Botox® and dermal fillers can go a long way toward erasing facial signs of aging. With the right combination of injections, you can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, gently lift a drooping brow, and restore lost volume in your cheeks and other areas of your face. In fact, by combining Botox and fillers in the right proportions and in the right areas, you can enjoy what’s known as a “liquid facelift,” with a lot of the same benefits of surgery, but without the downtime, discomfort, and cost.
Of course, the right combination of injectables is important — but when it comes to getting great results, that’s just one factor. What’s really important is having the right person performing your injections. Even if you find the ideal combination of cosmetic injectables, if your injector isn’t skilled in mapping out your treatment and injecting in the right areas and in the right amounts, your results can be a lot less than what you were hoping for.
At Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, our team members are skilled in injection techniques with both Botox and dermal fillers, so patients in Tysons Corner, Virginia, can enjoy optimal results. Here’s how we can help you choose the right injectables and map out a treatment plan based on your goals.
Last year, more than 10 million injectable treatments were performed in the United States, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Compared with other minimally invasive cosmetic treatments, Botox and dermal fillers were in the top five for both women and men. That popularity is due to the safety and effectiveness of the treatments, as well as patients’ overall satisfaction with their results.
Because injectable treatments are performed in the office with no downtime to worry about, a lot of patients make the assumption that giving injections is so simple, practically anyone can do it. But that’s not the case. Botox and dermal fillers are regulated medical products, and the injections are medical treatments. And just like any other medical treatment, selecting a qualified provider is essential for getting great results and for avoiding potential complications.
For patients, satisfaction is key. After all, no one wants to have injectable treatments only to get a less-than-ideal result. Most of us are familiar with the “frozen look” that comes from a “bad” Botox treatment, or the unnatural “puffy” look that results from too much filler. Poor placement of the injection can cause unwanted results, too, like unevenness, puffiness, or drooping.
It’s easy to blame it on the product. But the fact is, Botox and fillers have been tested on many thousands of patients. If the vast majority achieved really good results, then it makes sense that when a patient has a poor outcome, in most cases, it’s probably not the injectable that’s at fault. It’s more likely that the injections were performed by an unskilled and inexperienced injector.
A skilled, qualified injector understands what a specific product can and can’t do, what injection techniques should be used with the product, and where the injection should be placed to achieve the intended result. The best way to ensure your injector checks all those boxes is by selecting a provider who’s trained, certified, and experienced in the treatment you’re having done.
Getting optimal results is one big reason why it’s important to choose an experienced injector. Avoiding potential complications is the second. While complications and adverse events aren’t common with injectables in general, the risk of complications increases when you use an inexperienced injector. Having an experienced injector can substantially reduce your risks of adverse events in addition to helping you get the results you’re hoping for.
An experienced injector is trained in understanding potential complications and how to avoid them using best practices. They also have a deep understanding of facial anatomy, so they know where to place the injection for best results and fewest risks. Plus, they’re skilled in identifying unique anatomical characteristics in each patient, so you can avoid the one-size-fits-all approach favored by injectors without a lot of experience and training.
At Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, we use the most advanced injection techniques and products, combined with customized treatment plans to ensure our patients get the results they want. If you’ve been thinking about Botox or dermal fillers, don’t leave your results to chance. Schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you look and feel great at every age and every stage of life. To book your appointment at one of our two locations, give us a call or use our online tool to schedule your visit today.