Why You Should Always Have a Specialist Administer Cosmetic Injections

Fine lines and wrinkles, deep creases and folds write the story of your life across your face. They tell the world about every smile, frown, and grimace and just how many birthdays you have under your belt. 

Fortunately, injectables can solve these facial faults without the need for surgery, and their popularity has soared over the last several years. 

In 2019 alone, 2.7 million Americans got dermal fillers to plump up their aging skin, and 7.7 million opted for Botox® to relax their facial muscles and soften their deep creases. 

Unfortunately, the rise in demand also means that a growing number of unqualified injectionists are administering these fillers and toxins without proper training or experience. The results can be dangerous.

Here at Oral Facial Surgery Specialists at the Woodlands, Oscar Muñiz, DMD, MD, is not only a board-certified, dual-degree oral and maxillofacial surgeon, he also specializes in facial cosmetic surgery and minimally invasive facial procedures, such as Botox® and dermal fillers

Here’s why that matters.

Too many doing injections, not enough oversight

As with all technologies, the field of cosmetic injectables has evolved over the years. What once was a simple superficial treatment to plump up fine wrinkles now involves injections into the deeper planes of the face to reshape and remodel the contours. This poses a higher risk to dermal tissues.

But as the complexity of the treatments has increased, the experience of those who administer them has decreased — a dangerous combination. 

These delicate treatments are no longer only in the hands of qualified plastic surgeons. You can find them in myriad venues, including so-called injectable bars where you get Botox and fillers in a laid-back, nonmedical environment. 

Dr. Muñiz warns his patients to steer clear from these types of beauty bars and to take injectables seriously, as their results and their health may depend on it.

Injectables are safe, but not risk-free

Dr. Muñiz advocates careful screening of the person administering your injectable because dermal fillers and toxins, although generally safe, are not free from side effects. 

And if you trust your face to someone who hasn’t been properly trained to understand the complex anatomy of the human facial structure, you may be risking severe consequences, such as:

While these extreme side effects are rare, they’re more likely to occur if the person doing the injections is untrained and inexperienced.

The benefits of a specialist

When you choose a specialist like Dr. Muñiz to perform your cosmetic injections, you don’t just avoid the potential problems associated with the technique and the substances. You gain peace of mind knowing that you’re in the presence of a medical professional if any concerns arise during or after the treatment.

Dr. Muñiz’s extensive education and clinical experience mean he has advanced anatomical training and works with nerves, muscles, and blood vessels every day. He knows precisely how deep to place your injection and how to avoid sensitive nerves and other tissues. 

He also understands that your face is unique and requires a customized and carefully planned treatment. Your facial injections should never be just an add-on to your blowout at the local beauty boutique. 

Marketing and media moguls have worked hard to make injectables seem routine and carefree, which is why you see them popping up on the service menus of salons. But injecting substances into your skin is a serious medical treatment, not a simple makeover. It’s in your best interest to resist the temptation of a quick fix.

With a medical professional like Dr. Muñiz, you know that the injectable products are 100% pure and safe, not a black market knockoff like that found in DIY injectable kits. 

If you’re considering Botox or dermal fillers to restore your youthful complexion, trust your face to Dr. Muñiz. Either request an appointment online or give us a call today at our office in The Woodlands, Texas.

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