Why You Shouldn't Trust Just Anyone to Administer Your Cosmetic Injectables

Why You Shouldn't Trust Just Anyone to Administer Your Cosmetic Injectables

If you long for a younger-looking appearance, cosmetic injectables have a lot to offer. They smooth wrinkles and fine lines, fill in shallows, and add desired plumpness without the need for anesthesia, incisions, or downtime. 

Treatments like Botox® and dermal fillers top the cosmetic treatment charts in popularity, with millions performed each year in the United States. And while they’re very effective and safe in the right hands, you don’t want to trust your face to just anyone.

At our offices in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and Rye, New York, Robert Schwarcz, MD, and his team offer a range of nonsurgical procedures, including injectables, to help you look your best. 

How cosmetic injectables work

Neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport® contain a toxin that temporarily paralyzes muscles in the treatment area to do away with common aging-related complaints like crow’s feet and frown lines caused by making facial expressions. Results appear gradually, typically starting within a week, and you can expect your results to last for up to 3-4 months.

Dermal fillers — such as Restylane-L®, Eyelight®, and Lyft® — instantly add plumpness to shallow or thin areas of skin, like your temples, cheeks, and lips. Your filler results can last for 6-12 months

Don’t take chances with your cosmetic injectables

It can be tempting to choose the cheapest available option for your cosmetic injectable treatment, but trusting just anyone can have dire consequences. Poor technique and questionable products can harm your health and appearance, bringing complications like:

In particular, you should avoid black market and “do it yourself” injectables, which are especially likely to contain risky ingredients and cause harm.

What to expect with cosmetic injectables in our office

Dr. Schwarcz is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience. He and his expert team are known for providing natural-looking results, based on his belief that cosmetic care should help you look rejuvenated versus looking as though you had work done.

He prizes your health and well-being and honestly discusses any risks involved. Our team can also recommend your ideal cosmetic treatment based on your health needs and preferences. For example, you don’t have to choose between Botox and fillers; a combination treatment can deliver amazing results.

Each treatment begins with an exam and thorough consultation where you can ask questions and discuss your medical history and goals. Before your injections, you can request a topical anesthetic or ice pack to minimize discomfort. Any side effects, such as redness near the injection site, tend to be mild and temporary. 

Dr. Schwarcz maintains a safe, sterile, and comfortable environment, where you can feel confident in your care. We may recommend a subtle injectable treatment the first time around so you can see how it affects you and whether you’d like to do more. 

To learn more about safe cosmetic injectables or to get started on your nonsurgical rejuvenated look, book an appointment online with Dr. Schwarcz today or call the office convenient to you.

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