We’ve all seen the botched photos of past celebrities whose lips may look too large or their skin appears pulled back too tight. Some of us may even notice our neighbours with lips that simply aren’t proportioned to their facial features. While we all certainly prefer different looks and facial features, the majority of clients and patients do fear that injectibles will make them appear less like themselves. With the skill and expertise of an experienced injector — like board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar — natural-looking results can always be achieved while enhancing your already attractive features.

Botox (also known as botulinum toxin) is a neurotoxic protein that temporarily paralyzes injected muscles that are causing the skin to crease and wrinkle. This makes Botox incredibly effective in treating areas like the forehead and between the eyes where deep lines and creases tend to commonly form as a result of overactive muscles from squinting, daily sun exposure, and genetic factors. If Botox is not utilized by an experienced professional, it could lead to results that appear ‘overdone’ resulting in muscles that are overly treated. There are close to fifty muscles in the face that form our expressions and make us look unique making it imperative that your injector is incredibly qualified and skilled in facial anatomy.

Fillers can also be used to remarkably improve the appearance of a patient’s facial features while still revealing incredibly natural-looking results. As with Botox, your injector needs to possess astute knowledge of the face, its muscles, arteries, nerves, and more. Filler is used to ‘fill’ or replace areas of the face that lack volume and are dehydrated. Common areas include the lips, cheeks, under eyes, chin, and more. Filler can also be used to conceal bumps along the nose for some patients!

Improper use of filler can surely lead to poorly balanced facial features, leading patients to look unnatural and ‘overdone.’ Essentially, the extent to which your results will still look natural will all depend on the skill and artistry of your injector. You should always go with an experienced board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon because they are competent and qualified surgical experts who spent years studying and practicing human anatomy and biology.

Patients should avoid ‘budget injections’ and coupon deals as the quality of the service you’ll receive is questionable along with the injector’s qualifications. If you’re not sure as to how much Botox or filler you think is a reasonable amount to address your facial imperfections, you can also trust the guidance and expertise of your board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon. He or she should be able to communicate realistic expectations while still listening to your desires and goals from your Botox and/or filler injections.

For natural-looking results, it’s always best to communicate these expectations to your injector and opt for more conservative results. If you have any questions regarding injections and would like to book a consultation, feel free to contact us as we would be happy to assist you in any way we can.

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