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Injectors, Injectors Everywhere - So How Do We Choose One To Help Us Fight The Aging Process?

Originally Posted: August 25, 2011

Dr. Paul E. Kelly, M.D.

Choosing an injector then is probably the most important decision leading to a successful outcome. (Courtesy Photo: babyboomercaretaker.com)

Southampton - The market craze for the "little things we do" to fight the aging process has grown astronomically - despite a down turned economy. In fact, many are finding very adequate anti-aging benefits with Botox and the fillers currently on the market. They camouflage the aging signs and allow patients to look as good as they feel with little to no down time and they avoid surgical intervention.

The kicker, if you will, is that so many physicians have joined the injector market that many patients are not achieving results that are possible and in fact find themselves very unhappy with their choices. This can be avoided by doing your homework and choosing a doctor who has a primary focus in facial work. This will improve the odds that your doctor understands the anatomy of the face the products and their ability - not to mention how the aging process works and can provide counter intervention in correction.

A quick example re: Botox - this is a laboratory grown product that diminishes muscle function which creates lines on the skin. This product is best and some would say solely appropriate for upper facial use only. It should be injected into the muscle for softening muscle motion and ultimately overlying skin smoothing effects. The patient needs to be aware that if a line exists when no movement is occurring, that Botox will ultimately soften the line but not eradicate it and perhaps a filler would be more appropriate.

Choose an injector who can explain who, what and why - ask these questions and expect an answer that is understandable and makes sense - join the many who receive great injections which sensibly addresses their own personal aging process.

Dr. Kelly, MD is a facial plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Kelley currently practices with ENT Allergy Associates. www.peconic-faces.com

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