Injectables in Troy

Injectables in Troy are minimally invasive techniques for men and women looking to make subtle changes to the face. Toxins are used to reduce wrinkles formed by muscles of facial expression, most commonly in the forehead, brows, and around the eyes. Fillers are used to increase volume in targeted areas of the face, commonly the folds around the mouth, lips, and cheeks, though other areas such as the temples and chin may be injected as well. Fillers can be used to restore lost volume or enhance existing volume.

 

Upside

The procedures take little time to perform and typically have little associated downtime. Even subtle changes can make a big difference in how we look.

Downside

Though most people who undergo these procedures do well, some may have bruising which can last from days to weeks. Some patients may experience a lid droop after Botox which is usually temporary but can look unsettling. Because the fillers and toxins are temporary procedures, they need to be repeated to maintain the result. Some patients who desire fillers and toxins may be better candidates for surgery. Their improvement may be limited if this is the case.

Who Pays for Injectables?

This is a cosmetic procedure, paid for by the patient.

What to Expect

Length of Operation

5 minutes to an hour, depending on the extent of the procedure.

Anesthesia Used

​Topical anesthesia.

In or Outpatient?

This is an office procedure, you will go home the same day.

Time until Final Appearance

​Usually two weeks. This is the maximum amount of time for toxins to take full effect and for swelling after fillers to resolve​.

Recovery Time

Minimal up to two weeks if you have bruising

Side Effects

Temporary swelling, bruising, and some pain. In most cases, you will be asked to avoid exercise and rubbing the area for the remainder of the day. With Sculptra injections, massage is an important part of the post-procedure treatment.

Risks of Injectables

All procedures carry risk. I recommend patients carefully weight the benefits of having injections against the potential risks which may arise. Risks include pain, infection, bleeding, dissatisfaction with appearance, asymmetry, nodularity, inadvertent intravascular injection, tissue necrosis, loss of vision. A complete list of risks will be discussed with you before proceeding.

Learn More About Injectables at Our Troy Office

If you are interested in making a change without surgery, consider injectables in Troy. This minimally invasive procedure can reduce fine lines and winkles, and add volume to the face. Give us a call today to learn more.

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