The Artfull Filler
Posted on 07/05/2011 on behalf of Dr. Kenrick Spence, M.D., F.A.C.S.
So often we see our friends having visited their neighborhood day spa in Orlando or their plastic surgeon only to come back looking odd. Why does this happen? BOTOX® in Orlando and filler products such as Restylane®, JUVÉDERM® and Sculptra® have become the latest fad in "drive by plastic surgery" sought out by those who want it done the cheapest. And as usual, you will get what you pay for.
These tools have opened up a whole new realm of beautification, but believe me it's still medicine to be taken seriously, delivered thoughtfully and executed artfully!
Do overdone cheeks, brows arched too high, or lips too large discourage you from trying these products?
If so, follow these guidelines recommended by the experts at Hillcrest Dermatology & Plastic Surgery:
DO research, research, research. All injectors are not created equal. Familiarize yourself with the injector's experience, credentials and reputation.
DON'T select injector based on cost. Great results are never on sale.
DO share your primary areas of concern with your provider. A great result will incorporate your needs with his or her expertise and wanting to achieve a natural yet dramatic and youthful result.
DON'T use different doctors for different areas of your face. All muscles are interrelated and each treatment affects the total look.
Following these guidelines can help avoid bouncing between fabulous and fake.