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

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

Historically, the world of anti-aging fell to plastic surgeons and to dermatologists, but since Botox® burst onto the scene in 2002, all manner of medical professionals are now administering cosmetic injectables, from your OB/GYN to your family care practitioner.

In 2022 alone, there were nearly 16 million cosmetic injectable treatments in the United States, and this number only grows with each passing year.

If you’re curious about how cosmetic injectables, such as dermal fillers and neurotoxins, work, you’ve come to the right place. In fact, since Los Gatos Dermatology is a practice that focuses on skin, we feel that you’ve come to the best place for getting your cosmetic injectables.

Under the direction of board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Bruce Saal, our team provides a comprehensive suite of anti-aging treatments. We know how to use them to best effect, because as a dermatology practice, we have a deeper understanding of aging skin than most.

So even for something as seemingly simple as a cosmetic injectable, our experience and know-how can make a sizable difference.

Dermatologists understand skin better than anyone

The aging forces that cosmetic injectables are designed to tackle all take place in your skin, which is our area of expertise. 

From the loss of collagen to dynamic wrinkles that form around your eyes and forehead, we’re familiar with what occurs in your skin when you age, which gives us a leg up on addressing these changes with cosmetic injectables.

Our point here is that you wouldn’t go to an eye doctor for a urinary tract infection or an orthopedist for anxiety. So why would you go anywhere but to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for your injectables?

When injectables fail

To give you an idea about what can happen if your injectables are administered incorrectly, here are a couple of adverse results that occur with too much frequency.

The frozen face

One of the biggest issues we see are people being given too many injectables and coming out with a frozen, expressionless face that screams you’ve had work done.

Drooping skin after neurotoxin

You want your forehead lines to disappear, and neurotoxins can do just that. But if you relax particularly deep forehead lines, the entire area of skin can drop a little, causing your brows and eyelids to droop.

More extreme is when the injection temporarily paralyzes your eyelid muscles, preventing you from fully opening your eyes.

Bumpy results from fillers

Another common issue is the bumpy results from incorrectly administered dermal fillers. Or in the wrong hands, your wrinkles can be overcorrected, leaving you with a ridge, rather than a smooth surface.

Making injectables work like a pro

We’ve seen how injectables can go wrong in inexperienced hands, but the opposite is true in experienced hands like our own. As dermatology experts, we consider your entire face, as well as the nature of skin, to provide you with natural-looking results that keep people guessing.

We work with your bone structure, with the state of your skin, and with your goals to come up with a cosmetic injectable plan that makes you look more vibrant and youthful in just one visit.

To see how we rise above others when it comes to cosmetic injectables, please contact our office in Los Gatos, California, to schedule your liquid facelift today.

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