Injectables

Injectables Specialist Q&A

Injectables have been around for quite a long time, with FDA-approval, they have been able to help thousands to millions of individuals with aging wrinkles, fine lines, and add more volume to areas you have been wanting. Call our team of professionals at Rejuva Medical Spa in Chesapeake, VA, or visit us online to book an appointment.

Injectables Specialist Near Me in Chesapeake, VA
Injectables Specialist Near Me in Chesapeake, VA

Table of Contents:

What are Injectables?
What causes our skin to age?
Am I a candidate for Injectables?

What is the difference between Injectables and Fillers?

What are Injectables?


Injectables are known as a chemical substance that is injected into the skin through a needle that is inserted into certain areas of the face and neck to plump up the skin, or support muscles while lessening the appearance of wrinkles. The two main injectables that are often supported in medical spas and used are Botulinum Toxin which is often referred to as Botox and Dermal Fillers.

Botulinum Toxin is a cosmetic injectable that blocks the nerve signals within the body that causes the muscles to contract and move. The Botulinum Toxin will relax and smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles which are often caused due to repetitive movements of the face, and seen most commonly between the brows, as forehead creases, and as crow’s feet around the eyes.

Dermal Fillers are another type of injectable that provides minimally invasive aesthetic cosmetics which will add volume to the face, fill in any wrinkles, and alter the contours of the face and neck. The most common areas to have injected with dermal fillers are the face, hands, and neck. The results from dermal fillers will showcase a smoother, fuller, and much more youthful-looking appearance.

What causes our skin to age?


There are many factors that come into play when focusing on our skin and what causes it to age, including harsh weather, bad habits, and the sun to name some of the major reasons. Other causes may include our lifestyle, heredity, diet, and other personal habits that can cause damage to the cells, premature wrinkles, and more.

As we get older, natural changes to our bodies start to occur including to our skin, some of these changes include:


– Our skin getting rougher
– Skin developing lesions including benign tumors
– Skin becoming slack, including loss of elastin
– Skin becoming more transparent, which is due to the thinning of the epidermis
– Skin is much more fragile, which is due to the flattening of the area where the epidermis and dermis join together
– Skin becomes much more easily bruised, this is largely due to thinner blood vessel walls

Am I a candidate for Injectables?


We are often noticing injectables becoming more popular each year, while many think they are able to book an appointment, and all is well, there is more to it. A good candidate for dermal filler injections should have the following:

– Be in good physical health
– Does not smoke
– Committed to maintaining good skin health
– Has a positive outlook as well as realistic goals for the improvement of their appearance
– Not pregnant
– Not breastfeeding

Dermal fillers are one of the most popular medical spa services, as they not only improve your appearance temporarily, but the formulas are able to last as long as 2 years after your injection, allowing candidates time to save up between appointments, delay certain surgical procedures, and more.

Botox injections also have basic prerequisites we try to stay close to when reviewing candidates for Botox. You will be considered a good candidate if you have the following:

– Have fine lines
– Show wrinkles
– Looking for a younger appearance
– 18 years or older
– Be in good physical health
– Not pregnant
– Not breastfeeding

If you are looking for a solution that is non-surgical but allows you to see impressive changes, contact our clinic today!!

What is the difference between Injectables and Fillers?


Botox injections and dermal fillers are both injectables that are injected with a needle; however, the largest difference between the two is the ingredients used to reduce the wrinkles and fine lines, as Botox will paralyze the muscles, and dermal fillers will fill them in. We serve patients from Chesapeake VA, Portsmouth VA, Bowers Hill VA, Norfolk VA, and Berkley VA.

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