Injectables are a remarkable way to help keep the face smooth and youthful. Here’s an example: Scientific studies on twins show that patients using BOTOX® for an extended period of time look on average seven years younger than their “non-BOTOXed” twin. Seven years!
To get successful results like this, however, you need to establish a relationship with a highly qualified injector, specifically a board-certified plastic surgeon. You need someone with advanced training who understands how the face evolves and ages, and you need a professional you can trust. This is why Dr. Garazo is the only one who performs injections at Plastic Surgery Services. You will always see him for injections—every time. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been performing injections for over 20 years.
It’s also crucial to understand the importance of a treatment plan, because not every issue can be addressed in one session, nor can a single injection provide long-lasting results. An injectables regimen requires regular maintenance to achieve the best outcomes. Dr. Garazo will analyze your face and develop a customized approach to help you achieve your goals; at each visit, he takes detailed notes and photographs and carefully reviews your results.
Dr. Garazo is also familiar with the nuances of all of the injectable products, so he is able to recommend the most effective treatment for your aesthetic concerns. The face ages not just by forming wrinkles, but also through loss of volume. While BOTOX® and XEOMIN® are great at relaxing wrinkles, hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers such as JUVÉDERM®, BELOTERO®, and RESTYLANE® can restore this lost volume and fill deep creases or folds. With filler products, you first need to build up the required amount of injections to establish a baseline, and then will need maintenance doses just two to three times per year. Over time, you will retain more product and require fewer injections!
As wonderful as an injectables treatment can be, it is not always the best solution to address your aging concerns. Do you want to soften some lines, add volume, and take a few years off for a more youthful look? Injectables may be a great, quick, inexpensive option with no downtime. Do you want a more definitive, longer-lasting, and dramatic result? Plastic surgery may be your best option. An experienced board certified plastic surgeon can recognize when your needs are best served by a surgical approach, while an injector with less training and no surgical options may not be as discerning. They may even try to just “add more syringes” (and expense) in an attempt to achieve a result that can only be accomplished by plastic surgery. Often times, this results instead with an “over-injected look” that is very unnatural looking and not at all flattering.
It is important to look healthy, revitalized, and well rested for your age, yet not appear “age inappropriate” with a severe, over-corrected look. Visit us to find out how we can help with your aesthetic concerns and give you a natural-looking result. Dr. Garazo works in tandem with a certified medical aesthetician to provide integrated skin care. We offer the full spectrum of plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments for men and women of all ages!