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6 Things to Know About Cosmetic Fillers and Injectable Treatments

Cosmetic Fillers and Injectable Treatments May Be Your Shot At a More Youthful Appearance Without Surgery

Are you one of the many Dallas residents searching for the source of perpetual youth your favorite influencers seem to radiate? Look no further – chances are their secret is the same cosmetic fillers and injectable treatments available to you today at Mara’s Med Spa.

In fact, dermal fillers and injectable treatments are the second most popular form of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in the U.S. (behind Botox). The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that in 2019 alone, 3.4 million treatments were administered to the American people.

The reason that so many people are making appointments for cosmetic fillers and injectables is no mystery – these dermal fillers are safe, convenient, largely painless, and they achieve exceptional results without all of the pain, expense, and recovery time that go along with surgical facelifts.

Here are five things to know about the cosmetic fillers and injectable treatments available at Mara’s for men and women alike:

What Cosmetic Fillers and Injectables Do

In addition to being minimally invasive, quick, safe, and proven, these injectables are powerful tools we use to address a range of common facial imperfections. Dermal fillers can:

  • Counteract the volume loss that is a natural part of the aging process and a primary cause of wrinkles
  • Restore fullness to flat or sunken cheeks and temples
  • Reduce prominent vertical lip lines
  • Smooth out creases and furrows in the chin
  • Improve the general contours of the face

How Cosmetic Fillers And Injectables Work

Along with elastin, collagen is what gives our skin a healthy texture and shape. Dermal fillers work by attracting water and jumpstarting collagen production at and around the treatment area. This increase in the amount of collagen in your skin will improve its texture and volume, stretching the skin and thereby reducing and fading wrinkles.

How Do Cosmetic Fillers and Injectables Differ From Botox and Dysport?

mara cosmetic fillers and injectables are not just for ladies While cosmetic fillers and injectables are often lumped together with Botox and Dysport, there is a vast difference in how they work. Whereas dermal fillers boost collagen production, Botox and Dysport are injectables that work by restricting muscle movement and tightening, so the wrinkles are not as apparent.

Related: Lip Fillers vs. Botox Lip Flip

Types of Cosmetic Fillers

There are many types of FDA-approved cosmetic fillers, but the two brands that we trust at Mara’s Med Spa are:


Juvéderm is a safe, long-lasting and non-surgical option for wrinkle reduction.

Juvéderm’s active ingredient is hyaluronic acid, a naturally existing sugar molecule present in nearly every living organism. In the human body, hyaluronic acid performs several critical functions, like lubricating body joints, helping transport nutrients, and maintaining skin hydration. Since Juvéderm is made out of a natural molecule already found in our skin, it maximizes compatibility and minimizes any chance of an adverse reaction. This makes Juvéderm particularly popular with those undergoing dermal filler treatment for the first time.

Juvederm is available in five unique formularies, for amazingly customizable results.  Which of these are best for your skin will be determined in your free consultation with one of Mara’s Master Injectors.

This injectable also has the distinction of being the first FDA-approved dermal filler for persons of color.


Like Juvéderm, Restylane is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that restores skin volume to lift and smooth wrinkles and other fine lines. And, like Juvederm, Restylane also has a variety of formularies that ensure clients love the way they look. Which version of Restylane is perfect for you will depend on your current skin care needs and the results you desire. Again, this will be determined during your free consultation with one of Mara’s Master Injectors.

Clients typically notice an instant change in the appearance of their cheeks after just the first treatment, the effects of which may last up to a year. Treatments do not affect your ability to move facial muscles, ensuring you maintain control over your looks and expressions.

Cosmetic Filler and Injectable Treatments – What To Expect

Cosmetic filler procedures can last from 15 to 45 minutes, and clients can go home immediately after the treatment. While there may be some discomfort during or immediately after dermal filler injections, the procedure is mainly painless. Fillers typically remain in the skin for six to 18 months, with the improvement in your appearance lasting for the same amount of time.

Am I a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?

Generally, dermal fillers may be an excellent option for you if:

  • You are an adult 21 and up
  • You don’t smoke
  • You don’t have a history of severe allergies
  • You have moderate to severe folds or wrinkles, or other imperfections that you do not want to address with surgery

Are You Ready to Restore Your Skin’s Youthful Appearance with Cosmetic Fillers and Injectable Treatments?

There is no reason why you have to put up with fine lines and wrinkles! Find your fountain of youth at Mara’s Med Spa with our many customizable anti-aging treatments. Our experienced staff and master estheticians believe that no matter what role you are in, you are the ultimate influencer in your life. Reserve your free consultation today!

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