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As we age, we lose elasticity and gain stubborn fine lines, wrinkles, and sunken features.

Injectables are a minimally invasive procedure that helps smooth the skin, add facial volume, and reduce the signs of aging.

Dr. Gregory T. Mesna is a board-certified surgeon who can provide injectables for Minneapolis, MN, patients who want to look younger.

What Are Injectables?

Injectables contain ingredients that can reduce fine lines and wrinkles when injected under the skin. Some can reduce muscle movement along with the appearance of wrinkles, while others aim to plump the skin and stimulate collagen production. Join Dr. Mesna in our Minneapolis, MN, office to see which injectables can benefit you.

Find the Right Injectable for You Request a Consultation

​Knowing if botulinum toxin or fillers are suitable for you and which will deliver the aesthetic results you desire can be challenging to determine on your own. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Gregory T. Mesna, takes time to customize each injectable treatment to the patient’s desires. Call to request a free consultation at our Minneapolis office:

(952) 927-4556

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Dr. Mesna comfortably and effectively administers injectables from his office in Minneapolis.

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Are Injectables Right for You? Candidates for Treatment

Injectables can offer fantastic rejuvenation benefits for patients who have aesthetic goals but don’t want to undergo plastic surgery; however, injectables are not suitable for everyone. Candidates for treatment should be:

Physically Healthy

You should be in good physical health when undergoing any aesthetic treatment. This will help ensure a smooth and successful healing process.

Of Age

The FDA requires patients to be 18 to receive botulinum toxin and at least 21 to receive fillers.


Smoking and using nicotine products can lead to faster collagen breakdown, shortening the results of your injectables. We recommend patients quit using nicotine products before receiving injectables.


Unlike the dramatic results you can obtain with plastic surgery, aesthetic results from botulinum toxin and fillers look natural and are limited in what they can accomplish. Patients should have realistic expectations for their results.

Types of Injectables We Offer


BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most widely known injectables, and for a good reason. It was the first injectable treatment of its kind to be approved by the FDA for short-term cosmetic use in 2002. BOTOX Cosmetic reduces movement in the face, preventing the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s ideal for small areas of the face, such as crow’s feet and lip lines.

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Dysport® is similar to BOTOX since it’s a botulinum toxin type A that limits muscle movement around the injection site. Dysport was FDA approved in 2009 and works well on large surface areas of the face. It’s more diluted than BOTOX Cosmetic and spreads faster, making it ideal for forehead and glabellar (frown) lines.

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JUVÉDERM® is a collection of dermal fillers used to treat areas of the face. JUVÉDERM products contain hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the body, which plumps the skin. Our office carries JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, which can be used to add volume to sunken cheeks and contour the chin area. The effects of JUVÉDERM fillers can last about six to 18 months.

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Restylane® is another family of hyaluronic acid-based fillers, though they're thinner in consistency, allowing them to spread quicker. Restylane products can be used to correct smile lines, facial wrinkles and folds, lost volume in the cheeks, lost volume on the hands, and thin lips.

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Sculptra® is a dermal filler that uses poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) to stimulate collagen production. This restores facial volume over time, giving you a plump, youthful appearance. PLLA fillers typically last longer than hyaluronic acid fillers but may require about three sessions.

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Molly Estle


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I had a consultation with Dr. Mesna today.  He made me feel so comfortable!  He did an excellent job explaining each procedure and answering all of my questions.

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Brendle Corpman


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I highly recommend Dr. Mesna! He and his staff are so caring and kind. He really listened to what I was concerned about and trying to accomplish with my body and gave me the results that I was hoping for! 

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The Process of Receiving Injectables

In 2020, botulinum toxin type A was the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure performed (4.4 million), and soft tissue fillers were the second most popular (3.4 million). According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
In 2020, botulinum toxin type A was the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure performed (4.4 million), and soft tissue fillers were the second most popular (3.4 million). According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Discussing Your Options

The first step to finding the right injectable for your needs is to meet with Dr. Mesna for a free consultation. During this consultation, Dr. Mesna will conduct a complete examination, discuss your cosmetic goals, and determine the right injectable for you.

Numbing the Injection Site

Before administering the injection, Dr. Mesna will numb the injection site with a local anesthetic or another method for a comfortable procedure. The number of injections you’ll need depends on your skin type and goals.

Administering the Injection

Using an ultrafine needle, Dr. Mesna will gently administer the injection into the predetermined treatment site.

Caring for Yourself

Following your injection, you may experience some swelling and bruising. These mild symptoms are entirely normal and expected. Avoid strenuous exercise, massaging or lying on the treatment site, and using harsh skincare products for a few days to care for your treatment site and minimize side effects.
Dr. Gregory T. Mesna

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

Gregory T. Mesna MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of top-level experience. He performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons

You can request a free consultation at our office in Minneapolis, MN, by contacting us online or calling (952) 927-4556.

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