When you’re young, your skin is smooth, and your face is full of volume. Unfortunately, the development of wrinkles in thinning skin and the loss of fat tissue in the face that occurs over time can cause you to look older than your age. Injectables improve signs of aging to restore a youthful facial appearance, and both men and women desire these minimally invasive treatments.

At his Mesa, Arizona practice, Dr. Karl Hiatt offers a variety of injectable treatments, including:

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic

Ideal Candidates

The best candidates for injectables are in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the outcome of their procedure.

Injectables can noticeably improve the following conditions:

  • Wrinkles on the forehead
  • Creases between the eyebrows (frown lines)
  • Lines at the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet)
  • Sunken cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
  • Wrinkles around the mouth (lipstick lines)
  • Thin lips

During your initial consultation, Dr. Karl Hiatt will evaluate the condition of your face to determine if treatment with injectables will be beneficial for you.

Injectable Treatment

Using a very fine needle, Dr. Hiatt injects the desired solution directly into the targeted area of the face. The procedure usually takes just a few minutes to perform depending on the number of areas being treated.

Injectable Recovery

Although the treated areas may appear slightly red and swollen, there is no downtime associated with injectables. In fact, most patients return to work or resume their daily routine as soon as treatment is complete. It is important to follow Dr. Hiatt’s postoperative instructions to ensure the quickest and safest recovery possible.

Injectable Results

BOTOX® Cosmetic produces visible improvement to your signs of aging within the first few days. Results last between three and six months, and future treatments will be needed to maintain your youthful appearance.

JUVÉDERM® is used to fill in creases, plump up lips, and add volume to other areas. Results typically last 14 months.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® is a new injectable made to use over the malar (cheek) bone to help correct mild concavities. Results last about two years.

Injectable Risks

Like all procedures, there are certain risks associated with injectables. Although rare, injectables can cause the following complications:

  • Bleeding
  • Allergic reactions
  • Infection
  • Irregularities

Injection into an artery or vein may cause severe harm, and this is typically caused by unskilled, untrained, or non-medical doctors. Therefore, it is important to choose a well-trained and skilled physician for this procedure.

Injectable Costs

The total cost of an injectable procedure depends on which injectable is used and how much is needed. Injectable treatment is not covered by insurance since it is considered an elective cosmetic procedure.

We welcome you to contact our Mesa, Arizona plastic surgery practice today by calling (480) 844-1410 or by filling out our online contact form. Dr. Karl Hiatt is a board-certified plastic surgeon, and he and his staff look forward to meeting you during your initial consultation and helping you achieve a rejuvenated appearance.