Cosmetic injection

Injectables Are on the Rise… and They’re Not Going Anywhere

Bloomfield Hills, MI– Botox. Radiesse. Aquamid. Renuva. Juvederm and other hyaluronic acid derivatives. These and many other injectables are becoming household names throughout modern society. What’s more is that they’re on the rise in the United States, and don’t show any sign of slowing.

In fact, according to The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, there were over 7 million injectable treatments in the United States in 2016 alone. That’s a 10% increase since 2015 and a nearly 7,000% percent change in the past 20 years.

What Are Injectables?

These treatments are perfect for those who want to confront some of the less-glamorous effects of aging but prefer not to undergo surgery. Be it fine lines, wrinkles, or a desire to improve skin tone and texture, injectables are a great alternative to more invasive procedures.

There are several main types of injectables:

  • Botulinum Toxin Derivatives: This includes Botox and the newer Xeomin. These are both injected by a fine needle that introduces the treatment into the body. The substances block the release of some chemicals responsible for facial muscle contraction, ultimately relaxing the muscles. This leads to a drastic reduction in the appearance of everything from crow’s feet to frown lines and wrinkles across the forehead. The effects of this treatment take a few days to be fully noticeable, and can last up to about six months.
  • Hyaluronic Acid Derivatives: This includes Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero Balance, and many others. These gel fillers act by restoring the skin’s volume while at the same time smoothing away folds, wrinkles, and lines. Unlike Botox, these fillers are visible immediately and can even last up to a year.
  • Adipose Transfer Treatments: This includes Renuva and is basically transferring a small amount of fat to desired areas like scars, aging hands, or other small skin defects. Transfer treatments are ideal for giving skin a firmer, more youthful look and for smoothing out any irregularities.
  • Calcium Hydroxylapatite: This includes Radiesse and is derived from a mineral-like compound that naturally exists in human bones. With a long history first in dentistry and then reconstructive surgery, this dermal filler has a strong safety record and is effective for treating fine lines. It can also enhance fullness in cheeks and facial contours and add volume throughout the face as needed.
  • Polylactic Acid: This includes Sculptra and is a synthetic dermal filler that stimulates the body’s own collagen production. It is ideal for plumping lips and filling deep lines caused by laughing. Typically, three monthly treatments are needed, and it can take several weeks to see results.

Why Are Injectables So Popular?

Since the thought of plastic surgery frightens many people, injectables are ideal for those who want a marked improvement of their skin but who don’t want the downtime surgery often requires. Most injectable treatments have a very small recovery period and allow patients to return to work the same day as the treatment.

Furthermore, they are generally far less expensive than their surgical counterparts, averaging just hundreds, not thousands, of dollars per treatment. It’s an easy way to see if cosmetic procedures are something people want to pursue further.

If you’re interested in rejuvenating your skin with an injectable, schedule an appointment with Dr. Ali today! You can also call 855-335-7200 to speak with the office directly.

About Us: Dr. M. Azhar Ali is a board-certified, Detroit area plastic surgeon. He and his team are experienced and knowledgeable aesthetic care professionals, skilled in providing treatments like injectables and other cosmetic treatments. Dr. Ali, with thousands of surgeries to his name, offers expert and compassionate care to all patients.

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noninvasive cosmetic procedure

Non-Invasive Cosmetic Treatments Can Make You Look and Feel Years Younger

Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, MI – Non-invasive cosmetic treatments, such as Latisse (the only FDA approved gel treatment for sparse eyelashes); Xeomin (which improves frown lines via injection); and Juvederm (an injection that helps reduce wrinkles and folds); are all viable options for improving your appearance. Each treatment provides a non-surgical alternative to traditional plastic surgery that can make you look years younger than your actual age.

Latisse, Xeomin and Juvederm Right Here in Detroit

Dr. M. Azhar Ali, of Amae Plastic Surgery Center in Bloomfield Hills, offers Latisse treatments as well as Xeomin and Juvederm injections, in addition to world-renowned plastic surgery. Dr. Ali says, “For patients who want to look as young as they feel, we offer a range of cosmetic treatments and injectables here at Amae Plastic Surgery Center. These treatments are non-invasive, offer few side effects, and last quite a long time.”

How Do Injectable Cosmetics Work?


Latisse will be prescribed by Dr. Ali and applied to your eyelashes, by you! There is no need to revisit Dr. Ali until you have finished the treatment process, which spans about 16 weeks, or if an allergic reaction occurs (which is rare).

The treatments will be applied each day with an applicator that is included with your prescription. After thoroughly washing your face, you apply Latisse the same way you would apply mascara: by moving the applicator from the inner to the outer baseline of your eyelashes. A new applicator will be used for the other eye.

According to Dr. Ali, there could be a few side effects with Latisse, such as irritation of the eyes, and redness or darkening of the eyelids, but these effects generally correct themselves over time.


Xeomin, often called “the New Botox” is an FDA approved treatment for the improvement of frown or laugh lines (depending on how you view them). The treatment is similar to both Botox and Dysport; but unlike those two injections, Xeomin does not need to be refrigerated. Additionally, there are several other advantages to using Xeomin rather than Botox or Dysport.

Botox was approved by the FDA in 1989 to treat two types of muscular eye disorders. However, the injectable treatment was expanded for use in 2002 (also with FDA approval) for use to treat significantly deep wrinkles between the eyes and aid migraines, among several other uses.

When Botox stopped working for many patients due to a tolerance buildup, Dysport was created. The FDA approved Dysport in 2009 to treat cosmetic issues similar to Botox.

In 2010, the FDA approved Xeomin to help patients get rid of unwanted wrinkles while also creating much smoother skin. The treatment works a bit differently than its two predecessors in that it was developed to reduce muscle spasms as well as aid in getting rid of undesirable cosmetic issues such as deep lines and severe wrinkles.

According to Dr. Ali, Xeomin is an excellent alternative to Botox as it is “additive-free, which means that the chances of an allergic reaction are greatly diminished.” Additionally, Dr. Ali has found that Xeomin treatments work in as little as five days and last for approximately six months.


Juvederm is an FDA-approved injection with a variety of uses. The name Juvederm actually represents a line of top-selling hyaluronic acid fillers. Each product in the line of fillers adds volume to a different section of the face. For example, the treatment can be used to lift cheeks, smooth parentheses lines, or plump the lips. The results are subtle and long-lasting.

These Non-Invasive Treatments are Just a Consultation Away

Are you tired of looking at a tired, ragged you in the mirror each morning? Are you ready to look and feel younger? Today could be the day when everything changes.

If you’re ready to start looking as young as you feel, call or contact Dr. M. Azhar Ali at Amae Plastic Surgery Center in Bloomfield Hills for a consultation. In some cases, cosmetic treatments, such as injectables, can be completed during the same initial consultation appointment.

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