Injectables and Esthetics: Filling In the Gaps

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Thursday, April 13, 2017

The North American facial injectable market is expected to grow to $5.8 billion by 2024, according to a recent Transparency Market Research report. With clients looking for non-invasive procedures, injectables are popular treatments in medical spas today. However, how can they fit in with other esthetic treatments?

Superficial esthetic treatments include services such as microder­mabrasion, dermaplaning, chemical peels and laser treatments. Injectable treatments consist of fillers, neurotoxins and fat-killing agents. Esthetics and injectables need each other because they complement each other. Whether you do or don’t offer both in your practice, you need to be familiar with both to help your clients achieve all of their cosmetic goals.

Fillers 101
The first category of injectable treatments is fillers. Fillers are used in areas of the face where wrinkles or lines are caused by volume loss. The most common areas for fillers are:

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