Cosmetic Injectables and Dermal Fillers in Akron, OH

Summit MedAesthetics offers the latest in cosmetic injectables to help you achieve your natural beauty.  Our board-certified Nurse Practitioners are highly trained in cosmetic treatments such as Botox and Juvederm.  Take a look at our before and after photos and see how Summit MedAesthetics can enhance your look.  We also offer our VIP Membership Program for those looking to save on routine aesthetic care.  Call (330) 953-3414 to schedule an appointment at our medical spa in Akron, OH today!

What are Injectables?

Injectables are commonly used to achieve a more youthful, rested appearance. Injectables are used to relax facial wrinkles and folds, contour the body and improve the signs of facial fat loss by creating structure, framework, and volume to the face and lips. 

Injectables are considered a noninvasive procedure, which means no surgery is required and minimal downtime. Most procedures take less than 30 minutes.

Two Main Types of Injectables

There are several types of injectable procedures that improve various areas of concern, many which have been around for decades.

Whether you choose a neuromodulator like BOTOX® or a dermal filler treatment depends primarily on your areas of concern and the results you want from your treatment.

You can talk to Summit MedAesthetics to see which is right for you.

The following are the two main categories of injectables:

Softens the Face from Movement

Neuromodulators help to improve the appearance of dynamic expression lines and wrinkles by causing relaxation of the facial muscles. Products like BOTOX® have been around for more than 30 years.

  • Treats – Frown lines, wrinkles, forehead, between eyes, side of eyes or “crow’s feet”
  • Types – Dysport® and BOTOX®
  • Lasts – 3 to 4 months, gradually wearing off
  • Benefits – smoother skin and wrinkles near the injection site become less noticeable

A neuromodulator blocks the nerve signals in the face, and then the muscles cannot contract as freely as before. This lack of movement smooths out the skin and significantly reduces the appearance of wrinkles over time.

Like any muscle, your face muscles are strong and get stronger with use. Thus, wrinkles may appear. As you use a neuromodulator with (Botulinum Type A)  to block those muscles from use, your body no longer depends on those face muscles. Over time, the product may wear off so seasonal updates are recommended.

Helps to Replace Volume

Dermal fillers are injected into the skin to add volume and fullness to areas that have lost volume due to genetics, aging, or extreme weight loss.

  • Treats– signs of aging, lips, cheeks, temples, smile lines
  • Types – Juvéderm, Restylane
  • Lasts – 6 months to 2 years, then safely absorbed by the body over time
  • Benefits – restores lost volume, smooth lines, soften creases, enhance contours

Many visible signs of aging can be traced back to volume loss. This is because as your facial tissues thin out, lines become etched around the nose and mouth and cheeks look a little hollow. Fillers often contain hyaluronic acid. This is a naturally occurring substance that is already found in your skin. It helps keep skin plump and hydrated. HA fillers are typically soft and gel-like. Different fillers have different ingredients specifically designed for certain areas of your face.

Dermal fillers can replace lost volume to help smooth wrinkles, plump the lips, and restore a more youthful appearance.

Injectables FAQ

If you come in for a consultation, we will talk to you about your desired outcomes. If you have specific wrinkles or lines that bother you, we can suggest certain products based on your areas of concern.

Often, neuromodulators and fillers can work together to give you the look you desire.

With so many products on the market, it can be difficult to know which option is best for you without an experienced provider’s guidance.

Each product is uniquely formulated to have a certain texture, density, and injection depth, which means that certain fillers work better for certain areas of concern. These injections aren’t appropriate for pregnant women or anyone under the age of 18.

Your initial treatment will begin with a consultation, during which you will meet with Summit MedAesthetics  to discuss your concerns and goals.

The cost of each product depends on:

  • the area of skin being treated
  • the number of injections you’ll need
  • how often you’ll need to return for follow-up injections
  • where you live

It’s important to learn the exact costs of the proposed treatment ahead of time, and to work out a payment plan if needed.

  • The team at Summit MedAesthetics will go over your desired results and the type of injectable to be used
  • You will sit comfortably in a clean medical room
  • You may have numbing cream applied to help ease any discomfort
  • You may hold a buzzer or other accommodations to distract from any anxiety
  • Our staff will inject the product into certain areas of the face
  • You may receive an ice pack or a cotton swab to relieve any pain or blood from the needle

There is no downtime with either type of injectable and recovery usually involves only minor swelling or irritation at the injection sites.

Most patients who get neuromodulators or dermal fillers are in and out of the office within an hour or two and experience no disruption of their normal schedules.

You may receive a small ice pack to relieve any discomfort.

We also recommend:

  • Avoiding alcohol for at least 48 hours
  • Not massaging your face or injection areas to avoid spreading the neuromodulator to other parts of the face
  • Avoiding exercise or strenuous activity for at least 4 hours
  • Avoiding direct sun exposure for at least 24 hours
  • Not laying down for 3 hours after
  • Consider propping up a pillow during sleep the night of treatment to avoid swelling

When it comes to contouring your face, you should give your decision the same level of care and scrutiny that you would for a surgical procedure.

Injectables often require a certain level of skill, knowledge, and expertise. Many providers have extensive training in facial anatomy, years of experience, and surgeon-like precision.

Talk to Summit MedAesthetics about your desired results to ensure safe and natural-looking results. Give us a call at (330) 953-3414 today!

Injectable fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines, and enhance facial contours.

Injectable fillers work by adding volume to areas of the face that have lost volume due to aging or other factors. They can also stimulate collagen production, which helps improve skin texture and elasticity.

Injectable fillers can be used to treat various areas of the face, including the lips, cheeks, nasolabial folds (smile lines), marionette lines, jawline, temples, and under-eye hollows.

The duration of results varies depending on the type of filler used and individual factors. Generally, hyaluronic acid fillers last 12-18 months.

When performed by a qualified and experienced healthcare provider, injectable fillers are generally safe. However, like any medical procedure, they carry some risks, including bruising, swelling, infection, and allergic reactions.

During the procedure, the provider cleanses the treatment area and may apply a topical numbing cream for comfort. The filler is then injected using a fine needle or cannula. The entire process usually takes 15-30 minutes.

There is typically minimal downtime after getting injectable fillers. Some people may experience swelling, bruising, or redness at the injection sites, but these usually resolve within a few days.

Yes, injectable fillers can be combined with other cosmetic procedures like Botox, laser treatments, or chemical peels to achieve optimal results.

Good candidates for injectable fillers are generally healthy adults who have realistic expectations about the outcome of the treatment. They should have specific areas of concern that can be addressed with fillers.

Some types of injectable fillers, such as hyaluronic acid fillers, can be partially or fully reversed using an enzyme called hyaluronidase (Hylenex). This enzyme breaks down hyaluronic acid filler, allowing for correction or reversal of undesired results.

Results are usually visible immediately after the treatment, but final results may take a few days to fully develop as any swelling subsides.

Common side effects of injectable fillers may include bruising, swelling, redness, tenderness, and lumps or bumps at the injection sites. These side effects are usually mild and temporary.

Most people can resume their normal activities immediately after getting injectable fillers. However, it's recommended to avoid strenuous exercise and excessive sun exposure for the first 24-48 hours.

Yes, injectable fillers can be used to improve the appearance of scars, acne scars, and other skin imperfections by filling in depressed areas and smoothing the skin's surface.

Most injectable fillers are not permanent and are gradually broken down and metabolized by the body over time.

Before getting injectable fillers, it's recommended to avoid blood-thinning medications, alcohol, and certain supplements that can increase the risk of bruising. After treatment, it's important to follow any post-care instructions provided by your provider, such as avoiding excessive heat or sun exposure.

Our Products

BOTOX Cosmetic packaging

BOTOX Cosmetic

Relax and smooth the look of moderate to severe fine lines and wrinkles for a younger look and feel.
Juvederm Ultra XC & Juvederm Ultra Plus XC packages

Juvederm Ultra XC & Juvederm Ultra Plus XC

Juvederm Ultra XC Fill facial lines and wrinkles including laugh lines for a smoother and more youthful appearance. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC Correct more severe facial wrinkles including deep laugh lines.
Juvederm Voluma packaging

Juvederm Voluma

Address the loss of skin elasticity with this dermal filler. JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC injectable gel is for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss.
Juvederm Volbella package

Juvederm Volbella

Define your lips and correct perioral lines with Juvederm Volbella.
Kybella package


Improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin with Kybella.

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