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Fulfill Your Wish: A Guide to Cosmetic Injectables

August 25, 2015 | Blog

Gift-Certificates available at AYAThere’s no denying the increased popularity of cosmetic injectables and we’re thrilled that treatments like Botox®, Dysport®, Juvéderm® XC, Juvéderm Voluma®, Radiesse® and Sculptra® Aesthetic have become the anti-aging go-to for many of our Atlanta skincare patients.  Not only do cosmetic injectables help restore youthful vibrancy to the face (and even hands!) but it can turn back the clock non-surgically, so you can get back to your busy schedule without ever going under the knife!  With so many options on the market, we wanted to share with you a guide highlighting key points to remember when you’re exploring your next cosmetic injectable treatment.

Let’s start with, perhaps, one of the biggest things to remember about cosmetic injectable treatments – not just anyone can safely and effectively administer treatment.  What we mean by this is that there have been lots of news reports about men and women who have gone to a specific location for “routine” injections and end up experiencing severe adverse effects.  These can happen for a number of reasons, like being injected with a black market version that is not safe or FDA-approved (don’t worry the current cosmetic injectables we offer at AYA Medical Spa are safe and FDA approved) or the injector hasn’t been properly trained.  When you have an injector who doesn’t have the education or training, it decreases the safety for the patient.  Sure, we all want to get the “best deal,” but this can come at an extremely high price – your health.  For these reasons, we always encourage our family and friends to take the necessary steps to reduce your chances of having an outcome that you regret.  Our #AYAgirl cosmetic injectors are Nurse Practitioners and Physician’s Assistants who understand the dynamics of the face, both medically and aesthetically, and have many years of studying, training and successful treatments with our patients.

Once you’ve researched where and who will be helping you say goodbye to wrinkles, fine lines and volume loss, think about what it is that you’re trying to achieve.  If you are in the later stages of aging and are noticing your cheeks sagging or deep folds forming around the mouth, you’d perhaps look into trying a facial filler to fill out hollowed areas of the face.  For those in the beginning stages or wanting to get a leg up on anti-aging, Botox® and Dysport® are great for relaxing the expression lines of the upper 3rd of the face.  You don’t have to necessarily know which injectable you want, just have an idea of your biggest concerns and the goals you want to achieve; then leave the rest to us!  Take a look at our guide breaking down the key cosmetic injectables we use and what you should know before trying any number of them:


A great benefit of cosmetic injectables is that treatments are safe to use often as you need to maintain results.  You can even treat several areas of the face at once (let’s say you try Dysport® for your forehead and Juvederm® for your lips) because each injectable produces different results.  It’s our job to listen to your concerns, pinpoint your goals and determine which treatment will best meet your needs.  If you’re ready to get started on anti-aging skincare treatments with cosmetic injectables, contact AYA Medical Spa to schedule your complimentary skin analysis today.  Be sure to follow the #AYAgirls on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Pinterest for the latest skincare news and updates.