Botox and dermal fillers were the top two minimally-invasive cosmetic treatments in the U.S. in 2017, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. About 10 million of these procedures were performed that year, and the number is growing. Formerly the province of baby boomers who want to turn back time, Botox and dermal fillers have grown in popularity with younger generations who want to delay signs of aging. There is no longer a stigma to ‘“having work done” to look your best.
Jeff Angobaldo, board-certified plastic surgeon with Renaissance Plastic Surgery in Plano, Texas, has the expert qualifications needed to administer Botox and dermal fillers safely. His advanced training provides the security you need to feel at ease during these procedures. Dr. Angobaldo understands the risks and side effects of the compounds. He’s provided these treatments to hundreds of satisfied patients.
As the number of these procedures has mushroomed, unqualified aesthetic providers in spas and salons have begun to offer them. Following are reasons why you should only get Botox and dermal filler injections from a board-certified physician trained to administer them.
Injections require advanced medical knowledge
Although Botox and dermal fillers are injected for cosmetic purposes, these are medical procedures which should be administered only by a qualified physician. As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Angobaldo has the most extensive knowledge of anatomy5 and physiology and facial structure of any type of provider.
Botox must be injected into specific muscles around your eyebrows and/or on each side of your face near your eyes. If an unqualified provider misplaces a Botox injection and the material reaches other spaces inside your face, you could experience any of the following:
- Double vision
- Droopy eyelids
- Crooked eyebrows
Some rare reactions can include:
- Difficulty speaking
- Muscle weakness
- Breathing problems
Dermal filler risks
These are some of the rare risks of dermal fillers. If an unqualified provider injects dermal fillers incorrectly, these complications are much more likely to occur.
- Acne symptoms
- Uneven results; one side of face might be plumper than the other
- Undue bruising, bleeding, swelling
More dire complications of improper injection include
- Skin loss ulceration
Sadly, some individuals have bought do-it-yourself fillers online. These can contain unsanitary material that results in infections and other dire complications.
There are many types of dermal fillers, and new ones are constantly appearing. Each is designed for a specific purpose. Board-certified plastic surgeons have the most advanced medical knowledge of how the ingredients in these fillers affect the body.
Stay away from spas offering Botox or dermal fillers
Unless a licensed physician administers the treatments, getting Botox or fillers at such a facility is dangerous. Aestheticians with little medical knowledge place you at risk.
If you’d like to learn more about Botox or dermal filler treatments with a board-certified physician, call Renaissance Plastic Surgery today for a consultation about how we can help smooth away those fine lines and wrinkles.