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Do You Know What is Really Being Injected into Your Face?

Cosmetic injectables offer a range of benefits for enhancing your appearance. They’re also highly customizable to fit your unique needs and goals, and require little to no downtime.

Cosmetic injectables have become incredibly popular in recent years, and for good reason. With the ability to smooth wrinkles, plump lips, and add volume to your face, cosmetic injectables offer a versatile solution to a wide range of aesthetic concerns.

At Natural Radiance Med Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, our board-certified physician, Dr. Scott Edwards, and the rest of the team helps women and men look and feel their most confident selves with a range of nonsurgical cosmetic enhancements, including injectables.

They’re often thrilled with the results and get a confidence boost that radiates from the inside out. 

In this guide, our team breaks down the different types of injectables and how you can implement them to reach your aesthetic goals. 

Injectables 101

Injectables are a nonsurgical cosmetic treatment that involves injecting a substance into your skin to enhance your appearance. Here’s more on the two primary types of injectables: neurotoxins and fillers.


Neurotoxins are injectables that temporarily paralyze the muscles in your face. The most popular and widely used neurotoxin on the market is Botox, which is made from a purified form of botulinum toxin. 

When injected into the skin, Botox blocks the signals from the nerves to the muscles and prevents the muscles from contracting, which smooths your skin and eases the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. 

But don’t be alarmed by the idea of “paralyzing” your facial muscles. The effects of Botox are temporary and usually last around 3-6 months. And the best part? Botox can be used to treat a variety of concerns, including forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and frown lines. So, if you’re looking to smooth out those fine lines and wrinkles, Botox might be the perfect solution for you.

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are injectables that our team uses to add volume to your face. There are several types of fillers on the market, but they all work by injecting a substance into the skin that plumps up the area, creating a more youthful appearance. 

Some of the most popular fillers on the market include hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm and Restylane, as well as collagen fillers like Sculptra.

Fillers can be used to add volume to the cheeks, lips, and nasolabial folds (the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth). Like Botox, the effects of fillers are temporary and usually last around 6-12 months.

So, what’s really being injected into your face?

The substances that are being injected into your face vary depending on the type of injectable you choose. Botox, for example, is made from a purified form of botulinum toxin, while dermal fillers are made from substances like hyaluronic acid or collagen.

These substances have been extensively tested and are FDA-approved for cosmetic use. When injected by a medical provider, injectables are safe and effective. 

Why choose injectables?

Injectables are a great nonsurgical option for those looking to enhance their appearance. They’re quick, relatively painless, and don’t require extended downtime. Plus, the results are immediate.

But perhaps the best reason to choose injectables is the boost in confidence they can provide. When you look good, you feel good, and injectables can give you that extra bit of confidence you need to take on the world.


Final thoughts

Injectables are just one option for enhancing your appearance. There are many other nonsurgical options available. When you schedule a consultation with us at Natural Radiance  Med Spa, you can discuss your goals and our team can explore all of your options with you.

Ultimately, the most important thing is to do what feels right for you and your goals. If you’re looking to enhance your appearance and boost your confidence, injectables can be a great option. 

Take the first step towards a more youthful, confident you and explore the world of injectables today! To schedule your initial consultation 480-210-3316 and our scheduling coordinator will assist you in getting started.

Natural Radiance Med Spa Fully integrated Aesthetics and Wellness Arts in Scottsdale, AZ

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