Which Injectable Is Right for Me?

Anyone who is considering injectable treatments may be surprised by how many treatments are now available. Over a very short time, injectable technology has evolved and improved, giving you a myriad of options. Each injectable on the market was designed to treat a specific age-related concern. Take a few moments to review the injectable options offered at Desert Med Aesthetics in Palm Springs, California, to help determine which is most likely to produce the results you desire.


When considering an injectable treatment, Botox® is probably the first one to come to mind. Known as a neuromodulator, Botox® is injected into the muscles through a tiny needle and can temporarily inhibit the movement of the injected muscles. These muscles can no longer contract or move, improving the look of moderate to severe wrinkles.

Botox® injections can be administered in thirty minutes or less, immediately shedding years from your face. Botox® can treat severe frown lines, moderate to severe crow’s feet around the eyes, and lines between the eyes and across the forehead.


When it comes to dermal fillers, Radiesse® is one of the most popular for its ability to restore volume and fullness to the skin and smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles, with results lasting up to nine months. It is composed of hyaluronic acid, a compound found naturally in the body and capable of plumping, hydrating, and smoothing out the skin. Receiving Radiesse® injections at Desert Med Aesthetics can help reduce the appearance of:

  • Lines around the nose and mouth




Juvéderm® is another type of filler used at Desert Med Aesthetics based on hyaluronic acid, but it is cross-linked, meaning the body will reabsorb the gel at a slower rate. Slowing the absorption process means longer-lasting results.

Juvéderm® is typically administered to combat the following signs of aging:

  • Moderate to severe smile lines
  • Vertical lip lines


Kybella® is another popular injectable known for its remarkable ability to dissolve the fat beneath the chin, known as the “double chin.” The submental fullness under the chin can be one of the most challenging to get rid of and typically doesn’t respond to diet and exercise alone. In the past, only liposuction could target this stubborn area, but now, there is Kybella®.

Composed of deoxycholic acid, this naturally occurring molecule aids in the body’s breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into a targeted area, it can break down and destroy excess fat to smooth and contour the chin.

Injectable Treatments in Palm Springs, CA

Dr. Doriana Cosgrove is a board-certified anesthesiologist with an education in various skill sets, including injectable treatments. At Desert Med Aesthetics, she will help you treat fine lines, wrinkles, and stubborn areas of fat with our popular injectable treatments.

To learn more about which injectables treatment might be right for you, call us at (760) 777-8772 or contact us online to schedule your consultation today!