Is your doctor qualified to inject fillers?
Not every physician with a syringe can deliver consistently good results with filler injections.
Dermatologists and plastic surgeons learn to inject Botox and fillers as part of their formal residency training programs and inject-ables are an essential part of a cosmetic practice.
However, on the other hand, gynecologists and other doctors, do not get formal training in injecting fillers, and do not learn any facial anatomy during residency. So why are many people running to these professionals for their fillers? Most start injecting fillers once they are already in practice and have not had any supervision in injection techniques. This can make for a scary cocktail of disaster.
Immediate Past President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Dr. Jeffrey S. Dover warns, “Patients need to be vigilant about having an experienced, board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon directly overseeing their injections. You can greatly minimize the chance of complications, or worse, by doing some research.”
Choose the wrong, unqualified doctor to administer your injections and you run the risk of:
- Infection at the injection site
- Migration of filler material away from the original site
- Necrosis (skin death)
- Skin rash
- Skin sensitivity
- Temporary numbness
- Temporary paralysis of facial muscles
- Under- or over-correction of wrinkles
Want more information or have additional questions? Contact me to set up a consultation to learn more about filler injections.