Aesthetic Injections in Beverly Hills
Since I began injecting fillers in 1994 the quality and number of choices of materials has grown exponentially. With improved products that have less risk of allergy, reactions, or pain and that last much longer I have expanded my usage to take care of all sorts of bothersome issues.
I was fortunate to be in on the ground level with both Restylane and Juvederm and participated as a clinical investigator for the FDA trials; giving me a very early and insightful experience from which to draw on. I also happened to begin my fellowship training just after the first ever report of Botox for cosmetic uses was published; again giving me a head start with this fantastic drug. I researched and published the first-ever paper on using Botox for the purpose of elevating the eyebrow and subsequently became one of the world’s leading experts for this. All of my experiences have given me a comfort with these injections and helped me to address many subtle details and imperfections to provide for refined improvements.
When it comes to these injectables I want to emphasize that you, the patient, should merely articulate what bothers you and what you are hoping to achieve, and leave the decisions of exactly what needs to be utilized and how much up to me. Of course, once I decide on a game plan I will discuss it with you so that you understand my thought process. When large volume is required for the purposes of rejuvenation I often consider using fat. However, there are many advantages to using the above fillers for volumization as well as for fine lines, wrinkles, changing the brow or corners of the mouth or even rejuvenating earlobes.
I can eliminate dimples in the chin or even increase chin projection with Botox or Dysport and often times provide for a stronger jaw line with Juvederm or Restylane. Often I can use fillers to stave off the need for surgery for several years and sometimes fillers and neurotoxins are necessary to enhance the results of an extensive surgery. There are times when some filler is helpful in the nose or when Dysport can help to shrink a large salivary gland that’s causing a bulge.
The main point here is that there are many things that can be creatively used for all types of purposes and that every individual requires careful analysis to determine what and how to go about reaching the established goal.
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FAQ’s about Aesthetic Injections
What are aesthetic injections?
Aesthetic injections are used to treat fine lines and wrinkles and/or add volume to various parts of the face. Dr. Frankel is a leading expert on utilizing Botox to elevate the eyebrows. Other uses for aesthetic injections include lifting the corners of the mouth, rejuvenating the earlobes, eliminating dimples in the chin, and treating some types of scars. Many people choose injectable fillers as an alternative to invasive plastic surgery, or in combination with other procedures to enhance their rejuvenation results.
Restylane, Juvederm, Botox, and Dysport are used at this practice. Fat transfer may also be appropriate in situations where a large amount of volume is required.
Who are candidates for aesthetic injections?
Anyone who is concerned with wrinkling, sagging skin, or loss of volume may be a candidate for anesthetic injections. They must be in good health with no active diseases or serious medical conditions that can cause complications. Your doctor will discuss the right course of treatment for you.
What happens during the aesthetic injection process?
The answer depends on the type of substance that is injected.
First the surgeon will evaluate your face and discuss with you what areas you see as problems. He will mark the points of injection on the face to act as a guide and clean the site thoroughly before the actual injection. A topical anesthetic may be used to numb the area if necessary, though when performed in the right hands the procedure can be painless. A thin needle will then be inserted into the site and the injection will be made.
If a fat transfer is performed, the patient’s own fat will be harvested from other areas of the body, such as the thighs or abdomen, through liposuction first. The doctor will then inject that fat into the new locations, typically overfilling the area to account for re-absorption that will take place. The fat will settle and you will experience the increased volume you have been looking for.
How long does the procedure take?
Aesthetic injections are a very quick procedure, taking mere minutes after the prep-work has been done. The number of injections will dictate the total time the procedure takes, though it is generally about 15 minutes.