Botox® and fillers continue to be top procedures at plastic surgery officers everywhere for the simple fact that they work, and work very well. Dr. Stafford Broumand, a board certified plastic surgeon from New York City, sat down to discuss the dramatic impact injectables have made on his practice, providing “game-changing” results for his patients.
Botox and Injectable Fillers: Game Changers
Everyone knows the word Botox, even those who aren’t quite sure what it is or what it does, knows the name. “It’s a game-changer for our practice,” says Dr. Broumand. “Patients can walk out of our office and look better, and after 5 days when the Botox has kicked in, the procedure can take years off of their face. For a woman in her 40’s or 50’s, she can look 10 years younger with a little injectable in the forehead or around the cheeks.”
New Filler Last Even Longer
In addition to Botox and commonly used fillers, a new filler has hit the market that dramatically increases how long the effect lasts. While the common injectable materials last a few months, the new product, called Voluma, has been found to last for over a year. “Voluma gives the round, attractive look to the face that has been lost due to age,” says Broumand. “It’s very subtle and is placed deep across the bone. Patients notice it when they leave the office, and it lasts for 1-2 years!”
Not just anyone should be injecting…
The results and hype of injectable materials has spread across more than just plastic surgery offices. Dermatologists, spa clinicians and even dentists are offering the procedure to patients. While it may seem easy to just inject something into the face, it takes a deep understanding of facial anatomy and surgical experience to get the best results. These qualifications can be found at the office of a board certified plastic surgeon.
“A lot of people do this, but I believe our skill at plastic surgery, and thus our understanding of human anatomy, allows us deeper insight into how a face ages, and how to fight the aging process,” says Broumand. “You wouldn’t go to a gas station to have them work on your Mercedes… you take it to a Mercedes dealership. They understand the car. We understand facial anatomy, we understand what we’re trying to affect. Botox and fillers in the hands of a board certified plastic surgeon is your best bet at finding great results.”