For patients who aren’t ready for surgical facial rejuvenation procedures, injectables such as dermal fillers and BOTOX® at our Eugene, Oregon, practice are more popular than ever. Unfortunately, with the rising injectables trend has inevitably come the presence of knockoff brands and less-than-reputable providers offering treatments at prices that seem too good to be true.
We can’t stress enough the importance of seeking qualified care when it comes to injectable treatments. Researching your providers and knowing what to look for in products can help you make sure your medical spa experience is successful and, more importantly, safe.
At our practice, we pride ourselves on providing a positive experience that leaves patients feeling supported, comfortable, and more confident than ever.
What Injectables Treat
BOTOX, dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM®, and other injectable medical spa treatments are most commonly used to combat signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and lost volume. They’re also used to recontour facial features, sometimes even serving as an alternative to surgical procedures such as rhinoplasty. Surgical results may also last longer when touched up by injectable treatments. These treatments are minimally invasive and require little to no downtime, making them a favorite for patients who want results, but don’t want to undergo surgery.
Risks of Bargain Hunting for Injectables
Botched injections, caused by illegally sold products or unqualified injectors, can pose serious health issues. The most notable risks include:
- Infection: The most common risk, infection happens when products are removed from original containers or are purchased from illegal, unregulated vendors. It often shows up as redness and swelling around the injection site.
- Nerve damage and blindness: If delivered by an unqualified provider, improper injection technique can lead to filler products blocking blood vessels and impairing vision.
- Contamination: Bargain hunters who get injections at unqualified practices may become exposed to cross-contamination, due to poor sanitation policies. One particularly bad case involved “vampire facial” patients in New Mexico who became exposed to HIV.
Choosing a Qualified Injector
There are several ways to make sure your injectable experience goes safely and smoothly. Your main priority should be choosing a practice overseen by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Red flags to watch out for are product deals that appear too good to be true and services being offered at prices well below the going rate. These signal inexperienced providers and illicit products you should avoid.
When performed by a board-certified injection team, treatments like BOTOX are an excellent way to fight signs of aging and highlight your best features. Dr. Jewell leads a dedicated team of aesthetic specialists who will help you safely achieve your desired results.
To learn more and start your injectables journey in Eugene, Oregon, contact us online or call (541) 683-3234 to request a consultation.