top of page


A woman with pencil markers for injectable treatment
Preview of applicable areas for injectables

How it works

Injectables work by blocking nerve receptors in the treated muscles and relax these muscles. The injected muscles contract less which results in fine lines and wrinkles appearing softer and smoother.

Depending on the depth and severity of the treated areas each patient may obtain different results, with some patients having elimination of their lines and some having them appear less severe. Each patient will see improvement. Additionally, having regular repeated treatments will not only provide continued improvement in the appearance of the treated areas but may prevent new lines and wrinkles from forming.

Types of Injectables

Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are best for areas where lines and wrinkles are formed from muscle movement such as the glabella, (between the eyebrows or "11" lines), the forehead, and around the eyes, ("crow's feet"). They differ from dermal filler as dermal filler is injected to restore lost volume. Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin can also be used in small amounts in other areas of the face, such as above the lip for mild vertical lip lines, to provide increased definition to the upper lip, (a "lip flip"), or for patients with a gummy smile. There are other select areas of the lower face for which these may be utilized but less frequently.

Picture of the types of facial wrinkles and muscles targeted by injectables
Diagram of target muscles using injectables

Each product works and cost similarly and last on average 3-4 months, with some patients seeing longer results. Your provider can review each product with you and answer any questions you may have as well as help you choose which product is best for you.

bottom of page