons of Semaglutide Weight Loss Injection

  • May cause nausea
  • Could lead to dehydration or electrolyte imbalances

Hair Restoration

Hair restoration is a type of cosmetic procedure that uses injectable fillers to restore hair growth in areas where it has been lost or thinned out. The filler contains natural ingredients such as biotin, minerals, and vitamins that help stimulate the scalp and promote healthy hair growth.

Pros of Hair Restoration

  • Non-surgical solution
  • Safe and natural ingredients
  • Long-lasting results

Cons of Hair Restoration

  • Expensive
  • May cause side effects such as redness, bruising, and swelling

Vitamin Injections

Vitamin injections are a type of injectable treatment used to promote overall health and wellness. The vitamins are injected into the bloodstream, allowing for absorption and greater efficacy than oral supplements

Pros of Vitamin Injections

  • Increased nutrient absorption
  • Supports overall health and wellness
  • Quick results

Cons of Vitamin Injections

  • Risk of infection
  • Potential for allergic reactions or side effects such as headache, nausea, and dizziness

Try Out an Injectable Treatment Today with Skin Savvy

At Skin Savvy, we offer a variety of injectable treatments to help you achieve your desired goals. Our experienced team works with you to create a customized treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. We use the latest techniques and technologies to ensure our patients get the best results possible. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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