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When many people think of injectables, they think solely about Botox®. But the truth is, there’s a wide world of injectables available, and they can each do different things to improve specific areas of concern. No matter what area of your face may be bothering you, there’s an injectable treatment that can help.

At Austin Face & Body, our injectable treatments can improve nearly any area of your face or neck that has been concerning you. From wrinkles and fine lines to eye bags and hollow cheekbones, from thin lips to double chins, our injectable treatments can provide significant results with long-lasting outcome. Injectable treatments are quick and convenient, with a very low amount of pain (if any). 

Types of injectable treatments

There are three types of injectable treatments: neuromodulators, dermal fillers, and Kybella™.

Neuromodulators (such as Botox and Dysport®) weaken and paralyze the muscles of the face. These treatments are most effective for improving frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, and the lines between the eyebrows. 

Dermal fillers are injected underneath the skin to create more volume and support in areas such as the cheeks, lips, and under the eyes.

Many dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid (such as Restylane®, Juvederm®, and Belotero®), but others are not (such as Sculptra® and Radiesse®). The biggest differences in fillers made from hyaluronic acid and those that are not are the consistencies and how long results last. 

The third type of injectable treatment is Kybella, a treatment for excess fat at the neck (a double chin). Kybella is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a substance your body makes naturally to dissolve fat. Results from Kybella are permanent. 

Do injectable treatments hurt?

Injectable treatments are administered with a needle, but aesthetic needles are typically very fine, and most of the time, your doctor or nurse will provide a topical numbing cream or ice packs to help with any discomfort. Furthermore, many injectable treatments are mixed with lidocaine to help lessen pain. 

Recovery time from injectables

Especially compared to surgical procedures, injectable treatments offer quick results with very little downtime. This is one of the many reasons why injectables are so popular.

Botox and Dysport

Patients can resume their regular activities immediately after Botox or Dysport. There may be tiny pink dots immediately after treatment, but these vanish in about half an hour. Some patients also experience some light bruising, which fades within a week. Results should become apparent within a few days after having the procedure, and will continue to improve for up to a month.

Kybella

Of all the injectable treatments, Kybella has the longest recovery time. Patients may experience up to 21 days of swelling, and the treated area may feel uncomfortable. They may have some difficulty swallowing, or may feel pressure on their neck. The treated area may also feel loose, like jelly.

Dermal fillers

There is more swelling and bruising with dermal fillers than with neuromodulators, but these side effects are temporary, lasting anywhere from a few hours to a few days. If the swelling lasts any longer than this, please contact us. 

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At Austin Face & Body, we use only the best providers (Allergan, Galderma, Evolus, Merz, Prollenium) and staff the most outstanding aesthetic nurses and surgeons in the country. If you would like to learn more about our injectable treatments or schedule a consultation, please call 512-559-3544 or contact us online

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