Relaxing injections and dermal fillers can be a great alternative to cosmetic surgery for people who are seeking a more youthful appearance. Injections can smooth frown lines while fillers can add volume where skin has begun to sag. With little to no recovery time required, clients can get instant and gratifying results. The following are a few helpful things to know about injectables.

Types Of Injectables

Injectables fall into two categories: neurotoxins and fillers. Neurotoxins work by relaxing the muscle underneath the skin, smoothing existing wrinkles and preventing new ones from forming. The most common neurotoxin is Botox. A filler is a liquid or gel that plumps the skin, fills in wrinkles, adds contour to the face, and diminishes the appearance of scars. The most common dermal filler is hyaluronic acid, a substance that exists naturally in the body.

Best Candidates For Injectables

Patients who are in good physical health, are non-smokers, and want to improve a specific area of the face are generally the best candidates for cosmetic injectables. Healthy non-smokers tend to heal faster and maintain better skin. People who just want to improve one problem area, such as frown lines or marionette lines are likely to be pleased with an injectable as an alternative to a full facelift. People who want more dramatic results, however, may want to consider surgery.

Recovery Time

Most patients are able to resume normal activities immediately after their appointment, though most doctors recommend avoiding exercise for a day or two. Patients may notice some bruising, swelling, redness, soreness, and/or numbness at the injection site, but these after-effects are temporary and can usually be diminished with icing.


While most people are able to see immediate results after any type of injectable treatment, they don’t see full results right away. The results of a neurotoxin become apparent after 48 hours and last for three to six months. Dermal fillers tend to evolve over several months as they absorb water and settle into the surrounding tissue and bone structure. Fillers typically last anywhere from six to eighteen months.

The best way to guarantee good results is to get injectables from a qualified and experienced medical professional. Check out Dr Zacharia’s Facebook profile to learn more about non-invasive cosmetic procedures.