At ANEU Med Spa, we offer a wide variety of injectables including everything from Botox and Dysport to a full range of dermal fillers from the Restylane and Juvederm family. Additionally, we love having bio stimulators like Sculptra and Silhouette Instalift Threads as adjuncts to achieve the greatest degree of improvement. We round out our injectables with a variety of nutrient boost injections and IV hydration options as add-on treatments in our office when you, your skin, or your immune system needs a lift. So this leaves the questions of what each of them does and which is best for you?
Botox is the most well-known aesthetic injectable treatment for reducing the appearance of expression lines that cause facial wrinkles over time. We now know that Botox can play a significant role in preventing the signs of aging so we are seeing more of a younger patient base as well who understand the role it can play in age management. This product consists of natural, purified proteins that in low and safe doses, relax the muscles that can create fine lines and wrinkles due to repetitive movements.
It is most commonly used to treat “the 11’s” between the eyebrows, but also is used to soften expression lines on the forehead and crow’s feet. It can be used to achieve a slight brow lift; soften necklines; reduce a downturned mouth, and even treat a gummy smile or excessive underarm sweating known as hyperhidrosis.
We utilize Dysport in the same manner as Botox. It is simply another neuromodulator to choose from and is very similar to Botox. While the two are very interchangeable for the most part, your provider may choose one over the other for particular areas depending on your individual anatomy and metabolism. Dysport is becoming a more well-known name in the industry and many clinics offer both options to their patients.
Dermal fillers are strategically placed to provide volume that has either been lost over time, or where there is a natural deficit due to individual facial anatomy. By adding volume, you can immediately observe the improvement in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines making this a more gratifying experience since the results can be seen right away. Beyond treating lines and wrinkles, we are seeing a trend in the use of fillers to restore balance to the face which can produce a more youthful and naturally beautiful appearance. Depending upon which filler you use, you can see results for 6 months to over a year or more! There is a wide variety of dermal fillers on the market, but the more popular ones include the Restylane family such as Lyft, Kysse, Contour, Refyne and Defyne. The other most popular dermal fillers come from the Juvederm family including Voluma, Vollure, Volbella, Juvederm Ultra and Volux. These are all composed of hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies that attracts and holds moisture making it a very well tolerated procedure. Which one is right for you depends on what issues you’re looking to address and where on the face you are treating.
Sculptra is often lumped into the filler category, but because it contains poly-L-lactic acid, it functions a bit differently. It is referred to as a bio stimulator because it prompts your body to make more of its own collagen and elastin which helps to support the skin’s inner structure. Its newest FDA-approved indication which is being launched soon, is actually the stimulation of subcutaneous adipose (the healthy fat in our faces) It is often used to create a foundation that can be built upon with more long-lasting results. In summary, this product provides structure to your face and helps your skin by creating that “Sculptra glow.”
Silhouette Threads, also called Silhouette InstaLift, is a non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment used to provide lift to the face where you see laxity, most commonly in the midface area. It uses dissolvable threads made of poly-lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) and poly-L lactic acid (PLLA) to lift the face to create higher cheekbones, fuller cheeks, and a better-defined jawline. They also stimulate the production of collagen in the skin so we categorize them as bio stimulators as well. These are typically used as the final icing on the cake for the patient who has appropriately had their facial volume loss addressed with dermal fillers or Sculptra first, but then are looking for something extra to ensure the best possible non-surgical lift to their faces.
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma and is a treatment that uses your own blood to increase collagen and elastin production in your skin. The treatment begins by drawing a small amount of your own blood, spinning it down in a centrifuge where it separates the plasma from the blood. The platelet-rich plasma is then injected into specific areas where we want to see more improvement in collagen production. This is commonly focused to treat thin and crepey skin under the eyes, or in combination with SkinPen Microneedling to ensure maximum collagenesis within the skin. In addition to being used to stimulate collagen production and strengthen the skin, PRP can be injected in the scalp to promote hair growth! This is best for thinning hair, to stop the loss and promote new healthy growth. PRP is liquid gold – it really can work wonders, but it is only as healthy as you are!
Kybella is a type of injectable treatment used to reduce fat under the chin often referred to as submental fullness. Kybella® is made from a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in our bodies that can metabolize dietary fat. Most people need 2-4 treatment sessions before they see their desired results. Full results can be appreciated 12 weeks after the last treatment. We will also commonly use Kybella in other unique areas, like the underarm pouch or bra fat area (typically small areas that can not be treated with Coolsculpting)
IV Hydration and Nutrient therapy is for delivering vitamins and minerals that are essential for the cells to function properly. IV infusions are the fastest, most efficient way for your body to receive hydration and micronutrients. These essential nutrients are delivered into the bloodstream where your cells can begin to uptake what your body needs right away.
30-45 min treatment time
Complex blend of vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients to help you look good and feel good!. This infusion will optimize your hair, skin, and overall health to give you a radiant glow from the inside out!
-Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C) 1500mg/ 90mL
-Vita Complex 90ml (B1, B3 at 100mg/ml + B2, B5, B6 at 2mg/mL)
30-45 min treatment time
Boost your overall wellness with a blend of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants to support your immunity. This powerful combination is exactly what you need to help overcome or prevent a cold or illness. A great way to prepare for an upcoming event or trip!
-Zinc Chloride 90mL
-Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C) 1500mg/90mL
-Vita Complex 90ml (B1,B3 at 100mg/ml + B2,B5,B6 at 2mg/mL)
30- 45 min treatment time
The perfect pick-me-up for your mind and body. It’s the ideal blend to help increase energy and total body hydration all while boosting metabolism and decrease brain fog. This blend is highly effective in optimizing your overall physical and mental wholeness.
-Pyridoxine (b6) 300mg/ 90mL
-Alpha-Lipoic Acid 90mL
30-45 min treatment time
Comprehensive hydration and overall wellness. It replenishes dehydration while using a custom combination of vitamins and minerals that can also lessen headaches, fatigue, and muscle soreness so you can feel your best!
-Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C) 1500mg/90mL
-Vita Complex 90mL (B1, B3 at 100mg/mL + B2, B5, B6 at 2mg/mL)
-Mineral Blend 90mL (MagnesiumCL 80mg, Zinc 1mg, Manganese 0.02mg, Copper 0.2mg)
Nutrient Shots are made up of vitamins and minerals that are essential for the cells to function properly. Nutrient shots are the fastest, most efficient way for your body to receive micronutrients. These essential nutrients are delivered into your muscles where your cells can begin to uptake what your body needs quickly.
-Amino acids are molecules that combine to form proteins. Amino acids and proteins are the building blocks of life. When proteins are digested or broken down, amino acids are left. The human body uses amino acids to make proteins to help the body break down food plus grow and repair body tissues.
-Amino blend could help boost your metabolism, improve energy levels, increase endurance, and help to burn fat. It also provides your body with essential and non-essential amino acids to promote overall health.
-Features: Ornithine 50mg, Arginine 100mg, Lysine 50mg, Citrulline 50mg
-Vitamin B12 (0.5ml) plus other B Vitamins are metabolism-increasing amino acids that help boost energy, immune system and metabolic rate PLUS aid with regulating sleep, mood and appetite.
-Features: B1 and B3 at 100mg/ml + B2, B5, B6 at 2mg/ml (1ml total of blend) + B12
-B12 increases energy levels, concentration, improves metabolism, and helps improve sleep patterns
-Features: B12 1 mL
-This specific B7 vitamin helps support skin, hair and nerve health and is preferred by customers for promoting fingernail strength and hair growth.
-This vitamin is important for overall health, and plays a role in cell growth, carbohydrate metabolism, and fatty acid synthesis. Biotin is involved in a wide range of metabolic processes primarily related to the utilization of fats, carbohydrates, and amino acids. It also influences cell growth and may help in maintaining blood sugar levels.
-Features: Biotin 0.5mg/ml
-This triple-defense immunity formula consists of potent antioxidants and an essential mineral known to help decrease inflammation, optimize cell function and increase immune response.
-Ascorbic Acid supports cellular functions of both the innate and adaptive immune system. Zinc Sulfate plays a role in the development + function of immune processes. Glutathione protects host immune cells + provides optimal functioning of other cells in the immune system.
-Features: Ascorbic Acid 200mg/ml, Glutathione 200mg/ml, Zinc Sulfate 2.5mg/ml
1. Injectables are not affected by stomach or intestinal disease.
2. Efficient way to deliver nutrients to the body
3. Higher doses of nutrients can be given by IM than by mouth
4. Can be used in conjunction with oral supplementation and/or dietary and lifestyle change
If you want further guidance in determining the right option for you, come visit us at ANEU Med Spa. Our experienced staff is more than happy to answer any questions you have and help you decide which treatments are best for you and your individual concerns.