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April 13, 2017, By: Jacky Gale, Face

Cosmetic Injectables: Fact or Fiction?

woman cosmetic injectable dermal fillerThe popularity of cosmetic injectables has skyrocketed over the years, but unfortunately, plenty of misconceptions linger. Your best source of reliable and credible information about cosmetic injectables is a plastic surgeon. In New York City, individuals who are curious about cosmetic injectables visit Dr. B. Aviva Preminger, who is renowned for her technical skills and artistry.

Fiction: Botox causes “face freeze”

Perhaps one of the most prevalent myths about Botox is that it causes the face to freeze in one position, eliminating facial expressions and certain movements. It’s true that this can be an unpleasant side effect, caused by a less-than-skilled practitioner. Fortunately, there is an easy solution: Visit a board-certified plastic surgeon to receive your cosmetic injectables. A skilled plastic surgeon can administer just the right amount of Botox in precisely the right areas to relax wrinkles and refresh your appearance, without interfering with your facial expressions.

Fact: It is possible to reduce a double chin without surgery

Did you know that liposuction isn’t the only option for dealing with a double chin? Talk to a plastic surgeon about Kybella, which was approved by the FDA in 2015 for the treatment of submental fullness, also known as a double chin. Your plastic surgeon can inject this synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which is a substance naturally produced by the body. The injected solution breaks down fat cells.

Fiction: Lip enhancements look unnatural

Pouty lips are all the rage, but sometimes, they can look a bit unnatural. This can occur when a dermatologist injects too much of the filler into the top lip and not enough in the bottom lip. It’s natural for the bottom lip to look plumper than the top, and a skilled plastic surgeon understands this. Plastic surgeons who have an intuitive grasp of the face’s natural proportions can inject just the right amount of filler to enhance the beauty of the lips, without going overboard.

Fact: Botox and dermal fillers work differently

Botox and dermal fillers are both cosmetic injectables, but Botox is not a dermal filler. Botox works by affecting the way in which wrinkles appear. It relaxes the underlying muscles to prevent the appearance of wrinkles. In contrast, dermal fillers add volume underneath the skin. This plumps up depressed areas.

Fiction: Dermal fillers are a “one size fits all” solution

There are actually many dermal fillers to choose from. Even if you know a friend who has had one type of filler, this type won’t necessarily be right for you. Your plastic surgeon will examine your face carefully and discuss your cosmetic goals at length to determine which type of dermal filler is best suited to your needs. Juvederm, Radiesse, Belotero, and Voluma are some of the most commonly used fillers.

To get the answers to your questions and concerns about cosmetic injectables, you can turn to Dr. B. Aviva Preminger in New York City. Dr. Preminger is a board-certified plastic surgeon, widely recognized as a leading expert in her field. In addition to Botox, Kybella, and dermal fillers, Dr. Preminger performs reconstructive and cosmetic enhancement surgeries to give her patients the self-confidence they deserve. Call today to request a confidential consultation in NYC.

Additional “cosmetic injectables” resources

  1. Juvederm, Why does volume loss matter? https://www.juvederm.com/volume-loss
  2. Botox Cosmetic, https://www.botoxcosmetic.com/

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