Freya's Lair Medical Spa

Aesthetic Center and Wellness Spa & Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners located in Albuquerque, NM

Cosmetic injectables are among the most exciting innovations in medical aesthetics, and an area of expertise for the team at Freya’s Lair Medical Spa in Albuquerque, New Mexico. If you’re curious about what injectables can do for you, call the office today to set up a visit. Online scheduling is also available and makes it easy to find a time that fits your busy life.

Injectables Q&A

What are cosmetic injectables?

Cosmetic injectables include a range of neurotoxins, dermal fillers, and other treatments. There are many different formulations, each of which serves a specific anti-aging purpose. 

The team at Freya’s Lair Medical Spa helps you choose the best injectable for your needs. They have the skills and training needed to make the most of these treatments. 

How do neurotoxins work?

Neurotoxins introduce minute volumes of neurotoxins into certain muscles in your face. BotoxⓇ is the most well-known neurotoxin and is the world’s leading non-surgical solution for temporarily reducing the appearance of:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines


JeuveauⓇ is another neurotoxin that’s primary use is to treat frown lines. Both Botox and Jeuveau have off-label uses to address other facial wrinkles. 

You can expect your effects to last around 3-4 months. At that point, you begin to notice your lines and wrinkles slowly returning, and can decide if you’d like to pursue another round of injections. 

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that place a gel-like substance into areas of your face where you desire additional volume. Many fillers work in two ways: they create an immediate plumping effect upon injection, and they also stimulate your body to produce new collagen. 


The Juvéderm family of fillers offers numerous formulations for various areas of your face. 

  • VolumaⓇ XC adds volume to your cheeks
  • VolbellaⓇ XC increases the volume of your lips and smooths vertical lip lines
  • VollureⓇ XC is great for parentheses lines around your mouth
  • Ultra XC is for parentheses lines and nasolabial folds
  • RHA Collection of Dermal Fillers


This versatile filler adds volume to smile lines, chin lines, and low face remodeling. Injections can also add volume to your mid-face to list and tighten jowls and sagging neck skin. Results can last for a year or longer. 

RevanesseⓇ Versa™

This filler contains spherical particles of hyaluronic acid and creates a soft and beautiful finish. It also reduces swelling and is used in various areas of your face. 


Bellafill not only boosts volume in the injection area, but it also stimulates your body to produce new collagen to deliver results that last as long as five years. It’s a great option for depressed acne scarring and smile lines. 


What is the injectable KybellaⓇ?

Kybella is an injectable treatment that destroys fat in the area beneath your chin, also called the submental area. It uses a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a substance your body creates naturally to break down and absorb fat in the foods you eat. The synthetic version destroys fat cells beneath your chin when administered in a series of shallow injections. 

To explore these and other injectables, schedule an appointment at Freya’s Lair Medical Spa online or by phone today.

Face Lift using Fillers

Aging of the face is characterized by different phenomena happening at around the same time. This includes variable skin changes and wrinkle formation, bone volume and facial fat loss, and sagging skin.

By injecting the proper fillers into specific areas of the face, primarily in the Zygomatic arch and the lateral cheek area, we are taking an approach to facial rejuvenation that focuses on lifting rather than volumizing. With this method, we can restore the face shape to a more youthful oval and make the face appear slimmer. To take it a step further we can rejuvenate the contour of the chin and the jawline to further accentuate the oval shape of the face and create a slimmer look. This procedure requires an average of 5-8 syringes of product and can be completed in one to two sessions.

Advanced Russian Lip Filler Technique

At Freya's Lair, we offer several Advanced Filler techniques, and "Russian Lips" is one of our favorites! This specific technique will shape the lips into a subtle heart shape with more volume near the center, much like a Russian doll. It tends to lift the lip rather than add excessive volume so it’s ideal for those seeking a natural finish or someone who has never had a Lip Filler procedure before. You will also notice a ‘flatter’ appearance as height is the goal, rather than plumpness. (Although both can be achieved if that is what you desire) With this technique and our experience, you can rest assured that you won't have "duck lips" after this procedure! Unlike traditional lip filler, an injector employing the Russian Lip technique injects the product vertically starting at the base of the lip and drawing the product outward toward the lip border. Rather than starting from the lip border and working inward, the injector works the product from the inside out.

This technique demands an artist’s touch so it’s even more important to find a trustworthy injector with the proper training and experience. Due to the extra time and product involved in the Russian Lip technique, you can expect to pay a little bit more than you would for traditional lip fillers. The extra investment is worth it to get exactly what you want! The Russian Lip technique takes anywhere from 45-60 minutes, including prep time.