Our patients in the Southfield area who are thinking of getting dermal fillers like Botox to reduce wrinkles and correct flaws in their facial features may want to keep in mind the risks you take when you get fillers from someone who is not an expert. The FDA has recently published a news release alerting cosmetic surgery customers to the dangers of dermal fillers when not applied by someone with appropriate training and experience.
As you may know, Botox and other fillers are applied via injection with a small hypodermic needle. This needle allows the doctor to pinpoint the exact area on your face that requires the filler, but if misapplied, the filler can be injected into a blood vessel, causing blockages in your circulatory system. These blockages can travel through your body and cause skin death, blindness, or even stroke.
In order to avoid these issues with their cosmetic fillers, you should:
- Talk to your cosmetic surgeon about risks associated with the procedure
- Ask your cosmetic surgeon about their training and experience with the procedure
- Ask your cosmetic surgeon for information on the filler you want to use
- Seek immediate medical attention for any problems that occur after getting fillers
One thing it is easy to forget is that different fillers are meant for different parts of the face and body. For example, Botox is best used around the forehead and the area around the eyes where “crow’s feet” form. Juvederm, on the other hand, can be injected in the lower face and lips. Ask Dr. Rifai about which fillers are best for which part of the face.
If you want an experienced and careful cosmetic surgeon to apply your dermal fillers, you can’t do better than Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery! We have a history of success with our patients, and want to continue that success with you. To set up an appointment at our Southfield, Detroit, or Port Huron offices, call us at (248) 723-9370.