Five Myths About Botox and Other Injectables in NYC Debunked

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Posted March 13, 2012 in Uncategorized, by Dr. Fiorillo

There’s no denying that Botox and other “injectables” like Dysport, Juvederm, Perlane, Radiesse, Restylane, are requested more and more each year in NYC. As usual, the more popular something becomes, the more myths and rumors start to surround it, as information gets skewed being passed from person to person. Here are a few popular myths that seem to be circulating around.

Botox and Dysport are actually a surgical procedures

Several sources around the internet (and even NYC!) have been saying that Botox treatments are actually surgical procedures. This is simply not. During a surgical procedure, a surgeon makes incisions on your body. This is simply not the case with Botox (or any injectable for that matter). In a Botox treatment, only a small needle is used to inject the formula into the target area. The injection sites are normally too small to be seen by the naked eye. Within a minute of receiving an injection, no one around you will be able to tell.

Botox and Dysport Stop Wrinkle Development

Though this is actually a debatable issue even in the medical groups, it has not been proven that Botox or Dysport has the capacity to prevent wrinkles from developing. Understanding that wrinkles develop because of your face’s natural muscle movements, so unless you can remain motionless forever, you’re going to see wrinkles.

On that note, fillers such as Juvederm, Perlane, Radiesse, and Restylane can only temporarily reduce wrinkles by filling them in by plumping the skin and promoting collagen growth. However, these will not stop wrinkle development altogether, and so regular treatments are required to maintain their effects.

Botox and Dysport freeze your face

Oftentimes when discussing Botox or Dysport with friends in NYC, someone always makes a joke about not being able to make facial expressions anymore. Although, the treatment helps in reducing the motion of muscles, it generally doesn’t cause the whole face to be motionless.

Too much of anything is a bad thing, however, and though it is possible to have a ‘plastic’ look when you inject excessive amounts of Botox or Dysport, the effects are short lived and disappear after some weeks. To make sure that you really do not suffer from a ‘plastic’ appearance due to excessive Botox or Dysport shots, you should make sure that you seek the services of a capable and expert surgeon like Dr. Fiorillo. As rule of thumb, always seek the services of plastic surgeons in NYC that are working well-recognized institutions.

Injectables Are Painful

Pain is frightening, and is usually reason enough for many people to not try something. When many people hear of the term “injectable”, they think of the influenza or tetanus shot. While the method behind products like Restylane, Juvederm, and Botox is a lot like those shots, they aren’t exactly the same. The reason being tetanus shots need large needles that cause a whole lot of pain, though a Perlane or Radiesse shot usually require small needles which are usually painless.

The needle used for these injectables is identical to the one used by diabetics to inject themselves insulin. For patients that are extra sensitive to the needles, most surgeons opt for anesthesia.

Now that you know the truth, don’t wait – call Dr. Fiorillo today to schedule your injectable treatment today in NYC!

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