Optimizing Outcome from Facial Cosmetic Injections and Promoting Realistic Expectations
Although the various injectable materials used to minimize the signs of aging facial skin are safe, adverse reactions can occur. Among them, bruising is by far the most common. Practitioners and patients alike can take several steps to reduce the risk of inducing such a response. While there are subtle but distinct differences in the techniques involved in injecting Botox and similar products such as Reloxin (also known as Dysport) and Myobloc as well as the various soft tissue augmentation fillers (including the collagen products Zyderm, Zyplast, Cosmoderm, and Cosmoplast and the hyaluronic acid [HA] products Restylane, Hylaform, Hylaform Plus, Captique, and Juvéderm), the approach to avoid bruising as a sequela of such procedures is the same. I have found that discussions of ways to avoid and treat bruising are part and parcel of promoting realistic expectations.
KeywordsHyaluronic Acid Realistic Expectation Injectable Material Collagen Injection Soft Tissue Augmentation
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