Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the procedure and what you do to help improve your results. Remember, this guide does not take the place of your consultation and you should make sure to jot down any question you may want to ask as later.
Injectable refer to a class of non-surgical treatments for the signs of aging. These treatment are usually affordable performed during an office visit and require just minutes to perform. Using small needles, trained practitioners can lessen the appearance of wrinkles through targeted injections of natural or synthetic filler or neurotoxins. Fillers add volume encounter to reduce wrinkle appearance. Neurotoxins selectively disable fine facial muscles, to diminish the wrinkles treatment.
These treatments are the most common medical cosmetic treatment with more than 5 million performed per year. Botox Dysport and Xeomin are commercial products derived from the Botulinum Toxin used since 1950 for the correction of lazy eye and patients with muscle and nerve problems. Botulinum Toxin was approved by the FDA in 2002 to improve the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles. It is most commonly used to treat dynamic wrinkles such as forehead lines, cross feet and frown lines for patients of any age. These treatments inhibit muscle contraction diminish the appearance of wrinkles. If you are pregnant or have a neuromuscular disease, these treatments may not be right for you. You should also take note that these treatments reduce muscular functions and may make facial expressions less apparent.
How will your treatment be performed?
During a treatment the product is injected into the facial muscles around the forehead nose and the sides of the chin that forms lines and wrinkles. Neurotoxin treatments are a quick fixed ten minute procedure conducted using a very fine needle that minimize the discomfort of injection. To begin you may be asked to squint, frown and raise your eye brows so your muscle interactions can be assessed and targeted. Injections will be placed in targeted areas. There is a slight sting upon injection but there is very little discomfort once this is completed. The results of the treatment are best seen between three to ten days your treated area should look great and maintain their improved appearance for three to six months or longer. As you continue these treatments the results from each subsequent treatment will last longer and this is an important reason to have your next treatment as soon as any muscular function returns.
Dermal fillers are soft tissue fillers are used in 1.7 million treatments each year under a variety of commercial names. Most fillers are synthetic gel versions of commonly occurring acids found in and used by the body. Like Hyaluronic Acid which facilitates nutrients transfer into skin cells. The gel versions of these natural acids are place under the skin to temporarily fill in wrinkles, scars, creases and folds. Fat is also used as a filler. It’s natural, safe and produces natural looking results that should last along time. But fat grafting is not a ten minute office treatment. It is a surgical procedure requiring more time in recovery. Through liposuction, fat is harvested than cleaned and processed for injection.
How will your filler treatment be performed?
All filler can be injected precisely and at vary in depth depending on the results desired. The flexibility and control deployment. Allow fillers to be used to fill in deep wrinkles like smile lines, add contour to lips and structure to cheeks. During the treatment, the fillers injected into predetermined areas. Often mapped out on the face. The injections take minutes to complete. The face is cleansed and you are free to be on your way.
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Topical anesthetic may be used depending on the sensitivity and are depth of the targeted side. The result of your treatment should last up to six months. The effectiveness of the treatment depends on the type of filler used and the location targeted for filling. Lips are generally with a softer filler and results tend to last about 3 months. Whereas fillers with lower structure like for using laugh lines, may last up to 2 years. Together we will select the product that would provide the best result for you.
Every person has a unique perspective on beauty and your goals will affect the way your treatment is performed. It is important to discuss your desires and listen closely during the consultation so that you can set realistic expectation. A great result can only be achieved when there is good communication between us. Some suggestions to help you prepare for surgery. Your safety matters to us. You should be very open provide your medical history.
Bruising is most common side effects. To minimize the appearance of bruises, discontinue the use of blood thinners including common headache medicines alcohols and cigarettes for at least 48 hours before and after your treatment. Post treatment or nearly there is little or no bruising, bleeding pain or discomfort. Bruising and swelling may be visible in some patients at points of injection and can last up to a day or two. Icing the area repeatedly for short period immediately after your injections will reduce swelling. Make up may be applied following your treatment. Wait four hours before lying down you may return to work immediately following an injection treatment.
What Are The Risks Of Injectables?
This is information is not intended to frighten you but to help you make an informed decision. No question or concern is silly or insignificant. We will be happy to discuss the full range of potential complications and answer any questions you might have regarding this treatment. Injectable as a class are susceptible to common risks like bruising, redness, asymmetry, product specific allergies and local infections. Fillers derive from non-human sources require the administration of an allergy test before first use. Potential complications from filler include acne, migration of material away from injection side and the development of lumps or nodules from the material clumping together as a result of movement or aging which may require surgical removal.
The neurotoxin injection area well established treatment there are risks of complications. These can include flu like symptoms, nausea and in very cases the toxin may spread creating botulism like symptoms. Do not massage your forehead after the procedure. This may cause the solution to spread to you eyes and may case your eyelids to droop temporarily.
As with all medical procedures be sure to choose your injector wisely. It is important to choose an experienced injector you can trust and develop a good report with. So can openly discuss your concerns and particular needs. Feel free to review any part of this guide you like and be sure to take a look at our before and after gallery to get a better idea of the result you may achieve. If you have any already scheduled injectable treatment we will be waiting to help.