Injectables for facial rejuvenation have been around for decades now — the first collagen filler was introduced in the 1970s. Fast forward to today, injectables such as Botox and hyaluronic acid fillers are dominating the field of non-surgical cosmetic treatments. With the soaring popularity of injectables, overuse is common
At K Plastic Surgery, we believe there can be too much of a good thing. Injectable overuse can lead to off-putting and overly enhanced results. Here are some keys to avoid overuse and abuse of injectables.
1. Have realistic cosmetic goals.
Having unrealistic expectations is the most common cause of unnatural-looking results from injectables. The FDA has approved each injectable to address a specific cosmetic concern. Take Botox, for example. As the most popular injectable, Botox is extremely effective in addressing issues in the upper third of the face such as crow’s feet and forehead creases. Not so much for other areas. For the middle and lower thirds of the face, facial fillers are a better choice. So, if you try and have your injector use Botox there to save another appointment or whatever, your results may be less than natural looking.
2. Embody the less is more philosophy.
The key to achieving desired outcomes with injectables is to think in terms of less is more. Injectables are there to enhance your existing facial features without sacrificing facial balance and harmony. You need to know when enough is enough.
3. Use only a highly experienced injector.
Finding a highly experienced injector is the key to avoiding abuse or overuse of injectables. Your injector should be able to recommend which filler suits you best and the exact amount of filler needed to get the results you want. He or she should also be able to recognize possible complications of a specific injectable and have expert knowledge on how to prevent them.
Learn more about facial injectables today by calling 518.346.0002 to schedule an appointment.