3 Summer Injectables that Require No Downtime

3 Summer Injectables that Require No Downtime | RefinedMD, Los Gatos

3 Summer Injectables that Require No Downtime

Injectables are minimally invasive procedures with little to no downtime—but provide incredible results. RefinedMD is home to the best, most effective, safest, and most popular injectables on the market. They are an ideal summer treatment because they do not require you to avoid the sun any more than usual (of course, wearing medical-grade sunscreen any time you are exposed to UV rays remains a must).

Here are the top three injectables for summer, or any time of year. You can also opt for all three of them, or mix and match, often during the same appointment. If you want to take your hot girl/guy summer to the next level, you’ll want to add these treatments to your to-do list.


Botox and its counterparts, such as Dysport, have become a staple for men and women of all ages. These neuromodulator injections temporarily paralyze muscles that cause unwanted wrinkles, lines, and furrowing. Botox is also routinely used for other issues such as migraines, excessive sweating, and even lip flips. A lip flip requires expert, tiny injections along the upper lip to “flip” the lip upward, correcting a gummy smile and creating the appearance of a fuller lip.

Botox can be injected just about anywhere, but the most popular sites include between the brows, around the eyes, around the mouth, and the forehead. Increasingly, younger clients are also using it as a preventative tool. In contrast to building muscles by making them stronger, Botox manipulates muscles by making them weaker. You can “train” muscles that cause lines and wrinkles to be weak, thus delaying the onset of lines and wrinkles. This has become a common technique for those in their twenties.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are usually made of a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is already found in the body. HA fillers, like those made by Juvederm, provide immediate results, though some initial swelling and sometimes bruising may occur (so plan injections at least one week before a major event). Fillers can be used anywhere on the face and even the tops of the hands to create or restore volume. We often think of lines and wrinkles as the first signs of aging, but lost volume is just as important.

There are also “fillers” that work via collagen induction. These are sometimes called “boosters” rather than fillers. The results from these injections aren’t immediate because collagen takes time to form. However, these are the preferred injections for those who want the most natural results, and results that last longer. Usually, HA fillers last up to one year on average while “boosters” can last up to two years.

Kybella for Double Chin

Kybella is a series of injections that dissolve fat that causes a double chin. It is made of a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, an acid our body already produces as a fat buster. People of any age and weight can have a double chin, and there’s usually a genetic factor involved. You can’t “spot reduce” this area through diet and exercise, which is why there are many slender people with a double chin. Double chins can be caused by fat, lax skin, or a combination of both. To tackle fat, Kybella offers numerous injections at once through its patented “stamp” technique.

Most people need 3 – 6 Kybella treatments spaced about one month apart for optimal results. However, you’ll start seeing significant results after just one treatment. It’s critical that treatments are not too aggressive (thus the multiple sessions), because once this fat is gone, it’s gone for good. Removing too much in the submental area causes unwanted results. If double chins are caused by both fat and skin laxity, you can add Ultherapy to your treatment plan to tone and tighten the skin. It’s called the non-invasive facelift alternative and results last one year on average.

Book Your Appointment

Botox, fillers, and Kybella injections give you the results you want quickly with little to no downtime. If you’re interested in 2+ treatments, they can often be performed in the same appointment. Only Kybella requires multiple initial treatments, so you’ll see the results you want well before summer’s end. Book your consultation or appointment now by calling the RefinedMD office or filling out the online contact form.