30 Mar Botox + Fillers + Kybella = More Chiseled Look
Injectables are a quick and easy way to customize your look, and at RefinedMD we offer the trifecta of facial injectables: Botox, fillers, and Kybella. All three tackle different signs of aging and let you hand-select your unique aesthetic. In many cases, clients opt for all three, though only Botox and fillers will require routine maintenance sessions. Let’s take a look at these popular injectables and see which one is right for you—it might be all three!
Botox is the gold standard in wrinkle treatment and prevention, but it can do so much more. Botox along with its contemporaries, such as Dysport, works by temporarily freezing the muscles that cause unwanted lines, wrinkles, and furrowing. It can stop wrinkles in their tracks for months at a time, or younger clients can use “baby Botox” to delay unwanted wrinkles. When wrinkles are caused by muscle movement, Botox is the key to stopping and “training” those muscles to avoid causing lines.
Botox can also be used to get a slight lift in the brows or for a lip flip. The former is a fantastic alternative for those who are not ready for something more aggressive, like a brow lift. Lip flips call for tiny amounts of Botox injected along the upper lip line. This results in a natural flipping out of the lip so that the upper lip appears fuller and a gummy smile is hidden. However, due to the mobility in this area, a lip flip typically doesn’t last as long as Botox in other areas. In most cases, lip fillers are a better alternative.
Dermal Filler Demands
The vast majority of dermal fillers are made with a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is naturally found in the body, but its production decreases as we get older (which is why our lips thin as we age). HA fillers provide instant results, though some minor swelling is common in the first week after the injection. You can get HA fillers just about anywhere on the face, and even on the tops of the hands. There are many different reputable makers of HA fillers, each boasting different types of HA fillers within their lines, because subtle differences in filler options are best used for various body parts. For example, there are specific fillers for the lips, cheeks, jawline, temples, and so on.
Dermal fillers can last for several months depending on the number of syringes used and the injection site. However, don’t forget about injector skill. It’s critical to only trust a knowledgeable, skilled injector if you want beautiful, natural-looking results that last. Technically, HA fillers can be “dissolved” through what some consider an uncomfortable and precarious process. It’s best to ensure you’re getting quality treatment the first time rather than worry about undoing a botched job.
Kybella for the Win
Kybella uses a series of “stamped” injections of synthetic deoxycholic acid. This is the natural fat-buster in the body, but with Kybella it is concentrated and injected into the submental fat area (or the double chin). Kybella can permanently dissolve fat in this region, but calls for a series of injections spaced a few weeks apart. Multiple injections are necessary so your provider can gauge how much fat dissolves with each session. You don’t want to lose too much fat in this area because once it’s gone, it’s gone forever.
Kybella is a celebrity favorite for those who want to eliminate stubborn double chin fat but avoid surgical options, like liposuction. Kybella is injected with a specialized stamping device that allows several injections to occur at once. On average, clients need around four appointments and you will see full results within 90 days of the last injection. However, you will also start to see improvement just two weeks after your first injection.
Are you ready to look and feel your best in time for summer? Let’s work together to create a customized injectable schedule just for you. Start today with Botox and dermal fillers to show off your results by spring break—and Kybella results will be in full swing by summer. Connect with RefinedMD today by calling the office or, for the quickest response, complete the online contact form now.