More and more aging adults are taking advantage of facial injectable treatments to turn back the hands of time. This includes popular products such as Juvederm, Botox, Restylane and others. Depending on the product, patients can address wrinkles, fine lines, thin lips, hallowed cheeks and other unwanted signs of aging in the face. The rise in facial fillers and anti-aging injections is supported by the fact that they are minimally-invasive, affordable and offer little to no social downtime.
Risks of a Choosing a Non-Physician
Due to the increased demand for facial injection treatments, there are now countless non-physicians and non-qualified medical professionals offering these procedures. In fact, you don’t have to look hard to find someone who offers fillers or Botox. Adults may be tempted to get Botox at the local mall kiosk, their dentist, a friend’s home or anyone else who is offering the treatment at a more convenient location. Cost may also play a factor, as many non-physicians offer their injectable services at a lower price than a qualified provider.
However, patients should understand the serious risks involved. Choosing an individual who is not properly trained or who doesn’t have a keen understanding of facial anatomy may result in poor placement of the injections and several complications, including:
- Ineffective results
- Facial paralysis
- Eyelid Droop
- Intra-arterial injections causing ulcers, stroke, blindness
Why A Dermatologist is Best
If you want to ensure your facial rejuvenation treatment is in the best hands, go to a board certified dermatologist. These are the medical professionals that have actually paved the way for facial injection treatments. In fact, a recent study titled “Who are the Pioneers? A Critical Analysis of Innovation and Expertise in Cutaneous Non-Invasive Procedures” by Omar A. Ibrahimi, MD, PhD, reviewed all published research to make the claim that dermatologists were the leading innovators for facial injectables. A dermatologist understands the skin as an organ, including how the tissues and nerves react to outside stimuli. You can trust that a dermatologist takes extra measures for precise placement and is also equipped to readily handle any complication that could occur.
Remember that each person has a unique skin type and brings specific age-related skin concerns. When it comes to your face, trust your treatments to someone who carries the appropriate qualifications. At Olansky Dermatology Associates, we offer a full menu of non-surgical treatments for the face, including anti-aging fillers and neuromodulators (wrinkle relaxers).