Injectables – Know the Terminology (Part 2)
AMAE Med Spa in the Birmingham, MI we believe that an educated patient will be a happier and more satisfied patient. In this two part article we help you brush up on your Injectable terminology – so you understand exactly what’s going on during your Botox, Juvéderm or other dermal filler procedure.
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Sometimes, patients visit our Troy, MI area med spa to reverse the effects of shoddy injectables (no doubt administered by an injector without board certification). At AMAE Med Spa, we correct the not-so-handiwork of lesser aestheticians using hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase are a group of enzymes with the ability to break down hyaluronic acid fillers without compromising the levels found naturally in the skin. Whether looking to correct bumps that have occurred from poor injection technique, or to bring down overly plumped lips to a more natural-looking size, patients unhappy with their injectables can have the effects reversed with hyaluronidase.
Injectables are any cosmetic substance injected via syringe or cannula to improve appearance. Dermal fillers are na type of injectable. Examples of dermal filler injectables including hyaluronic acid injections like Juvéderm. Botox, Xeomin, & Dysport which freeze the wrinkle causing muscles are another type of injectable. And, an additional class of injectable available to our Troy, MI area patients include fat dissolving injections, such as Kybella.
Numbing Agent for Injectables
Certain hyaluronic acid injectables -including all XC Juvéderm products offered at our Troy, MI area med spa- are manufactured to include a local anesthetic such as lidocaine. This is to reduce the pain experienced by the patient when being administered injectables. Many injectables feel like little more than a pinprick, but others -such as injectables like Botox- must be administered deep with in the patient’s muscles. Through the use of a numbing agent, any discomfort inherent to the procedure will be minimized significantly.
Poly-L-Lactic Acid in Injectables
Some injectables include a sugar known as Poly-L Lactic Acid. Poly-L Lactic Acid has a number of medical applications. In addition to being used in absorbable stitches, Poly-L Lactic acid is also an ingredient in Sculptra, one of the injectables approved by the FDA to increase the volume of nasolabial folds. While Poly-L Lactic Acid and hyaluronic acid are both sugars, the former does not occur naturally in the human body. Therefore, Ply-L Lactic Acid cannot be absorbed by the body, meaning injectables containing it can last as long as two years. For this reason, we do not typically recommend or offer Sculptra at AMAE Med Spa in the Troy, MI area.
Rayleigh Scattering happens when filler is injected too close to the skin by an inexperienced or untrained injector, causing the skin to appear bluish in color. The fastest remedy is dissolving the improperly placed dermal filler with hyaluronidase or draining it. Avoiding the discoloration of Raleigh Scattering is just one of many reasons it is important to only obtain fillers from a licensed and certified medical facility like AMAE Medical Spa in the Troy, MI area.
Injectables – Birmingham, MI
Birmingham, MI board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali offers the absolute best technologies in injectable – and will always ensure that your questions are answered and that you understand the procedure you will be having. Schedule a consultation and our Birmingham, MI med spa and we will help you decide which injectable procedure is right for your beauty goals. Then relax in our luxurious Med Spa, while we make you look and feel younger and even more beautiful!
Injectable Consultation – Birmingham, MI MedSpa: 248.335.7200