Three Myths Surrounding Injectables and How to Address Them

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According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), more than half of plastic surgeons saw an increase of with cosmetic procedures or injectables with clients under the age of 30. But those Millennial clients may be new to med spa treatments, and are probably misinformed in more than one way when it comes to injectables.  Fred G. Fedok, M.D., AAFPRS president says there are three common myths when it comes to injectables. Here's how to address these issues and educate clients. 

Botox is the only injectable. 

Botox is a brand name and belongs to a group of drugs known as neuromodulators. This group of drugs also includes Dysport and Xeomim. Neuromodulators work by weakening or paralyzing muscles. This is not a permanent side effect, but wrinkles and small folds in the skin will be diminished.  

Fillers are only for the lower face. 

There are different types of fillers, and each has its own properties, including longevity and stiffness. This means that fillers can be used under lower eyelids and cheeks. "Under the lower eyelids a facial plastic surgeon looks for filler that is good at filling volume however is not too stiff so as not to produce lumps underneath the thin skin there," said Fedok in a release. 

Injectables don't leave a natural look. 

Clients may have a misconception that their face will not have natural expressions after injectables, but Fedok says injectables are not permanent and aging will continue. Med spa professionals should make the client feel comfortable by sharing their credentials and expertise. 



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