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Are Injectable Treatments Safe?

5115648348_2886b072d3_zInjectables are often considered one of the quickest, easiest, and safest options for cosmetic enhancement. The injections take just a few minutes and patients can get back to their everyday activities immediately after treatment. With more than 8.5 million injectable treatments performed in 2013, these treatments are certainly tried and tested when it comes to safety.

Making Injectable Treatments Safer

While injectable treatments are considered very safe, a lot of responsibility still lies on the patient for finding a skilled provider and doing their research in advance. These tips will help you to have a safe and beautifying experience with injectables. If you have any questions or need personalized advice, feel free to get in touch with us.

  • Practice Makes Perfect– When it comes to injectables, practice makes perfect. A doctor that works with injectables every day is likely to be more adept at the latest techniques than a doctor that only injects patients every week or two. New techniques and methods are constantly being developed and doctors that are deeply involved in injectables will have more practice in using the latest methods and treatments. If you’re looking for a highly practiced injector in the San Diego area, come see Dr. Chang. She has carefully honed her skill in injectables through years of practice.
  • Choose a Skilled and Experienced Injector– Did you know that only the top 5% of Allergan (the maker of Botox and Juvederm, two popular injectables) physician accounts are Platinum Plus or higher? Only 3% achieve this status with a single injector on the account (rather than a group of doctors, nurses, etc.). Dr. Chang is a Platinum Plus solo injector with extensive skill and expertise.
  • Get Products Directly from the Source– Where does your doctor or medspa get their injectable treatments? To ensure maximum safety and efficacy Dr. Chang always obtains her injectable products directly from the manufacturer.
  • Don’t Ever DIY– Botox and dermal fillers are very safe when done properly, but they should always be used under the watchful eye of a skilled doctor. Don’t ever use these products on yourself. You might save a little money, but the risk you’re taking is a big one and a botched procedure could result in thousands of dollars of damage, irreversible facial damage, and worse.

Botox vs. Dermal Fillers – What’s the Difference?

Both Botox and dermal fillers consistently top the list of some of the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic treatments year after year, but these two treatments aren’t the same. Botox is a specialized toxin that temporarily relaxes overactive muscles allowing facial muscles to dissipate. Fillers work by “filling in”. They can fill small lines and wrinkles, restore lost volume, etc. Often these treatments are used together for maximum benefit. When you go in for an injectable treatment, make sure you know what type of injection you’ll be receiving so you can understand the safety considerations behind each one.

For a safe an effective solution to aging, come see Dr. Chang about injectables. In minutes you can turn back the clock to a younger, more radiant you.

Patient Stories Dr. Chang has an eye for symmetry and aesthetics. I went in for a consultation to have fillers under my eyes. Instead I was educated on my facial anatomy. I agreed to some fillers in my forehead and cheeks instead and could not be more pleased with the outcome.