At first impression, the thought of injecting a foreign substance into your face might seem completely unseemly and a little scary. Injectables are different solutions injected into the face for cosmetic enhancement, and one of the most common concerns when it comes to injectables are whether they’re safe. The good news is that all injectables on the market have undergone extensive testing by the FDA, have been used by millions of people worldwide, and have been determined to be safe for cosmetic use. So why are injectables safe for you?
Botox is actually also known as Botulinum toxin A, the same kind of toxin that causes botulism. While that does seem unsafe, Botox is widely considered to be one of the safest and most effective cosmetic procedures in the industry. Once Botox is injected into the treatment area, it only spreads a few centimeters away, and has an incredibly low probability of entering the bloodstream. Even if it did enter the bloodstream, the amount of Botox in your system will be so small that it’s nowhere near the amount needed to be harmful to the body.
Most injectables are temporary, with their effects lasting up to a few months at a time; while that might seem like a negative aspect, it lends a great amount of safety to injectables. Botox itself starts to break down into smaller components like amino acids once it’s no longer working; once it’s broken down, it’s naturally flushed from the body much like dermal fillers are. The main ingredient in dermal fillers like Juvederm and Juvederm Voluma is a sugar called Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid is a common substance found in the body, and after it’s been in the body for a few months, the body naturally absorbs it. So far, multiple studies have shown that long-term use of injectables like Botox and dermal fillers are incredibly safe.
Don’t like your dermal filler results? You can actually reverse the treatment. By injecting an enzyme called hyaluronidase into the treatment area, the hyaluronic acid can actually be broken up in a matter of days.
You can maximize the safety of injectables by choosing a trained, experienced injector to administer your treatments. Having a trained injector can limit the risk of complications, bruises, and swelling, as well as giving you a better chance of having beautiful results. Ready to choose the right injectable for you? Contact Advanced Plastic Surgery now, for a consultation.