10 Common Questions We Get About Injectable Treatments

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Nonsurgical procedures are more popular than ever, and injectables are leading the way. These quick, straightforward treatments create big results in little time—all without going under the knife. Many of our patients want to know more about the powerful anti-aging benefits of injectables. Whether you want to plump your pout with lip injections or fight wrinkles with BOTOX®, we can help Idaho Falls patients look and feel their best.

What are injectables?

Injectables are nonsurgical cosmetic treatments that deliver products to the skin via a thin, fine needle. The most popular injectables are BOTOX and dermal fillers, well-known injectables that contour and rejuvenate the face.

What is the difference between BOTOX and fillers?

While BOTOX and dermal fillers both fight common signs of aging, they aren’t the same product. BOTOX is mainly used for smoothing wrinkles around the eyes, brows, and forehead, whereas fillers add youthful volume to the lips and cheeks.

Are injectables painful?

Like any injection, there is a small amount of discomfort as the needle penetrates the skin. However, our team applies numbing cream beforehand to make the injections as painless as possible. Our providers also use a short, fine needle for all BOTOX and dermal filler procedures. Most patients say they don’t feel any discomfort.

Are BOTOX and dermal fillers safe?

Both BOTOX and dermal fillers are FDA-approved and safe when used in proper doses. For the safest, most satisfying results, find a skilled aesthetic injector to perform your treatment.

What type of filler is best for lip injections?

For our Idaho Falls patients, we usually recommend JUVÉDERM® for lip filler procedures. JUVÉDERM adds precise, buildable volume while maintaining natural-looking results.  

What is the best age for BOTOX or fillers?

Most of our patients begin regular BOTOX and dermal filler treatments between the ages of 35 and 50. But today, more and more people are starting to use BOTOX proactively in their 20s and 30s.

How long does an injectable treatment session take?

Injectables are quick, easy “lunchtime procedures” that can fit into the busiest of schedules. Most sessions take only 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of areas being treated.

Are there any side effects to treatment?

Common side effects after injectable treatments include mild pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection sites. These issues are temporary and can be easily treated with an ice pack and over-the-counter pain medication. 

How long will my BOTOX or filler results last?

BOTOX results usually last around 3 to 4 months. Dermal filler longevity depends on the type of filler used and the area being treated, but most results last at least 9 to 12 months.

Can I combine injectables with other procedures?

Yes, injectables are often used alongside other popular plastic surgery procedures. BOTOX may be used to complement a facelift or refine your results after eyelid surgery. For others, BOTOX and fillers can be used as part of a nonsurgical liquid facelift. Ask your provider if any of these options would work well for achieving your cosmetic goals.

Women and men come to us for dermal fillers and BOTOX treatments from Pocatello, Idaho Falls, and the greater Jackson Hole region. If you’d like to explore your nonsurgical rejuvenation options, please request a consultation online. You can also contact the practice office by phone at (208) 881-5351 to schedule an appointment today.

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