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Injectables
Injectables can either plump up soft tissue beneath the skin or reduce volume to make subtle, elective alterations to your appearance. At Afzal Clinics in Fridley, Edina, and Woodbury, Minnesota, providers Kamran Afzal, MD, Kristen Winter PA-C, Margaret Faust PA-C, and their skilled team plan treatments with injectables using your personal goals for guidance. Call Afzal Clinics, or request an appointment online for an injectables consultation today.
Injectables Q & A

What are injectables?

Injectables are cosmetic dermatological products that go into the tissues beneath your skin. Using a syringe, the team at Afzal Clinics carefully administers injectables and can produce exceptionally natural-looking results. Although injectables won’t provide you with the dramatic results of cosmetic surgery, many of them can safely provide a more subtle change.

Afzal Clinics uses safe and sterile practices for all injectable treatments they offer. The team meticulously plans your treatment and makes sure to place the injections carefully. They do so after studying your facial structure and anatomy to find out where injections can make your desired alterations.

What are my options for injectables?

The Afzal Clinics team specializes in cosmetic injectables that serve separate purposes and work in completely different ways. Your treatment plan might involve one or more of the following injectables:

Sculptra®

Sculptra is a dermal filler that contains poly-L-lactic acid, which improves collagen production deep within your tissues. This issues long-term results and can add volume or firmness to the cheeks, chin, and other wrinkled or dimpled areas of the face. 

Kybella®

Kybella is a one-of-a-kind fat-killing injectable that can reduce your double chin fat. It contains deoxycholic acid, which is a bile acid that breaks down fat molecules inside your stomach from the food you eat.

Juvéderm® products

Juvéderm products are a line of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that minimize wrinkles and can add volume to the lips, cheeks, hands, or temples. 

How should I prepare for injectables?

The team at Afzal Clinics provides you with detailed instructions during an initial consultation for any injectable treatments. They go over your goals and aspirations, making sure your expectations are realistic and align with the abilities of the injectables you choose. Instructions may vary based on which injectables you plan on getting, but often include:

  • Informing your team of the medications you currently take 
  • Stopping the use of certain medications
  • Stopping the use of certain supplements
  • Stopping smoking for some time
  • Arriving for your appointment with clean, makeup-free skin
  • Minimizing alcohol consumption
  • Avoiding certain skin treatments

If, for some reason you aren’t a good candidate for your injectable of choice, the team at Afzal clinics may be able to work with you on addressing any underlying concerns or choosing a different treatment that produces similar results. 

Learn more about the injectables you can get at Afzal Clinics by calling the nearest location or reserving an appointment online today.