Injectables, including Botox, collagen boosters, and hyuralonic acid-based injectables like Juvederm and Restylane are excellent ways to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and enhance your natural features. Unfortunately, many patients are deterred from seeking out treatment because of misconceptions and myths.
We’re here to lay down the facts and put your top 10 fears about injectables to rest once and for all!
- But I’m scared of needles. It is true that injectables are administered with a needle. However, the good news is that the whole process is over in a few minutes and the vast majority of patients report only minimal discomfort.
- Is it painful?While everyone has a different pain tolerance, the truth is that injectables, such as Botox, are well tolerated. There is a slight pinching sensation, which only lasts a few seconds at the most. The vast majority of patients report only mild discomfort. In fact, many people compare the sensation to the feeling of being bit by a mosquito. The bottom line is that for these types of procedures, pain is minimal to non-existent. Most fillers are mixed with lidocaine which is a local anesthetic.
- Will I look like a cartoon version of myself? It is crucial to choose an experienced professional with expertise in cosmetic surgery, such as Dr. Rochlin. When injectables are administered by an experienced medical professional that you trust, they will enhance your natural features and subtly reduce fine lines and wrinkles. They will not distort your appearance.
- But isn’t Botox poison? How is it safe? No, Botox is not poison. It is completely safe! Botox is a purified protein derived from Botulism. Extensive research has been conducted regarding the safety of Botox. It has nearly a 20-year history of use, and more than 16 million different Botox treatments have been performed since it was first introduced into the marketplace. No long-term side effects have ever been reported following the treatment, even in patients who received 30 or more injections over the course of 9 years.
- What if half of my face ends up drooping? Asymmetrical results are typically the result of injectables that have been administered by someone who isn’t properly trained. When you choose the surgeon’s hands of Dr. Semone Rochlin, the risks of drooping are miniscule.
- What if I’m allergic to the product or I have a bad reaction to it? While it is possible to have an allergic reaction to fillers or Botox, such reactions are very, very rare. Fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane, for example, are actually made from hyuralonic acid (HA), a substance that functions as a form of “tissue glue” inside and outside human cells. Because what is being injected into the body is actually a substance found naturally in the body, an allergic reaction is incredibly unlikely. In some cases, injectables can cause temporary swelling or mild irritation. However, this is also rare and mild and tends to dissipate within a few days.
- Will it look like I’ve “had work done?” Injectables are never “obvious” when they are administered by a trained professional with expertise and experience. The key is to work with a doctor you trust and to communicate your wants and needs. Dr. Rochlin is an experienced general surgeon with expertise in cosmetic surgery in Scottsdale and uses her artistic eye for precise placement to get the desired results.
- Will my face still show emotions? People often worry that getting injectables, such as Botox, will lead to a loss of facial expressions. This kind of reaction is typically the result of overtreatment or improper administration. When injectables are done by a trained and skilled medical professional, individuals who have received treatment are able to display their full range of emotions, including smiling, frowning, and appearing surprised.
- Will lip plumping make me look like a duck? When done by a trained and qualified medical professional, lip plumping can be an excellent way to subtly enhance your lips. Dr. Rochlin is a board certified general surgeon with extensive experience in cosmetic surgery. She has helped hundreds of patients feel younger and sexier with lip enhancements.
- What if I don’t like the look? How long am I stuck with it?We’re confident you’ll love your look because you’ll still look perfectly like yourself. A more rested, happier you, but YOU. However, this is a common concern and the great thing about injectables is that they aren’t permanent. Fillers typically last for a year, while Botox generally lasts between three and six months.