As more advancements are made in cosmetic procedures, the more you need to be aware of any potential safety issues that could impact not only your results but also your physical safety.
Granted, it is exciting when the FDA approves another dermal filler, adding to the repertoire of options for volume restoration and rejuvenation. However, despite the FDA’s approval, the safety of the product is heavily dependent on the provider injecting it. We recognize that at OBI BioAesthetic Institute; therefore, we invite open dialogue about our decades of experience and safe injection techniques.
When dermal fillers like Juvederm®, Radiesse®, and Versa™, or any of the other dozens of aesthetic injectables are used, they breach the first line of defense… your skin. Even though the needles used are quite small and very fine, the fact remains that not only are they puncturing through the skin, they are introducing a product into the body.
Before you (literally) put your face into someone else’s hands, do your research to be sure you’re in the best possible place with the best possible person who can give you the best possible results. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re ready to move forward with your chosen procedure.
- Before you do anything else, start with a consultation. A good provider or practitioner takes the time to give your face a thorough evaluation, review your medical history, and recommend the best and safest options for your unique situation.
- Don’t let anyone near your face with a needle unless they are registered, certified, licensed and experienced. Yes, it may be more costly; however, having work performed on your face is not a good time to go bargain hunting. You also want to make sure any injectable fillers used are FDA-approved.
- Make sure you know exactly what you are getting and where it came from. Do not be too timid to ask to see the box, the vial or the syringe. It should be distributed from a US-based corporate headquarters.
- Do not be afraid to ask questions. Ask about risks, ask about side effects, ask about expiration dates, and ask if they are FDA-approved. Do not hesitate to ask ANY question you are uncertain about. Be very suspect of a practitioner who seems reluctant to answer any of your questions.
- Make certain you are an appropriate candidate for the treatment. Even if everything else seems to be in perfect order, there are risks involved, even for the ideal candidate. Be sure you know the pros and cons of the treatment(s) recommended to you, and keep in mind, you have the power of final say. If anything makes you feel uncomfortable about moving forward, do not move forward. It is your face and your decision to make.
These safety tips are not meant to instill fear; rather, the tips are to make you aware of some of the important topics that need to be discussed before you agree to any cosmetic procedure.
Today, there is a vast array of cosmetic procedures designed to make a significant difference, not just in how you look to others, but in how you look to yourself. It can have a genuine impact on your self-esteem and raise your confidence to heightened levels. It only makes sense to make sure you put safety first when making such important decisions.
OBI BioAesthetic Institute offers many facial procedures. Interested in learning more? We invite you to schedule a consultation. We are happy to answer any and all questions you may have about your treatment and show you first-hand why choosing OBI BioAesthetic Institute is in your best interest. Our practice sees patients in Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Neptune Beach, and the surrounding areas of Florida.
*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. The information in this blog post is informational only and not intended to be medical advice.
The team at OBI BioAesthetic Institute invites you to bridge the best you, from the inside – out. Call today 904-273-5454 to schedule your personalized Aesthetic Medicine consultation with Gerrie M. Obi, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, CPSN.