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Everything You Need to Know About Injectable Treatments

Specific cosmetic injectable treatments are on the rise. The total market for injectables was worth $13 billion last year. And BOTOX and hyaluronic acid treatments led the way.

Are you considering cosmetic surgery? Then it’s about time you heard about why non-surgical treatments are growing in popularity.

These treatments are less expensive and safer than surgical interventions. Non-surgical aesthetic treatments are also equally as effective as going under the knife.

Ready to learn more about non-surgical cosmetic procedures and which type of treatment is right for you? Then keep reading for the top benefits of aesthetic injections and more. 

Instantly Look Younger

There’s a reason BOTOX was always referred to as the ultimate lunch break treatment. Injectable treatments and dermal fillers are quick to administer and produce results. Plus, you’ll experience little to no recovery time. 

Save Money and Reduce Health Risks

Getting cosmetic surgery is as costly as it is risky. That’s why so many choose non-surgical injectables and fillers instead. These treatments are a fraction of the price of cosmetic surgery and produce nearly equal results. 

Prevent the Signs of Aging

Aesthetic treatments don’t just make you look younger now. They can also help prevent the signs of aging in the long run. Many experts recommend using fillers and non-surgical injections to prevent future wrinkles.

Types of Injectable Treatments

Want to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and make your skin look more plump and youthful? You have options. Medical spa professionals usually recommend neurotoxin injections or dermal fillers.

Here’s the difference between the two and which problem areas are best-suited for each type of injection. 

Neurotoxin Injections

Neurotoxin injections are the original filler. They work best for areas that accumulate fine lines and wrinkles, especially around the eyes, mouth, and on the forehead and neck.

BOTOX is one type of neurotoxin injection. The injection works by exposing facial muscles to safe and FDA-approved botulinum toxin. This neurotoxin helps to reverse wrinkles and even prevent new or deeper wrinkles from forming. 

This type of injection works best before wrinkles become permanent. You’ll start seeing results after a week or up to one month. The only downside to BOTOX injection is that they only last up to six months.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Hyaluronic acid injectables are arguably the most common type of fillers. Most people get these fillers for their lips or the under-eye area. Hyaluronic acid fillers are also good for wrinkles, acne, and scarring.

Juvederm, Restylane, and Restylane Kysse are brand-name hyaluronic acid fillers. They inject “nature’s filler,” hyaluronic acid, into the dermal layer. The filler makes up fat loss with age, encouraging plump and youthful skin.

Depending on your desired results, you can get Juvederm Voluma, Volbella, Vollure, or XC. Juvederm works well for all areas of the face. It offers immediate results and lasts up to 16 months. 

If you want to plump your skin and smooth fine lines simultaneously, Restylane injectables are for you. You’ll see results from Restylane after a week and the fillers last for up to 18 months. This injectable works well for:

  • Lips
  • Under-eye areas
  • Temples and cheeks
  • Noses

Restylane Kysse is a newer dermal filler. It’s specifically formulated for the lips. The best thing about this injectable is that it lasts longer and looks more natural than some other lip fillers.

Pros and Cons of BOTOX vs. Fillers

BOTOX injections and the different brands of dermal fillers are both incredible options. So, how could you ever choose between the two? We’re helping you do just that with this list of pros and cons.


BOTOX is an extremely convenient alternative to cosmetic surgery. The treatment takes as little as a few minutes and only costs up to $800. Smaller areas cost less, which is why lip injections cost as little as $300.

Anyone over the age of 18 can get BOTOX. The only exception is if you’re pregnant, sensitive to botulinum toxin, or allergic to milk. 

Filler Pros

Fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are just as convenient as BOTOX. Getting these fillers only takes a few minutes and costs anywhere from $425–$1200.

Both of these treatments have very mild side effects. Bruising, itching, slight pain, rash, and swelling at the injection site are common. Rare but serious side effects include:

  • Injection
  • Allergic reaction
  • Numbness
  • Scarring

A final advantage to fillers over BOTOX is that Juvederm and Restylane injections contain lidocaine. Lidocaine is a numbing agent. That means you won’t feel any pain during the treatment.


BOTOX carries the risk of severe side effects. Though rare, the neurotoxin used in these injections could cause difficulty breathing, speaking, and swallowing. More common side effects include pain, headaches, and numbness.

BOTOX isn’t permanent. You will have to get follow-up injections to maintain your desired look.

Finally, BOTOX isn’t recommended for people over the age of 65. If you’re 65 or older and still want to get BOTOX, talk to a local medical spa about whether this treatment is right for you.

Filler Cons

Juvederm and Restylane treatments are restricted to people over the age of 21. You may not be a good candidate if you’re allergic to hyaluronic acid or lidocaine.

People with histories of scarring, pigmentation, or bleeding disorders aren’t recommended for hyaluronic acid fillers. 

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Injectable treatments can give you the results of cosmetic surgery without the actual surgery. No matter which kind of treatment you choose, you’ll look younger and feel more confident in your own skin.